March 2024 calendar of events in Baton Rouge

All month

There’s more to do at Perkins Rowe than just shopping. The development welcomes the community to its outdoor lawn for its spring concert series, Rock N Rowe, every Thursday in March. Grab your blankets and chairs and secure your spot to hear from local acts like Michael Foster Project and That 70’s Band. perkinsrowe.com/rocknrowe

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March 1-3

Calling all hunters, fishers and those who love the great outdoors! The Louisiana Sportsman Show is headed to Baton Rouge for its three-day event at the Raising Cane’s River Center. Find vendors specializing in everything from golf carts to taxidermy. louisianasportsmanshow.com


March 3

The Old State Capitol welcomes families to enjoy the Easter Egg Roll complete with egg races and other Easter-related activities. Don’t miss out on the festivities or the egg-citement of the day. The event is free and open to the public, and the museum will also be open to guests for First Free Sunday. louisianaoldstatecapitol.org

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March 9 + 10

Popular shopping experience Merry Market will host its first spring market at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center. The Merry Market in March allows shopaholics to get an early, early start on holiday shopping or grab gifts for other occasions from more than 250 vendor booths. merrymarket.shop


March 9

Come dressed in white and get ready to wear the rainbow courtesy of colorful pigment that will flow through the air at the Holi Festival held at Repentance Park. This event allows Baton Rougeans to celebrate the traditional Hindu festival, otherwise known as the Festival of Love or the Festival of Colors. Holi is also known to connect the community and welcome the season of spring. The event is free with food, drink and color packets available for purchase. holifestivalbr.com

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March 16

Comb your closet for all the shades of green and head out to the Wearin’ of the Green Parade route to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. This historic parade promises a day of fun and, of course, shenanigans complete with an early morning race and dozens of floats filled with lively krewes. Flip to page 32 to check out even more about the parade. wearinofthegreen.com

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March 23

See two shows in one at Baton Rouge Gallery’s Movies & Music on the Lawn series. The event combines live music with silent film for a unique movie-watching experience. Local musicians perform a never-heard-before score to accompany the film displayed. March’s movie is sci-fi thriller Metropolis paired with DJ Otto. batonrougegallery.org


March 24

Go back to springtimes of the past at LSU Rural Life’s An Old Fashioned Easter Celebration. The event aims to represent generations of Easter customs in Louisiana complete with bunny photos, egg dyeing, races and more. lsu.edu/rurallife

March’s biggest art and music events

March 9

Support young creatives and entrepreneurs at the Spring Kids Makers Market at Mid-City Artisans. Browse and support the work from children ages 6 to 17. Some vendors even donate a portion of their earnings to local charities. mid-cityartisans.com

Courtesy Mid-City Artisans

March 10

The Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre has joined forces with Manship Theatre to bring the world-renowned dance company Pilobolus to Baton Rouge for a contemporary dance performance. Pilobolus’ re:CREATION tour uses innovative dance techniques to convey the importance of creativity in life. manshiptheatre.org

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March 11

Enjoy a night of laughs and improv comedy at Whose Live Anyway?, the live show based on the hit TV comedy Whose Line Is It Anyway? The event even includes some of the show’s original cast members like Ryan Stiles. raisingcanesrivercenter.com


March 23

Head over to L’Auberge Casino & Hotel to hear a rockin’ set from country music star Jake Owen. Sing along to his most popular tracks like “Barefoot Bluejean Night” and “Anywhere With You.” lbatonrouge.com


March 29

Rock band Steely Dan has had quite the resurgence with young, new fans. Chelsea’s Live, which offers a variety of themed nights, welcomes old and new fans for its popular Only Dans show. A tribute band will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Steely Dan’s album Pretzel Logic by playing hits like “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number” and “Any Major Dude Will Tell You.” chelseaslive.com

Courtesy Chelsea’s Live

March 30

Shop ’til you drop at Local Pop-Up, an open-air market consisting of local vendors. This market takes place each month at Electric Depot and welcomes artisans and creators of all types. Expect to see a variety of products, from soaps to freeze-dried candies. The market will also host a pet adoption event with Companion Animal Alliance in which attendees can mingle with furry friends and even take them home. localpopup.shop

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On the road

New Orleans

March 14-16: New Orleans Book Festival, bookfest.tulane.edu

March 16: Irish Channel St. Patrick’s Day Parade, irishchannelno.org

March 30: Crescent City Classic, ccc10k.com


March 9 + 10: Louisiana Comic Con, louisianacomiccon.com

March 9: Cajun Chili Fest, cajunchilifest.com

March 16: Patty in the Parc, facebook.com/PattyInTheParc