Mardi Gras, Valentine’s Day, Baseball Season — SO much happening this month! Grab your calendar and write down your plans from this list of 30+ Things To Do This February in Baton Rouge below!
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Thursday, February 1
The Bengal Tap Room’s Grand Opening Party is tonight from 6PM – 2AM! They’re the newest sports bar downtown on Third Street (in the old Draft House location) with 40 beers on tap and a menu with hamburgers, chicken wings and cheese fries(!!!). More info here!
Friday, February 2
It’s Groundhog Day – (but who cares really because it’s also Mardi Gras!)
The Krewe of Artemis Parade is downtown starting at 7PM. This is Baton Rouge’s first and only ALL female Krewe! See the parade route here.
Saturday, February 3
The Krewe of Mystique rolls downtown starting at 2PM. See the parade route here.
***Hang out downtown ALL day because….
The Krewe of Orion rolls downtown starting at 6:30PM. This year’s theme is “Orion’s Time Travels”, so floats will be decorated to depict a travel through time. See the route here.
Sunday, February 4
It’s Super Bowl Sunday!! But first… parades!
The first annual Mid City Gras parade will run through Mid-City starting at North Blvd and ending at Baton Rouge Community College. The parade starts at 1PM. More info here.
Monday, February 5
Channel your inner artist AND your embrace your love for wine at tonight’s Painting & Pinot Social Painting Class. They’re getting festive with this Mardi Gras Bead Tree! Reserve your seat here.
Tuesday, February 6
The Blues Festival Release Party is at Driftwood Cask & Barrel from 6-8PM! They’re sharing the 2018 lineup, plus you can win VIP tickets! Drink specials include $1 off pints, $2 off pitchers, $2 off cocktails, $5 Sazeracs and $5 Beyonce cocktails! More info here.
Wednesday, February 7
The Melting Pot is hosting its Anti-Valentines Girl’s Night Out from 5-10PM. Each month they offer a four-course fondue experience of a cheese fondue, a fresh salad, a sampler entrée and any chocolate fondue dessert for $24.95 per person!
They also offer $6 martinis: choose between the Classic Martini, Cosmopolitan, Big Apple Martini, Lemon Drop Martini or Classic Margarita. More info here.
Thursday, February 8
Learn calligraphy with Margaret Corley at Blackbird Letterpress from 6:30 – 8:30. In this beginner class, you will learn the basics of the dip pen and the lowercase alphabet in modern calligraphy. They’ll also cover different types of supplies and where you can purchase them. Grab your seat here.
Friday, February 9
It’s National Pizza Day! Who has your favorite local pizza?! If you’re looking for something new-ish try Rotolo’s Craft & Crust (411 Ben Hur Drive), who recently re-branded and went back to their roots this fall. Check out their menu here.
The 31st Krewe of Southdowns Parade rolls at 7PM, rain or shine, in the Southdowns Neighborhood. Children and pets are welcome! See the parade route here.
The Winter Olympic Games also start today!! See ALL of the Olympic things here.
Saturday, February 10
Hands down my FAVORITE day in Baton Rouge! It’s Spanish Town Parade Day!! Grab your pink and flamingos and head downtown EARLY Saturday morning! The parade rolls at noon – see the full route here! Hang out and PARTAY the rest of the day on Third Street!
Sunday, February 11
It’s National Make a Friend Day, so you’re invited to join the Southern Flair Happy Hour Club! This is a local group of young women who meet up monthly for drinks and networking! It’s really laid back and casual and if you’re looking to find new besties and to try new local places join us here!
Monday, February 12
It’s Lundi Gras, but if you’re hanging around Baton Rouge, Red Stick Spice is hosting a Tea 101 class. Join Anne and staff for this fun and informative talk and tasting on tea. They will explore the world of tea and taste different types including black, green, white, oolong, mate and herbal. You’ll learn about water temperature, steep time and the tools needed to steep the perfect cup of tea. Grab your seat here.
Tuesday, February 13
Happy Fat Tuesday! Get ALL the King Cakes before it’s too late! Here’s my list of 30 local King Cakes for you to choose from!
Wednesday, February 14
It’s Valentine’s Day — and we’ve got LOTS of food/date options in BR. One option is Sullivan’s Steakhouse who is hosting a “Wine, Dine & Be Mine” three-course Valentine’s dinner.
Wherever you end up — make reservations beforehand to save yourself a long wait!
Thursday, February 15
Celebrate Galentine’s Day with the Baton Rouge Fashion Council at our third annual Galentine’s Party at BLEND from 5-8PM! Shop with Kat Noel Designs, Sosis, SoSignature Boutique, Stella & Dot and Compel Clothing. Plus, get pampered at the complimentary curl bar with Kiss Cosmetics. There will also be drink specials, including $5 martinis and $6 wines. More info here.
Friday, February 16
Today is the LAST day to nominate your favorite local business/people for the Best of 225 Awards. I know a certain blogger that wouldn’t mind being nominated…. lol. Nominate here!
LSU Baseball season also STARTS TODAY!!!! Omg the excitement! They’re hosting Notre Dame at Alex Box at 7PM. I already got my tickets — get yours here!
p.s. if you need something to wear, the remaining items from my Tailgate Collection are ON SALE! Shop here.
Saturday, February 17
Will run for King Cake! The annual Mardi Gras Mambo is today — run a 10K/15K and then eat ALL the King Cake and drink ALL the beer after! Register for your race here. (Conrad and I will be out there running too!)
Sunday, February 18
Spend your Sunday afternoon at Alex Box! LSU finishes up this weekend’s series against Notre Dame today at 12PM.
Monday, February 19
OK, guys so it’s the first Monday AFTER all the Mardi Gras & Valentine’s Day festivities (and all the King Cake), so it might be time to get back on track, right? Barre By Blair, RedStick Cross Fit and TreadBR are all good local options to help us burn off those King Cake calories!
Tuesday, February 20
It’s National Love Your Pet Day! Show your pet they’re your favorite ever and bring them to The Bulldog, Zippy’s, or Curbside — all dog-friendly places!
Wednesday, February 21
Bar Louie is hosting BINGO with comedian AO starting at 8PM. Drink specials + food, plus shots and prizes for players! More info here.
Thursday, February 22
It’s National Margarita Day! There are really so many good Baton Rouge options, but I’m gonna go with Superior Grill for today! Have you been to the new location yet?!
Friday, February 23
The LSU Women’s Center is hosting a #MeToo Breakfast where they discuss the climate around sexual assault and harassment for professional women and students in contemporary times. Get more info here.
Saturday, February 24
The 5th annual Gumbeaux Cook-Off will be Downtown at Galvez Plaza from 12 – 6PM. Purchase your tickets at rouxrally.com
Sunday, February 25
The Manship Theatre at the Shaw Center for the Arts is hosting Oscar Shorts: Animated 2018 starting at 2PM. This exclusive release features the year’s most spectacular short films across Live Action, Animation, and Documentary, and for a limited time is available to watch on the big screen. Grab your tickets here.
Monday, February 26
Join LSU AdFed at Kendra Scott on Perkins Rowe for a Kendra Gives Back Party from 6-8PM. LSU AdFed will receive 20% of all the proceeds within those 2 hours at Kendra Scott! Can’t make it? You can still support their event by placing a phone order the day of the event! Just call (225) 384-5157! Shipping fees will be waived for anyone supporting our event! (no web orders) More info here.
Tuesday, February 27
Bistro Byronz and Cat Haven are teaming up to raise money for the no-kill cat rescue organization form 5-9PM. Bistro Byronz Mid City will donate a portion of food sales to Cat Haven. Patrons can dine in, order to go, and order delivery through Waitr to participate in the fundraiser. Patrons must mention that they are participating for Cat Haven for their meal to go toward the fundraiser. Click here to get your paws on a table for Cat Haven at Bistro Byronz Mid City: http://bit.ly/CHbistro
Wednesday, February 28
I can’t release the details juuust yet, but something is going down! Stay tuned! :)