Free Weekend Events


Friday, August 17th

Highland Road Park Observatory's FREE events

Barnes & Noble Perkins Rowe - 7pm Stars

Barnes & Noble Citiplace 7pm - Cookie Mouse

Movie in the Park - 8:00pm - 10:00pm - Offered at the Ben Burge park from 8-10 p.m. Bring snacks and a blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy free popcorn and Coca-Cola products. Provided by BREC and Hermitage Neighborhood Association. For more information, call (225) 272-9200. (Thanks BR Parents)

Saturday, August 18th

Red Stick Farmers' Market - Downtown Baton Rouge

Barnes & Noble Perkins Rowe - 2pm Signing With Mystery Author Melva Dye "All That Remains"

Barnes & Noble Citiplace - 2pm Cookie Mouse

Whole Foods (Baton Rouge) Celebrate National Sandwich Month  - 12pm-2pm - August is National Sandwich Month! Each team will feature a special sandwich using products from their department. Come sample all of the delicious sandwich options we have to offer!

($5 or $10) Rock Climbing at the Paula G. Manship YMCA - The rock wall and zip line is open to families ages five and up. You must be 18 or older to attend without a parent or guardian. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers. Also offered on August 18. For more information, call (225) 767-9622. (Thanks BR Parents)

Art Gumbo Market - 10:00am - 02:00pm - An open air market held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Houmas House Plantation, Darrow, featuring art, jewelry, photography, pottery, local crafts, a free tasting booth by Chef Jeremy Langlois of Houmas House Plantation and a free children's art booth. Presented by River Region Art Gallery artists. For more information, call (225) 328-7354 (Thanks BR Parents)

A Flower that Lasts Forever - 11:00am - Children ages 8-11 will listen to the book The Flower Alphabet Book at the Greenwell Springs Road library at 11 a.m. and make a rose out of duct tape. For more information, call (225) 274-4460. (Thanks BR Parents)

LIGO Science Saturday - 1:00pm - 05:00pm - The Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory, Livingston, is open to the public for free from 1-5 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month. The theme for the month is Bounce. For more information, call (225) 686-3173. (Thanks BR Parents)

The Name Game - 2:30pm - The Jones Creek library staff will read Mr. Putney’s Quacking Dog at 2:30 p.m. and the children will write their names to form a mirror image and decorate with sequins and moveable eyes. For more information, call (225) 756-1160.

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, August 19th

Louisiana Children's Museum (New Orleans) - Target FREE Sunday open play throughout the entire museum!

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