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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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Save the date: 2012 Festival of Lights
Save the date for Baton Rouge's oldest holiday tradition. The 2012 Festival of Lights will be held next Friday, November 30th in North Boulevard Town Square. Enjoy holiday music in Town Square through the 1st of the year. Click the icon for a schedule of events.

North Boulevard Town Square
November 30, 4PM - 9PM

26th Annual Turkey Trot
Get a head start on your Thanksgiving feast while supporting the March of Dimes' efforts to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. Register online or on the day of the race. The race begins at 7:30AM at the corner of 4th Street and North Boulevard.

4th Street and North Boulevard
Thursday, November 22, 7:30AM

Thanksgiving Day Dinner at King Bar & Bistro
King Bar and Bistro will be hosting a Thanksgiving Day Dinner at Hotel Indigo. Celebrate with family and friends while eating from the special Thanksgiving Day menu. Click the icon below to view the menu.

200 Convention Street
Thursday, November 22, 11AM - 5PM

Thanksgiving Brunch at the Hilton
The Hilton is going all out this year to bring you a lovely Thanksgiving Brunch. Click the icon to view a full menu.

201 Lafayette Street
Thursday, November 22, 11AM - 2PM

BR Walls Project Art Gallery Opening
Wednesday night is the grand opening of the BR Walls Project art gallery featuring new works by muralists Alex Harvie & TJ Black. Works by both Black and Harvie will be displayed at the BR Walls Project office at 327 North Blvd in downtown Baton Rouge from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event is free and welcomes those of all ages. Come for a sneak peek of their BREC wall at the Convention St. Park downtown which will be unveiled December 12th at 11am.

327 North Boulevard
Wednesday, November 21, 5PM - 9PM

Chucho Valdes and the Afro-Cuban Maessengers at the Manship
The Arts Council presents the River City Jazz Masters Series with 8-time Grammy-winner, Latin jazz pianist, Chucho Valdés & the Afro-Cuban Messengers. Tickets are still available for both shows, at the Manship Theatre in the Shaw Center for the Arts. Best seating choices are in the 9pm show. Don't miss this world-famous pioneer in Latin jazz performing here in Baton Rouge this Tuesday evening!

100 Lafayette Street
Tuesday, November 20, 6PM & 9PM

Bellamy Brothers at the Belle
The FREE Belle of Baton Rouge Concert Series continues this week with the Bellamy Brothers. The country music duo brothers David Milton Bellamy and Homer Howard Bellamy will be performing their crossover hit "Let Your Love Flow" at the Belle this Friday. Free Concert Fridays at the Belle has some of Louisiana's hottest Friday night music in the Atrium.

103 France Street
Friday, November 23, 8PM

Midtown Men at the River Center
Don't miss the top-shelf choreography, incredible harmonies and legendary onstage chemistry that is The Midtown Men! This Rat Pack inspired show will have you singing all night long.

275 South River Road
Friday, November 16, 8PM

Sunday Jazz Brunch at Zolia
Zolia Bistro Enotenca is now hosting a Jazz Brunch on Sundays. This is a great addition to downtown events, and is a great way to end your weekend!

400 Convention Street
Every Sunday, 10AM - 2PM

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:
November 21, 10AM - Eleanor's Secret
November 25, 2PM - Manon: Opera in Cinema
November 25, 7PM - Chicken with Pums

100 Lafayette Street

Coming Soon... BREC's Convention Street Park
The Recreation and Park Commission of East Baton Rouge Parish will celebrate the Grand Opening of Convention Street Park on Wednesday, December 12, from 11AM to Noon at 717 Convention Street in downtown Baton Rouge. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. In partnership with the Downtown Development District and the Baton Rouge Walls Project, Convention Street Park is part of the Seventh Street Corridor which emerged from the Plan Baton Rouge initiative as the ideal pedestrian corridor connecting the hearts of the Spanish Town and Beauregard Town neighborhoods.

717 Convention Street
Wednesday, December 12, 11AM

Saturdays at the Market
Yes! Main Street Market and Red Stick Farmers Market will be open the Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 24. It is a great outing for friends and family visiting for the holidays to enjoy a hot breakfast. Come downtown to explore the beautiful farm fresh produce and artisan culinary gifts at the Markets.

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

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

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