Find Things to do in Baton Rouge with Kids this weekend!
The Family Friendly Baton Rouge 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 in Baton Rouge
May 6th – May 8th
Our Top 5 Picks
Saturday, May 07 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Perkins Road Community Park
7122 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Come out and join us for a magical day of fun for everyone! Come dressed in your favorite FAE costume and celebrate the earth and how to preserve and make it beautiful while enjoying whimsical and fun activities with a FAE twist. This event will feature carnival games, clowns, stilt walkers, FAE folk, face painters, crafts, and other exciting family entertainment for all to enjoy. With each carnival game, you can earn tickets to redeem popcorn, cotton candy, and other great prizes! Admissions is free for fairies, sprites, gnomes, and elves of all ages. Costumes are certainly encouraged!
Saturday, May 07 3:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Highland Road Park Observatory
13800 Highland Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
More info and full schedule: https://batonrougefamilyfun.com/international-astronomy-day/
Friday May 6, 2022 – $5.00
Saturday May 7, 2022 – $10.00
Sunday May 8, 2022 – $5.00
Advance 3-Day Pass – $15.00 (Available the week of the festival at the festival office or the festival grounds and will not sell out of passes)
Live Music, Contests, Arts & Crafts Booths, Carnival
The world famous Crawfish Festival began in 1960 as a spin-off of the Breaux Bridge Centennial Celebration. The Louisiana Legislature had just named Breaux Bridge the Crawfish Capital of the World in 1959. The festival is now known around the country and even the world. Every May, thousands of hungry people flock to Breaux Bridge to be part of the festivities.
May 5th – 8th
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
One Canal Place
365 Canal St. Suite 2250
New Orleans, LA 70130
For Family Friendly fun, head for less crowded stages like the Kids Tent, Jazz & Heritage and Fais Do-Do stages. Your kids will love the puppet shows, kids jazz bands, youth choirs, and Native American Village.
A dedicated area for mothers to pump or nurse is located on the west side of the Grandstand on the third floor. Patrons can follow directional signage to the location. Changing stations are located in the women’s restrooms on the 1st floor of the Grandstand. Visit the Access Center in front of the Grandstand for additional information.
Do you know the difference between Tunica Hills and Tunica Falls/Clark Creek? Clark Creek is sometimes called Tunica Falls; hence, Tunica Hills and Tunica Falls are often confused. However, if you’re in the mood for chasing waterfalls, trails, and adventure, both parks are worth a visit.