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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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Patriots on the Beacon
The Downtown Development District is proud to honor our Patriots on the Beacon! Send us a picture of those that have generously served in the military and we will honor them on the North Boulevard Town Square Beacon. Send in a photo of them to by Wednesday, July 3rd at Noon and we will gratefully acknowledge them on the beacon screens on the 4th of July. American patriotic music will play throughout the day.

North Boulevard Town Square Beacon
Thursday, July 4th, Throughout the Day

Star Spangled Celebration
Join the USS Kidd for food, fun, and fireworks as downtown Baton Rouge celebrates Independence Day. Concession vendors open at noon followed by live music and a mock air attack on the USS Kidd. The evening will conclude with a spectacular "Fireworks on the Mississippi" show over the river.

Thursday, June 4, 12PM
Downtown Riverfront

Independence Day Concert
The Baton Rouge Concert Band will be playing a concert on the steps of Louisiana's State Capitol. Pack and ice chest and listen to some patriotic tunes in a family friendly environment.

Thursday, July 4, 7PM
State Captiol

LSUMOA and Tsunami's 4th of July Celebration
Celebrate 4th of July with the best view in the downtown area. LSUMOA and Tsunami hosts their annual 4th of July fundraiser on the 6th floor terrace of the Shaw Center. Enjoy great drinks, sushi, and live music from Blues4Sale.

Thursday, July 4th, 7PM
100 Lafayette Street

4th of July Specials at Hotel Indigo
Hotel Indigo celebrates Independence Day with food and drink specials. It's also not too late to reserve a room at a special 4th of July rate. Listen to the Nick Abraham Xperience in the lobby and plan to stay the night in the luxurious rooms of the Hotel Indigo.

Thursday, July 4th
200 Convention Street

Stay and Play at the Hampton Inn
Downtown's newest hotel will celebrate July 4th with a special room rate which will include an automatic raffle entry for a one night stay in a standard guest room for the first home LSU football game! The Hampton Inn offers visitors a complimentary breakfast, free wifi, and a great river view!

Thursday, July 4th
462 Lafayette Street

Guys and Dolls at the Manship
The LSU Museum of Art presents Guys and Dolls at the Manship Theatre. The showing of this classic film coincides with the museum's newest exhibit, An Eye on Jazz. The exhibit features photographs of influential Jazz musicians.

Wednesday, July 3rd, 7PM
100 Lafayette Street

Sunday Jazz Brunch at Zolia
Zolia Bistro Enotenca hosts a Jazz Brunch on Sundays with the Bacon Bloody Mary making its return to the menu! This is a great addition to downtown events, and is a great way to end your weekend!

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

Free Comedy Wednesdays at the Belle
The Belle of Baton Rouge brings comedy back to the downtown area every Wednesday night. Sam Demaris will be featured in this week's FREE show.

Wednesday, July 3rd, 7PM
103 France Street

Firday Night Rocks at Hollywood

Boogie Nights is bringing back the glory days of rock every Friday night with hot girls, slammin' tunes and drink specials to keep the night rolling. The party playground kicks off at 9PM with the best in 70s, 80s & 90s rock, including all your favorite southern, heavy metal, hair band, indie and classic rock hits.

Every Friday in July, 9PM
1717 River Road North

Louisiana Leroux at the Belle
The FREE Belle of Baton Rouge Concert Series continues this week with the classic rock band, Louisiana Leroux. FREE Concert Fridays at the Belle has some of Louisiana's hottest Hall of Fame acts in the Atrium.

Friday, July 5th, 8PM
103 France Street

Party On The Boat at the Belle
The Belle continues to bring FREE live music to the downtown area throughout the weekend. Every Friday and Saturday night, the Belle will feature a live band on its deck. This week, Easy Soul will take the stage both Friday and Saturday night.

July 5th & 6th, 9PM-12AM
103 France Street

Free First Sunday
Free First Sunday is a cooperative endeavor offered by downtown museums for FREE admission to events on the first Sunday of each month. Visit the LASM, LSU MOA, and USS KIDD and explore all the wonderful things they have to offer for FREE.

Sunday, July 7

Discovery Dome at the Library
LASM's portable planetarium, the Discovery Dome, travels to the River Center Library for two great shows!
Earth's Wild Ride- 10:45AM
Earth's One World- 11AM & 11:45AM

Monday, July 8
120 St. Louis

The Baton Rouge Arts Market
Browse art from over 60 artists from Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas and Florida presenting original works of art in a variety of mediums including, pottery, jewelry, woodwork, textiles, photographs, glass, paintings, sculpture, hand-made soaps and so much more. The Baton Rouge Arts Market is held in conjunction with the weekly Red Stick Farmers Market and the Main Street Market.

Saturday, July 5th, 8AM-12PM
Corner of Main St. and Fifth St.

Just Peachy at the Market
Head downtown this Saturday as the Red Stick Farmers Market and Louisiana 2 Step host Just Peachy. Part of our summer long Fresh Fest, the celebration will highlight the year's Louisiana peach harvest. Chef Celeste Gil will be joined by Jay Ducote, of Bite and Booze, during the Fresh from the Market cooking show. The pair will demonstrate classic peach recipes with a modern day twist. The cooking demonstration is from 10 to 11AM in the North Street seating area of Main Street Market.

Every Saturday, 8AM-12PM
Corner of Main St. and Fifth St.

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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