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Weekend Events!
What's happening Downtown this weekend?
Check out our Weekend Events list to keep tabs on what's hot downtown each week! For more info, visit our site at the link below!

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Final Live After Five Concert of the Season
Come out to Galvez Plaza at North Boulevard Town Square for Louisiana's premiere FREE outdoor concert series. This week Press 1 for English will have everyone out on the dance floor for this final Live After Five of the season. Start spending your Friday evenings Downtown!

Galvez Plaza
Friday, October 26, 5PM-8PM

Wayne Toups at the Belle of Baton Rouge
The FREE Belle of Baton Rouge Concert Series continues this week with Louisiana native, Wayne Toups. Free Concert Fridays at the Belle has some of Louisiana's hottest Hall of Fame acts in the Atrium. The show begins immediately following the Live After Five Concerts.

103 France Street
Friday, October 26, 8PM

Sunday in the Park with Joe Krown Trio
Sunday in the Park is a series of FREE outdoor concerts held on the Town Lawn of North Boulevard Town Square. This Sunday, Joe Krown Trio with Walter "Wolfman" Washington and Russell Batiste, Jr. will have you dancing in the Square!

North Boulevard Town Square
Sunday, October 28, 12PM

Baton Rouge Halloween Parade
The 2nd Annual Baton Rouge Halloween Parade which celebrates community, courage and creativity will run on Saturday, October 27, 2012. The 2012 parade theme is "Boo on the Bayou: A Red Stick Apocalypse!" and the Grand Marshal is the one-and-only Edwin Edwards! This is the only parade in which spectators will be able to give back to the parade. The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank will have one of their trucks as the first unit in the parade. They will have a team of volunteers walking around the truck to collect non-perishable food donations from the crowd.

275 South River Road
Saturday, October 27, 2PM

YMCA Skeleton Skurry
The Skeleton Skurry is a great opportunity for families to enjoy fitness together and support their community at the same time! The start of the race will be at the airplane located on River Road and Government Street at 1:45PM. The finish line will be at the intersection of 7th Street and Main Street. All who register by the deadline of October 25th will receive a free T-shirt . Please wear it to the race!

100 Lafayette Street
Saturday, October 27, 1:45PM

"Movies on the Mississippi" Louisiana Horror!
The Louisiana International Film Festival presents "Movies on the Mississippi" as part of its Film Series Program for 2012. With the beautiful backdrop of the Mississippi River after sunset, the outdoor screening is located in front of the USS Kidd. This screening is open to the public free of charge with general admission seating beginning at 7PM. Bring a blanket and dress for Halloween if you would like! LIFF will showcase Louisiana Horror! for a unique movie-going experience.

On Levee next to the USS Kidd
Saturday, October 27, 7PM

Castle Creepfest
The Castle Creepfest will have face painting, trick or treating, magic shows, a story teller, a mad scientist, demon dungeon tours, games and 'The Ghost of the Castle" show! There will be plenty of food from the Jambalaya Shoppe and the Happy Hot Dog Cart.
This year's Halloween event promises to be the best ever, so bring the kids and wear your costume!

100 North Boulevard
Monday, October 29, 5PM - 8PM

The 13th Gate & Necropolis 13
Ranked nationally as one of the scariest in the country, The 13th Gate is the ultimate haunted house! Journey through 13 very frightening themed indoor & (weather-permitting) outdoor areas where your worst nightmares come true and anything can happen. Also, across the street is 40,000 sq ft. and 400 zombie-infested New Orleans-style crypts at Necropolis 13!

832 St. Phillip Street
Thursday - Saturday, October

Of Moving Colors: Rock & Roll
Local contemporary dance-theatre company Of Moving Colors kicks off their 25th season with a dance performance set to an exciting rock & roll musical score. After the show, enjoy champagne and hors d'oeuvres on the stage with the dancers.

100 Lafayette Street
Friday, October 26, 7:30PM

Louisiana Book Festival
Booklovers of all ages can interact with writers, poets, storytellers and enjoy an inspiring variety of book related activities. The 2012 Louisiana Book Festival will have exhibitions, crafts, demonstrations, food and music too! The festival will be located at the State Library of Louisiana, Louisiana State Capitol, Capitol Park Museum, and nearby locations.

Spanish Town Road at N 4th Street
Saturday, October 27, 10AM- 5PM

Hollydays at the River Center
The Junior League of Baton Rouge hosts four days of fashion, shopping, entertainment, food and special events at the Baton Rouge River Center. Click the information icon below for ticket and event information.

275 South River Road
October 24 - 27

Wine, Cheese, and Lovely Pointe Coupee
The Foundation for Historical Louisiana is hosting a lecture and book signing by author Randy Harelson (with Brian Costello) on his new publication, New Roads and Old Rivers: Louisiana's Historic Pointe Coupee Parish. The event is free to Foundation for Historical Louisiana members and $10 for guests.

502 North Boulevard
Thursday, October 25, 6:30PM

Halloween at the Market
Bring the kids to the Market this Saturday to enjoy a fun Halloween art activity and other "treats." Pick a unique pumpkin from local farmers to carve for Halloween along with fall squash to decorate your front porch. The Fresh from the Market cooking demo will also feature a Halloween theme with Chef Eric Arceneaux of The City Club preparing healthy Halloween treats. Watch the cooking demo at 10AM inside the North Street entrance to Main Street Market and then stick around to sample his dish.

Corner of 5th Street and Main Street
Every Saturday, 8AM - 12PM

Films at Manship
Film fans and the community at large can share a unique film experience complete with pre-screening parties, specialty cocktails, contests and more! This week Films at Manship presents:
October 26 - Rocky Horror Picture Show
October 27 - The Lost Boys

100 Lafayette Street

Fitness on Town Lawn
Ongoing group fitness activities continue this fall including: Yoga Classes on the Town Lawn by Karmady Yoga, Happy's Running Club on Tuesday afternoons and Zumba classes on Mondays and Wednesdays. These events complement the launch of the Mayor's HealthyBR website that promotes fitness, and encourages community members to make healthy choices and join the movement to make Baton Rouge a healthier community. See you in Town Square!

Karmady Yoga - Tuesdays 4:45PM
YMCA Zumba - Monday & Wednesday 5:30PM
Happy's Running Club - Tuesdays 6:30PM

North Boulevard Town Square

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

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