Happy March! While I’m sad to see the Carnival season go, I’m so excited to welcome in the spring months and launch my new monthly blog series! Each month, I’ll be kickin’ things off with a list of 30+ Things To Do In Baton Rouge.
I’m a huge fan of bucket lists and exploring new local places and events, so I thought I’d combine the two! And it’s a great way to spread the LOCAL love and for YOU to hopefully find new places! There’s always something going on, you just have to find it! So let’s celebrate our city and get excited about everything we have going on each month. Share your fun with #southernflair!
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30+ Things To Do in Baton Rouge – March 2017
Wednesday, March 1
It’s National Peanut Butter Lovers Day! Head to Your Mom’s Restaurant & Bar (250 W Lee Dr) for one of their Peanut Butter & Jelly Bacon Burgers! It’s also Kids Eat Free Night, so double win.
Thursday, March 2
Most of us are back to work today after Mardi Gras break. Make it through to the weekend with Ladies’ Night at The Pelican House. $5 martinis FTW!
Friday, March 3
Soft Surroundings is opening their first Baton Rouge store today at Towne Center of Cedar Lodge. Headquartered in St. Louis, MO, Soft Surroundings is a lifestyle brand and retailer of women’s apparel, home, and beauty products. Their Grand Opening will include complimentary sweet treats, drinks and specialized beauty treatments for all who attend. Additionally, the first 100 customers in line for the 10AM opening will receive a special Soft Surroundings Gift Bag filled with products valued at more than $200!
Saturday, March 4
Get some Saturday shopping done while supporting TWO local boutiques today. First, The Purple Rack Boutique (17316 Airline Hwy F, Prairieville, LA) is celebrating its FIRST birthday as a store front! There will be a prize wheel, a $5 sale rack, a 50% off table and clothing rack, FREE lip balm with every purchase (while supplies last) AND every $75 purchase gets a FREE “Purple” tee.
Article & Thread (7809 Jefferson Highway, Suite C1) is also celebrating its GRAND OPENING starting at 3PM. You can read my full Q&A with the boutique owner here and sign up for the Louisiana Local Edition Newsletter for an exclusive discount to shop the grand opening event!
Sunday, March 5
Brunch for a good cause today at the city-wide Baton Rouge Brunch For a Cure charity event that benefits the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Participating restaurants will compete to see who can raise the most amount of money for the fight against breast cancer. You can see a full list of participating restaurants here.
Monday, March 6
Monday nights mean The Bachelor — are you team Vanessa or Raven? Stop by Rouse’s for a bottle of wine, pop some popcorn and let’s all just be sad that Corrine is gone.
Tuesday, March 7
It’s Taco Tuesday! Los Reyes Mexican Grill (11333 Coursey Blvd) recently took the place of the Las Palmas, so go check it out! It’s completely remodeled and the patio looks pretty awesome!
Wednesday, March 8
Spring time in Baton Rouge means Live After 5 is right around the corner! Tonight’s the Live After 5 Reveal Party at Trademark on Third (326 3rd St) at 5:30PM. The spring season kicks off April 7 and runs every Friday through May 25.
Thursday, March 9
It’s almost the weekend! Celebrate by trying out the new Kalurah Street Grill that just opened this year. Tucked under the Perkin’s Road Overpass in the old Chelsea’s location, their menu includes modern-American dishes that combine unique, regional and international flavors.
Friday, March 10
Looking for something fun and FREE to do on a Friday night? Southern Craft Brewing Co. offers free brewery tours every Friday night at 6PM and 7PM.
Saturday, March 11
Check out the Mid City Makers Market (541 South Eugene St) today from 2PM – 6PM! This is a way to shop small and support your local makers in a relaxed neighborhood setting. You can shop with some of your favorites like Mimosa Handcrafted, Wanderlust Abby and Chad Schoonmaker Art… and discover so many NEW talented local makers!
Sunday, March 12
Finally! Daylight Saving Time is HERE! Hit up the Bulldog’s patio and enjoy the extra sunshine! They also now have Strawberry Canebrake on tap and it’s SO good.
Monday, March 13
Start off the new week with a new workout routine! Barre3 (3535 Perkins Rd, Suite 380) opened this winter and now is the perfect time to work off all those King Cake calories from Mardi Gras. Check their website to find a class that fits your schedule — there’s plenty of time slots to choose from!
Tuesday, March 14
Remember celebrating National Pi Day (3.14) in school? Well, let’s celebrate with real delicious pies today! The Ambrosia Bakery has a Strawberry Pie (since it’s strawberry season!) that has a cream cheese filling and is topped with the same topping that their Famous Fresh Strawberry Cake has! Yes, please!
Wednesday, March 15
The Best of 225 final voting round starts today! I don’t know about you, but this is always my go-to when it comes to deciding where I want to go eat/drink/shop! You can nominate your favorite Baton Rouge area foods, restaurants, shops, services, people and more now through 3/15 here.
Thursday, March 16
Kick of St. Patty’s Day early at Tin Roof Brewing Co’s Pints for a Purpose event. They’ll have beer, food, live music, more beer and a silent auction to benefit the Louisiana/Mississippi The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. If you want to upgrade, you can get all you can drink and eat for $50.
Friday, March 17
Where else would we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Baton Rouge other than Happy’s Irish Pub? Green beer, Happy’s Hooligans, Irish Car Bombs, Guinness Pints — what more do we need? Oh, a live band!
Saturday, March 18
Next to Spanish Town, the Wearin’ of the Green Parade is my FAVORITE Baton Rouge parade. The St. Patrick’s-themed parade rolls today starting at Hundred Oaks and South Acadian at 10AM. It winds through the neighborhood and finishes after climbing the Perkins Road overpass. Head to Uncle Earls after for a huge block party with food trucks, Geaux Dj, and bands like The Chee-Weez, The 17th Floor, and Band Camp!
Sunday, March 19
I’m thinking this Sunday Funday calls for some crawfish! Hit up Sammy’s Grill or Lakeside Bar & Daiquiri — and don’t forget your Peace, Love Crawfish t-shirt!
Monday, March 20
It’s the FIRST day of spring! Go outdoors and enjoy it! Walk/run the LSU Lakes, take your dog to the dog park, hang out on the Mississippi levee — do anything just get outside!
Tuesday, March 21
Have you voted yet? DIG is hosting their very own BRAG awards for Baton Rouge. Vote for your favorite local businesses in all sorts of categories from food and entertainment to shopping and community. The Baton Rouge Fashion Council was nominated for best organization, so we’d love your vote! Click here to see the ballot.
Wednesday, March 22
Grab your mat and get your yoga on while drinkin’ craft beers at Tin Roof Brewing Co. with Lululemon. They host free yoga classes at the brewery every Wednesday!
Thursday, March 23
This is a BIG day, you guys. It’s National Chip & Dip Day AND National Puppy Day. You know what that means — chips and salsa + pups on a patio. Dreams do come true. And there’s no shortage of Mexican restaurant patios around Baton Rouge — I like Velvet Cactus, La Caretta and Lava Cantina all for their patio situations.
Friday, March 24
Fridays call for Happy Hour hoppin’ downtown. Start at Capital City Grill for $5 martinis and 1/2 priced apps (go for the Spinach and Artichoke dip!), then hop across the street for Stroube’s Happy Hour and dinner!
Saturday, March 25
It’s National Waffle Day! Spend your Saturday morning brunchin’ at Mason’s Grill for some spicy chicken and waffles! Oh, and add a Bloody Mary to that order too!
Sunday, March 26
It’s definitely not Christmas, but Mistletoe Market is hosting a NEW spring shopping event this weekend (Saturday and Sunday) at The Belle of Baton Rouge.
Monday, March 27
It’s Margarita Monday! Grab one frozen or on the rocks from your favorite local place. I like Zippy’s and Superior!
Tuesday, March 28
It’s National Something On A Stick Day, so I’m thinking popcicles! Head to Perkins Rowe to Rock n’ Pops for gourmet popsicles. You can’t go wrong with wedding cake topped with marshmallows and sprinkles! Be sure to get that perfect Instagram shot while you’re at it :)
Wednesday, March 29
Lookin’ for a Happy Hour to get you over the mid-week hump? Head downtown after work to Driftwood Cask & Barrel! They have phenomenal cocktails for $2 off during their Happy Hours. If you like tequila, you’ll love the Bandito!
Thursday, March 30
It’s National Take A Walk In The Park Day! If you haven’t yet, you should check out the new Downtown Greenway — it’s a pedestrian and bicycle corridor that links the neighborhoods, parks, businesses all downtown.
Friday, March 31
Wrap up your week and month in Alex Box Stadium! LSU Baseball is playing Texas A&M tonight at 7PM. Nothing gets better than relaxing evenings at the ballpark!
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