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Weekend Events!
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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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2014 Christmas Parade
The 63rd Annual Cortana Kiwanis Downtown Christmas Parade will roll through Downtown Baton Rouge on Saturday, December 14th at 5:30 p.m. Every year, more than 70,000 people watch the parade live and thousands more enjoy it on television through the holiday season.The parade is open to everyone. Typically the parade includes about 80 entries. These entries are a mix of marching bands, celebrities, dance troups, non-profit organizations, and local businesses in seasonal themes.

Saturday, December 14th, 5:30PM
Begins on River Road

Santa Fun Run
Come out for this truly Fun Run! See what hundreds of Santas running through downtown Baton Rouge looks like! Race registration includes full Santa costume! Jacket, pants, belt, hat, and beard! There will be a DJ spinning your favorite Christmas tunes, and food, and beverages all make this an event you won't want to miss!

Saturday, December 14th, 5:15PM
Begins on River Road

Red Stick Revelry Video Release
Join the Red Stick Revelry for Thursday's press conference to debut the Red Stick Revelry song and music video! The song will be available for download on iTunes and a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the song will benefit next year's Red Stick Revelry!

Thursday, December 12th, 10AM
North Boulevard Town Square

An Evening of Holiday Jazz
Join George Bell and friends as they play a collection of holiday favorites. George Bell has put together an all star line up of jazz musicians for this special performance: Herman Jackson, Harry Anderson, Thaddeaus Richard, Greg Ward, Todd Duke and Wess Anderson with a few special guests that will be announced at a later date.

Wednesday, December 11th, 7:30PM
100 Lafayette Street

Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra Christmas Brass
The Christmas Brass, Percussion & Harp led by David Torns is becoming a cherished holiday tradition. This concert provides lively, yet peaceful varied arrangements and lush acoustics in the Cathedral of St. Joseph.

Friday, December 13th, 8PM
412 North Fourth Street

Christmas at Capitol Park
Come one, come all! Bring the entire family and enjoy the holiday spirit at Capitol Park Museum featuring Woodlawn, McKinley and Baton Rouge Magnet High School music programs. The young and young at heart can delight in making Christmas ornaments and reindeer food to sprinkle on the lawn Christmas Eve. Enjoy a cup of Christmas cheer as music fills the air. Chat with Santa who just may have a gift for you and enjoy live jazz performances with a grand finale featuring the Woodlawn High School, McKinley High School and Baton Rouge Magnet High School.

Saturday, December 14th, 12PM
660 N. Fourth Street

CRPC Travel Survey
The Capital Region Planning Commission is actively seeking to find ways to curb travel demand throughout East Baton Rouge as well as the surrounding parishes. This will not only help to alleviate traffic congestion but help reduce our carbon footprint by working to improve air quality. Please take a few brief moments to fill out this survey.

Holiday Arts Market
The Baton Rouge arts market will be held on the first three Saturdays in December: Continuing on December 14 & 21. Come downtown to the Baton Rouge Arts Market and shop for unique handmade art. The Baton Rouge Arts Market typically takes place the first Saturday each month from 8:00AM - Noon at 5th and Main Streets in Downtown Baton Rouge!

Saturday, December 14th, 8AM - Noon
Corner of 5th and Main Streets

Papa Noel Visits the Market
Holiday shopping starts at the Markets this Saturday with fresh produce and artisan gifts from local vendors. The Junior League of Baton Rouge will showcase recipes from the River Road cookbook during the 10AM Fresh from the Market cooking demonstration this Saturday inside Main Street Market. Papa Noel will also make a visit to young market goers at the Red Stick Farmers Market during the morning. Enjoy a hot meal and great local holiday shopping this Saturday.

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

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

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