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Save the Date!
The 2010 Festival of Lights Celebration will take place on Friday December 3rd from 4-9PM. This Downtown tradition is shaping up to be one of the best yet! With FREE ice skating, fireworks, the lighting of the tree and more, there is something for all ages. Hope to see you there!

'30 on the 30th'- Downtown Beautification Project
On Saturday October 30th at 9AM, 30 large flower pots will be placed on corners in the downtown area. Local garden clubs, downtown businesses, and others will meet at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center to be sent off to the various corners to plant the greenery and flowers in each pot. You are invited to come and join in the fun! We need your help to assemble the plantings, so please meet at the Hilton Capitol Center at 9AM. Since it is Halloween weekend, please feel free to wear a costume! We'll be by your location with treats while you volunteer!!!

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

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Nightmare on Third Street
Start planning your costume now! Happy's, Roux House, and Schlittz & Giggles are giving bar tabs to the winners of their costume contest starting at midnight on Saturday,October 30. Enjoy great drink specials at all 3 locations and have a goolish good time!

Monsters Ball 3
The Lyceum Ballroom presents Monsters Ball 3 on Saturday, October 30 at 7PM. Hosted by comedian Howard Hall with entertainment by DJ Marquis starting at 10PM. Costume contest with cash prizes. $5 admission with costume.

Marcy Playground at Roux House
The Roux House and Green Frog Music presents Marcy Playground on Thursday, October 28 at 10PM. Tickets are available in advance for $10 and $15 at the door. Don't miss out, tickets are going fast!

Live After Five this Friday!
The fall season of Live After Five continues this Friday October 29, 5PM - 8PM with Transit (Classic Rock). Come out to Galvez Plaza at North Boulevard Town Square for the State's premiere free outdoor concert series. Start spending your Friday evenings Downtown!

Sunday in the Park
On Sunday, October 31, 2010, Sunday in the Park will continue with Josh Garrett and the Bottom Line (Blues & Funk) from noon until 3:00 p.m. at Lafayette Park at the Shaw Center for the Arts, this season of concerts will offer a diverse musical selection including Jazz, Blues, Funk, R&B and a special Italian Festa on November 14th. Come and enjoy amazing live music, wonderful food, face painting and balloon creations. A free bike valet will be provided by B.R.A.S.S. Face painting and balloon creations will be provided by The Party Artist.

Spooky and Seasonal
The Markets will celebrate Halloween on Saturday, October 30th with a variety of kid friendly activities. There will be a special "Trick or Treat" tent for the little ghosts and goblins from 9 AM to 11 AM outside at the Red Stick Farmers Market. The festivities will include face painting, games and art activities with special treats for the kids! Inside Main Street Market Chef Celeste Gill will host culinary trained local food enthusiast Seth Harvey for menu suggestions for seasonal, spooky Halloween entertaining the Louisiana way! The Fresh from the Market cooking show begins at 10 AM with treats for all ages.

13th Gate Haunted House
The 13th Gate is the ultimate haunted house! Journey through 13 very frightening themed indoor and outdoor areas where your worst nightmares come true and anything can happen. The 13th Gate has consistently been recognized as one of the top Haunted Attractions in the country. The 13th gate will be open nightly from October 21 - October 31 starting at 6:30 pm.

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

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