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

Groundbreaking Ceremony held for River Park Underpass
Tuesday, The Honorable Mayor-President Melvin "Kip" Holden, Van Mayhall, Jr., Chairman of the DDD Commission, and Davis Rhorer, Executive Director of the DDD, participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for a four-lane underpass through the levee for the River Park Development. Plans call for a mixed-use development that would include hotels, residential apartments and condos, neighborhood retail and a destination restaurant and entertainment complex. The site is unusual in downtown Baton Rouge because it is located on a high bank of the Mississippi River with no levee to obstruct river views. "There are a variety of barriers that impede pedestrian access to the riverfront, depriving them of incredible views of the Mississippi River. Today, we are breaking through those barriers," commented Van Mayhall, Jr., Chairman of the Downtown Development District Commission.

Event Procedures & Guidelines
An Event Procedures and Guidelines manual is now available for anyone looking to facilitate an event or open a business Downtown! The manual is a compilation of existing City/Parish policies for special events, parades, etc. created to act as a guide through the permitting processes and procedures. The manual is available at the DDD office and at where it can be browsed by sections.

For questions regarding Downtown Event Procedures and Guidelines please contact:
Gabriel Vicknair- Special Events and Marketing Coordinator-

Click here to view and download the manual

Manship Theatre presents: The Myrtles- ALL AGES
After playing around the country in rock and experimental bands such as Becky Sharp (MCA/Way Cool Music), Girl Scout Heroin and Liquidrone, the members of The Myrtles found themselves home in Baton Rouge, LA with a renewed appreciation for the roots music that is ever present in the region...

Where: Shaw Center 4th Floor River Terrace
When: Friday, June 12, 8PM

Ballet and Theatre at The Shaw Center's Second Saturdays
Join us downtown for an all-ages day of art! The newest installment of Shaw Center's FREE monthly Second Saturdays event will feature special dance and theater performances on June 13. All events during Second Saturdays are free and open to everyone. Admission to the LSU MOA is also waived during the event.

When: Saturday, June 13- 10AM - 2PM
Where: Shaw Center for the Arts


Baton Rouge Irish Film Festival
Experience a full day of entertainment with three highly acclaimed films about Ireland and the Irish plus Muggivan's School of Irish Dancers and Irish musician Danny O'Flaherty, great food and a cash bar.

When: Saturday, June 13
12:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Location: Manship Theatre


Wine Walk Wednesday Tonight!
This week we will begin @ Stroube's Chophouse at or around 5:30pm. Pick up your $10 wristbands here. The walk will visit Tsunami, Kingfish Lounge in the Hilton, 333 Bistreaux, and finally, The Wine Loft. Each will serve wine glasses at least half off for a total of 15 tastings.

When: Wednesday, June 10, 5:30 p.m.
Start Location: Stroube's Chophouse (3rd St./N. Blvd.)


This Week at Boudreaux & Thibodeaux's
Thursday, June 11th
Balcony: MELLOW DOWN EASY 10pm - 1am
Friday, June 12th
Balcony: RYAN JENKINS (Variety) 6pm - 9pm
Nightclub: THE INSTAGATORS 9pm - 1am
Saturday, June 13th
Balcony: KEITH DIAMOND (Classic Rock) 6pm - 9pm
Nightclub: MELLOW DOWN EASY 9:45pm - 1:45am
Thursday, June 18th
Balcony: DREW ZAUNBRECHER Duo 10pm - 1am


Dalton's for Live Entertainment and Great Food!
The original Dalton's building located at 244 Lafayette Street is thriving once again to the sounds of great live music and good times. Stop in for a cool adult beverage, listen to Baton Rouge's finest bands and see why Dalton's will become downtown's favorite destination. Monday - Saturday Lunch 11am - 2pm
Thursday - Saturday Dinner 4pm - 9pm.

Friday, June 12th
Saturday, June 13

Downtown Food

Downtown Restaurants are Waiting for You!
Don't forget to check out Downtown's many restaurants and cafe's that serve up some of the best cuisine in town. Whether you're in the mood for a po-boy or a romantic dinner for two, Downtown has you covered. Check out the Downtown Restaurants List for more info!


Ready for your close-up, BR?
Tune in to the hot new show Hollywood Presents Downtown, a 30-minute program, which is shot in Hollywood's Studio 7 on the banks of the Mississippi River, where you'll find out the latest from Downtown Baton Rouge. With special guest interviews and details on blockbuster events happening on the riverfront, you'll be ready for all the action.

The show airs each Wednesday at 8:30PM and Saturday at 10:00PM on Cox Channel 4.

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

227 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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