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Hilton: 4 Diamond Rating
The rehabilitation of this hotel has always been important to the soul of this community. Collectively we came together to creatively find a solution to renovate this historic structure of Baton Rouge's and the states iconic treasures. A complete community effort was undertaken to make this happen. With that being said, this regions historic hotel now has the honor of a 4 diamond rating - ranking downtown at the top of the list in accommodations and attractions for our city. Achieving this rating signals the pride and effort taken by Ashby Hospitality Management and Commercial Properties.

Please view the photostory presented on the opening day August of 2006

Click here to view the video
Click here to view images of the Hilton Today!


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!

Dalton's - Memorial Fundraiser & Silent Auction in honor of Marvin J. Pollet, 5 p.m., Jambalaya & Barbecue Dinners, $5, Music by The Bench Bar Boogie Band, 6 p.m., 244 Lafayette St., 387-5081, »

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.

Elvis Tribute / Brandon Bennett
Free! 5PM - 8PM, Galvez Plaza
North Boulevard Town Square (North Blvd. at Third St.)


Stroube's Chophouse is Now Open!
What began long ago as a drugstore and diner at the corner of North Boulevard and Third Street is poised to start a new chapter in its life: a bona fide chophouse. (

Location: 107 Third Street

Monday through Friday, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 2:30 p.m.-10 p.m.


National Astronomy Day at LASM
Join us in celebrating the International Year of Astronomy and learn what astronomy is all about! Pennington Planetarium will host a variety of special activities, including planetarium shows, a lecture, outdoor solar viewing (weather permitting), and more.

Saturday, May 2nd
Schedule of Events:
1:00 pm - Premiere screening of Eyes On the Skies
2:00 pm - What's an Astronomer? - A live presentation by LSU professor Dr. Rob Hynes
3:00 pm - Digital Universe: Live! - An in-depth tour of universe with LASM producer Mike Smail
3:00 pm - Special screening of 400 Years of the Telescope

Fest For All
Fest For All
A Baton Rouge tradition, this artfully fun and family friendly art festival is an exciting art buying opportunity! Celebrate the arts while shopping the original artwork of 80 local and national juried artists.

Location: North Blvd. and on the grounds of the Old State Capitol

Free and Open to all
Saturday, May 2nd: 10am to 7pm
Sunday, May 3rd: Noon to 6pm

LPB Rock the Arts
Come celebrate the opening night of the 2009 LPB Art and Travel Auction Exhibition featuring art works and fine crafts from over 100 artists. Enjoy the sounds of The Michael Foster Project and guitarist John De Chiaro, an Of Moving Colors performance by Calvin Rowe and live art demos.

When: Saturday, May 2nd from 6:00 - 9:00pm
Location: Louisiana State Museum

Click here to view the invitation

South Blvd. Elementary
International Festival at South Boulevard Elementary
Foreign Language Academic Immersion Magnet
You are invited to attend the International Program this weekend at South Boulevard Elementary.

When: Friday, May 1st
Where: 802 Mayflower Street
Time: 9:15 am

For more information please Contact the school at:

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 continue Sunday, May 3rd, Noon with Linda Tillery and The Cultural Heritage Choir.

DDD website

Help Downtown Grow!
Help us increase our email list and communication base by spreading the word! Our emails help support every aspect of Downtown from events and public forums to local business and new development. We ask that you forward our informative messages and encourage friends and family to visit our website and sign up for our email list. The DDD extends our gratitude and thanks you for contributing to the success of Downtown Baton Rouge!

Link to email sign-up!

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.

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