I thought I would be sad to see summer go, but seeing everything going on in Baton Rouge this September is getting me SO excited for fall! Football season, Live After Five and much more! Here’s your FULL list of 30+ Things To Do in Baton Rouge this September.
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Friday, September 1
Today is National Food Bank Day. Join me and make a commitment to contribute in any way you can. No one should go to bed hungry, so let’s do our part to help our local community AND those affected by the Texas flooding. In addition to your own donations today, Shop SFT is continuing to donate proceeds from their Cajun Navy tees and LA x TX STRONG tees to the Houston Food Bank. Shop them here.
Saturday, September 2
OMG! Football season is here! And it just so happens to also be National Tailgating Day, so grab your tailgate krewe tank! If you’re heading to New Orleans… lucky! But if not, there are several watch parties and events happening around the first game of the season.
Southern Craft Brewery is hosting a football party with food vendors to keep you full, lawn games to keep you entertained during commercials, and of course ice cold Southern Craft beer to keep you hydrated! They open at 1PM and will stay open until the end of the game!
Sunday, September 3
Before you Sunday Funday, join a FREE 30 minute beginner level yoga class on the LSU Lakes (near the LSU Ave parking lot). It’s taught by Megan Gabriell. Start your Sunday off right with this relaxation-based class open to all levels! All you need is water and a towel or mat! More info here.
Monday, September 4
Happy Labor Day! Enjoy being as lazy as possible today. Work is closed. School is closed. The gym is closed. BUT I bet there’s a local fun patio with a cold beer that’s open! See my list of favorite patios here.
Tuesday, September 5
We’re skipping Taco Tuesday because it’s National Cheese Pizza Day! Head to your favorite local pizza place like LIT Pizza, Reginelli’s or Rotolo’s for some cheesy goodness. Oh, and The Advocate recently rounded up all the Baton Rouge pizza joints in this article!
Wednesday, September 6
Puppies AND beer?! Does life really get any better? Tin Roof Brewing Co. is hosting its Pups & Pints night starting at 6PM. (Now you can really enjoy your Downward Dog!) Join CAA and Tinroof Brewing for an evening of yoga, pups, and beer! A portion of proceeds will be donated to CAA! More info here.
SFT is also hosting its Girls’ Night Out at their showroom, located at 11843 Bricksome Ave Suite C (off Sherwood Forest) from 5-8PM! They’re extending their showroom hours so you can gear up for the first home game with ALL the purple & gold tees. Plus, they’ll have treats by Small Cakes + champagne to celebrate! And, you’ll get 15% off your in-store purchase that night only.
Thursday, September 7
So it’s National Beer Lover’s Day AND Rock N Rowe starts back at Perkins Rowe. SO I’m thinking we combine the two with happy hour drinks (aka beer) at Kona, Lava Cantina or California Pizza Kitchen, then head to out to Perkins Rowe Town Square from 6-9PM for The Rusty Yates Band. See the full fall line up here!
Friday, September 8
More live music? Yes, please! Live After Five is kicking off its FALL season this evening! Head downtown with your picnic blankets for Gina Brown + Jonathon Boogie Long from 5 – 8PM! It will continue to be “down the hill” this season in Repentance Park — not Galvez Plaza. See the full fall line up here.
Saturday, September 9
Hallelujah! I didn’t think it would ever come, but it’s the first LSU HOME GAME of the season! We’re hosting Chattanooga at 6PM. Be sure to stop by the new Mike’s cage and say hello before the game!
p.s. here’s an easy DIY clear game day bag for you to try!
Mid City Makers Market is also hosting their Tailgate Edition from 4 – 8PM. So before you head to campus for the game, drop by to pick up some last-minute accessories, grab some BBQ, and enjoy live music. More info here.
Sunday, September 10
Baton Rouge Brunches is putting on a city-wide brunch event to raise money for STAR’s 2017 Hunks In Heels fundraising efforts. STAR stands for Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response Center.
On Sunday, September 10, 2017, they’re asking participating restaurants to donate at least 5% of brunch proceeds to the Hunks In Heels fundraising campaign. Men are also encouraged to brunch in heels that day as a statement of support of the Hunks In Heels initiative.
See a full list of participating resturants here. (And yep, some of your favorites are included like The Overpass Merchant, Mason’s and the new Ruby Slipper!)
After brunch, Liberty Lagoon is wrapping up summer with a DOG POOL PARTY!!! Like yea, your dog gets to have more fun than you today. For real. See more details here and the time slots available based on your dog’s size.
Monday, September 11
Start your week off on the right foot! If you’ve been wanting to try out the YMCA in Midcity (aka AC Lewis), then today’s your chance. They’re hosting a free open house all day where you can take tours, participate in wellness activities, win door prizes and more. See the details here.
The Saints also play Monday night football tonight! Whoop!
Tuesday, September 12
It’s National Milkshake Day! I’m going to have to go with Curbside Burgers on this one, guys. Really, any choice you make will be a good one, but there are also boozy shakes on their menu like the Death By Chocolate (Double Chocolate Vodka, Chocolate Ganache, Pirouettes, Heath Bar, Whipped Cream & Chocolate Sprinkles) and the Cinnamon Toast Crunch shake (Rum Chata, Cinnamon Toast Crunch & Whipped Cream) — I highly encourage you to try either one of these!
Wednesday, September 13
Have you tried the new Cupcake Junkie? Get over that mid-week hump with CUPCAKES! They’re located at 12240 Coursey Boulevard Suite B and open from 10AM – 6 PM!
Thursday, September 14
Kicking off another two days of LIVE music! Head to Perkin’s Rowe for Henry Turner Jr. at tonight’s Rock N Rowe from 6-9PM. You may have seen them the past three years at Blues Fest, but they’re known for developing a syncopated style of music that incorporates up beat dance tunes with tongue-in-cheek lyrics and Louisiana storytelling.
Friday, September 15
If you haven’t experienced the high energy, swamp funky zydeco sound of Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band, then you get to TONIGHT at Live After Five.
Saturday, September 16
It’s an away game weekend, so let’s keep ourselves occupied with shopping! Southern Sophisticate (located on Jefferson Hwy next to Panera Bread) is hosting its one-year celebration all day from 10AM – 6PM. Shop sales, enjoy treats, wine and giveaways! You can read more about this AMAZING boutique and how most things in her store GIVE BACK in this blog post.
Perkins Rowe is also hosting its Arts Festival this weekend. They’ve partnered with the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge for local artists to exhibit their crafts, canvases, jewelry and more!
AND The Overpass Merchant is celebrating Half Way to St. Patrick’s Day today! They’re patterning with the Wearin’ of the Green parade and starting the party at 10AM with live music by ROCKBAND. They’ll also be showing the LSU x MS State Game on the big screen.
The better news is this is a party for a purpose! Your $20 donation gets you one free green beer and supports Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area and the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.
Sunday, September 17
We’re hosting our annual fall Baton Rouge Boutique Blowout Sale TODAY at the Crowne Plaza! 20+ local boutiques are clearing out for new fall merchandise, SO you get to save $$$! VIP access opens from 9AM – 10AM, which includes a private shopping time (without the crazy rush + lines). Tickets are $8 and can be purchased here — these are awesome because you get to shop the best things FIRST!
It opens to the public from 10AM – 2PM and it’s completely FREE! This is a Baton Rouge Fashion Council event that I’m headin’ up so let me know if you have any questions! We’ll also be doing several ticket giveaways leading up to the event, so keep an eye out!
Monday, September 18
It’s National Cheeseburger Day. And we’ve got plenty of options in Baton Rouge — Burgersmith, Curbside, Mason’s, Your Mom’s, George’s. Clearly, we have no shortage of delicious burgers here in the Redstick!
Tuesday, September 19
It’s National Talk Like A Pirate Day, so I suggest staying indoors and away from anyone that actually participates in this day. Consider yourself warned! In case you’re surrounded by festive co-workers all day, you miiiiight need a margarita (or three) afterwards. So hit up Taco Tuesday and engage in normal conversation in our Louisiana accent.
Wednesday, September 20
I’m turning 29 today! So if you’d like to make that a city-wide event, please feel free. I’m down to celebrate my last year in my 20s!
But totally unrelated to my birthday, Cane Land Distilling Co. will be at The Radio Bar for their Mid City Launch. The bartenders will be serving up some Cane Land cocktails and the Court Street Cafe food truck will be on site for snacks! It’s all happening from 6-9PM.
Thursday, September 21
Thursdays in the fall mean LIVE MUSIC! I might just carry on my birthday celebration right to Perkins Rowe. The V-Tones are playing for Rock N Rowe from 6-9PM. They’re a full range cover band of six Baton Rouge musicians who feature music from the 80’s and 90’s, as well as classic and alternative rock.
Friday, September 22
You’ve got some options for your First Day of Fall + Friday night plans.
Live After Five is hosting the River City Hit Squad from 5-8PM downtown. You’ll get to jam out to Modern Alternative, Pop, Hip Hop, ’60s Soul, ‘70s Funk, and ‘80s Pop Rock.
It’s also the Ascension Hot Air Balloon Festival! This two-day festival consists of hot air balloon glows, live entertainment, a classic car show, barbecue competition, food, nightly fireworks shows, carnival rides and things for folks of all ages. More info here.
Saturday, September 23
The Tigers are playing Syracuse at HOME today! If you’re still putting together your game day looks, check out my limited time Tailgate Collection here!
Sunday, September 24
It’s Sunday Football + National Punctuation Day. And of course, I’ve considered a way to combine these two gems. Let’s all go to Zippy’s and appreciate their attempt to fix their apostrophe on their sign. It’s no longer “burrito’s” but now it’s just “burritos.” Thank you Zippy’s for fixing that and putting all the grammar Nazis at ease. Aaaaand, chips + salsa + margaritas + patio = perfect Sunday football watching atmosphere!
Monday, September 25
Not that we’re Cowboy fans around here, but that’s all we’re getting for tonight’s Monday Night Football game. Grab your pup, and head to Bulldog’s patio for a Monday Happy Hour from 4-7PM, then catch the game at 7:30PM.
Tuesday, September 26
Hope you like pancakes over waffles because it’s National Pancake Day. I would say wake up early for breakfast before work, but heck, you might as well just skip work all together today for this one. Try out Another Broken Egg — or classic chains like IHOP or Cracker Barrel.
Wednesday, September 27
It’s National Women’s Health & Fitness Day! An estimated 80,000 – 100,000 women of all ages, from across the country, will gather today to participate in local women’s health and fitness events. Hit up a local fitness class you’ve been wanting to try — like Barre 3 or Martial Arts & Fitness! And share what you do with #WomensHealthFitnessDay.
Thursday, September 28
Set your DVR before heading out to Rock N Rowe because Grey’s Anatomy AND How To Get Away With Murder both start back up tonight. I don’t usually encourage people to compete with Shonda Rhimes on a Thursday night, but if someone is going to do it, it might as well be live music at Perkins Rowe!
And they’re mixing it up tonight with the first ever Songwriter Night in conjunction with its Fall Rock N Rowe concert series. Tonight will feature three local singers – Blake Breaux, Peary Forrest and Caleb “Paul” Hymel from 6-9PM.
Friday, September 29
It’s National Coffee Day! So hit up Magpie downtown on your way to Live After Five! SUPERCHARGER is playing from 5-8PM. They’re a classic rock cover band that hails from the New Orleans Northshore area. They’ll play plenty of hits you can sing along too tonight.
Saturday, September 30
Another home game to wrap up September! We’re hosting Troy at Tiger Stadium. Maybe we can hope for some semi-cooler weather by this point? Fingers crossed!
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