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 November! 

What To Do 

Support local makers and creators by shopping our Holiday Local Pop-Up Shop! From unique pottery to artwork and apparel to skincare, it’s your one-stop-shop for all of your local gift-giving this holiday season! We will also have plenty of holiday-themed workshops for you to attend! 

Mimosas with Mimosa Handcrafted and Sugar Kettle Cookie Co. – Cheers to a holiday season and supporting local, are we right!? Show your support at our Mimosas with Mimosa Handcrafted and Sugar Kettle Cookie Co. trunk show Thursday, November 14 from 5:00 – 8:00pm. 

Sweet Baton Rouge November 2019 What to Do - Mimosa Handcrafted

Wreath Building Workshop with Bubbles + Blooms – Test your craftiness at our Wreath Building Workshop with Bubbles + Blooms Botanical Bar on Tuesday, November 19 from 5:00 – 8:00pm. Spots are limited, so grab your ticket today! 

Sweet Baton Rouge November 2019 What to Do - Wreath Building

Shop until you drop! Join us in our mission to connect local makers and creators with the local community. We have dozens of Louisiana vendors, so there’s sure to be something for all on your holiday list! For a full list of participating vendors, visit our Local Pop-Up Shop page. 

Where To Go 

Aside from our Holiday Local Pop-Up Shop, it’s a “Wild” and festive month for friends and family alike! From Zoo Lights to White Light Night, there’s tons to see and do! 

Wild Day at the Rowe – Learn more about our very own Baton Rouge Zoo’s animals at Perkins Rowe’s Wild Day at the Rowe on Saturday, November 16! There will be ambassador animals from the Zoo, live music from DJ Bob, children’s activities and more… it’s sure to be a wild time! 

Sweet Baton Rouge November 2019 Where to Go - Wild Day at the Rowe

White Light Night in Mid City – Stroll under the white lights during Mid City Merchants’ annual winter art shop on Friday, November 22! It’s the unofficial start of the holiday season, and there will be over 50 local makers to shop from. 

Sweet Baton Rouge November 2019 Where to Go - White Light Night

Baton Rouge Zoo’s Zoo Lights – Head to BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo for the first night of Zoo Lights on Friday, November 29! This festive mile-long trail through the zoo has more than 50 illuminated display sculptures of animals and traditional holiday displays for your viewing! 

Sweet Baton Rouge November 2019 Where to Go - Zoo Lights

What To Eat 

We’re getting into the holiday spirit early at our Local Pop-Up Shop! From cookie decorating to cheese board building and everything in between, there’s a sweet treat for all to enjoy! 

Girls’ Night Out with Bites & Boards – Say “Cheese!”… Literally! Join Robyn from Bites& Boards for a hands-on cheese board building workshop during our Local Pop-Up Shop on Wednesday, November 13 from 5:00 – 8:00pm! You’ll learn the tips and tricks for an easy and elegant entertaining board! (currently now sold out)

Sweet Baton Rouge November 2019 What to Eat - Bites _ Boards

Cookie 101 with Counterspace – Learn the basics of holiday cookie decorating in this two-hour Local Pop-Up Shop workshop on Saturday, November 16 from 2:00 – 4:00pm! You’ll get the opportunity to decorate half a dozen cookies, which will be your treat to take home afterwards! (currently now sold out)

Sweet Baton Rouge November 2019 What to Eat - Counterspace

Can’t make it to one of our delicious workshops? Don’t fret! Come visit our Holiday Local Pop-Up Shop and browse some of our other food vendors such as Honey Dew Sips & Savory, Red Stick Spice Company, Sugar Kettle Cookie Co. and more!! 

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! 

Baton Rouge Turkey Trot – Lace up those tennis shoes for a Turkey Day 5K! This is the perfect family-friendly way to Don’t Stop Just Geaux together before your Thanksgiving festivities… Make it a new tradition! 

Sweet Baton Rouge November 2019 Don't Stop Just Geaux - Turkey Trot 5K

Local Pop-Up Community Workout with Barre3 – We’ve teamed up with Barre3 Baton Rouge to bring you not one, but TWO free community workouts!! Grab your yoga mat, a bottle of water, and a workout pal and get ready to Don’t Stop Just Geaux with us!

Location: Perkins Rowe’s Great Hall 

Dates: November 16 & 23

Times: 10:15am 

*Registration begins at 10:00am 

New to barre3? Barre3 is a full-body balanced workout that combines strength training, cardio, and mindfulness. Throughout this 45 minute class, you’ll be guided through sustained holds, muscle-burning micro-movements, and heart-pumping cardio bursts.

Enjoy November in Sweet Baton Rouge!