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Upcoming November Events in Baton Rouge

by Glenda Daughety & Team

There's no end to the fun in Baton Rouge, and these upcoming events this month of November prove it. There's something for every taste in these events, so get ready to have a great time with friends, family, and neighbors.

Here's what we have to look forward to:

15th Annual Louisiana Book Festival
Nov 10 | 9am - 4pm

Come on over to the Capitol Park area for the 15th Annual Louisiana Book Festival. More than 250 authors will be in attendance discussing their books. Enjoy more than 150 special programs, plus live music and cooking demos. 

Wild Day at the Rowe
Nov 10 | 10 am -1 pm

Experience the wild side of The Perkins Rowe town square during Wild Day at the Rowe. The event features animal encounters with help from Friends of the Baton Rouge Zoo. 

White Light Night
Nov 16 | 
6-10 p.m.

It’s time to enjoy the Baton Rouge art scene with the White Light Night in the Mid City Art & Design Cultural District. Meet talented local artists and enjoy live music as you shop and eat your way through Mid City.

ZooLights
Nov. 23 – Dec. 30

It’s beginning to look a lot like winter at BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo. The annual ZooLights returns Friday, Nov. 23, with a mile-long zoo trail illuminated with more than 50 festive holiday displays.

Festival of Lights
Nov 30 | 7-10 pm

Start the holiday season right in Baton Rouge with the Festival of Lights tree lighting and fireworks and the 2018 Reindeer Run & Jingle Bell Jog at North Boulevard Town Square. 

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Top Things to Do in Baton Rouge

by Glenda Daughety & Team

Are you running out of ideas to entertain the family during the summer break? No problem. Baton Rouge is brimming with entertaining activities and things to do for the whole family. Here's a few of the top things to do in Baton Rouge to keep you on track this summer.

Mike the Tiger Habitat

Who doesn’t love tigers, especially Mike the tiger? Mike is the famed mascot of LSU and enjoys his life in a lush habitat that covers 15,000-square feet of space. There have actually been several tigers that have been the live mascot of LSU, with the current Mike being the 7th, with the first one in 1934 known as the “Ole War Skule.” Bring the whole family to see this majestic cat and learn about their history.

Capitol Park Museum

There’s something for everyone at the Capitol Park Museum. As their website puts it “From Louis Armstrong to Huey P. Long, from Mardi Gras to fais-do-do, and from the nation-building commerce of the Mississippi River to the life-sustaining bounty of the Gulf of Mexico, the Capitol Park Museum provides a panoramic exploration of the most vibrant state in America.”

Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center

If exploring nature is more your thing, then Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center is the ideal place to take your family.  This 103-acre facility focuses on conservation, education, recreation and tourism.  They also feature a 9500-square-foot building filled with live animal exhibits, along with photographic presentations of the site's flora and fauna, natural artifact and mineral displays, and a sizeable, vintage waterfowl decoy carving collection.

Baton Rouge Zoo

You can’t beat a great zoo for keeping the family entertained. In addition to viewing the animals, you can enjoy twilight tours and other events throughout the year.  You can spend more than a few hours viewing the more than 944 animals and birds, along with  a children's area, tram and train rides that make this zoo perfect for the whole family.

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Enjoy This Memorial Day Weekend in Baton Rouge

by Glenda Daughety & Team

Anyone who’s lived in Baton Rouge for any length of time knows that the Memorial Day weekend is always a time of celebration and remembrance.  In fact, Baton Rouge is ranked as one of the best inexpensive places to spend the Memorial Day weekend in the US.  You’ll find local festivals, live shows, attractions and patriotic events to make sure this weekend is one you won’t soon forget. Here’s a few events to plan for in Baton Rouge this weekend.

Gymfit Fest | Galvez Plaza/Repentance Park

This Cirque and Movement Festival in Downtown Baton Rouge features a wide range of amazing things to do and see. You’ll marvel at performances by pros in fire spinning, acroyoga, aerial silks and more.  Then you get to try your hand at these tricks with workshops for you to try.  There’s also going to be parkour competitions, live music, games, and much more.

Jambalaya Fest | Gonzales Civic Center

Come to the 50th annual Jambalaya Festival from May 25-28.  Enjoy all the flavors and sounds of the South as you feast on the best Jambalaya to be found anywhere. Enjoy live music and entertainment, carnival rides, cooking contests, and tons of amazing food.

Memorial Day Garden of Flags Planting

Come to the Louisiana State Capitol Gardens on Saturday to observe more than 11,000 flags that represent Louisiana’s fallen heroes be carried by current and former members of the United States Armed Forces on a 6-mile ruck march called the “Hero Hump.”

The Baton Rouge Concert Band Annual Memorial Day Concert

Classic patriotic music will be performed by this band made of volunteers in North Boulevard Town Square on Monday. The concert starts at 7pm, so make sure to bring your chairs and blankets to make yourself comfortable.

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Have a Safe and Fun Memorial Day Weekend!

Say Thanks to Mom in Baton Rouge

by Glenda Daughety & Team

Mother's Day is just around the corner on Sunday, and Baton Rouge is the perfect place to show your mom how much you appreciate her.  There's a whole variety of ways to have fun with mom this weekend for all interests and price ranges.  So get ready to show your mom how much you care with these upcoming Mother's Day events in baton Rouge.

Lazz Ripp Brass Band's Pre-Mother's Day Event

May 12 / $7

Come have a great time with the Lazz Ripp Brass Band at The Time Out Lounge on Bennington Avenue! Complementary wine for the ladies starting at 9:00 pm along with a raffle.


Mother's Day Recognition Gala & Fashion Show

MAY 12 / $25 – $250

This gala and fashion show is a great way to show your mom or any great woman in your life the recognition she deserves. An elegant evening for all mothers. Join us dressed in your best and walk on the Runaway! Lots of fun, entertainment, music, prizes, and dinner will be served.


GOSPEL in the Park | Music Festival: Celebrating the Arts & Mother's Day

MAY 12 / $0 – $25​

Join special guests from all over the world will​ be present for this event to "celebrate the growth & diversity of our cultures and unite the nations of the world." 


Hot Art, Cool Nights 2018

MAY 11 / Free

Celebrate the Annual Hot Art Cool Nights Art Hop with Create Studios. You'll enjoy wine, music, art and great Mother's Day gift options. Several artists will be set up outside and parking available.

Have a Fantastic Mother's Day in Baton Rouge!

Get Mad About March in Baton Rouge

by Glenda Daughety & Team

March is here, and Spring is just around the corner. It's time to celebrate the new season and warmer weather with fun events hosted by BRECSo if you plan on buying a home in Baton Rouge, or moving here soon, get ready to enjoy the Spring events in Baton Rouge that make this a special place to buy a home.

Here's some of the events you can look forward to in March.

Little Picassos: Highland
Wednesday, Mar 14, 2018 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Highland Road Community Park
Ages: 5-8
Cost: $10 per week/ $30 for all four weeks

Introduce your young artists in the family to the world of art using paint, oil pastels, watercolor and collage techniques. All materials included.

Rockin' at the Swamp
Saturday, Mar 10, 2018 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM​
Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center
Admission:
Children 2-17: $4
Children Under 2: No Fee
Adults: $5 
Pass members: $2

Explore the world of rocks, minerals, gemstones, and fossils. You can purchase rocks and learn to identify different types of rocks and minerals.

Adult Leisure Bunny Hop: Womack
Tuesday, Mar 13, 2018 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Milton J. Womack Park
Wednesday, Mar 14, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Anna T. Jordan Community Park
Ages: 55+

Why do the kids get all the fun at Easter? The young at hearts can break free from the traditions and enjoy recreational activities, games and an egg hunt.

Dog Day at the Swamp
Saturday, Mar 17, 2018 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center
Cost: General Admission Applies; free for pass holders

Don't leave your canine friends out of the fun. BSNC will be dropping it's "no pets" policy for the day to let them enjoy the trails with you. All pets are welcome, but must be leashed and vaccinated.

Have fun this March in Baton Rouge as we welcome the Spring season.  Check back each week on our blog for more great information about Baton Rouge and real estate.  And make sure to follow us on Facebook for up to date Baton Rouge real estate news.

Start the New Year Right in Baton Rouge!

by Glenda Daughety & Team

Get ready to ring in the new year in Baton Rouge! The time has come this Sunday to celebrate the beginning of another year.  If you haven't made plans already, then here are a few upcoming NYW events in Baton Rouge that are sure to be the events of the year.

New Year's Eve Party at Crown Plaza

Join the Carbon Copy Band, Chase Tyler Band and The Eddie Smith Band for this dinner buffet prepared by award winning chefs.

Red Stick Revelry

This free event will be held at North Boulevard Town Square featuring music by Bread Pudd’n and Phat Hat.  Then at midnight the new year will be brought in by the dropping of the lighted red stick along with a spectacular fireworks display.

L’Auberge Casino & Hotel

Party to live music from 80's band Werewolf, along with an open bar and much more.

Zippy’s Fundraiser Event

Help raise money for a good cause at Zippy's.  There will be fun giveaways, drink specials and free champagne at midnight.

Have a Safe and Happy New Years Eve and a Happy 2018!

The Perfect Baton Rouge Holiday Season Awaits With These Events

by Glenda Daughety & Team

If you're looking for a great way to celebrate the holidays in Baton Rouge, then the perfect event is waiting for you the next couple of weeks.  Check out what's coming up in baton Rouge to help you get the most from the holiday season.

A Christmas Carol at Theatre Baton Rouge

December 8, 2017 - December 17, 2017​

Nothing is more iconic that this Charles Dickens classic.  Watch as the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future lead Scrooge on a his journey of redemption and celebrates the spirit of Christmas.

Holiday Lights at Baton Rouge General

Through January 5, 2018​

Come to Baton Rouge General Medical Center for their Holiday Lights display at the corner of Bluebonnet Boulevard and Picardy Avenue. This is their inaugural event where you'll delight at the  40-foot mega tree and eight singing trees along with twinkling lawn lights, along with live music and real snow!

Photos with Santa at the Mall

Through December 24, 2017​

Don't miss out on the chance to make memories as the kids visit with Santa and get their photos taken. You don't even have to make a reservation or purchase a photo to visit with Santa, but if you do purchase photos, you get photo prints in different sizes, digital downloads and a downloadable e-book.

Have a Happy 4th of July!

by Glenda Daughety & Team

The 4th of July is just around the corner and it's time to celebrate our nation's freedom in Baton Rouge! Here's a few events coming up in the next few days that will help you celebrate the 4th.

Kenilworth Independence Day Parade | July 3, 2017

This famous parade in the Kenilworth Neighborhood is in it's 45th year, and features mix of local civic groups, military and veteran's groups, bands, and political and government organizations celebrating the 4th of July.

Red Stick, White & Blue Celebration | July 4, 2017 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Come to the Shaw Center for the Arts' Pennington Rooftop Terrace to view the annual Fireworks on the Mississippi.  Enjoy hamburger sliders and hot dogs with homemade potato chips from Capital City Grill and dance the night away.

USS KIDD'S Fourth of July Spectacular! | July 4, 2017 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

For two decades the USS KIDD has been hosting a 4th of July celebration in the downtown Baton Rouge area.  The evening climaxes with WBRZ’s Fireworks on the Mississippi River.

Have a safe and fantastic 4th of July!

Honor Our Fallen Heroes This Memorial Day in Baton Rouge

by Glenda Daughety & Team

Memorial Day is a time to honor all of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for the freedom we live today.

You can join in showing them honor with these upcoming Memorial Day events in Baton Rouge.

Monday 

Baton Rouge Concert Band

The Baton Rouge Concert Band will be performing at the North Boulevard Town Square at 7pm.  This is a free event.  They will be playing selections of  American classics and patriotic tunes.

USS Kidd

The USS Kidd is hosting a Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony Monday at 10 a.m. The keynote speaker will be Mrs. Kim Graham of St. Martinville, who's son, Private Mark Graham, U.S. Army, died in 2007 of wounds sustained by an IED.

Port Hudson National Cemetery

The Port Hudson National Cemetery invites all to share in placing American flags at the grave sites of fallen veterans. Please bring a tool that can be used to punch holes in the hard ground (e.g. screwdriver). There will also be a Memorial Day ceremony at 11am at the Port Hudson National Cemetery Assembly Area. The cemetery is located at 20987 Port Hickey Road in Zachary.

We wish you all a safe and happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Say Thanks to Mom in Baton Rouge

by Glenda Daughety & Team

Looking for the perfect way to say thanks to mom this weekend? There's many ways you can express your appreciation for all your mother has done for you. Here's a few ideas that might help you have the perfect day with mom this weekend.

Brunch

Treat mom to a delicious brunch this Sunday. Boudreaux's Mother's Day Luncheon Buffet is an ideal way to spend Sunday with delicious food and live music by the Nick Abraham Quartet.

Spa Day

Why not pamper mom the way she deserves with a relaxing and rejuvenating day at the spa? Vida Pura Spa features a wide range of services to make mom feel like a queen for a day.

Sweets

Show mom your affection with the perfect confection! For an incredible variety of chocolates and other sweets, Chocollage Gifts & Chocolates will have the perfect gift for mom.

No matter how you do it, make sure you say thanks to mom, and have a happy Mother's Day!

 

 

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4750 Sherwood Common Blvd
Baton Rouge LA 70816
225-205-2672
225-291-1234
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Glenda Daughety & Team
RE/MAX First
Office: 225-291-1234
Cell: 225-205-2672
4750 Sherwood Common Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
Each Office Independently Owned and Operated
Licensed Realtor in the State of Louisiana by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission


Glenda Daughety, Team Leader

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Ashley Daughety, Buyer Specialist / Stager Decorator

 

 

 

 

 

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