Things to do this weekend in Baton Rouge: An art market, a Fourth of July festival and more

Family Night returns to Tin Roof Friday

You heard that right. Back by popular demand, Tin Roof Brewery Company is set to host Family Friday on the first Friday of every month. Get the kids out of the house for the event’s return this Friday, July 1.   

This party is designed for you to take a break and let the kids run wild. Children can have the time of their lives getting their faces painted, watching the making of balloon animals and jumping in a bounce house, while adults can enjoy live music and good food from Tre’s Street Kitchen.    

Tin Roof Brewing Company is at 1624 Wyoming Street. The event starts at 5 p.m. and ends at 8 p.m.

Marc Broussard live at L’Auberge Friday

“Bayou Soul” star and Louisiana native Marc Broussard is coming to L’Auberge Casino & Hotel this Friday, July 1.

It’s easy to hear the elements of funk, R&B, blues, rock and pop in Broussard’s music. It’s an electric blend that is sure to get you on your feet and moving. Make sure to come see this proud Southerner as he makes a stop at his homestead state on his worldwide tour.

Doors open at 8 p.m. Show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are $20; buy them here. L’Auberge is at 777 L’Auberge Avenue.

Southern artistry for sale Saturday 

Local shopping can often make for the best shopping. This Saturday, July 2, come on down and find your local makers all in one place at the Baton Rouge Arts Market.

On the first Saturday of each month, the Baton Rouge Arts Market makes it easy for the community to find beautiful, quality goods made by reliable, talented artists. The possibilities are endless for what you might find: pottery, clothing, jewelry, paintings, woodworks and even hand-made soap. Live music and a children’s activity center create a space welcoming to the entire family and a range of different interests. You can also stop by the weekly Red Stick Farmers Market while you are there.

This event lasts from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 5th and Main Streets in downtown Baton Rouge.

Fun before the Fourth Sunday

The Red Stick is gearing up for a fantastic Fourth of July. Celebrate the birth of our country with the help of local artists at the Independence Weekend Music Festival this Sunday, July 3.

Enjoy live music by headliners Bad Bongo and Dominick Michael. This is a great time to gather your friends and have a spectacular evening before the Fourth of July festivities begin. Let loose and embrace your freedom.

Doors open at 5 p.m. Show starts at 6 p.m. Tickets bought in advance are $15, while tickets bought at the door are $20; click here to buy them in advance. Red Stick Social is at 1503 Government Street.

Golden Jubilee Sunday

If a music festival is not for you, then why not ring in this year’s Independence Day with a parade? The Baton Rouge Kenilworth Independence Day Parade is celebrating its 50th year, and it’ll be one to remember.

This golden jubilee will be a massive commemoration of its humble beginnings in 1973 when it was only a few residents on bicycles and lawn mowers with neighborhood children playing instruments in tow. Special guests include Mayor President Sharon Weston Broome, Grand Marshall Liz Koh of WAFB Channel 9, and “Residents of the Year” Mike and Celeste Robin. This neighborhood parade has now amassed around 50 entries and thousands of spectators.

Weather permitting, the parade will start at 6:30 p.m. from the Kenilworth Science & Technology School on Boone Drive.