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Weekend Events!
What's happening Downtown this weekend?
Check out our Weekend Events list to keep tabs on what's hot downtown each week! For more info, visit our site at the link below!

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Louisiana Marathon Weekend
Start The Louisiana Marathon® celebrates the unique culture and lifestyle of the state with a passion for running. The weekend long event brings a nationally recognized running festival to the state capital, Baton Rouge. The multi-race format provides something for every runner: the kids, the couch-to-5Kers and the serious long distance competitors. As a running festival which offers a featured full Marathon, Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon and The Advocate 5K & Kids Marathon; participants, volunteers and spectators can enjoy local food and beverage offerings and live music from around the state.

January 16th - 18th

A Trek to the land of Auroras at LASM
Discover both the beauty and science of auroras in a special presentation by Art & Science's Irene W. Pennington Planetarium Director Jon Elvert. Learn what auroras are, what causes them, and where they can best be seen. Along with an opportunity to ask questions, information will also be provided on a 2016 Northern Lights Voyage along the coast of Norway. This event is being held FREE of charge, but please note that seating is limited.

Tuesday, January 13th, 7PM
100 River Road South

Walls Project: MLK Day of Service
Volunteers can arrive in paint attire at 8AM on Monday, January 19 in the parking lot next to the Pastime Restaurant (Downtown). The Walls Project has announced it will join with Baton Rouge Mayor Melvin L. "Kip" Holden neighborhood revitalization initiative, Love Your Block to gather on January 19, the MLK Day of Service, to hold a community paint day to create art on very public pillars under I-10 Mississippi River Bridge ramp.

Monday, January 19th, 8AM-11AM
252 South Boulevard

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade
The Commemoration Program includes representatives from Baton Rouge's varied faith community, civic and community entities and governmental leaders. The program will culminate with a march for peace from the Mt. Zion church to the Baton Rouge River Center.

Monday, January 19th, 8:30AM
356 East Boulevard

BR Jewish Film Festival at Manship
Everyone loves a good story that is well-told. These stories inspire us by helping us find meaning in our own lives. With this in mind, The Jewish Film Festival has put together the 9th annual Baton Rouge Jewish Film Festival. They are bringing you a series of films that inspire, inform, and entertain; above all they reflect the long history and engaging culture of the Jewish experience. Select the link for show times and tickets.

January 14th - 18th
100 Lafayette Street

Live Boxing at the Belle
Come down to Belle of Baton Rouge this Saturday for WFC 33. This event will feature live professional championship boxing!

Saturday, January 17th, 8PM
103 France Street

Now Open: Spotter's Fast Fit Food
Spotter's is a health food restaurant that provides a health-conscious mix of food while promoting healthy eating and nutrition. Spotter's is located in the Galvez Garage next to the YMCA.

Monday - Friday, 6:30AM - 8:30PM
Saturday, 6PM-8PM
Sunday, 10AM - 6PM
521 Third Street

Now Open: Draft House Bar
The Draft House Bar on Third Street is now open serving 95 Draft Beer selections and 90+ bottles!
The draft House Bar also offers a fine selection of Bourbon, Scotch and Whiskey selection to compliment! Check out the new Beer Menu App to order your brews!

Tuesday - Saturday, 3PM - 2AM
Sunday, 12PM-12AM
421 Third Street

Saturday at the Market
Warm up inside Main Street Market this Saturday with a cup of coffee and a sweet treat to start your weekend. Richard Markert with Taste Restaurant will prepare warm winter recipes with samples for the crowd during the weekly Fresh from the Market cooking demonstration beginning at 10AM. Outside at the Farmers Market, local farmers and food artisans will have plenty of citrus, cheese, meats, root veggies and more available from 8AM to noon.

Every Saturday, 8AM - 12PM
Corner of 5th Street & Main Street

For a full listing of upcoming events, visit our website.

247 Florida St.  |  Baton Rouge, LA 70801  |  (225) 389-5520 Office (225) 389-5523 Fax  |  8:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. M-F

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