Good Times are Waiting for Football Fans in Baton Rouge
This weekend promises to be a great time for visitors and locals alike in the Red Stick …we’ll enjoy perfect weather, great football- and who could forget about the amazing tailgating experience! I also thought I’d share a few things to do in Baton Rouge this weekend while you are not at the game or tailgating.
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United Way Jambalaya Jam: Coming in early? Experience a great time downtown with a jambalaya cook-off, live music and cold drinks in a festival atmosphere on Thursday evening. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit the Capital Area United Way.
Live After Five: Kick off your tailgating at Live After Five, Baton Rouge’s premier live music event downtown on Friday evenings. This week, you’ll enjoy music performed by Flow Tribe, a party mix band! Grab a drink, and dance the night away.
LSU’s Tigerama: Love music, but prefer to stick close to campus for your entertainment? Head over to the Pete Maravich Assembly Center to see LSU’s Golden Band from Tigerland in a whole new light! Tickets are still available online!
Duran Duran at the Baton Rouge River Center: On Friday, the band that defined the MTV generation will take center stage! Don’t miss the four original members of Duran Duran — John Taylor, Roger Taylor, Nick Rhodes & Simon Le Bon !
Farmer’s Market: If you’re looking for fresh local food, you’ll love the Farmers Market on Fifth and Main Street from 8am til noon this Saturday. Activities and events include music, art, chef demonstrations, gardening events, live radio and TV shows, along with nutritional and agricultural education programs.
The 13th Gate: Check out one of America’s top rated haunted attractions! The 13th Gate invites fear lovers to experience the haunting of their lives with over 100 professional actors, 12 special effects makeup and airbrush artists and many costume specialists working together to bring the terrifying show to life each night. The 13th Gate is open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Also, be sure to check out Neocropolis 13! To celebrate a decade of Fright at The13th Gate, Midnight Productions recently unveiled its latest haunted creation: a 40,000 Sq. Ft., zombie-infested New Orleans-Style Crypts located next to The 13th Gate!
Corn Maze at Burden Center: Bring your family to enjoy the Corn Maze on Saturday from 4 p.m.-7p.m. You’ll be exposed to the wonders of rural life right in the middle of our city! For more information call 225-763-3990.
Trolley Rouge: Hop on this seasonal trolley route that will highlight cultural, dining and shopping venues in Baton Rouge. Trolley Rouge is a great way for visitors as well as locals to benefit from the panache of Baton Rouge. In addition to the downtown area, Trolley Rouge will offer patrons the chance to enjoy the shopping and food experience at Towne Center and Perkins Rowe. Passengers may board and alight from any of these three locations, and multiple stops are encouraged to fully appreciate the sites. Additionally, people may board and alight at two hotels on Constitution and Corporate Boulevard. Click here for Trolley Rouge details. Passes will be sold at the Hilton Hotel Capital Center, Hotel Indigo, other area hotels and at CATS headquarters. The cost for route is $4.00, which is the cost of a regular day pass.
Sunday in the Park: After a jam-packed weekend, sit back and enjoy live music from Mike Zito with his bluesy Americana style. Each Sunday, a different performer puts on a free concert under the shady oaks beside downtown’s Shaw Center for the Arts on Lafayette Street. Pack a picnic lunch and an ice chest, or dine at one of the participating restaurants. Grab lunch at Capital City Grill for one last taste of Louisiana cuisine before heading back home!
For a comprehensive list of weekend events, click here. Have a great gameday weekend in Baton Rouge! If you know about other events that would be fun for our Florida visitors, please leave them in the comments below!
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