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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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Main Street Market
In its unique location in the Galvez Parking Garage, the Market serves as a center of commerce, a community gathering place and revitalization tool for our Central Business District. The Market operates six days a week, Monday through Saturday. Main Street Market provides a daily venue for downtown employees and visitors to Baton Rouge and also serves as the location for the Saturday Farmers Market. FREE Parking is available inside the Galvez Parking Garage.
Restaurants: Fresh Junkie Wraps and Salads, Go Ya Ya's Creperie, Our Daily Bread, Paul Wong's Chinese, Taste, Taylor Made

Monday - Friday 8AM - 4PM
Saturday, 8AM - 1PM
Corner of 5th and Main Streets

13th Gate Escape
Think you have what it takes to escape the clutches of a serial killer? How about escaping from being wrongfully imprisoned? The 13th are proud to announce the opening of their newest form of interactive entertainment: real life escape experiences. Bring a team and see if you have what it takes to overcome the logic puzzles, riddles, and physical challenges that lay between you and escape.

Call for Reservation
800 St. Philip Street

I Am Chris Farley at Manship
This weekend the Manship Theatre will be showing I Am Chris Farley, a documentary about the actor who lived his life full speed and was committed to making everyone around him laugh out loud. I Am Chris Farley tells his hilarious, touching and wildly entertaining story for the first time ever - from his early days, his work at the legendary Second City, through to his rapid rise to the top of the comedy world on "Saturday Night Live" and in hit films like Tommy Boy and Black Sheep.

Wednesday, August 5th, 7PM
Thursday, August 6th, 7PM
100 Lafayette Street

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents Built to Amaze
The circus has arrived at the River Center and promises to bring everything you know and love about Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey plus more that you've never seen before. Superhuman stunts, astonishing performers, awe-inspiring athletes and amazing animals are all waiting for you. Tickets are on sale now at the River Center Box Office.

August 13th - 16th
275 South River Road

Unveiling of the Walls Project #21 "On the Shoulders of Giants"
The Walls Project will be unveiling its latest completed mural on Thursday. Titled "On the Shoulders of Giants" the mural is located on the Florida St. side of the Mentorship Academy. The title references an often used metaphor, attributed here to Isaac Newton, and the mural depicts inspirational images of young faces surrounded by STEM imagery.

Thursday, August 6th, 10AM
339 Florida Street

Keep the Spirit of '45 Alive
This Sunday the USS KIDD and Belle of Baton Rouge will host an exclusive "Keep the Spirit of '45 Alive" event, aimed at preserving and honoring the legacy of the women and men of the World War II generation. There will be a one-of-a-kind USI style musical performance and guests are encouraged to wear 1940s outfits and bring their dancing shoes.

Sunday, August 9th 6PM
103 France Street

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

Carlton Jones/ Guitar Dreamers Presents: Phil Keaggy
Come on down to the Manship Theatre this weekend to hear the gospel music of Phil Keaggy. With a career that has spanned over 30 years and 50 solo albums he has attracted fans from all walks of life. This primarily acoustic show will provide solace through Keaggy's beautifully penned lyrics and memorable melodies.

Friday, August 7th, 8PM
100 Lafayette Street

Dinner N' Show with On the Border
Come take it easy down at the River Center and get that peaceful easy feeling only the sound of the Eagles (or their tribute band) can bring on. This dinner and show experience is perfect for any new kid in town who's had a long run and needs a break from life in the fast lane. Tickets are on sale now at the River Center Box Office!

August 15th, 6PM
Thursday, August 6th, 7PM
100 Lafayette Street

Super Salsa Saturday at the Market
Bring friends and family downtown this Saturday to celebrate National Farmers Market Week. Mestizo's chef and owner Jim Urdiales will spice things up during the 10 am Fresh from the Market cooking demonstration with fresh summer salsa recipes. It's also a great time to pick up fresh produce for back to school meals and gourmet frozen meals for busy weeknights.

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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