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You will find many entertaining activities in the Baton Rouge Area.
These are but a few to whet your appetite.
We talk a lot about food in Louisiana, but FOOD
is on a whole other page.
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Red Stick Farmer's Market
Locally grown fruit and vegetables, dairy products, baked goods and more.
Cooking demonstrations and live performances.
Every Saturday 8 AM - Noon
501 Main Street
Here are some links to more Mardi Gras parades
in Baton Rouge.
THE Almost "Live" Cam is there!
For Almost Live Cam Coverage of the 2008 Pennington Biomedical Research Center Balloon Championships click
- Monkey BR
- Saturday Night Ballroom
SNB is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation, promotion and enjoyment of ballroom dancing also known as dancesport. Dance events are cultural, educational and open to the public. For more information, E-mail Debra at email@example.com or call Sandy at (225) 665-5442.
Baton Rouge Concert Band
The Baton Rouge Concert Band was formed by Vernon Taranto, Sr., who was its lead conductor from its inception in 1976 until 2002. This band is a 'volunteer' community band that plays several free concerts each year. They are paid only by their love of music and welcome any support (both applause and financial) that you can give. Check out the Concerts page to find out when and where they'll be playing next and come check them out.
P.O.Box 80482,B.R. 70898. Voice Mail: 225.929.8822.
- Baton Rouge Ballet Theater
An honor company in the Southwestern Regional Ballet Association, bringing professional level dance performances to Baton Rouge and surrounding areas. 225-776-8379.
Baton Rouge Jazz Ensemble
A non-profit 17 piece group that exposes the local Baton Rouge Community
to the sound of Big Band Jazz.
Baton Rouge Blues Society...... If you don't dig the blues...... you've got a hole in your soul!
The Baton Rouge Blues Society is a non-profit organization that supports the Blues in Baton Rouge
and the surrounding areas. We are dedicated to cultivating appreciation and respect for the blues
and encouraging local Blues Musicians.
Bayou Haystackers Paddle Club. A South Louisiana canoe and paddle club
with lots of trip infomation and now pictures of canoeing trips in South
Why should I go on a tube floating trip with Tiki Tubing? Because you'll have the time of your life.
They are easy to get to and have plenty of parking. The beach is nice and clean and they have state of the art PVC vinyl
tubes with handles and even have ones with bottoms if you want. The water is not too deep in most places and
travels at a very nice leisurely comfortable relaxing pace. You can bring your own refreshments and have a
family picnic right on the water. It's a great family activity that's very relaxing and easily enjoyed by the
young and old alike. Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 8:30AM till dark Last put in at 3PM
33203 Hwy 1019 Denham Springs Louisiana 70706 Telephone: (225)223-1156
The Baton Rouge Astronomical Society.
Features news and information on club activities, downloadable membership
application forms, astrophotos taken by our members, monthly observing
information (including movies), a schedule of free public observing sessions
at the Observatory, and well over 1000 links to other astronomy and space
related web sites.
The BREC, LSU, BRAS Highland Road Park
Observatory Includes news and information on Observatory programs and
discoveries, pictures taken by the telescope's CCD camera, an overview
of the Observatory's equipment, a visual record of construction, and more.
The Baton Rouge Gilbert and Sullivan Society
A non-profit arts organization dedicated to the performance and
preservation of the works of W.S. Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan. The
Society is one of fourteen arts organizations in the Baton Rouge Area which
receives funds from the Community Fund for the Arts Campaign.
Ramblin Oldies of Denham Springs. Check out the BEST and Coolest Rods
Louisiana Metal Smiths Association
The Louisiana Metal Smiths Association holds frequent demonstrations
of the ancient art of metal smithing in and around the Greater Baton Rouge
Area. This page is also a work in progress so check often.
- College Sports
LSU Tiger Band Saturday
Times Picayune 2007 BCS Tribute
GooooooooooooooooooooooL S Uooooooooooooooo L S U Tigers Sports Netoooooooooo TigerU.com - Online Community for LSU LSU CreameryBest Ice Cream out side of the Penn State Creamery
Gooooooooooooooooooooooo Southern Jaguars...............
- LSU Theatre
LSU's Theater Department offers a diverse schedule of performances each semester.Renovations on the Music and Dramatic Arts Building are scheduled for completion in 2008. 225-578-4174
On October 2005, The Chamber of Greater Baton Rouge hosted the first Red Stick Dragon Boat Regatta at Baton Rouge Beach.The sport of dragon boating is over 2000 years old with its origins steeped in tradition. The pageantry, the colors, the mechanics of dragon boating are educational and present a view into the past.
This year November 4, 2006
Corporate Challenge: Saturday, November 4, 2006 Student Races:Sunday, November 5, 2006
Pennington Biomedical Research Center 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Take a peek at 2006Then plan to be there in 2007!
Baton Rouge Recreation and Parks activities pages.
- Baton Rouge Zoo
The #1 year-round family attraction in Baton Rouge. Over 1,400 animals await you in the beautifully landscaped
Zoo. See alligators, elephants, giraffes,flamingos and white tiger. Plus: L'aquarium de Louisiane, colorful Parrot
Paradise, KidsZoo, ride on the Cypress Bayou Railroad or White Tiger Tram, Safari Post gift shop and Flamingo Cafe
Description: Zoological park with more than 1,000 animals on exhibit. Sidewalk tram and train rides available
3601 Thomas Road
Calander of Events, mostly musical and frequently alternative.
Of Moving Colors
Of Moving Colors Productions incorporates dance, visual arts, literature, and music into performances for
the public that educate and stimulate. Our performances reflect a wide range of artistic
mediums and cultural backgrounds. Our audience has the rich experience of seeing a singular theme
expressed simultaneously through different forms. Our events provide artists a forum to perform. We
awaken school children to their creativity. We challenge adults to expand their world-view.
We fuse Baton Rouge. Contact us
Playmakers of Baton Rouge
Playmakers of Baton Rouge, Inc. is Louisiana's only professional theatre dedicated to bringing quality live theatrical productions to young audiences across the state. Founded in 1982, Playmakers is proud to continue providing excellent educational and entertaining opportunities to thousands of children and adults, through the annual Summer Neighborhood Tour, Spring Elementary School Tour, Drama Classes, Season Productions, Summer Stock Workshops and the Wally Wise Guy educational mini tour.
If you need information on scheduling a tour for your school, library or community group or would like information on upcoming productions or tickets please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Contact them at P.O.Box 4286, Baton Rouge, LA 70821
Baton Rouge Symphony
This symphony has been presenting Young People's Concerts and their
Masterworks Series to Baton Rouge audiences for over 40 years.
Symphony Offices are located at Suite A , 2354 S.Acadian Thruway
The Manship TheatreThe Manship Theatre offers a unique experience for its theatre audience: 325 front row seats. The theatre, modeled after the style of classic European opera houses, is one of the most beautifully intimate theatres in the United States. With the 11th row as the Manship Theatre's rear seating, the audience member can see eye to eye with the performers onstage, and have a once in a lifetime experience.
100 Lafayette Street
Baton Rouge Gallery
A non-profit art gallery that supports contemporary artists. The gallery
features many local artists and from Southern and Louisiana State University
at some 12 to 15 exhibits each year.
Located in the City Pavillion, 1442 City Park Avenue.
Baton Rouge Little Theater
The BRLT The areas largest and most
successful community theater. In addition to its series of five shows and
a summer musical the Company offers classes,workshops and special performances
Located at 7155 Florida Boulevard.
- Upstage Theater Company
Founded as a venue to provide black people and other performing artist fo the Baton Rouge Community a unique opportunity to crate and celebrate their artistic expressions. 225-924-3774.
The Baton Rouge Opera
Presents three productions each season, featuring national and local
artists. Check here for links to Texaco Metropolitan
Opera Scheduleexclusive on KBRH 1260 AM
Contact them at P.O.Box 14058, Baton Rouge, LA. 70898.
is Baton Rouge's only professional chamber orchestra. Playing a variety
of music from Baroque to Classical, Romantic and Twentieth Century.
Contact them at P.O.Box 20730, Baton Rouge ,LA 70894
- Opéra Louisiane has been formed to bring professional opera to the Baton Rouge Community. Our primary goal is to expand and enrich the cultural life of our community . . .
. . . by offering opera performances of the highest musical quality using streamlined production techniques while showing respect for the composer and for the resources of those who support the company.
. . . by providing performance opportunities and training to Louisiana connected musical artists, designers, and stage technicians.
. . . by initiating collaborations with existing cultural organizations thereby strengthening all the Arts in the community.
. . . by celebrating and publicizing the offerings of other musical organizations in the community.
. . . by serving as a model of operational efficiency and financial responsibilty.
Robert Grayson, General Director
Opéra Louisiane, Phone 225 205 8310 E-mail: email@example.com
7707 Waco Avenue, Suite C, Baton Rouge, LA 70806
LSU Rural Life Museum & Windrush Gardens
Barn, Plantation and Architecture sections depict Louisiana's rural
heritage of the 18th and 19th centuries. Victorian-style, 25-acre Windrush
Gardens features classical statuary throughout.
Contact them at (225) 765-2437.- 4600 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge, LA 70809
French Creole architecture, c. 1791, authentically restored to elegant
simplicity of colonial Louisiana. 16-acre site with Visitors Center, gift
shop, costumed guides, seasonal open-hearth cooking demonstrations.
Contact them at (225) 343-4955. 2161 Nicholson Dr., Baton Rouge, LA
Cohn Memorial Arboretum
Just off Comite Drive a tract of rolling terrain covered by more than
250 varieties of native and adaptable trees and shrubs, each labeled for
12206 Foster Road
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 am to 5 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 8 am to
Swine Palace Productions is a non-profit, professional Equity theatre
company producing in association with the Department of Theatre at Louisiana
State University. Founded in 1992, its core of artists rank as some of
the best new talent in the nation, yet the ensemble has a distinctly homegrown
flavor with many of their actors and designers having been born or educated
Through ecotourism and nature-based education, Bluebonnet Swamp and Nature Center provides opportunities for discovery and positive outdoor experiences, which foster an awareness and appreciation of natural resources. BSNC promotes the conservation of natural areas, ecological research and hands-on community involvement to cultivate environmental stewardship.
LSU Hilltop Arboretum
The rolling terrain of the 12 acre site is landscaped with a variety
of interesting and unique native trees and plants, all labeled for identification.
It provides a place where people may interact with the landscape to gain understanding of natural processes and appreciation of Louisiana's native flora. Through participation in education, research, preservation, restoration, and recreation, their interests in such landscapes may be carried beyond the boundaries of Hilltop to the larger community.
Hours: Check here for currentSchedule
Open March, April, May, October and November, every Tuesday
from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., for guided tours daily.
11855 Highland Road 225-769-2363.
Baton Rouge Model Railroad Club
We operate Model Railroad HO Scale trains in Baton Rouge, LA right off of perkins road.
Our club is a stand alone building with a very large layout!
Model HO Scale throughout the club featuring DCC operation. DCC!
We are one of the few clubs that is in transistion from DC to DCC!
We have standardized on Digitrax DCC. Changing the old Block mode of operation to DCC.
All Aboard, as we now can operate multiple trains on a single layout without blocking!!!
FestForAll – a festival for all – has a distinguished 30-year history garnering a reputation as one of Louisiana’s premier arts events attended by thousands. In 2003 after a brief hiatus and in response to public demand, this most popular Baton Rouge festival returned under the direction of the original presenter, the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge. FestForAll takes place the first weekend in May and features live music (from blues to classical), performing arts, crafts demonstrations, a variety of Louisiana cuisines, the Children’s Village, and of course an exceptional representation of fine arts and crafts, which make this arts festival one of the region’s finest.
- Baton Rouge Earth Day
- Baton Rouge Arts Market
The First Saturday of each month, artisans flock to show off their skills at the open air Baton Rouge Arts Market.You can expect to find pottery, glass, jewelry, hand-bound books, furniture, carved wooden utensils, birdhouses and feeders, photography, beadwork,metal sculpture, hand-made soaps,mosaics, wind chimes, rocking chairs and lots more. Artist demonstrations as well.
Corner of 5th and Main streets.
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- Lamar-Dixon Expo Center
Multipurpose event facility: horse shows, dog shows, monster truck shows, car shows,concerts, merchandise shows,RV rallies,christmas parties and company picnics.
Images of The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden Opened by the New Orleans Museum of Art in November 2003 this five acre garden adjacent to the museum in City Park
was designed to display a permanent collection of sculptures by twentieth and twenty-first century European, American, Latin American,Israeli and Japanese artsts. The sculptures are installed in a beautiful site amongst meandering footpaths and pedestrian bridges, reflecting
lagoons, Spanish moss laden live oak trees, mature pines and magnolias and camellias. The beloved Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden has reopened to the eager citizens of New Orleans. The public is once again able to relax and walk along the meandering footpaths in the Garden, which is home to fifty-three sculptures. Well worth a drive on a lazy afternoon.
Wednesdays through Sundays from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
- Cinemark: Perkins Rowe
10000 Perkins Rowe, Suite 125
Located at Perkins Rowe Shopping Center
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
- Citi Place 11
2610 Citiplace Dr.
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
- Grand Cinema 8
15365 George O'Neal Rd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70817
- Rave Motion Pictures Baton Rouge 15
16040 Hatteras Ave.
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
Broadmore Cinema 4
9810 Florida Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70815
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And if you are totally bored with Baton Rouge........
- New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Zephyrs
New Orleans Hornets
- Broadway Ticket Broker
A New York entertainment site with great resources for events and venues including Broadway ticket broker links.
New York City Hotels Great deals for top hotels in New York City.
Baton Rouge at its Best in 1999 !
Baton Rouge Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
P.O. Box 4149
Baton Rouge, LA 70821 Baton Rouge
Louisiana's Capitol City.
The perfect place to begin your adventure of plantation homes,
Southern hospitality and Creole cuisine at its best!
Call (504) 383-1825 or (800) LA-ROUGE.for more infomation.
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