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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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Plan for the July 4th Weekend!
Independence Day is right around the corner and now is the time to make plans to attend the USS KIDD's 4th of July Spectacular! The USS KIDD's 4th of July Spectacular, presented by Doug Olinde LLC, is the place to be as friends and families gather to commemorate our nation's independence while enjoying ice cold drinks, delicious food and a variety of musical performances, VIP viewing of the "Fireworks on the Mississippi" presented by WBRZ! Be sure to make reservations at one of our downtown hotels and restaurants!

Saturday, July 4th
305 S. River Road

Ann Vidrine Cajun Fiddler at the River Center Library
Don't miss third-generation Cajun fiddler, Ann Vidrine, and The Cajun Experience lecture and performance. Watch a demonstration of how to make an old-fashioned fiddle bow. Learn some everyday Cajun French words, explore Louisiana's State Symbols and hear some authentic Cajun fiddling! Ages 5 to 11!

Thursday, June 25th, 10AM
120 St. Louis Street

Long Summer Nights: Junior Brown
Come out to the Manship Theatre to see the American Original, Junior Brown. Tickets are on sale now for this cant miss show! Prior to the show, there will be a solo concert by Ben Bell & The Stardust Boys in the Jones Walker Foyer. The Manship Theatre Bar will be open at this time for a pre-show cocktail.

Thursday, June 25th, 7:30PM
100 Lafayette Street

Wine Walk Wednesdays
Wine Walk Wednesday is a open group of wine lovers coming together in Downtown Baton Rouge every Wednesday. In order to participate for the wine walk you will need to pay $10, then receive your wine bracelet and a wine card for the list of venues and the number of tasting. Must be 21 years of age. Tweet @winewalker1.

Wednesday, June 24th, 5:30PM
North Boulevard Town Square

Matherne's Market Specials
Matherne's Market Weekly Specials! Click the link to view the flyer!

Monday - Saturday, 7AM- 9PM
Sunday, 8AM - 8PM
440 Third Street

USS Kidd Mini Field Days
A special one-day weekend work day where people from the local area can come aboard and assist in the preservation of this National Historic Landmark. No prior military experience is needed. Bring a small tool kit, a brown bag lunch, and a lot of energy and enthusiasm! For more information or to sign up, call 225-342-1942, x. 14, or email

Saturday, June 27th, 9AM
305 S. River Road

Summer Party at the Roux House
Thursday night Kick Off to Summer Party at The Roux House will be having a Piano Bar from 8pm-12am. Enjoy free Hurricanes, Domestics, and Boudin Balls from 8pm-9pm.

Thursday, June 25th, 8PM
143 Third Street

Where's Huey?
Winner will receive two nights at Hotel Indigo, including breakfast & parking, and dinner for two at Stroubes. Every Monday we will post a picture of Huey, our hotel pup, at a downtown Baton Rouge landmark, along with a trivia question about that location. The first person to comment with the correct answer will be entered to win. The winner will be chosen at random from the six people entered. Must be redeemed before 12/31/15. Blackout dates do apply. Limit one winning entry per contestant.

Wednesday, June 17, 5:30PM
100 North Boulevard

Creating Fun with Chemistry @ LASM
Oil and Water do mix in this experiment! Understand the key role emulsifiers play in a popular body product. Apply this knowledge while mixing up your very own hand lotion that is yours to keep. Each participant will also receive a cool backpack with surprises inside!

Saturday, June 28th, 11AM, 1PM, & 3PM
Sunday, June 29th, 1:30PM & 3PM
100 River Road South

Corn & Squash-Tastic at the Market
Celebrate summertime's sweet corn and multiple squash varieties at the Red Stick Farmers Market this Saturday. You'll find the popular yellow crookneck squash variety, as well as zucchini, golden squash, patty pan squash, and butternut squash. During the Fresh from the Market cooking demonstration, chef Derrick Beverly with the Louisiana Culinary Institute will offer recipe ideas for using summer's bountiful squash and corn harvest. The Fresh from the Market cooking demonstration begins at 10AM inside the North entrance to Main Street Market.

Every Saturday, 8AM-Noon
Corner of 5th and Main Streets

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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