With the month of August comes a new school year, the official countdown to football season, and plenty of activities throughout the Capital City to keep you busy. Whether you’re looking to learn something new, enjoy live music, or shop for seasonal produce and local art, there’s something for everyone, and we’ve handpicked the highlights for you to look forward to this month in Baton Rouge.
Friday Nights @ The Oasis
The Market @ The Oasis will be hosting Friday Nights @ The Oasis from 5 – 9 p.m. on Aug. 5. This event will feature live music by Island Fever Band, arts & crafts and food vendors. This event is sure to be a fun time and will be a great opportunity to meet local artists and makers.
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 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
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.
Mid City Micro-Con
The 5th Annual Mid City Micro-Con will take place on Saturday, Aug. 6 – Sunday, Aug. 7, at the Main Library at Goodwood. The Mid City Micro-Con is an annual event organized by the East Baton Rouge Parish Library which celebrates diverse and inclusive comics, creators, and fans.
Circus Louisiana House of Fae
Presented at 2 p.m., on Aug. 6, at the Manship Theatre at the Shaw Center for the Arts, House of Fae is a theatrical Circus Experience detailing upheaval within the Fae royal houses. Fae families feud and display fantastic circus performances and disciplines. This is a family-friendly show.
Cooking Classes with Louisiana Culinary Institute
Whether you’re a kitchen novice or a seasoned chef, you can’t go wrong with a cooking class! Louisiana Culinary Institute will be hosting six leisure cooking classes this month, giving you the opportunity to learn how to make everything from puff pastries to dishes from the French Riviera.
Blitz Pastry vs. Puff Pastry
What’s the Secret Ingredient? Craft Beer!
Amazing British Baking Class
Summer on the French Riviera
Goodbye to Summer Cooking Class
Movies & Music on the Lawn
Baton Rouge Gallery's popular summer film series, Movies & Music on the Lawn, presented by Cox, pairs iconic silent films with the best local, contemporary bands in our area for truly unique nights under the stars. Bands perform a never-before-heard score, live, while the film is projected on a huge inflatable outdoor screen on the lawn. BRG invites you to enjoy a special evening of sounds and stories (and bottomless popcorn) on the beautiful lawn located behind BRG inside BREC’s City Park this summer! Kids Night, hosted on Aug. 20, will feature Shawn the Sheep with music by BR Music Studios, and the Aug. 27 event will feature Sherlock Jr. with music by The Michael Foster Project.
Maysara Winery Wine Pairing Dinner
18 STEAK at L'Auberge Hotel & Casino is pleased to present a wine pairing dinner featuring Maysara Winery on Aug. 24. Tickets are $95 each and will include happy hour and a four-course dinner.
2022 Fete Rouge Tasting and Competition
Calling all foodies! Baton Rouge Epicurean Society will be hosting Fete Rouge on Aug. 26 at L’Auberge Hotel & Casino. Featuring food by 25-30 local chefs, restaurants and caterers, you can enjoy gourmet tastings with a selection of 175-200 wines to pair with. Purchase your tickets soon, as this event is sure to sell out!
Live Music & Comedy Shows
- Delete Comedy presents Open Mic Night at The Station
- Uncle Chess at La Divina
- OMG! Fridays at La Divina
- Plaza Poolside Party
- Joe Nichols with Trey Gallman at the Texas Club
- Jessie James Decker at the Texas Club
- L'Auberge Casino & Hotel presents The Chee-Weez
- Second Sunday at Three Roll Estate
- Ben Bell at La Divina
- BeauSoleil Avec Michael Doucet Farewell Tour at Manship Theatre
- L'Auberge Casino & Hotel presents Deon Cole
- Wayne Toups at the Texas Club
- Eric Schmitt at La Divina
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.
Steak Night at Spoke & Hub
Taco Tuesday with Geaux Ride
Record Party at The Brakes Bar
Tacos ‘n’ Trivia Thursdays at Three Roll Estate
Red Stick Food Truck Round Up
Bottomless Brunch at The Gregory
Food and Patio Tunes at Three Roll Estate
Brunch at Red Stick Social
Bottomless Brunch at The Gregory