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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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July 4th Weekend!
Independence Day is Saturday 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! Click the links to see a complete list of events for Independence Day.

Saturday, July 4th
305 S. River Road

Star Spangled Saturday at the Market
Pick up everything you need for a fresh and local 4th of July celebration at the Market this Saturday. You'll find sweet corn, watermelon, blueberries, squash, tomatoes and meats for the grill. Chef Celeste will have great holiday party menu ideas during the 10 am Fresh from the Market cooking demonstration inside Main Street Market. There will also be face painting for the kids and complimentary American flags courtesy of the DAR while supplies last.

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

Patriot Photos on the Beacon
The Downtown Development District is proud to honor our Patriots on the Beacon! Send us a picture of those that have generously served in the military and we will honor them on the North Boulevard Town Square Beacon. Send in a photo of them to by Wednesday, July 1st at 5PM and we will gratefully acknowledge them on the beacon screens on the 4th of July. American patriotic music will play throughout the day!

Deadline: Wednesday, July 1st, 5PM
North Boulevard Town Square

Baton Rouge Concert Band: Independence Day Concert
Baton Rouge Concert Band (BRCB) is a non-profit community organization dedicated to the cultural enrichment of the Greater Baton Rouge area. Composed local musicians who volunteer their time and talents. BRCB is currently under the direction of Sheily Bell, Conductor, and Daniel Modenbach, Assistant Conductor. The concert will begin at 7:30PM at the steps of the State Capitol.!

Saturday, July 4th, 7:30PM
Louisiana State Capitol

The Audience from the National Theatre London
Recorded in London's West End in 2013, The Audience, with Olivier Award winner and Tony Award nominee Helen Mirren, returns to cinemas by popular demand. Tickets are on sale now at the Manship Theatre.

Tuesday, July 7th, 2PM & 7PM
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, July 1st, 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

First Free Sunday
Free admission to the LSU Museum of Art, the Art & Science Museum, and the USS Kidd make downtown Baton Rouge the place to be every first Sunday of the month. Also, the Art & Science Museum features reduced admission to planetarium shows and exhibits. 1-5 p.m.

Sunday, July 5th

Holiday Inn Express Now Open!
The Downtown Development District welcomes Holiday Inn Express to North Boulevard! The new hotel is situated just blocks away from attractions such as the Art & Science Museum, USS KIDD & Veterans Museum, Louisiana Old State Capitol, Shaw Center for the Arts, North Boulevard Town Square, courthouses, and so much more. Located in the historic Savings & Loan building, this modern renovation is sure to please all. The public is welcome to tour the hotel during the official ribbon cutting on Tuesday, July, 14th at 3PM.

Now Open
400 North Boulevard

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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