What better way to celebrate our beautiful planet than with fun-filled activities in the Capital City? Whether you’re looking to become one with nature, get more active or start shopping local, here’s your guide to everything Earth Day and sustainable living in Baton Rouge.


Love the Boot Week
April 17-23

Keep Louisiana Beautiful, along with the support of Governor John Bel Edwards and Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser, is spearheading the largest litter removal effort in Louisiana’s history, to coincide with Earth Day. Individuals, businesses and organizations are encouraged to plan and partake in community cleanups in an effort to create a cleaner, more beautiful Louisiana. Register for the event or sign up to volunteer here.


BREC's Bioblitz 2023
Friday, April 21-Saturday, April 22
Frenchtown Conservation Area

Grab your field guides and boots and join BREC naturalists and local scientists as they explore and document the diversity of life, or “biodiversity”, of Frenchtown Conservation Area. You can participate by attending a scheduled hike, helping to document species with local scientists around the park, meeting local groups and organizations that work to protect the natural spaces of Louisiana, practicing hands-on sampling, participating in live animal encounters, and more!


Earth Day Celebration
Saturday, April 22
Knock Knock Children's Museum

Come to Knock Knock Children's Museum and celebrate Earth Day with the power of play. The theme this year is Homes and Habitats. Visitors will find a plethora of activities throughout the 18 Learning Zones, as well as the reveal of Big Back Yard Springtime Spruce up. Don't let the kiddos miss out on this Earth Day celebration!


Other ways to celebrate Earth Day in Baton Rouge


Outdoor Workouts

Throughout the week, many businesses across Baton Rouge give you the chance to stretch it out in the great outdoors.


Perkins Rowe
Sunset Pilates with Evolve Studio
The Green at Perkins Rowe
Wednesdays in April


Tin Roof Brewing Co.
Yoga on the Lawn
Every Wednesday


Jolie Pearl Oyster Bar
Yoga on the Town Square
North Boulevard Town Square
Every Thursday



There’s no better way to celebrate our beautiful planet than by eating meals made with the freshest fruits and veggies. Some places in Baton Rouge that offer vegan and vegetarian options include the following:



MJ’s Café

Plant Based Sweets by Lotus

Red Stick Farmers Market


Get in touch with nature

With events to teach you more about nature, an extensive park system and various swamps and gardens, these Baton Rouge events and locations are sure to provide an educational aspect to the flora and fauna of Louisiana.

Audubon Day at LSU’s Hill Memorial Library

Birding at Burden

BREC’s Bluebonnet Swamp

LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens

LSU Lakes at BREC’s Milford Wampold Park

Scotlandville Parkway Conservation Park