Fall, football and free stuff
Fall is in the air, although it may not feel like it. With this lovely change in season come two things: football and traffic. Every college town around the country sees its highways swell with the cars of new and returning students after a nearly ghost town existence during the summer.
If you’re not familiar with Baton Rouge, this weekend is a good time to get acquainted. Here’s why.
The first football game.
Nothing makes lasting bonds like cheering on the Tigers in their first fall season game. Die hard fans have had a “countdown to football” since last year. Whether you choose a house party or sports bar, try to take an hour out of your weekend to bleed a little purple and gold (not literally of course). Consider it a warm-up for the first home football game on Sept. 18.
First Sundays Free.
Believe it or not, there is more to Baton Rouge than LSU. Several downtown exhibits and museums offer free admission on the first Sunday of every month: the LSU Museum of Art, the Louisiana Art and Science Museum, the Old State Capitol (it’s that thing that looks like a castle), the USS Kidd, and the Louisiana State Museum. A little art and history give Baton Rouge a whole new dimension.
So welcome and welcome back. Hope you plan to enjoy this city as much as I do.
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