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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 June! We’ve also included a Local Spotlight featuring Mid City Makers Market!

What To Do 

USS KIDD – This patriotic museum is a must-see on your next trip downtown! Did you know the USS KIDD is the ONLY known destroyer in the world still preserved in her World War II configuration?! If that isn’t cool enough, the ship is also one of four Fletcher-class destroyers still in existence that is preserved as a museum. 

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Dino Day – Get ready to dig up dinosaurs and their prehistoric world through interactive experiences at the Louisiana Art & Science Museum on June 8! Hang out with Jason, an authentic 65 million year old Triceratops skull, learn about fossils, and more! 

Bandito Festival – This festival is a little bit country and a little bit rock-n-roll, a little bit south of the border and a little bit Americana. Either way, it’s making its debut on Saturday, June 22 with mouthwatering BBQ and tacos and a festive line-up of live music! Check out the event page for full details, you don’t wanna miss it! 


Where To Go 

Your summer adventures await!! Whether you’re ready to celebrate Dad or looking to explore our Sweet Baton Rouge, we have you covered! 

Garden Fest – LSU AgCenter’s Botanic Gardens will host the annual family-friendly Garden Fest on June 15th! The festival promotes locally grown foods with an array of children’s activities, educational sessions, vegetable tasings, local plan and gardening clubs and more! *

Father’s Day @ BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo – Have a WILD Father’s Day at the Zoo! Bring your dad to the Zoo for dad-and-me themed Safari Amphitheatre programs, games and crafts! Regular Zoo admission applies.

Tunica Hills – Get explorin’ at Tunica Hills this summer! All you need is your Best Day Ever water bottle, tennis shoes and some friends… the hiking trails and wildlife will cover the rest! 

What To Eat 

Summertime means more relaxing and patio sitting! Tacos, Sushi, BBQ… Oh my! No matter which is your favorite, we’ve rounded up some of our must-eats during the summer! 

Tacos for Tatas – The Rum House is putting the “FUN” in fundraising, y’all! Join them on Wednesday, June 12th to support Susan G. Komen Louisiana. All day 10% of proceeds will benefit the organization! Taco ‘bout a good cause! 

Tsunami – Cool off during your next date night or ladies’ night out with a view at Tsunami in downtown Baton Rouge! We may be biased, but we think it’s the perfect ambience for all your summer nights!

City Pork Brasserie & Bar – Belly up to the table for seasonally-inspired BBQ dishes and handcrafted cocktails at City Pork! You can’t go wrong with the Pork Debris Spring Rolls and a Moscow Mule! 

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! 

Free Community Workouts:

  • June 1 Evolve Studio @ White Star Market; Barre3 @ Perkins Rowe
  • June 5 Community Yoga @ Pointe Marie; Global Run Day @ Varsity Sports
  • June 8 Evolve Studio @ White Star Market; Barre3 @ Perkins Rowe
  • June 12 Community Yoga @ Pointe Marie
  • June 13 Club Pilates Soft Opening!
  • June 15 Evolve Studio @ White Star Market; Barre3 @ Perkins Rowe
  • June 19 Community Yoga @ Pointe Marie
  • June 22 Evolve Studio @ White Star Market; Barre3 @ Perkins Rowe
  • June 26 Community Yoga @ Pointe Marie
  • June 29 Evolve Studio @ White Star Market; Barre3 @ Perkins Rowe

National Running Day – Lace up those running shoes and log some miles on National Running Day June 5! You can also race on over to our website for 50% OFF all Don’t Stop Just Geaux gear for one day only! Visit @Sweetbatonrouge for more details on the 5th!

Barre3 Pop-Up @ Perkins Rowe – Grab those yoga mats and rep your Don’t Stop Just Geaux gear each Saturday morning in June as Perkins Rowe partners with Barre3 for FREE community pop-up classes! All classes are free and open to the public and will be held on The Green, the park adjacent to Anthropologie. 

Don’t forget to join our Don’t Stop Just Geaux Workout Community on Facebook! This month is all about shredding for summer! We’ll be strengthening our core by using our abs and arms in a two-part video series from Meredith! 

**PS – We have a fun challenge starting in July in honor of Meredith’s 40th! Be sure to sign up and join our newsletter so you don’t miss out!**

Local Spotlight: Local Markets!

From the monthly Mid City Makers Market to the weekly Red Stick Farmers Market, there’s a local market for all in the Capital City! We’ve featured some of our favorites this month so you can #shopLocal for all your goods in Sweet Baton Rouge! 

June 1, BR Arts Market – The Baton Rouge Arts Market is an open air market held on the first Saturday of each month in conjunction with the weekly Red Stick Farmers Market, located at 5th and Main Street from 8 AM- 12 PM.

June 6, The Royal Standard’s Summer Fun – Head over to TRS for family fun night featuring The Big Cheezy food truck, drinks and desserts from The Crown Bistro, live music and a pop-up market with Mid City Makers! There will be children’s activities, face-painting AND late-night TRS shopping too… We’ll see you there! 

June 6, National Donut Day, visit our Best Donut Shops to find a local Donut shop near you to celebrate one of the best food National days!

June 8, Mid City Makers Market – School’s out for Summer! Join MMM for the monthly July market to see TONS of talented local makers!  

Enjoy June 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!