It’s offically Spring Break in Baton Rouge, and you’re probably blankly staring at this screen wondering what in the heck to do. Well from one mom to another, I get it. No judgement here. So I went ahead and put together all the things that are going on in Sweet Baton Rouge this week or next, put it into categories, and even included a few things just for the adults. Hopefully this helps you get through Spring Break unscathed and with your sanity in tact. Enjoy exploring our capital city!
WHAT TO DO:
If you’re looking for family-friendly fun Easter/Spring Break activities we’ve got you covered!
- An Old Fashioned Easter Celebration: Experience springtime excitement and the welcome of the Easter season with wonderful old fashioned activities overseen by the Easter Bunny. Activities included music, storytelling, Easter bonnet decorating, a petting zoo, & egg pacquing, dying, & races.
the Rural Life Museum, reoccurring daily March 25-April 19th 1:30 – 4:00 PM, general admission $5/person
- LASM: This is one of our favorite places to go when my girls are out of school. Air-conditioned, contained, and educational. You can’t get much better than that! They don’t have any Spring Break specials this year, but it’s always worth going.
- the Easter Bunny at Sky Zone: Let out some energy AND get your Easter Bunny photo without fighting the mall! Win, win! The Bunny will visit during Toddler Time, be sure to grab your tickets now to ensure your spot!
Sky Zone, March 29 & March 31 10:00 AM, $11/jumper
- Baton Rouge Zoo: The Zoo is a place where people connect with animals. Over the past forty years, the Zoo has grown to become the #1 year-round family attraction in Baton Rouge. The Zoo attracts visitors of all ages and backgrounds. The Zoo is a favorite place for families to discover the animal kingdom. Use the break to go out and support your local zoo this break.
- Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center: Locally owned by BREC is a 103-acre facility dedicated to conservation, education, recreation, and tourism. Over a mile of gravel paths and boardwalks link varied habitats such as the cypress-tupelo swamp, beech-magnolia and hardwood forests. Wildlife is plentiful at Bluebonnet Swamp, including hundreds of bird species utilizing the site throughout the year. Birders can view seasonal species during peak migrations, as well as year-round residents. While snakes and turtles are commonly seen from the trails, raccoons, rabbits, opossums, armadillos, squirrels, foxes, coyotes, deer and otter are also known to inhabit the site. They are currently undergoing some construction on our parking lot to better your experience when visiting us – their main parking lot is unavailable, please park wherever available near the swamp
- Knock Knock Children’s Museum: BRAND NEW to the Baton Rouge area. They opened last year in 2017. The weekends at Knock Knock Children’s Museum are filled with fun, creative, and imaginative play.
- Cajun Livin N Cooking: April 7th you will find a fun family event with a Car and Craft show, Crawfish boiling contest, Live music like Chase Tyler Baton Rouge Native, fun inflatables for the kids, petting zoo, and kids fishing contest. You can find all of these events happening at the Lamar Dixon from 9 AM to 9 PM. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Dreams Come True of Louisiana Foundation.
- EBB & Flow Festival: April 7th and 8th happening at the Baton Rouge River Front. The Mission of this long weekend event is to celebrate Baton Rouge and Brazilian culture and aquatic ecology. Enjoy live music and dance, culinary and visual arts, film, art fair, and children activities!
Who says Spring Break is just for the kids? Some adult fun is necessary during a long spring break around Baton Rouge:
- Rock N Rowe: Grab your dancin’ shoes and dust off those lawn chairs, because Rock N Rowe is back at Perkins Rowe!! Every Thursday from 6 PM to 9 PM you can relax and watch a lot of local natives sing their hearts out in the Town Square!
- Live After Five: Wayne Toups is live on the stage this weekend downtown at City Hall Plaza starting at 5:00 pm at City Hall Plaza. Wayne Toups is known for his high-energy zydecajun music. Can’t make it this weekend, they have up on stage April 6th Shaun Ward Xperience.
- Local Brewery and Distillery Crawl: Check out these three local Baton Rouge breweries: First we have, Tin Roof Brewing Company, Baton Rouge’s largest craft brewery. They offer fun events like yoga on the tap, happy hour, and trivia night. Second, we have Cane Land Distillery, book a tour they are open Wednesday – Sunday for tours and tastings. Our Distillery, located in the heart of downtown Baton Rouge is a great place to learn about how the sweet spirits you enjoy in our Tasting Room came to be. During your tour, you’ll learn about the history of Louisiana’s main agricultural commodity and how our distillers use science and a bit of magic to come up with our premium spirits such as; (Parade Argente Rum, Parade Spiced Rum, Shindig Vodka and OMFW Whisky). Third and last on our list is Southern Craft Brewing Co. located off of Airline Hwy on Barringer Foreman inside the Technology Park building 4. The brewery is now open to the public, go out and taste what they’ve been working on.
- Olive and Twist are one of the best places to get a cocktail in Baton Rouge. They have just about any type of cocktail to suit your taste. The atmosphere is great and the food has a Louisiana spin on it. The menu is sure to please everyone from the casual diner to the serious foodie!
Instagram worthy walls: Just for fun with the kids (or without) snap some shots in front of Baton Rouge’s best murals.
- “BR Blues” Address: 3347 Government St., Baton Rouge, LA 70806
- “Peacock” Address: 2931 Government St, Baton Rouge, LA
- “Showe Your Rowe” Address 10000 Perkins Rowe #125, Baton Rouge, LA 70810
- “Mural on S. Eugene” Address 541 South Eugene Street — Home of the Mid City Makers Market
WHERE TO EAT:
The weather should be nice this week, so we rounded up some of our favorite local & family friendly places with outdoor seating for you to enjoy!
- Another Broken Egg
- Superior Grill (that new Highland location though!!)
- The Rum House
- The Velvet Cactus
- Tsunami Sushi
- Parrains Seafood
WHERE TO DRINK:
Let’s just be honest, your kids being home all week can end up being a little stressful, no matter how much you love them. So to round out this post, we offer you some of Baton Rouge’s best happy hour options. Plan a date night or a girls night and give yourself a little break too this week!
- Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse: 5-7 PM, 5 wines, cocktails, & appetizers starting at $5 each
- BRQ: until 6:30, $6 mixed drinks (get a frose!), $6 house wine, $3 beers
- Jolie Pearl: 4-7 PM, $.75 raw oysters, $1 off beers & wines, $5 margaritas
- Rocco’s Pizza: Curated craft cocktails and amazing hand-tossed pizza!
- Radio Bar: They just announced their spring cocktail menu! Like their Thym Traveller – Gin, Creme Yvette, Thym Liqueur, and Lemon. It’s full of herbal, fruity flavor!