Looking for what to do in Baton Rouge this Memorial Day weekend? Stick around in the red stick, where there’s plenty going on to keep you and your family entertained. Invite your friends and family to come in and spend some time exploring Louisiana’s Capital City as it celebrates its 200th year in 2017.


Summer Fest- Liberty Lagoon

Friday, May 26, 2017

Pack up the swim trunks and SPF, and bring the kids to BREC’s Liberty Lagoon for Summer Fest! This festival features snowballs with the Snow Sisters, sword fighting with pirates, swimming with mermaids, a shell dig, face painting, food and fun. Plus, a new Island Princess will be making an appearance and children can join in on the Luau and limbo and shake their leis. BREC’s Liberty Lagoon features 5 large slides, a lazy river, splash pad, fountains and several large water play areas.  Be the first to try the new Flowrider surf station where you can catch a wave without ever getting in the ocean.


Live After Five featuring Flow Tribe + Shaun Ward Xperience

Friday, May 26, 2017

Friday evenings are best spent downtown at Live After Five. This free seasonal concert series features various artists and the Friday of Memorial Day weekend will be playing host to Flow Tribe + Shaun Ward Xperience.


50th Annual Gonzales Jambalaya Festival

Friday, May 26- Sunday May 28, 2017

Just a short drive from Baton Rouge lies the Jambalaya (Pronounced JUM-BUH, not JAM-BA if you want to blend in) Capital of the World – Gonzales, Louisiana. Every year, The Jambalaya Festival celebrates the city, the culture of the local dish, and of course crowns a champion chef in The World Champion Jambalaya Cooking Contest. The festival is free and one of the largest in the state. It features many activities including live music on three stages throughout the festival, with Marc Broussard headlining Saturday night, a pageant, car show, 5K and 1 Mile Run, and carnival fun.


BASF Kid's Lab: Hold Everything

Sunday, May 28, 2017

If you have a curious child wondering how the world works, fuel their thirst for knowledge with science! The Louisiana Art & Science Museum has partnered with BASF for a fun and educational event where kids can explore some interestingly absorbent materials. They’ll experiment with common household products before discovering an amazing chemical with a noteworthy property. Each child also receives a cool backpack with surprises inside! Register before noon on Thursday, 5/25, for one of the two time slots, 1:30 or 3 p.m.


Memorial Day Ceremony – USS Kidd

Monday, May 29

This Memorial weekend, remember the true meaning as The USS Kidd Veterans Memorial honors all those who served at its annual Memorial Day Ceremony. This remembrance is held in the Louisiana Memorial Plaza at the museum at 10:00 a.m., and attendees are encouraged to dress patriotically to show their support. On this special day they are also offering free admission to the USS KIDD Veterans Museum galleries between 9:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. only.


Make it a Staycation!

There's nothing like taking the time to enjoy your own hometown. Residence Inn Baton Rouge TowneCenter is offering a special 'staycation' rate from now until July 30, 2017! Learn more here.


You don’t need to pack up and head to the beach for a good time, kick off the summer right here in Baton Rouge!