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Busy Weekend Downtown!
Mardi Gras Parades/ Trumpeter Chris Botti

This weekend will be an exciting one Downtown. Please be advised of the following events that will bring lots of people downtown.

Saturday brings the first parade of the season, The Krewe of Jupiter. The parade starts at 6:30PM followed by the Jupiter's Jam, Saturday, January 30th at the Hilton Capitol Center. Entertainment provided by The Gutter Sharks. Arrive early to find parking before the parade starts and streets are blocked off.

If trying to visit a Downtown business or attraction within or near the Arts & Entertainment District Saturday night during the parade, we recommend and encourage coming early and using Florida Street as your primary route into Downtown for parking. Streets along the parade route will be closed to traffic, but Police will allow travel on Florida into Downtown during the parade to allow access to businesses.

Click here for The Krewe of Jupiter's route map
Click here for more information on Jupiter and other Downtown parades

On Saturday, January 30 at 8PM Irene W. & C.B. Pennington Foundation presents Great Performers in Concert: Chris Botti at the River Center Theater for the Performing Arts. After a stunning performance last year, Jazz Trumpeter Chris Botti returns to the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra for an evening that promises to be nothing less than electric. If attending the performance, please utilize the River Center Parking Garage on St. Louis via Government Street. River Road will be closed for most of the parade duration.

Also this Sunday is The Mystic Krewe of Mutts Mardi Gras Dog Parade- "2010: A Space Pawdyssey, Greetings, Humans! We Come for Treats!" at 1:30PM on North Boulevard. Dress your canine pal in super-sleuth style and join the festivities!

Click here for The Krewe of Mutts route map

Please arrive early and use our interactive map to help identify parking options.


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

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