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Downtown Mother's Day Specials
Downtown's Merchants are offering many great deals and activities to pamper Mom on her special day!

View the Weekend Events and our Merchant Listing for more information on special Mother's Day offers from our spas, restaurants, and gift shops!

The Baton Rouge Blues Festival
The Baton Rouge Blues Festival, a three celebration of home grown blues, will feature an impressive lineup of Blues legends and newcomers, including Delbert McClinton, Jimmie Vaughan, Henry Gray, Moreland & Arbuckle, and more.

Friday, May 6 - Live After Five - All Stars Blues Jam Saturday, May 7 - Blues Festival
Sunday, May 8 - Sunday in the Park - Marcia Ball

Disney on Ice - Toy Story 3
See the lovable cast of Toy Story 3 in an unforgettable performance on ice at the River Center. Buzz, Woody and all the Sunnyside gang will relive your favorite Toy Story 3 moments and even recall a few memories from Toy Story and Toy Story 2. Buy tickets

Thursday, May 5 @ 7PM
Friday May 6 @ 10:30AM & 7PM
Saturday, May 7 @ 11AM, 3PM, & 7PM
Sunday, May 8 @ 1PM

LASM's First CUT! Opening Night Premiere
Costumes worn by Hollywood's hottest stars are coming to LASM, and you can be one of the first to see them during the First CUT! Opening Night Premiere. Enjoy red-carpet fun, fabulous food and drink, limousine transport, and get the first look at CUT! Costume and the Cinema, a major touring exhibition featuring 43 costumes from some of your favorite movies.

Thursday, May 5, 7-10PM

Tickets are on sale now. For more information, visit

Shop for Mom at the Arts Market
Shop for Mother's Day and find one-of-a-kind gifts. The Baton Rouge Arts Market showcases original, hand-made works every first Saturday of the month from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon at 5th and Main Streets in Downtown Baton Rouge. Shop with over 70 artists from Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas and Florida who will present original works of art in a variety of mediums including, pottery, jewelry, woodwork, textiles, photographs, glass, paintings, sculpture, hand-made soaps and so much more.

Fair and Unbalanced at Manship
Comedy birthplace of Bill Murray, Steve Carell and Tina Fey, Second City tours this year with the best sketches, songs and improvisations from its 50-year history. Buy tickets

Friday, May 6 @ 8PM
Saturday, May 7 @ 8PM

Mother's Day Stroll
Come join the fun and delight your favorite mom(s) on Saturday, May 7 from 10AM - 4PM. Downtown's museum gift store are hosting a collaborative trunk show! Visit all 3 locations, Louisiana Art and Science Museum, Louisiana Old State Caoitol, and LSU Museum of Art to enter for a chance to win a great gift basket for mom. Refreshments, free gift wrap and other deals at every store!

Red Stick Farmers Market
Chef Nathan Gresham of Beausoleil Restaurant & Bar will join host chef Celeste Gill at this Saturday's Fresh from the Market cooking demonstration. Stop in the North Street seating area to Main Street Market at 10 AM to see chef Gresham's creation and sample the dish. Special first Saturday fun will include Liz Lope's face painting and a special art activity for kids. The Arts Market will also join the Farmers Market with over 60 artists from the Gulf Region. Music will be provided by the Lagniappe Dulcimer Society inside Main Street Market. The Red Stick Farmers Market takes place every Saturday from 8AM-12PM at the corner of Fifth & Main Streets.

Second Annual Green Party
TH Montano present the Second Annual Signature Spring Event, The Green Party, Business Networking Event on Friday, May 6 from 6:30PM to 10PM - Tsunami's Rooftop Terrace! The purpose is to encourage small business collaborations through a social atmosphere that stimulates more strategy, more connectedness, and more trust resulting in meaningful relationships. Entertainment by Grammy Award winning artist Chubby Carriere and The Mike Foster Project.

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

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

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