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Weekend Events!
What's happening Downtown?
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!


KRESS at Third & Main Webinar
An Exclusive Look at Residential, Retail, & Office Sales & Leasing Opportunities

Please join us Thursday, March 26, at 10:00 AM for an informative Webinar on the KRESS at Third & Main. The webinar will cover all three aspects of the KRESS: residential, retail, and office.

Below are the instructions and link for viewing the webinar:

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.


EMS Presence in Downtown!
Enjoying the weekends Downtown just became safer.
EMS is proud to announce two bicycle patrol officers each weekend on Friday and Saturday nights between 9:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. Feedback for this service is highly encouraged. For additional information or to give feedback please contact:

Tom Harris Public Service Coordinator
Department of Emergency Medical Services
City of Baton Rouge, Parish of East Baton Rouge


Happy's 206th 1st Annual Superfecta Downtown Spectacular 5K!
A 5k Race unlike any other in Baton Rouge...a great new downtown route, live music pre- and post- race, vintage race t's, and great post-race food highlighting the restaurants of downtown Baton Rouge. Race is Saturday, April 4, 2009 with music starting at 5pm, race at 6pm, and post-race music, food, and drinks 'till 2am.

Poor Boy

Ms. J.J. Johnson at Poor Boy Lloyds
Time for family night out? ...well here's a chance for good food and great music for the entire family. Come out to enjoy the sounds of Ms. J.J Johnson's Native American soul music!

Friday March 27, 2009, 7pm - 10pm
205 Florida Street Baton Rouge, LA

Boudreaux and thibodeaux

Live at Boudreaux and Thibodeaux's!
Thursday, March 26
Nightclub: TIN HORSE (New Country / Southern Rock) 10pm - 1am NO COVER !
Friday, March 27
Balcony: THE BAYOU HOT SHOTS 6pm - 9pm. Nightclub: JOHNNY FIRMIN & AMERICAN HEART 9pm - 1am. NO COVER !
Saturday, March 28
(Country / Southern Rock) 9:45am - 1:45am

Sunday in the park

Sunday in the Park Spring 2009!
Sunday in the Park, a FREE outdoor concert series in Lafayette Park featuring brunch and music under the oaks, will kick off the Spring 2009 season Sunday April 5 at 12PM with The Benjy Davis Project.

Farmers Market

Strawberry Jam
Saturday, March 28th at the Red Stick Farmers's Market from 8 AM to Noon: Music, Kids Garden Activity, David Gallent & Chef Celeste Gill Fresh from the Market cooking strawberries and a Bluegrass Jam Session from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM.


Seeing the Landscape Breathe
Come Come see these stunning large format digital photographic montage prints on canvas on Saturday, March 28th from 7-9 p.m. The opening reception for Seeing the Landscape Breathe, by Cathy Marshall will be held at JFDS, Joseph Furr Design Studio. The exhibit will continue through April 25th. The gallery is located at 635 Main Street, and parking is available behind the building between Main and North Street. From March 30th - April 25th, showings will be by appointment only. Please call Jennifer Zell at 225-733-3029 or email her at to schedule an appointment.


April Fence History Month at Louisiana's Old State Capitol
On Sunday, April 1, an exhibit on the history of the magnificent fence that surrounds the Old State Capitol will be on display. There will be photographs of the fence before, during and after the restoration project that began in May of 2007 along with architectural drawings and artifacts

The exhibit will be on display through Wednesday, April 29 during regular museum hours: Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 4:30 p.m. Admission is free and the building is wheelchair accessible.


St James

Gumbo 2009
March 27 and April 3

Dine-In Service from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm in Bishops Hall, Florida & 4th Street. Take out orders taken on Friday Mornings ONLY from 8:00 am until 10:30 am.


Old Governor's Mansion

Preservation Salon on Bodman and Murrell, Baton Rouge Architects

Old Governor's Mansion Thursday, March 26, 6:00 p.m. John Sykes, local historian, will share insights and renderings on the contributions of Baton Rouge architects Ralph Bodman, F.A.I.A. and Richard Murrell, A.I.A.

Refreshments: 6 p.m. Lecture: 6:30 p.m. The event is free for Foundation for Historical Louisiana members and $10 for non-members.

Downtown Food

Downtown Restaurants are Waiting for You!
Don't forget to check out Downtown's many restaurants and cafe's that serve up some of the best cuisine in town. Whether you're in the mood for a po-boy or a romantic dinner for two, Downtown has you covered. Check out the Downtown Restaurants List for more info!

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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