Free Weekend Events

Friday March 2nd

Highland Road Park Observatory's FREE events

Barnes & Noble Perkins Rowe - 7pm The Lorax

LSU Book Bazaar
Thursday, March 01, 2012 - 09:00am - Friday, March 02, 2012 - 07:00pm

Annual sale of a huge variety of books and related materials at the LSU Mini-Farm and Nelson Memorial buildings on March 1st and 2nd from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and March 3rd from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, call (225) 578-5925 or visit

Ponchatoula Trade Days - 9:00am - 05:00pm
Annual three day arts and crafts fair in downtown Ponchatoula from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. with antique and collectible booths, fine arts and crafts, food and live music. Free. For more information, call (800) 617-4502 or visit

Hola Spanish Storytime - 10:30am
At 10:30 a.m. preschoolers are invited to the Denham Springs/Walker library to hear Ms. Cristi, a dynamic preschool Spanish teacher, sing, play games and read books in Spanish. This special storytime is appropriate for both Spanish speaking and non Spanish speaking preschoolers. For more information, visit

Saturday March 3rd

Red Stick Farmers' Market - Downtown Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge Arts Market - 8:00am - 12:00pm
Takes place at the Farmers Market from 8 a.m.-noon. Special arts activities for kids. For more information, visit

Walker spring craft market - 8am -3pm at wholly ground coffee shop and live music venue 28245 Walker South Rd in Walker between Texaco and Walmart. Breakfast and lunch giveaways and great shopping!

Snips, Snails, and Fairy Tales - Actress Kristy Coast will present dramatic readings of some of the Grimm’s' most popular fairy tales at LASM at noon and 1 p.m. For more information, visit

Easter Egg Hunt - 1:00am
Held at the Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, St. Francisville, at 1 p.m. Children and their parents are invited to Rosedown to find Easter eggs on the grounds. After the Easter egg hunt children can play 19th century games. For more information, call (888) 376-1867.

Gospel Music Fest - 2:00pm
Held at Parker Park, St. Francisville, at 2 p.m. Church choirs highlight the soulful songs of the early African Americans. For more information, visit

Michael's - Check HERE for your store's event calendar.

Target – select a city to find free or reduced-price admission to arts and cultural events in your area, sponsored by Target.

Walmart Event Finder – enter your zip code to see what is going on in your area.

Sunday, March 4th

Free First Sunday - Free admission to LSU Museum of Art, LASM, the Old State Capitol and USS Kidd Museum. For more information, visit

Firepower - 1:00pm - 03:00pm
The Port Hudson State Historic Site, Zachary, staff and volunteers will conduct demonstrations with Civil War era reproduction weapons including cannons, muskets, rifles, carbines and pistols from 1-3 p.m. For more information, call (888) 677-3400.

Gallery Talk: Carved Stone - 2:00pm - 05:00pm
Free admission to the LSU Museum of Art from 2-5 p.m. for a lecture on the museum’s stone sculptures in granite and jade. For more information, visit

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