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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!

Live After Five
Ready for some Springtime fun?
Start planning your Friday afternoons and evenings with family, friends and office workers for the city's premier free downtown concert series.

Starting Friday April 17th for 8 consecutive Fridays
Free! 5pm - 8pm, Galvez Plaza
North Boulevard Town Square (North Blvd. at Third St.)

Second Saturdays
Second Saturday's
Join us this weekend for family fun at Shaw Center's Second Saturdays! The next event is this Saturday, April 11, from 10a to 2p. Activities include an Art EGGstravaganza; Explore, Take and Make: Bingo Edition; a Bronze Casting Demonstration; Mixed Media Art; Music Together and Face Painting! Join us for this fun, free "all-ages day of art"!

LSU Museum of Art
Frame to Frame - GiGi
The LSU Museum of Art and Manship Theatre present a celebration of art and cinema with the Frame to Frame Series. A screening of GiGi follows a reception and viewing of the featured exhibition, Rodin: a Magnificent Obsession.

Thursday, April 9th
Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St.,
344-0334 or visit

Main Street Market
Good Friday
Catch the Easter Bunny hopping through Main Street Market posing for pictures and spreading Easter cheer on Good Friday. Lined with almost 1,000 eggs, Main Street Market hosts the annual Easter Egg Hunt from 10am to noon. Bring the kids to enjoy special events including balloon art, cookie decorating, face painting and art activities. Main Street Market will

Friday, April 10th
Observe special hours from 8am to 2pm
5th and Main Streets,
225.267.5060 or visit

1:55p.m. Memorial Service
A memorial service will be held aboard the USS KIDD (DD-661) to honor the memory of the thirty-eight (38) crewmen killed when a Japanese kamikaze struck the ship off the coast of Okinawa on this date in 1945. The service begins at 1:55 p.m. and is open to the public.

Saturday, April 11th
Time- 1:55 p.m.
For information call 342-1942 or visit

Easter Sunday
Easter Sunday
Please come and enjoy Easter Sunday at one of our many churches located in Downtown Baton Rouge!

Sunday, April 12th
For more information about individual churches downtown please refer to the link below:

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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