Our Baton Rouge Family Fun weekend guide is a round-up of all the best events happening this weekend and things to do near you. No shortage of things to do in Baton Rouge with your family!
Events are subject to change, be sure to check events are as scheduled before heading out.
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Things to do this weekend in Baton Rouge
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Friday, June 24th, 7:00 PM
Main Library at Goodwood
7711 Goodwood Blvd Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Enjoy the last Movie on the Plaza of the summate with The Karate Kid! The Main Library at Goodwood will play the movie on the Outdoor Plaza for the whole family to enjoy! Bring your picnic blankets or lawn chairs! This event is FREE!
Saturday, June 25th, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
1503 Government St, Baton Rouge
The inaugural Capital Renaissance International School Renaissance Family Night benefits the NEW language immersion education program in Baton Rouge. This exciting event features live entertainment by legendary blues artist Kenny Neal and various fun activities for the kids, including miniature pony rides, face painting, balloon art, jump house, food & drink, and MORE! $10/ADULTS (18+) • $5/KIDS – 10 & UNDER FREE!
Saturday, June 25th, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Louisiana Art & Science Museum
100 River Road South Baton Rouge, LA 70801
Saturday, June 25th, 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Lamar-Dixon Expo Center
Cutting a rug works up an appetite, so make sure you grab a delicious bowl of jambalaya from the Jambalaya Cook-off sponsored by Mike Ward’s Liberty Safes in partnership with the Jambalaya Festival Association. All proceeds from the cook-off will benefit the Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area, just $5 a plate!
*Tickets are $25 in advance & $30 at the door
2:00 PM-4:00 PM – Donald Babin Tet Dur
4:00 PM-6:00 PM – Mike Broussard & Night Train
6:00 PM-8:00 PM – Jamie Bergeron & The Kickin’ Cajuns
Saturday, June 25th, 2:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Highland Road Park Observatory
13800 Highland Rd Baton Rouge, LA 70810
FREE / All Ages: The Baton Rouge Amateur Radio Club will take part in an exciting nationwide emergency exercise. Temporary stations will be set up at HRPO as BRARC joins similar clubs across the continent in an exciting emergency exercise. Some clubs use strictly battery power and solar power. Some clubs use low power outputs (five watts or less) to make contact with other stations all over North America.
Field Day is a twenty-four-hour endurance session of skill and suspenseful fun for parents and kids alike. How many North American sections can the club members contact before time runs out? HRPO patrons will only be allowed on the property from 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm on Saturday, 25 June.
The entire eight hours there will be…
- a display of modern and vintage amateur radio equipment
- an area to practice Morse code
- a GOTA station allowing non-licensed visitors to contact another state
- From 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm solar viewing will take place.
- From 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, the Train Like an Astronaut course will be open.
- Sometime during the event, the operators may attempt to contact the International Space Station.
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