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2011 Louisiana Earth Day
Louisiana Earth Day transforms the downtown Baton Rouge area into an informative and fun-filled experience along North Boulevard, Repentance Park, and the Old State Capitol grounds! Visitors find a wealth of information that addresses our quality of life in Louisiana. The very latest innovative developments on green, sustainable living, including stewardship of Earth's resources, alternative energy sources, home construction, coastal restoration, climate change, etc., will be presented through many different venues. Activities for all ages and live music all day!

Sunday, April 17, Noon-8:30PM

"Bike to Work Day" April 15th
Plan to ride your bike to your downtown office to promote safety and a healthy mode of transportation! We also encourage all bikers outside of the downtown area to bring your bikes to work and enjoy an afternoon ride on our downtown levee bike path system.

Bike to Work Flyer

For more details on the Downtown Levee Bike Path

City of Baton Rouge: Bike Facility Improvements Map
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Baton Rouge Planning Commission Bike Map

Friday, April 15, All Day

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!

Download a copy of our updated Merchant Listing

Live After Five at AZ Young Park
Due to the construction of North Boulevard Town Square and the new permanent stage at Galvez Plaza, Live After Five will be held at the opposite end of Third Street at A.Z. Young Park (3rd Street & Spanish Town Road.) A FREE CATS SHUTTLE will loop through the Arts and Entertainment District to drop visitors near the concert site.

2011 Spring Season continues Friday from 5PM - 8PM with Roebucks Bradley Circus (roots blues, americana and rock-a-billy.)

Mentorship Academy Survey
The Mentorship Academy charter schools plan to open a store in the former Regions Bank building downtown. The schools' leader, Brian Dixon, says the "school-based enterprise," possibly a sidewalk café or a convenience store, could fill a need downtown and give students business experience. Officials are taking suggestions for the type of business at

Sunday in the Park
The 2011 Sunday in the Park free concert series promises to usher in Spring with Louisiana style. The season continues this Sunday with BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet from noon until 3PM at Lafayette Park across from the Shaw Center for the Arts. Come and enjoy amazing live music, wonderful food, face painting and balloon creations.

Marty Stuart at Manship Theatre
Grammy Award-winning music icon Marty Stuart performs music inspired by his roots in the Mississippi Delta. He has performed with Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash and Doc Watson, and is destined to be considered among inspirations for coming generations of country music stars. Buy tickets

Friday, April 15 @ 8PM

Comedian Brian Regan
You won't want to miss one of the premier comedians in the country perform live here in Downtown Baton Rouge! Brian is the perfect balance of sophisticated writing and physicality!
Buy tickets

Baton Rouge River Center Theatre
Thursday, April 14th @ 7:30pm

Letters in Red at Boudreaux & Thibodeaux's
This band is red hot with a new songlist that screams "rock 'n roll party!" Super-talented band with a sound that mesmerizes young and old alike! New, indie, metal, classic rock - R&B and Funk. Get ready to party on Friday, April 15. NO COVER!

Happy's Run Club
Come join Happy's Running club for their weekly run. Enjoy socializing and training with friends. And of course, Happy's will have great drink specials on tap after the run. The runs rotate between 3 routes in order to keep things fresh. Don't worry maps of the route(s) are provided before the weekly run.

Every Tuesday from 6pm - 9pm
Roux House Courtyard

Through the Lens: Recent Works by the LA Photographic Society
The public is invited to a reception this Friday, April 8 from 6-8PM at the Arts Council's Community Gallery. Enjoy photographs by over 20 local photographers from the Louisiana Photographic Society. The exhibition will run through May 6. Exhibitions are on view at the Arts Council Community Gallery, Monday through Friday from 9AM to 5:30PM. For more information contact the Arts Council at 225-344-8558 or email

Gumbo at St. James
Call 225-387-5141 between 8AM and 10AM to place your order for drive-thru or inside pickup. Dine-in is open from 11AM -1PM. Shrimp or Chicken & Sausage Gumbo Lunch includes steamed rice, sensation salad, homemade bread, dessert and (dine-in only) coffee or tea - $10 - Bishops Hall at St. James Episcopal Church - Fourth at Florida Streets.

Every Friday during Lent

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

227 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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