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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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Live After Five with Rusty Yates
Live After Five in Downtown Baton Rouge is the capital city's premier FREE live music event, hosted by the Downtown Business Association. Rusty Yates performs for college night. Show your student I.D. for 1/2 off beer!

Friday, October 4, 5PM
North Boulevard Town Square

Sunday in the Park with The Main Squeeze
Sunday in the Park is a series of FREE outdoor concerts held on the Town Lawn of North Boulevard Town Square. This Sunday, the high energy funk band The Main Squeeze will have you dancing in the Square!

Thursday, October 3rd, 2PM
North Boulevard Town Square

Zumba in Town Square
The YMCA brings FREE Zumba classes back to Town Square. Zumba is a Latin inspired dance fitness class that incorporates Latin and International music and dance movements. You do not need to be a member of the YMCA to attend.

Every Thursday, 5PM
North Boulevard Town Square

LSU Football on the Beacon
Every weekend you can watch all the exciting games on the Town Square Media Beacon. Come out this Saturday afternoon to watch the SEC matchup between LSU and Mississippi State at 6PM.

Saturday, October 5, 6PM
North Boulevard Town Square

Zombie 5K Run/Walk
Join Of Moving Colors Production for the 4th annual Zombie Bash, a 5K run/walk for all ages. The race begins and ends at the award winning 13th Gate Haunted House in downtown and follows River Road.

Friday, October 4th, 6:30PM
832 St. Phillip St.

Lacee at the Belle
The FREE Belle of Baton Rouge Concert Series continues this week with Soul singer Lacee! Free Concert Fridays at the Belle has some of Louisiana's hottest Hall of Fame acts in the Atrium. The show begins immediately following the Live After Five Concerts.

Friday, October 4th, 8PM
103 France Street

Roberto Fonseca at the Manship
The Arts Council River City Jazz Masters makes its debut with Cuban Jazz Artist Roberto Fonseca. Get your tickets for this Thursday's can't miss show!

Thursday, October 3rd, 7PM
100 Lafayette St.

Yappy Halloween 5K
The 4th Annual Yappy Halloween Run supports Yelp of Baton Rouge. Dress yourself and your pooch in costume and come out to support a great cause! Register below.

Sunday, October 6th, 12PM
4th Street and North Boulevard

Red Stick Farmers Market
Bring the family downtown this Saturday for local food, art and fun! This First Saturday will include the East Baton Rouge Master Gardeners, the Baton Rouge Arts Market and face painting. The Junior League will be sampling recipes from their River Road cookbooks outside at the Red Stick Farmers Market. Enjoy breakfast from one of the cafes inside Main Street Market and stuck around for the Fresh from the Market cooking demonstration at 10AM Chef Brian Andries from Stroube's Restaurant will be the featured chef joining Chef Celeste Gill to highlight fall recipes.

Every Saturday from 8AM-Noon
Corner of 5th and Main St.

13th Gate/ Necropolis 13
Ranked nationally as one of the scariest in the country, The 13th Gate is the ultimate haunted house! Journey through 13 very frightening themed indoor & (weather-permitting) outdoor areas where your worst nightmares come true and anything can happen. Also, across the street is 40,000 sq ft. and 400 zombie-infested New Orleans-style crypts at Necropolis 13!

October 4th & 5th, 6:30PM
832 St. Phillip Street

Gal Holiday & the Honky Tonk Revue at Hartley/Vey Studio
Be sure to bring your dancing shoes! Gal Holiday is a Country Swing band from New Orleans that incorporates original material with the best of country, rockabilly and western swing classics. This show will be held in the Hartley Vey Studio.

Friday, October 4, 8PM
100 Lafayette Street

Spanish Town Walking Tour
Learn about the Spanish Town neighborhood, its historic significance and colorful architecture. The tour begins at 9:15AM. Please meet at the Capital Park Museum.

Saturday, October 5, 9AM
660 N. Fourth St.

Katt Williams at the River Center
Don't miss this hilarious comedian/ rapper as he makes a stop in Baton Rouge while on his Katt is back tour! Tickets are available at the River Center box office.

Saturday, October 5th, 8PM
275 South River Road.

Free First Sunday
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, October 6th

HIV Awareness Red Wig Walk
Support HIV awareness by coming out to Town Square with your best and craziest red wig! All participants will march down Third Street, continue down 4th street then return to the Square for refreshments.

Saturday, October 5th, 10AM
North Boulevard Town Square

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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