Category Archives: Weekend Activities

Items to do in Baton Rouge and surrounding areas

Mardi Gras Spanish Town Parade 2016

The history of Spanish Town’s Mardi Gras Parade and Ball is legendary – complete with it’s wonderful flamingos making their appearance in Baton Rouge nearly a week before the event.

One of (if not the) longest running Baton Rouge Mardi Gras parade. Spanish town is extremely popular and the center of attention for Baton Rouge’s carnival season. It starts each year in the oldest neighborhood in Baton Rouge. The parade is large and you’ve got to get down to downtown early in the morning before they close the streets off for the parade.(before 8 am)

Spanish Town parade has a theme that revolves around pink flamingos. Thousands of people all out costumed in pink with flamingo art everywhere. It’s a wild and crazy party that you don’t want to miss.spanishTown2016

Spanish Town is thought by some to be more adult oriented in their approach to carnival. While this may be true in Baton Rouge it’s very PG especially in comparison to almost every parade in New Orleans.

36th Annual Parade

Saturday, February 06, 2016 at 12:00 Noon

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Want to know the route? Here is a map courtesy of


TGIF – Weekend Activities for Baton Rouge

This week is round two of our TGIF Weekend Activities posts. Baton Rouge’s beautiful fall weather is holding steady so let’s get out and enjoy it! Here are some events going on this weekend:

LSU vs McNeese @ LSU – tickets required for the game (free to tailgate), Saturday Oct. 16., 7 PM
Whether you have tickets to the game or you just plan on tailgating with some friends, the place to be this Saturday is under the Oak trees at LSU. Kids will love sliding down the Indian Mounds or stopping by Mike the Tiger’s cage to catch a glimpse of him splashing in his pool. Parking and traffic may be a little hectic, so make sure to get out early to avoid the rush.

Oak Alley Fall Arts & Crafts Festival @ Oak Alley Plantation – $5 ($2 for kids 12 and under) Saturday Oct. 16., 9 AM-5 PM, Sunday Oct. 17 9 AM-4 PM
More than 160 artists and craft vendors from throughout the country will be on hand featuring original and handmade creations such as jewelry, furniture, clothing, home accessories, paintings and prints, pottery, wooden crafts, toys and much more! Bring the kids out for pony rides, a petting zoo, face painting as well as Bungy jumpin’! Click the link for directions and more information.

Sundays in the Park w/ Tizer featuring Karen Briggs @ The Shaw Center Downtown – free, Sunday Oct. 17, noon – 3 PM
Sundays in the Park is a great event put on at the Shaw Center Downtown. The free event features music from local artists and cuisine from the city’s finest. It may be a little chilly to play in the fountains but it still guarantees a good time for all ages.

And as always, nothing is better than looking at homes for sale when the sun is shining. Give us a call to set up an appointment! 225-368-3237

TGIF: Weekend Activities in Baton Rouge

There’s nothing better than fall weather in Baton Rouge. These cloudless 70 degree days have left us pining for the outdoors. Luckily, there are plenty of things to do in Baton Rouge for you to soak in some sunshine. Here’s a few things going on this weekend:

Red Stick Farmer’s Market – Free to attend, Every Saturday 8 AM – Noon
The downtown farmer’s market always has a great selection of fall gourds to decorate your doorstep. Pick up an heirloom pumpkin, or some fresh pickin’s to stock the pantry.

Atchafalaya Basin Canoe Trip – $30 (includes equipment and canoe rental), Sat. Oct. 9, 9 AM
Naturalist, landscape architect, long-time Atchafalaya visitor Charlie Fryling will lead several canoe trips into his favorite parts of the Basin during Experience Atchafalaya Days in October. To find out more or to register online, go to the link above or call 225-366-2974.

Live Music: Honey Island Swamp Band @ Chelsea’s Cafe – Sat. Oct. 9, 10:30 PM
Around our office, the favorite hangout spot is under the Perkin’s Road overpass at Chelsea’s. (Our top pick is the chicken fried chicken!) Their patio is a great place for catching up with friends. Saturday night will feature live music from Honey Island Swamp Band but for those with an early curfew we still recommend stopping by for lunch or dinner. Sorry, they are closed on Sundays.

Awesome Art in Autumn Gardens @ Houmas House – $10, Sat. & Sun. Oct. 9-10, 10 AM – 4 PM
At this outdoor arts market located in the beautiful gardens at Houmas House in Ascension, you will get a great taste of Louisiana culture with unique art from local arts as well as food from their Arts Fest Buffet. Tours of the mansion will also be available. Click the link above for more information and directions.

And as always, nothing is better than looking at homes for sale when the sun is shining. Give us a call to set up an appointment! 225-368-3237