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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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Zumba in Town Square
Downtown Development District is again partnering with the YMCA to bring free outdoor health classes to downtown. Downtown's North Boulevard Town Square is now a hub for physical outdoor activity. The YMCA kicked off their FREE Spring Zumba series on April 2nd. Zumba classes are held on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 5PM.

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5PM
North Boulevard Town Square

Jonathan Boogie Long at Live After Five
Live after Five in Downtown Baton Rouge is the Capital City's premier FREE outdoor concert series. Produced by the Downtown Business Association, Live After Five Concerts are held on Fridays from 5PM-8PM in North Boulevard Town Square under the award winning Crest sculpture. Make sure to check out the LINE-UP because you aren't going to want to miss a show!

Friday, April 11th, 5PM
North Boulevard Town Square

Baton Rouge Blues Festival
Free and open to the public, the 2014 Baton Rouge Blues Festival will be held on April 12 from 11AM to 9:30PM in downtown Baton Rouge. Building on the success of the 2013 festival, the Baton Rouge Blues Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of a third stage to the 20th annual Baton Rouge Blues Festival lineup. Come and check out one of the Baton Rouge's coolest festivals!

Saturday, April 12th, 11AM-9:30PM
Town Square, Lafayette Park, & Repentance

Chris Thomas King at Hartley/Vey
Immediately following the last song at the Baton Rouge Blues Festival, walk over to Hartley/Vey Studio Theatre at Manship Theatre to continue the party with Chris Thomas King and Friends.

Saturday, April 12th, 10PM
North Boulevard Town Square Entrance

Sunday in the Park with Larry Garner
Capping off the Blues weekend, Sunday in the Park will be featuring Blues legend Larry Garner! Sunday in the Park will be held from 2PM - 5PM at the Town Lawn Stage. Check out this great family friendly event!

Sunday, April 13th, 2PM
North Boulevard Town Square

Rick Springfield at Manship
Manship Theatre's Red Carpet Gala, features a silent auction, hors d'oeurves and drinks with Rick Springfield. Rick Springfield is a musician that has stood the test of time and the decades since his surge of fame starting in the 1980's with his Grammy award-winning hit song "Jessie's Girl" and his stint as a handsome doctor on General Hospital.

Thursday, April 10th, 6:30PM
100 Lafayette Street

Clarence Carter at the Belle
The FREE Friday Night Concerts at the Belle of Baton Rouge is presenting Clarence Carter. Head to the Belle Atrium for live music after Live After Five!

Friday, April 11th, 8PM
103 France Street

The Bayou Comedy Jam
The Baton Rouge River Center presents The Bayou Comedy Jam, featuring: Tony Rock, Bruce Bruce, Gary Owen, Sommore and Arnez J! Tickets are on sale at the River Center box office.

Friday, April 11th, 8PM
275 S. River Road

St. James Friday Lenten Lunches
James Episcopal Church invites you to Bishops Hall, at the corner of Florida and N. Fourth Street for Gumbo 2014! Volunteers at St. James will serve fabulous Gumbo lunches of either shrimp, or chicken and sausage gumbo, along with Sensation Salad, bread and a tasty dessert. Drive-thru pickup of boxed lunches is also available. Please call 225-387-5141 on Friday mornings between 8AM and 10AM, and it can be delivered right to your car on the Fourth Street pick-up lane!

Fridays during Lent, 11AM - 1PM
Corner of Florida and 4th Streets

Zolia Bistro Jazz Brunch
Zolia Bistro Enotenca has one of Downtown's Best Brunch complete with Live Jazz & a Touch of Zolia Magic! Enjoy you Sunday mornings with great food and music!

Every Sunday, 10AM - 2PM

400 Convention Street at II City Plaza

Strawberries at the Market
Join the Red Stick Farmers Market downtown this Saturday morning for fresh food and friends at Main Street Market. Louisiana strawberries will be available in good supply as well as late winter root vegetables and greens.

Every Saturday from 8AM - 1PM
Corner of 5th and Main Streets

Baton Rouge Food Tours
The "C'est Si Bon Food Tour" is a guided walking tour in Downtown Baton Rouge which includes food tastings at local restaurants infused with entertaining historical and cultural details; sure to get you full from belly to brain. All fitness levels will take pleasure in their 2.5 hour leisurely paced walk.

Thursday's at 11AM
Friday's at 11AM & 6PM

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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