Downtown Development DistrictA Passion for ProgressDowntown Events Coming Up...

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!

Download a copy of our updated Merchant Listing

Downtown Greenway Public Comment
Downtown Greenway public comment will be open for another week. Click the icon to review a summary of the Downtown Greenway schematic design. Please take advantage of this opportunity to provide input. Send comments to

Until March 22

OSC Associates Speaker Series: Lt. General Honore'
Louisiana's Old State Capitol Associates are pleased to announce the launch of their Speaker Series with a reception, book signing, and speech by Lt. General Russel L.Honore´ (Ret.). The topic is "Leadership-Preparedness In The New Normal". The event is from 5-7PM on Thursday, March 21, 2013 in the 1882 House Chamber. For further information, contact Dawn Ross at 225-342-0500.

Thursday, March 21, 5PM
100 N. Boulevard

Coming Soon: Town Square Spring Fitness Series
Spring is in the air and it is time for the Town Square Spring Fitness Series! The YMCA Zumba classes and Karmady Yoga classes will begin this April. All classes are FREE and open to the public. More information is listed on the Downtown Development District event calendar.

North Boulevard Town Square

Corporate Cup 5K
The Providence Corporate Cup Run/Walk includes thousands of people participating each year as company teams or individuals on a 5k race course. Hundreds of companies throughout our community participate, and many companies have on-site tent locations for their employees, business associates, and friends. FREE food, drink, musical entertainment, and other amenities are provided to all participants at the post-race party in North Boulevard Town Square.

Saturday, March 23, 7:30PM
North Boulevard Town Square

Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra: Closing Night
Investar Bank Masterworks Series presents Investar Bank Masterworks VII - Closing Night at River Center Theatre for the Performing Arts. The guest artist will be Christopher O'Riley on piano.

Thursday, March 21, 7:30PM
275 River Road

Jake Shimabukuro at Manship
It's rare for a young musician to earn comparisons to the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis. It's even harder to find an artist who has entirely redefined an
instrument by his early thirties. But Jake Shimabukuro has already accomplished these feats, and more, in a little over a decade of playing and recording music on the ukulele. Don't miss this chance to Jake at the Manship this Saturday!

Saturday, March 23, 8PM
100 Lafayette Street

Lunchtime Lagniappe: Landmarks and Monuments to Baton Rouge
Dr. Hilda Krousel tours Baton Rouge landmarks and monuments, some long forgotten and obscure. A former editor at LSU Press, Dr. Krousel is the author of Don Antonio de Ulloa: First Spanish Governor to the State of Louisiana. All programs begin at noon and are FREE and open to public. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunch and may come and go as their schedules require. The Louisiana State Museum Friends will have refreshments available for a small donation.

Wednesday, March 20, Noon
660 N. Fourth Street

POEsquerade Party
Join your East Baton Rouge Parish Library as they celebrate all things POE! This Friday evening, March 22, at 5:30 p.m. in Town Square you can "meet" Edgar Allan Poe - Chautauqua performer, Bob Gleason! This celebration of this Spring's One Book/One Community will also include the library Bookmobile, a Raven performance, poetry, mustaches, and more! Featured performances include The Dunham High School Jazz Ensemble, AnotherStar, and local favorite, The Mike Foster Project! This is event is FREE and don't forget to come dressed in period appropriate attire!

Friday, March 22, 5:30PM
North Boulevard Town Square

Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans
The USS KIDD Veterans Memorial is proud to host a celebration honoring our Vietnam and Vietnam-era veterans on Saturday, March 23, 2013 on the riverfront in downtown Baton Rouge. A memorial observance will take place at 11:00 a.m. Keynote speaker will be Brigadier General Sherian Cadoria, USA (Ret.). Also, pack a picnic lunch and bring your lawn chairs or purchase from onsite vendors selling hamburgers, funnel cakes, and more (Please no BBQ Pits, Tents, or Pets). Big River Express will perform Swamp Pop, Rhythm & Blues, and Soul music favorites following the ceremony. Come down to the Riverfront and show your appreciation for our Vietnam and Vietnam-era veterans!

Saturday, March 23, 9AM - 2:30PM
USS Kidd

Showcase the Space Soiree
Food, fun, music and door prizes as the LSUMOA will Showcase the Space with 20 local vendors participating. The Third and Sixth floors will be open.

Thursday, March 21, 5PM
100 Lafayette Street

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:
March 20, 7PM - Sound City
March 21, 7PM - Reveal the Path
March 22, 7:30PM - Amour
March 25, 7PM - Chasing Ice

100 Lafayette Street

Prescriptions to Geaux Now Open
Downtown welcomed its first pharmacy in nearly 40 years last Friday. Owner/Pharmacist T.J. Woodard and his staff along with Mayor-President Kip Holden were on hand for a ribbon cutting ceremony. Prescriptions to Geaux offers all of your pharmaceutical needs and new patient enrollment and transfer procedure are easier than you might think! Prescriptions to Geaux will deliver anywhere downtown. Click the icon below for more information.

313 Third Street

Gumbo Fridays at St. James
St. James Episcopal Church is having their annual Gumbo Fridays during Lent. They are offering Shrimp or Chicken Sausage Gumbo over rice served with salad, bread, dessert and tea or coffee. You also have the option to dine in or take out. Click on the icon for more information.

Fridays during Lent
205 North 4th Street

Honoring Our Past Luncheon
On March 28, 1960, seven Southern University students challenged the "whites-only" lunch counter at the Kress Store in downtown Baton Rouge. The Kress Gallery will be having a special luncheon catered by Stroubes Chophouse and will be showing of the documentary film "Taking a Seat for Justice: The 1960 Baton Rouge Sit-In,"by Dr. Rachel L. Emanuel and unveiling of original painting by Taufeeq Muhammad honoring the sit-in. Reservations are required and seating is limited.

Thursday, March 28, 11:30PM
447 Third Street

Saturdays at the Market
Enjoy all that the Red Stick Farmers Market has to offer this Saturday! The Louisiana Culinary Institute will showcase the versatility of winter fruits and vegetables in the Fresh from the Market cooking demonstration this Saturday. The Fresh from the Market cooking demo is held at 10AM inside Main Street Market

Saturday, March 23, 8AM
Corner of 5th and Main

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

PROFILE OPTIONS: Subscribe | Unsubscribe | Archives
If you are having trouble viewing this message, please click here.