As our Sweet Baton Rouge Insiders do every month, we’ve compiled the inside scoop on What To Do, Where To Go, What To Eat, and how to Don’t Stop Just Geaux in April!

We’ve also included a Local Spotlight featuring So Yaya!

What To Do 

Kick off the spring with lots of outdoor fun happening around our Sweet Baton Rouge! From Easter activities to live music, there’s sure to be something for the whole family to enjoy!

Third Street Songwriters Festival – Head downtown to 3rd Street of the annual 3rd Street Songwriters Festival April 5 – 7! Featuring Jeffrey Steele, CJ Solar, Blake Griffith and more, it’s sure to be a rocking time! 

Baton Rouge Blues Festival – The Baton Rouge Blues Foundation proudly brings the 25th annual Baton Rouge Blues Festival to downtown Baton Rouge on April 13–14, 2019, located in and around Repentance Park and Galvez Plaza.

© Baton Rouge Blues Festival/Raegan Labat

Dust off your lawn chairs and grab your dancin’ shoes at Rock N Rowe Thursdays and Live After 5 Fridays continue throughout April! From country to blues and zydeco to cover bands, you’ll be groovin’ all month long! 

CAAWS Doggy Easter Photos – Join CAAWS for its 5th Annual Easter Eggstravaganza! Bring your furry friedns out to BREC’s Burbank Dog Park on Saturday, April 13 from 10:00 – 1:00pm for photos with the Easter Bunny! 

Easter at the Rowe – Hop on over to Perkins Rowe for Easter on Saturday, April 13! From 9:00 – 10:30 have Breakfast with the Bunny at California Pizza Kitchen (*must RSVP in advance), then take photos with the Bunny in front of the fountain from 10:30 – 12:00!

Where To Go 

Warmer weather means more outdoor events happening around the Capital City! Celebrate the Zoo’s birthday, wine-down with 96.1 and more – all happening this month! 

Zippity Zoo Fest – Join the Zoo as we celebrate our 49th birthday with our annual Zippity Zoo Fest! Guests will enjoy a Children’s Village, face painting, EdZooCation station, photo contest winners gallery, and more! Regular Zoo admission applies. 

Gourmet in the Garden – Stroll through the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens and savor the best local flavors from local chefs and creative mixologists on Thursday, April 11! This extraordinary evening challenges local restaurants to compete for the People’s Choice and Juried Awards.

Wine on the River – Sample wines from around the the corner AND around the world at Wine On The River 2019! Happening Saturday, April 27 at the Old State Capitol Grounds in Downtown Baton Rouge, benefiting Our Lady of The Lake!

What To Eat 

With this springtime weather, there’s nothing better than patio sitting or brunchin’ on a Sunday morning! We’ve rounded up our favorite places for you to check out. 

Ruby Slipper Cafe– Southern comfort food & brunch… Name a better duo! Ruby Slipper Cafe dishes up the best of both, and we cannot get enough! We highly recommend ordering anything served on a biscuit with a large French Truck coffee to start your day right!

Magpie – Get the best of both worlds with breakfast at Magpie! Both locations offer outdoor seating and the best almond milk lattes and baked goods the city has to offer!

Bin 77 – Wine down from the work week on Bin 77’s redeveloped patio space! Or check out their brand new lunch menu for your next power hour work session on the patio. 

Some of our other favorite places to sit on the patio include The Bulldog, Olive or Twist, and Creole Cabana

Don’t Stop Just Geaux 

Getting ready for Spring Break? We’ve rounded up ways for you to look and feel your best around our Sweet Baton Rouge this month! 

Body Sculpt Barre @ White Star Market  – Join Body Sculpt Barre every Wednesday in April on the patio for a great workout! 

  • April 3: Tucks + Tacos
  • April 10: Plies + Pizza
  • April 17: Releves + Ramen 
  • April 24: Sculpt + Salad

Bunny Yoga @ Yoga Rouge – Hop on over because Bunny Yoga is back at Yoga Rouge!! Join them on Saturday, April 6 from 2:00 – 3:00pm for a gentle, easy flow while adoptable bunnies hop around. Space is limited, so grab your ticket today!

Girls on the Run 5K – Lace up those running shoes, and join us for the annual Girls on the Run 5K on Sunday, April 14 at Pennington Biomedical Research Center! 

Active for Autism 5K Run/Walk – Race for a great cause at the Active for Autism 5K! This race promotes awareness, acceptance & inclusion of those who are affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder while providing community education across the Capital City!

Don’t forget to join our Don’t Stop Just Geaux Workout Community on Facebook! We posts workout clips, free pop-up classes happening around the Capital City, healthy recipes and more! 

Local Spotlight: So Yaya!

So Yaya was created when owner, Rachel Laymoun, could not find anything that was both affordable and gentle on her irritated skin while pregnant. What began as a handful of organic oils to treat her own skin turned into a passion to provide a luxury skincare line at an accessible price point. We at So Yaya want everyone to be able to afford to love their skin. 

Check out all of their products at or visit their Facebook and Instagram accounts!

Enjoy April in Sweet Baton Rouge!

We hope you have a great time exploring all that our Sweet Baton Rouge has to offer this month! Be sure to tag us in all your photos with #SweetBatonRouge!