Looking for things to do this summer in Baton Rouge? Here’s your FULL list of 30+ Things To Do in Baton Rouge this July. Share what you do around town with #30ThingsBR!
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Saturday, July 1
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Sunday, July 2
It’s the First Sunday of the Month! Get into the downtown museums for freeeee. It’s also reeeeally hot outside though. So I won’t judge you if you run through the fountains on the way.
Monday, July 3
Calandro’s Supermarket is hosting its annual A Taste Of Independence event from 4PM – 7PM. You’ll be able to sample and taste 15+ local & gourmet foods & drinks, 10+ different brands of wine, multiple local breweries & distillers & more! They’re basically prepping you for everything you need for the perfect Fourth of July celebration! More info here.
Tuesday, July 4
Happy Fourth of July! Head downtown to the levee after dark for the USS KIDD Fourth of July Spectacular! Fireworks on the levee — or head to a rooftop to catch ’em.
Wednesday, July 5
You can now sign up for the August Lagniappe Box! This is an ALL Louisiana-themed curated box by SFT. Each box includes a new t-shirt and other locally made products. Sign up for the next box before it’s gone here.
Thursday, July 6
It’s National Fried Chicken Day! You can’t go wrong by celebrating with a Box from Raisin’ Canes.
Friday, July 7
‘Tis the summer of watermelons. And Tin Roof Brewing Co just released its Watermelon Wheat. Head to the brewery this evening to try some!
Saturday, July 8
A beer fest on a plantation? Yes, please! Nottoway is hosting its ‘Toast Under the Oaks’ Beer Fest from 5-8PM. Sample over 200 home-brewed and commercial beers. Get tickets and more info here.
Sunday, July 9
It’s National Sugar Cookie Day! Celebrate with a local baker + delicious cookie maker Southern Deaux.
Monday, July 10
It’s Bachelorrete night! 🙌 (Really the best part about a Monday) Grab a bottle of wine from your neighborhood grocery store and host a girls night! Who’s your favorite guy left??
Tuesday, July 11
Radio Bar is hosting a FREE scotch tasting. Southern Glazers will be there sampling out Scotches from every region… And it’s FREE from 5 – 7PM!
Wednesday, July 12
Kalurah Street Grill is hosting its Trinchero Napa Valley Wine Dinner! Menu includes five courses + a champagne reception and hors d’oeuvres. Tickets and more info here.
Thursday, July 13
Just a mid-month check in… have you subscribed to the Christmas in July deals yet?? A new round is coming your way in the morning! Get on the list here.
Friday, July 14
Eye Wander Photo is hosting a reception to celebrate the collaboration of photography and film in one exhibition: WANDERLUST. The reception starts at 6PM with drinks and refreshments at The Gallery at Manship Theatre. Aaron Hogan will be sharing a glimpse in to his travels from around the world — Iceland, Cuba, Italy and more will be displayed at The Gallery at Manship Theatre from May 16th through July 31st. More info here.
Saturday, July 15
The A.C. Lewis YMCA is launching its newest Strength Train Together & Cycle Together program. It’s FREE and open to the public to participate in the newest release of their Strength Train Together class (9AM) and their Cycle Together class (10 AM). More info here.
Sunday, July 16
Casas for CASA is happening tonight at The Renaissance Baton Rouge from 5-8PM. Enjoy Mexican food by Caliente Mexican Craving, a silent auction, wine and music. Fiesta tickets are $50 each and are available online here.
Monday, July 17
Restaurant Week officially kicks off TODAY! Enjoy 3-course meals at 50+ Baton Rouge restaurants. Even better? $2 will be donated to a local charity for every Restaurant Week photo tagged #eatBR on Instagram. See the full list of locations here.
Tuesday, July 18
It’s $10 Tuesday at Curbside. Get a burger, fries and Yuengling for just 10 bucks from 5PM – close.
Wednesday, July 19
Rouses Market (on Airline in Gonzales) is hosting the Brooklyn Brewery Beer Dinner at 6:30PM. Enjoy a 5-course meal with the perfect beer pairings! More info and tickets here.
Thursday, July 20
Join Jay Ducote and Gavin Jobe of Pelican House for a Big Boss Hog BBQ cookoff. State Wildlife Vetrinarian, Dr. Jim LaCour, will share his expertise on pigs as you taste the selections. Tickets limited to 75 and can be reserved here.
Friday, July 21
Speaking of BBQ — have you tried BRQ “BBQ” and Seafood yet? They’re located at 10423 Jefferson Hwy…. and their cocktail bar doesn’t sound like a bad place to spend a Friday night either.
Saturday, July 22
Join Forum 35 for the grand opening of the 14th annual Art Melt exhibit, hosted by Capitol Park Museum. The first day of this six-week exhibit is FREE and open to the public from 4 – 6PM. This is the largest multi-media, juried art exhibit in the state of Louisiana! More info here.
Sunday, July 23
It’s National Hot Dog Day! 🌭🌭 Head to Frankie’s Dog House on Perkins Road for a hot dog!
Monday, July 24
Can’t adult on this Monday? That’s ok. You can still enjoy an Adult Snowball at Olive or Twist. Choose from Blueberry, Cappuccino, Cookie Dough, Ice Cream Sundae, King Cake, Mint Julep, Pomegranate Strawberry, Strawberry Kiwi, Tiger Blood and Wedding Cake. All flavors are available through Labor Day!
Tuesday, July 25
Let’s keep the frozen adult beverages flowin’ — enjoy a margarita and tacos for #TacoTuesday! Maybe Lava Cantina or Rum House?
Wednesday, July 26
The Ruby Slipper opens TODAY! This New Orleans-based restaurant is taking over the old Pei Wei location (3535 Perkins Road). They’re famous for their breakfast, brunch & lunch offerings — bringing New Orleans flair to southern breakfast standards, brunch classics and fresh lunch dishes. Check out the menu here.
Thursday, July 27
Red Stick Spice Co. is hosting its first annual Guts & Glory Popup Dinner benefiting Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of LA/MS. Five courses. Five food artisans. All for a good cause. Red Stick Spice Co’s store owner Anne’s family is affected by this chronic, auto-immune disease for which there is currently no cure. Awareness and understanding is Anne’s number one focus at interim President of the Foundation. Crohn’s & Colitis affects 1 in 200 people, and funds raised go toward research into the causes and hopeful cure for this often-misunderstood disease. 100% of the funds raised by the Guts & Glory Popup Dinner go directly to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of LA/MS. More info here.
Friday, July 28
Have you tried the new Flambée Café in Willow Grove? This new restaurant (located at 8210 Village Plaza Court) is “a haute new place to enjoy the fiery french cousin of pizza, the Tarte Flambēe.” This is the Louisiana take on the Flatbread of France, from the creators of Bistro Byronz. Check out the menu here.
Saturday, July 29
Shop small this Saturday — hit up some of my favorites like Southern Sophisticate (on Jefferson Hwy), The Purple Rack in Prairieville, Court & Layne in Gonzales, or Sosis in Port Allen!
Sunday, July 30
Have you tried out Sunday Brunch at the Crowne Bistro yet? It’s located inside The Royal Standard (16016 Perkins Rd) and they’re always serving up crepes, soups, salads, pastries, espresso and more. Check them out here.
Monday, July 31
NeuBody Cryotherapy, the first retail Cryotherapy in Baton Rouge is opening mid-July at Perkins Rowe. Cryotherapy is full body rejuvenation that uses dry, cold-air therapy in a safe 3 minute spa treatment to activate the body’s organic healing process and reduce inflammation. If you sit in an office for 8+ hours a day, workout often, run marathons, etc., NeuBody personalizes a program to treat you. Find out more about the benefits to fitness, health, wellness, skin and beauty here.
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