Baton Rouge has three pillars: football, food and music. With football season and live music events in full swing, it’s the perfect time to schedule a visit. If you’re here for Southern's much anticipated homecoming game, extend your stay and check out what else Baton Rouge has to offer. Whether you’re coming to town as an alumni or celebrating as a current student, there’s plenty to do while you’re in Baton Rouge. Here's a few events that will help you stay a while!


13th Gate

Visit the 13th Gate Haunted House

Open from 6:30pm-11:30pm, 7 days a week

Notoriously known as one of the top haunted houses in the country, the 13th Gate is the place to be to celebrate Halloween in appropriate Baton Rouge fashion. It's like a right of passage - one must experience this haunted house at least once whenever they come to the city during Halloween! Journey through 13 nightmarish realms and expect the unexpected around every corner.



Winetober Walk

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at 5:30pm

Wine anyone? Hotel Indigo will be hosting their Halloween version of Wine Walk - Winetober Walk - where you'll be allowed to dress the part to officially celebrate Halloween in true fashion. This wine walk will head to 3-4 venues in town where you'll get two tastings at each place. It only costs $10 to join the walk!


Rock n' Rowe

Thursday, October 20, 2022 from 6pm-9pm 

Here in Baton Rouge, we love a chance to enjoy live music. That's why this week, there's plenty of chances to get to listen to entertainment from local artists...for free. This Thursday, Perkins Rowe will host musical guest Press 1 for English. So, grab your lawn chairs and dancing shoes for a night of fun at the Rowe!


Live After Five

Live After 5

Friday, October 21, 2022 from 5pm-8pm

Another free opportunity of live music that you don't want to miss! Join locals as Grammy-award winning Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band takes the stage downtown at Live After 5 Friday night. The band’s catalogue includes a funky zydeco sound that's guaranteed to make the music move you!


Red Stick Farmer's Market

Red Stick Farmer's Market

Saturday, October 22 from 8am-12pm

Grab fresh fruits and veggies at this weekend's farmer's market in Downtown Baton Rouge. This is a great way to support our local farmers and to see what's in season this October. While you're there, be sure to stop inside Main Street Market for a tasty breakfast sandwich!


Sunday in the Park 2020

Sunday in the Park

Sunday, October 23 from 2pm-5pm

End the weekend with more live music during Sunday in the Park.This series provides an excellent opportunity to celebrate community and enjoy music from across Louisiana in a fun, family-friendly environment. Bring your family and friends and listen to the sounds of That 70's Band this Sunday for free!


Trumpet player in the Southern University Band

Explore Baton Rouge’s Black History Trail

Learn about African Americans' achievements and culture that plays into Baton Rouge's Black History Trail. Walk the same places where some of the most monumental moments happened in history. Eat at restaurants where history was made. Discover our city's mix of culture and heritage on this itinerary that includes food, music, museums and so more.



The homecoming game against Virginia University of Lynchburg kicks off at 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 22 at A.W. Mumford Stadium.  Get ready to rock your Columbia blue attire and bring the house down with the Human Jukebox all day long! Buy tickets here and view Southern's schedule of events!