Spring is in the air here in Baton Rouge, and there are plenty of ways to celebrate this month in Baton Rouge! Kick off the month by sampling brews from all over at Zapp’s International Beer Fest. Hit Perkins Rowe for Crawfête, where restaurants throughout Baton Rouge will battle it out for the title of best crawfish. Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day the Baton Rouge way at the annual Wearin’ of the Green parade as it makes its way through Hundred Oaks and the Perkins Overpass area – whatever you choose, there are plenty of events and activities to fill your calendar all month long!
WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH
Women are making history year-round in Baton Rouge, but Women’s History Month gives us yet another chance to share all their accolades and accomplishments with the world. Show your support by supporting a woman-owned business in Baton Rouge.
Louisiana’s largest fishing and hunting show will be held at the Raising Cane’s River Center March 1 – 3, 2024! This show is tailored to the Louisiana sportsman community, with the goal of bringing the latest and greatest products and services the outdoors has to offer.
HOCKEY IN BATON ROUGE
- March 2 – Baton Rouge Zydeco v. Carolina Thunderbirds
- March 29 – Baton Rouge Zydeco v. Mississippi Seawolves
- March 30 – Baton Rouge Zydeco v. Mississippi Seawolves
- March 31 – Baton Rouge Zydeco v. Mississippi Seawolves
RED STICK FARMERS MARKET
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:
8 a.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
Fridays & Saturdays
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
13827 Coursey Boulevard
Arts markets are poppin' up all over Baton Rouge this August! Shop for goods by local makers and artisans, whether you're looking for something for yourself or a gift for a loved one.
Antioch Artisans Market
9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Baton Rouge Arts Market at the Red Stick Farmers Market
8 a.m.-12 p.m.
TEXAS CLUB EVENTS THIS MONTH:
Pennington Family Foundation Greater Performers in Concert Series presents Yo-Yo Ma with the Baton Rouge Symphony. In celebration of the 25th performance of the series, multiple Grammy-award-winning cellist Yo-Yo Ma will perform in Baton Rouge for one night only on March 2.
Zapp’s International Beer Fest is back at the LSU Rural Life Museum on March 2! Taste more than 200 foreign and domestic beers and ales, as well as a large assortment of home brews.
MANSHIP THEATRE EVENTS THIS MONTH:
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, Magnolia Mound or LSU Center for River Studies for a cost-effective way to #ExploreBatonRouge.
Bringing songs and stories from the “Man in Black” to the stage in a way that audiences haven’t experienced before, Johnny Cash – The Official Concert Experience will showcase episodes of the The Johnny Cash TV Show projected on a screen above the stage, with a live band and singers accompanying in perfect sync. See these iconic performances for yourself on March 3 at the River Center Performing Arts Theatre.
Enjoy a day filled with family fun on March 3 at Louisiana’s Old State Capitol’s Easter Egg Roll! This event, inspired by the iconic White House tradition, will feature age-based egg races, decorating activities, games and various arts and crafts.
Bluey’s Big Play will hit the stage at the River Center Performing Arts Theatre on March 5! Join the Heelers in their first live theatre show made just for you, featuring brilliantly created puppets as Bluey is brought to life.
Kick off the month with Baton Rouge Gallery’s First Wednesday Reception! Each first Wednesday of the month, BRG opens its doors to introduce the latest work by local and regional artists, all for free!
Head down to The Tunnel at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center every Thursday evening for Gin Joint Jams Night. Sip on cocktails in this speakeasy-style bar and enjoy tunes from local Louisiana entertainers.
Holi is one of the most revered festivals in India and is celebrated in almost every part of the country, and you can experience it for yourself in Baton Rouge. The Holi Festival of Baton Rouge will be held on March 9 at Repentance Park and will feature a festival of colors, harmony, friendship and love that celebrates the arrival of spring and the victory of good over evil.
L'AUBERGE CASINO EVENTS THIS MONTH:
“Whose Live Anyway” is an improvisational comedy show that brings together a talented ensemble of seasoned comedians, including some of the original cast members of the hit TV show, “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” and you can catch it at the River Center Performing Arts Theatre on March 11.
The greatest show in sports is coming to Alex Box Stadium! From March 14 – 16, the Savannah Bananas will be in Baton Rouge as part of their Banana Ball World Tour, where attendees will be able to see trick plays, dancing and all the fun that is Banana Ball in real life.
Having exploded as one of the fastest-growing comedians through his viral content and remarkable engagement on TikTok, Nate Jackson is making a stop in Baton Rouge on March 15 at the River Center Performing Arts Theatre in Baton Rouge. Get ready for laughs as he embarks on his Super Funny World Tour!
Baton Rouge’s favorite St. Patrick Day tradition is back on March 16! The 39th Annual Wearin’ of the Green St. Patrick’s Day Parade will roll through the beautiful tree-lined Hundred Oaks/Perkins Road areas. With basketball legend Seimone Augustus as the Grand Marshal, join her as she leads the way for numerous marching bands, bagpipers, colorful krewes and more to parade through the city.
Miami’s sassiest seniors have returned for one more hurrah! Catch the Golden Girls: The Laughs Continue live at River Center Performing Arts Theatre on March 16 and relive the hilarity of four ladies who never stopped being your friends.
FOR THE KIDS
Blue Zoo Baton Rouge features several events throughout the week and month, sure to be a fun time for the kiddos! Watch as mermaids and pirates perform, sharks are fed and stingrays play, all at the Blue Zoo.
Held on the first Thursday of each month, join the LSU Museum of Art for fun activities for your little artist! Designed for kids five years old and under, toddlers will get to explore their creative side for only $5 for nonmembers and free for members.
Birding at Burden is back on March 16, where 320 species of birds have been recorded. Grab your birding gear and join us bright and early to catch a glimpse of some of these species on a two-hour guided tour led by different birding specialists through the birding loops at Burden.
Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestral Series continues with Maestra Tania Miller on March 21. The Canadian Conductor has distinguished herself as a dynamic interpreter, musician and innovator, and you can see her lead the BRSO on March 21 at the River Center Performing Arts Theatre.
Saddle up, y'all! Riley Green's 'Ain't My Last Rodeo Tour' is coming to town on March 22 at the Raising Cane's River Center, and it's gonna be one wild ride! Get ready for a night of unforgettable country music with special guests Tracy Lawrence and Ella Langley. Grab your boots and let's make some memories!
Let the Mardi Gras celebration continue! Indulge in mouthwatering barbecue delights while letting the good times roll at The Smokey Pit’s BarB Gras event. From sizzling ribs to tender pulled pork, you can enjoy good food and live music on March 23.
Movies & Music on the Lawn is back at the Baton Rouge Gallery! On March 23, enjoy the sounds of Otto and the sites of “Metropolis” at Movies & Music on the Lawn – a film series that pairs iconic silent films with innovative Louisiana-based musicians for a unique night under the stars.
Don’t miss out on a chance to see some of your favorite artists live at the Raising Cane’s River Center on March 23! The Ladies R&B Kickback Concert will feature artists such as Dru Hill, Ginuwine, H-Town, Bobby V., and more!
Hungry? The Louisiana Red Beans & Rice Heritage and Music Festival will be a day filled with food! Held on March 23 at Galvez Plaza, this event will educate citizens on some of the oldest and most tasteful cuisine in Louisiana, while featuring a cook-off, live entertainment, food and arts and craft vendors.
LSU Rural Life Museum’s annual Easter celebration is back! At An Old Fashioned Easter Celebration on March 24, visitors can enjoy various customs associated with Easter in Louisiana, including Easter Bunny photos, egg dyeing, paquing, races, egg races and more for the whole family to enjoy!
The Annual LifeFest Prayer Revival is a gospel festival that is free to the public. This event, held on March 30, will feature live musical performances by select local and national gospel music recording artists.
It’s that time of the month again! Shop local makers and vendors at Local Pop-Up’s March Market, held on March 30, at the Electric Depot.
Atlanta singer-songwriter, Teddy Swims, is stopping in Baton Rouge as part of his I’ve Tried Everything But Therapy Tour! Hear the “Lose Control” singer perform his debut album on March 31 at River Center Performing Arts Theatre.
LIVE MUSIC & COMEDY SHOWS
Adam Doleac at Texas Club
Live Jazz at The Smokey Pit
Live Music Weekend at Crowne Plaza Executive Center
Original Music Group at La Divina Italian Café
Muscadine Bloodline at Texas Club
Pennington Family Foundation Great Performers in Concert: Yo-Yo Ma
Smokey’s Jam Session Saturdays at The Smokey Pit
International Guitar Night at Manship Theatre
Johnny Cash – The Official Concert Experience at River Center Performing Arts Theatre
Bluey’s Big Play at River Center Performing Arts Theatre
River Center Jazz Masters Series at Manship Theatre
Delete Comedy presents Open Mic Night at The Station
Gin Joint Jams at The Tunnel
Jazz Night featuring Dave Mouton Experience at Sport Zone Pub & Grill
Air Supply at L’Auberge Casino
Whose Live Anyway at River Center Performing Arts Theatre
Lynn Anselmo with Gary Ragan at La Divina Italian Café
Michael W. Smith at River Center Performing Arts Theatre
Nate Jackson: Super Funny World Tour at River Center Performing Arts Theatre
Golden Girls: The Laughs Continue at River Center Performing Arts Theatre
Wayne Toups at Texas Club
Orchestral Series IV: Maestra Tania Miller at River Center Performing Arts Theatre
Zachary Aaron Cox at La Divina Italian Café
Riley Green at Raising Cane’s River Center
BarB Gras at The Smokey Pit
Movies & Music on the Lawn at Baton Rouge Gallery
Jake Owen at L’Auberge Casino
Ladies R&B Kickback at Raising Cane’s River Center
Louisiana Red Beans & Rice Heritage and Music Festival
Robert Bogaert at La Divina Italian Café
Annual LifeFest Revival
Teddy Swims at River Center Performing Arts Theatre