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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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Valentine's Day Downtown
Spend time downtown and experience the sounds of romance in North Boulevard Town Square. Love songs will be playing throughout the week. Also, send us a picture of your significant 'other', special or important family member or friend and we will happily display them on the beacon screens on Valentine's Day. Please send photos to no later than Tuesday, February 12th at 5PM.

Tuesday, February 14

Beauregard Town Parade
The 2013 Beauregard Town Walking Parade begins at noon on Mardi Gras Day and snakes it's way through Historic Beauregard Town before ending at an unofficial, open to the public party with food and beverages. Everyone is invited to "join in" the parade! It is a human powered parade with bicycles, pedestrians, and pedal-powered "floats" welcome!

Tuesday, February 12, Noon
Meet at the Old Govenor's Mansion

Ride Indigo at Town Square
Bicycle enthusiasts are invited to a FREE bike ride starting at Town Square. Riders can join 5 mile, 10 mile, or 15 mile casual bike ride. There will also be a post ride street party with face painting, and zumba w/ Southern University Gold and Bluez Dancers.

North Boulevard Town Square
Saturday, February 16, 8:30AM

Luther Kent at the Belle
The FREE Belle of Baton Rouge Concert Series continues this week with the legendary blues singer Luther Kent! Free Concert Fridays at the Belle has some of Louisiana's hottest Hall of Fame acts in the Atrium.

103 France Street
Friday, February 15, 8PM

R. Kelly at the River Center
Come out to the River Center Valentine's day night to hear one greatest R&B artists this decade. Get your tickets now at the River Center Box Office.

100 River Road South
Thursday, February 16, 8PM

One Billion Rising
On Valentine's Day The Red Shoes are inviting one billion women and those who love them to walk out, dance, rise up, and demand an end to this violence. One Billion Rising is a promise that we will rise up with women and men worldwide to say, "Enough! The violence ends now." Come out and dance in the Square to stop violence!

North Boulevard Town Square
Thursday, February 14, 12PM -1PM & 4PM - 6PM

Mardi Gras Mambo 10K
The 2013 Amedisys Mardi Gras Mambo 10k and One Mile Fun Run is set for February 16, 2013! The event will once again be staged from the Belle of Baton Rouge Atrium in downtown Baton Rouge. 10k race registration includes entry into the Amedisys Mardi Gras Mambo 10k, a long-sleeve cotton race t-shirt, a custom Mardi Gras Mambo bead medallion for finishers, drawstring shoe bag, disposable chip timing and free post-race food and drinks.

103 France Street
Saturday, February 16, 8:30AM

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's films are:
February 14 - Pretty in Pink
February 16 - Seven Samurai

100 Lafayette Street

Sushi Classes at Tsunami
At $50 per person the Sushi Class includes: personal hands on instruction of building, rolling, cutting, 2 rolls (Cali Roll plus another regular roll of your choice),edamame, miso soup, and a soft drink. You will also get Tsunami "take away's" which are a Tsunami koozie, a sushi rolling mat, personal chop stix, and an instructional booklet of the lesson.

February, 16, 10:30AM
100 Lafayette Street

Downtown King Cakes
It is Mardi Gras season and that means King Cakes! Here are the downtown merchants offering this holiday treat:

PJ's Coffee
Strand's Cafe
CC's Coffee
Red Stick Farmers Market - Forte Grove

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

400 Convention Street at II City Plaza
Every Sunday, 10AM - 2PM

Craving Crawfish?
Get them while they are hot! Crawfish season only lasts a few months so fill up on some mudbugs while they are available. Here are downtown restaurants offering crawfish:

Lucy's retired Surfer Bar
Restaurant IPO/The Office Bar

Red Stick Farmers Market
Come out this week to grab some of the region's best and freshest winter fruits and vegetables. Also check out all of the local artisans for cheeses, baked good, and much more!

Corner of 5th and Main
Every Saturday, 8AM

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

247 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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