As the air starts to cool off, the city of Baton Rouge comes alive with activities, events and things to do. Outdoor festivals fill the parks and family-friendly events make for great quality time spent together. It’s the perfect opportunity to make your way through attractions with ease and without the heat, cheer on your favorite teams or explore one of our many hiking trails that wind through the unique, indigenous foliage and wildlife. Fall ramps up with Fifolet Halloween Festival’s activities and events, and as home to The 13th Gate, one of the best haunted houses in the country, Baton Rouge is a go-to for Halloween celebrations.
Widely regarded as one of the top haunted houses in the Country, The 13th Gate is the Ultimate Haunted House. Journey through 13 nightmarish realms where your worst fears come true, and anything can happen. From exploring an old, abandoned asylum, to being lost in dark underground tunnels or even finding yourself standing on a rickety bridge overlooking hundreds of live snakes, this 40,000-square-foot haunted house is definitely not recommended for the faint of heart.
Tickets are on sale now, and the 13th Gate will be open Thursdays through Sundays leading up to Halloween, as well as Halloween on Monday, Oct. 31.
For the first time ever, Burden Museum & Gardens presents the Harvest Days X Corn Maze Kickoff Weekend! Harvest Days at the LSU Rural Life Museum offers living history demonstrations of activities that took place on Louisiana farms during harvest time in the 1800s. Artisans will demonstrate skills related to harvesting, hunting, fieldwork and other 19th-century duties. Guest activities include open-hearth cooking, soap making and wagon rides. Join us to blast into the past at Harvest Days and usher in the fall fun at Corn Maze!
Corn Maze is full of fall family fun for everyone! Conquer hay mountain, traverse the maze, snap a pic in the pumpkin patch and hop a hayride. Other activities include Bayou Goula's Petting Farm, gargantuan games, the spook-tacular playground and so much more!
Corn Maze will be held Oct. 8, 14, 22 and 29, with morning, midday and afternoon sessions.
Stock up on fresh and healthy produce with the Red Stick Farmers Market, held multiple times a week. On the first Saturday of the month, shoppers can also find art vendors set up at the Baton Rouge Arts Market, located downtown.
Markets in Baton Rouge this Month:
3:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Main Library at Goodwood
7711 Goodwood Boulevard
8 p.m.-12 p.m.
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
6400 Perkins Road
8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Main Street Market
5th and Main Streets
The Market @ The Oasis
9 a.m.-2 p.m.
13827 Coursey Boulevard
Every first Sunday of the month, Baton Rouge museums team up for free admission from 1 – 5 p.m. Swing by the LSU Museum of Art, Louisiana Art & Science Museum, Louisiana’s Old State Capitol, Capitol Park Museum or Magnolia Mound for a cost-effective way to #ExploreBatonRouge.
FOR THE KIDS
Tour the exciting artworks in the museum and create a piece of scream art! Designed for kids five and under accompanied by a caregiver; members, free; nonmembers, $5 per child, caregivers free.
Held on Saturday, Oct. 22, Sunday, Oct. 23, Saturday, Oct. 29 and Sunday, Oct. 30, Baton Rouge Zoo invites participants to Boo at the Zoo, where they can wear their best costumes and enjoy fun and festive activities while exploring the Baton Rouge Zoo!
Baton Rouge Zoo Foundation is hosting its 8th annual Brew at the Zoo on Friday, October 7th! As summer temperatures wane and the leaves begin to change colors, guests (21 and older only) are invited to the Zoo for an evening of food tasting, beer tasting, live music and more. Come and sample dozens of craft beers and munch on pub favorites, or show off your “safari chic” style while listening to the sound of live music.
The Louisiana Restaurant Association Greater Baton Rouge Chapter is partnering with Anheuser Busch to bring Oktoberfest to Baton Rouge! The event is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 13 at Pointe Marie and features beer tastings, food from local restaurants, live music by Chris LeBlanc, a costume contest and more! Proceeds will benefit the Louisiana Restaurant Association Education Foundation.
A part of the World Ballet Series, the Swan Lake will be performed live by a multinational cast of 50 professional ballet dancers gathered to bring the most famous love story to life. See the iconic Dance of the Little Swans, count the 32 fouettés performed by the Odile and immerse yourself in magical Tchaikovsky's music. The production will feature richly detailed, hand-painted sets as well as over 150 radiant costumes that bring fresh representation to this timeless classic.
L’Auberge Casino & Hotel’s Annual Halloween costume party is back, with music provided by The Molly Ringwalds! Ghouls’ Night Out will feature live entertainment, drink specials and a costume contest where winners will receive a share of $5,000 in cash and prizes. It’ll be a fright to miss out on this event!
The Louisiana Book Festival is presented annually in Baton Rouge using the State Library of Louisiana, the State Capitol Building, the Capitol Park Museum and tents on neighboring streets to present a variety of book-related activities and programs for children and adults. The daylong celebration of writers and books is designed to appeal to everyone, from the reluctant or novice reader, to parents, children and book-lovers in general. The festival fosters the aims of writers and organizations whose missions are driven by books and reading by creating opportunities for public and personal communication.
10/31 Consortium beckons you to Baton Rouge for a Halloween festival like no other. Find your Halloween treasure this fall in Baton Rouge with this multi-day Halloween festival featuring events for the whole family!
Fifolet Pub Crawl – Oct. 27, 2022 at 8 p.m.
Fifolet Costume Ball – Oct. 28, 2022 at 8 p.m.
Fifolet 5K – Oct. 29, 2022 at 8 a.m.
Fifolet Market – Oct. 29, 2022 at 10 a.m.
Fifolet Halloween Parade – Oct. 29, 2022 at 4 p.m.
Boo with the Krewe Festival is a free Halloween family festival with carnival-themed activities and entertainment. The purpose of us hosting this event is to offer an exciting way for families in the community to come and enjoy a family-friendly event on Saturday, Oct. 29. The event will be located in the "V" section between Scotland Avenue and Scenic Highway. All types of vendors are welcome, and the entire community is invited to come out.
LIVE MUSIC & COMEDY SHOWS
Grab those lawn chairs and dancin' shoes because Rock N Rowe is back! Held on Thursdays from 6 p.m.-9 p.m., rain or shine, Rock N Rowe events are free and open to the public.
Oct. 6 - After 8
Oct. 13 - Chase Tyler Band
Oct. 20 - Press 1 for English
Oct. 27 - The Remnants
Get ready to clock out to rock out on Friday afternoons with this free concert series held in downtown Baton Rouge!
More Live Music & Comedy Shows in Baton Rouge:
Open Mic Night at The Station
Shut Up & Sing Karaoke at Chelsea’s Live
The Beach Boys at River Center Performing Arts Theatre
Dave Comeaux at La Divina
Joel Cooper at The 13th Gate
Family Friday at Tin Roof Brewing Co.
L’Auberge Casino & Hotel presents Chris Cagle
OMG! Live Music at La Divina
Plaza Poolside Party
Dirty Blonde at The 13th Gate
Second Sunday at Oxbow Rum Distillery
Jemini Venture at La Divina
The Helldorados at The 13th Gate
L’Auberge Casino & Hotel present Killer Queen: A Tribute to Queen
Aaron Lewis at River Center Performing Arts Theatre
Reece Sullivan at La Divina
Joshua Magee & the Souls at The 13th Gate
Cody Jinks at Raising Cane’s River Center
Ladies Night Out at Raising Cane’s River Center
Constantinides New Music Ensemble at LSU Museum of Art
Lynn Anselmo at La Divina
Werewolf at The 13th Gate
38 Special at River Center Performing Arts Theatre
Ragin’ Cajun John Morning at Texas Club
Chase Tyler Band at The 13th Gate
Jon Langston at Texas Club
L’Auberge Casino & Hotel presents The Molly Ringwalds
Puscifer: Existential Reckoning Tour at River Center Performing Arts Theatre
Disney Princess the Concert at River Center Performing Arts Theatre
FOR THE FOODIES – WEEKLY EVENTS
We sure do love to eat in Baton Rouge, and our restaurants do a great job at keeping our bellies full! With weekly specialty nights throughout the Capital City, you’re sure to find everything from tacos to steak, sometimes even paired with a trivia night or two.