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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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Mothers on the Beacon
Send us a photo of your "Star-Mom". We will happily display it on Sunday, May 11th (Mother's Day) during Sunday in the Park on the North Boulevard Town Square Beacon! Please send your photos by Friday, May 9th at 12 Noon. Be sure to stop by our downtown gift shops and make reservations at one of our many restaurants. Your Mother will approve!
Downtown Restaurants

Sunday, May 11th, 6PM
North Boulevard Town Square

Ruffino's Catering at De La Ronde Hall
Ruffino's is proud to announce the Ruffino's experience for special events and catering is now in the historic De La Ronde Hall located in Downtown Baton Rouge. Ruffino's invites you to celebrate with them at their grand opening!

Wednesday, May 7th, 5:30PM - 8:30PM
320 3rd Street Suite 201

Perkins Road 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 9th, 5PM
North Boulevard Town Square

Rebirth Brass Band at Belle
Come down to the Belle of Baton Rouge on May 9th to experience the New Orleans based musical talent of the Grammy-award winning band Rebirth Brass Band!

Friday, May 9th, 8PM

103 France Street

Disney on Ice at River Center
It's one colossal party on ice, with all your favorite Disney friends! Come join the party when Disney On Ice presents Let's Celebrate! at the River Center!

May 8th - 11th
275 South River Road

BR Greek Festival at Belle of BR
The Baton Rouge Greek Festival is an annual event held the Saturday on Mother's Day weekend. The 2014 event will be held on Saturday, May 10 inside the Belle Atrium. The festival includes traditional live Greek music and authentic Greek dancing, belly dancing, and Mediterranean cuisine, and beverages for sale.

Saturday, May 10th, 11AM
103 France Street

LATAN 5k & 1 Mile Toga Run
Run on the levee in Downtown Baton Rouge. Line up at the USS Kidd. Your $25 registration fee includes a T-shirt and 1 food voucher for the Baton Rouge Greek Festival.

Saturday, May 10th, 8AM
Downtown Baton Rouge Levee

Sunday in the Park at Town Square
Come out this Sunday to North Boulevard Town Square from 2-5 PM and enjoy FREE live music! This week, Sunday in the Park presents the Zydeco band Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble!

Sunday, May 11th, 2PM
North Boulevard Town Square

Mother's Day Gift Shop
Looking for that special gift for mother's day? Visit the downtown museum stores and receive 25% off one item and a chance to win a basket with gifts from all downtown museums.

May 9th & 10th
LSU Museum of Art
Louisiana's Old State Capitol
Capitol Park Museum
U.S.S. Kidd
Shop at the Top (27th Floor State Capitol)

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

Relay For Life at Town Square
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is the world's biggest fight to end cancer. The life-changing event that helps communities in Baton Rouge and across the globe celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. This event is held in Town Square, complete with food, music, and fun!

Saturday, May 10th, 5PM
North Boulevard Town Square

Red Stick Farmers Market
Shop for fresh spring produce this Saturday and pick up Louisiana strawberries, fresh onions, summer squash, leafy greens and new potatoes. The 10 am Fresh from the Market cooking demonstration will feature a dish inspired by local ingredients by Lucie Monk, local writer and assistant editor of Country Roads Magazine. Kevin Johnson will also be entertaining customers throughout the morning his smooth guitar tunes.

Saturday, May 10th, 8AM - 12Noon
Corner of 5th Street & Main Street

March for Babies at A Z Young Park
Come out for a fun day with people who share a passion for improving the health of babies. There will be family teams, company teams and people walking with friends - it's a great feeling knowing we're all helping real families. Join the event and walk to raise money for babies right here in our community!

Saturday, May 10th, 9:15AM
AZ Young Park

Kids Lab at LASM
Explore the dynamic world of chemistry in these hands-on Kids' Lab workshops designed exclusively for children ages 6-12 and their parents or caregivers. This exciting program is sponsored by BASF and offered at LASM on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays and Sundays of each month!

Saturday, May 10th, 10:15AM/12PM/2PM
Sunday, May 11th, 1:30PM/3PM
100 River Road South

Opening Reception at Glassell Gallery
Come down to the Glassell Gallery on May 8th for the Opening Reception of Andrea Barbier & James Osborne's MFA Thesis Exhibition.

Thursday, May 8th, 6PM
100 Lafayette Street

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

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