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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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A Taste of Downtown at Hollywood
A Taste of Downtown will help raise funds and awareness of the Triumph Kitchen, as well as celebrate the restaurants and chefs who are dedicated to making the Downtown and Mid-City areas culinary destinations in Baton Rouge. A Taste of Downtown will showcase the talented chefs and delicious cuisine from local restaurants, including the Celebrity Grill at Hollywood Casino, Smokin Aces BBQ, Doe's Eat Place, Aztecas Mexican Cuisine, Bistro Byronz, Three Bones Catering, Ruffino's Catering as well as the Louisiana Culinary Institute and Triumph Kitchen. In addition to the delicious cuisine,Taste will feature a silent auction, live music, live painting by local artists, and an open bar.

April 30th, 6:30PM
1717 N. River Road

Long Neck Society at Live After Five
Live after Five in Downtown Baton Rouge is the Capital City's premier FREE outdoor concert series. 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, May 2nd, 5PM
North Boulevard Town Square

Crawfish King Cook-off
This event is a community Crawfish Boil competition to benefit Junior Achievement of Baton Rouge and Big Buddy Program, and will be held "backstage" at the "Live After Five" Concert Series. The winning team will be crowned Crawfish King. This event will have 50 corporate teams boiling for the title.

Friday, May 2nd, 5PM
City Hall Plaza

Happy's 5000
Welcome to the 5th Annual Happys5000 (5k)Run/Walk/Crawl! It is also known as The Downtown Spectacular 5000 Meter Road Race. This event mixes Music+Food+Art+Exercise to create a very unique participant experience. See you in Town Square on May 3rd!

Saturday, May 3rd, 6PM
North Boulevard Town Square

Sunday in the Park
Come out to the FREE concert series hosted by the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge held for 6 Sundays in the Spring. This week Sunday in the Park host blues artist Jarekus Singleton.

Sunday, May 4th, 2PM

North Boulevard Town Square

Global Community Day
Explore cultural exhibits and performances from around the globe, identify international flags, try ethnic foods and meet foreign community members! This event is in conjunction with Sunday in the Park.

Sunday, May 4th, 1PM
North Boulevard Town Square

Music, people, art, community-it all comes together for the inaugural MPAC event! Hosted by 225 and inRegister magazines, this May 1st party will bring an array of cuisine, live music and art under one roof, at the Shaw Center for the Arts. Select your best white ensemble-complete with dancing shoes-for one of the most dazzling nights that Baton Rouge has ever seen.

Thursday, May 1st, 7PM
Shaw Center for the Arts

OLOL Children's Hospital Car Raffle
Buy your tickets tomorrow for the 2014 Driving the Future Campaign. Tickets are only $50 each. You could win 1 of 5 brand new Lexus vehicles that will be on display in North Boulevard Town Square. Live drawing on WAFB-TV Channel 9 at 5:00 pm on Thursday, May 15, 2014.

Thursday, May 1st, 12PM
North Boulevard Town Square

Kentucky Derby Celebration
The newly formed Downtown Baton Rouge Civic Association, representing the Central Business District residents, will be hosting a Kentucky Derby watch party this Saturday at Boudreaux and Thibodeaux's! Live music and Mint Juleps await!

Saturday May 3rd, 4PM
214 Third Street

Zumba on the Lawn at Town Square
Ready to Zumba? The FREE outdoor class is offered to both members and non-members of the YMCA. All classes will be held at the Town Lawn in North Boulevard Town Square on Tuesday & Thursday evenings.

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5PM
North Boulevard Town Square

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, May 4th

First Saturday at the Market
First Saturday at the Market means local food, art and fun. Pick up spring veggies including yellow squash, zucchini, fava beans, snap beans and new potatoes. The Fresh form the Market cooking demonstration will feature writer and radio personality Jay Ducote using local produce to prepare a tasty spring dish. Bring the kids to enjoy face painting provided by Red Stick Farmers Market and music throughout the morning. The Arts Market also returns with over 60 artists from the Gulf region.

Every Saturday from 8AM-12PM
Corner of 5th Street & Main Streets

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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