As our Sweet Baton Rouge Insiders do every month, we’ve compiled the inside scoop on What To Do, Where To Go, Where To Eat, and how to Don’t Stop Just Geaux in August!
What To Do
From grand opening events to movies on the lawn and history projects to meteor showers, there’s something for all to do in Sweet Baton Rouge this month!
Perseid Meteor Shower – Head over to Highland Road Park Observatory on August 12 for one of the major meteor showers of the year – The Perseids! We promise you’ll see a light show like no other, just make sure to check in at the observatory first for directions.
Boards & Brush’s Grand Opening – Check out Baton Rouge’s newest instructionally led DIY workshops at Boards & Brush! Attend their Grand Opening event on Wednesday, August 14 for a chance to win FREE workshops, plus the first 40 people will receive gift bags!
Coastal Voices – Stories of Resiliency – Join LSU Associate Professor,Michael Pasquier, at LSU Science Cafe on August 27 to learn about the oral history project, Coastal Voices, he and his students have embarked upon to capture the stories of Louisiana resilience. For more info on their project, visit coastalvoices.lsu.edu.
Tunes & Trucks – Tempt your tastebuds at Perkins Rowe’s monthly Tunes & Trucks event on August 30 featuring Ole Mississippi Smokehouse and Catering, Rouge-A-Roux’s, Curbside & Sneaux Angels Sneauxballs! There will also be live music by Chaislyn Jane Music. *
BRG’s Movies & Music on the Lawn – Whether you’re looking for a date night that’s a little different or an affordable family outing, you can’t go wrong with Movies & Music on the Lawn! Head over to Baton Rouge Gallery on August 30 for Kid’s Night as young musicians from Baton Rouge Music Studios perform their original score for Alice in Wonderland!
Where To Go
There’s plenty to see in the Capital City this month! With Fall right around the corner, that can only mean one thing… LSU Football is back, Theatre Baton Rouge is kicking off a new season, and we’re hosting our quarterly Girls’ Night Out!
Theatre Baton Rouge – Head over to Theatre Baton Rouge to see their performance of Andrew Lippa’s Wild Party August 16 thru August 25! It’s a steam prohibition tale, steamrolling and roaring its way across the stage that generated an array of industry accolades. You don’t want to miss it!
White Star Market’s Farmer’s Market – Brave the heat and check out White Star Market’s monthly farmer’s market on August 25th! Check out their Facebook page for a full line-up of participating vendors.
Sweet Baton Rouge’s Girls’ Night Out – Grab your besties, your coworkers and your mama and join us for our quarterly Girls’ Night Out event on August 29 from 5:00 – 8:00pm! There’ll be sips, snacks and a fully stocked Gameday Collection and more for you to shop!
LSU vs. Georgia Southern – Can we get a “Geaux Tigers” because LSU football is back!! Cheer on our Tigers as they take on Georgia Southern on August 31… PS – Don’t forget to check out our Gameday Collection so you can watch the game in style!
What To Eat
We’ve rounded up unique local options for you to take your next date night or ladies’ night out to the next level! From sushi classes to trivia nights, we think these picks will do more than curb your food cravings!
Pixar Trivia @ Reginelli’s – How well do you know your Pixar movies!? Find out at Reginelli’s Pizzeria on Jefferson on Tuesday, August 6! Eat, drink and play to win prizes such as $50 Reginelli’s gift card, FREE pitcher of Nola Blonde, and more! We’ll see y’all there! *
Sushi Class @ Tsunami’s – Test your knife skills at this hands-on sushi rolling class! The Chef will give attendees a brief lesson on the history of sushi while you roll you own rolls and sake toast. We think this is great for your next date night or ladies’ night out!
Our Mom’s – With rotating craft burgers and beer, handcrafted cocktails, and killer happy hour specials every night of the week, Our Mom’s is the perfect place for your next celebration! Visit both locations in Baton Rouge and Hammond.
Don’t Stop Just Geaux
Whether you’re looking for a local class to try or would rather work out at home, we have you covered on ways to Don’t Stop Just Geaux all month long!
Sip & Sculpt @ Mid Tap – Check out Baton Rouge’s newest tap room for a FREE community barre class on Saturday, August 17 from 10am – 2pm. There will be a social hour before and after the workout with beer, wine, cocktails and more!
Zoo Run Run 5K – Run like a cheetah at the 14th annual Zoo Run Run 5K! Enjoy the scenery as you scamper, trot or gallop your way through BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo. All proceeds support your Baton Rouge Zoo and international cheetah conservation efforts. *
Looking for something more? Join AcroYoga with Gymfit every Saturday at Perkins Rowe, head over to Happy’s for their weekly running club on Tuesdays, or check out Mid City’s Run Group on Thursdays!
Don’t forget to join our Don’t Stop Just Geaux Workout Community on Facebook! Stay in the loop as we announce our upcoming fitness challenges!
Enjoy August 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!