Weekend Events in Baton Rouge

Wearin’ of the Green Parade, Sesame Street and more!


Lenten Meals at Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School. Fish, shrimp & combos and shrimp stew plus crawfish pies for $2. 5:00-7:00 PM. $7.00 a plate cash or check at the Ott Center by the gym

Sesame Street. If there’s one firm lesson we remember from Sesame Street, it’s that everyone is special—also those bits about reading and counting seemed to have stuck—but we’re glad that Cookie Monster, Grover, Elmo, Abby Cadabby, and the rest of the gang are coming to the Baton Rouge River Center to reaffirm the lesson. When Chamki, Grover’s friend from India, comes to visit, Grover’s got a long list of activities for his guest to partake in: singing, dancing, eating cookies, hot yoga, kayaking, and more. Tickets run from $18–$60. 10:30 AM and 6:30 PM on Friday; 10:30 AM, 2 PM, and 5:30 PM on Saturday; and 1 PM and 4:30 PM Sunday. brrivercenter.com.

Sicilian Heritage Festival. Celebrate all things Sicilian with the residents of Independence. Authentic Sicilian food, a spaghetti cook-off, a meatball-throwing contest, carnival rides, arts & crafts, a St. Joseph’s altar, parade, live music and much more. indysicilianfest.com.

Wearin’ of the Green Parade. Garden District at 10 AM at the corner of Hundred Oaks Avenue and South Acadian Thruway. paradegroup.com.

Farmers Market: Louisiana strawberries, seafood, root vegetables, meat, cheese and more are in season at Red Stick Farmers Market this Saturday in downtown Baton Rouge. Inside Main Street Market, locally-owned restaurants will be serving hot breakfast and lunch options..

St. Joseph Altar. Sister Dulce Maria and Cypress Springs Mercedarian Prayer Center present the St. Joseph’s Altar from 12:30-4 p.m. The event, which is dedicated to the sick and dying, drew more than 2,000 people last year. This year, more than 90 restaurants are donating food, and Chef Peter Sclafani will be on hand cooking red sauce and pasta. cypressspringsprayercenter.org

Brush with Burden. A juried exhibition featuring art inspired by Louisiana’s natural flora and fauna, is on exhibit at the LSU AgCenter Botanical Gardens. The exhibit is open during garden hours. March 13-20. lsuagcenter.com/burden

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