Photo by Collin Richie

Spring into a new season with community events throughout the month of March

Red Carpet Gala

March 1, Manship Theatre

Grammy-winning musician David Foster and singer and Broadway star Katharine McPhee are making a trip to Baton Rouge to headline Manship Theatre’s annual fundraiser. Prior to the duo’s performance, guests are invited to a spirited pre-party to celebrate the theater and all it does for the community.


The Spritz

March 2, Live Oak @ Cedar Lodge

Dance the night away to a live band at this party benefiting The Retreat at Quarters Lake, a new grief recovery center being built by The Hospice of Baton Rouge to cater to all ages, from children to adults.


Zapp’s International Beer Fest XIX

March 2, LSU Rural Life Museum

At this annual fundraising event for the LSU Rural Life Museum, try over 200 beers and ales along with non-alcoholic drinks and food. Only for adults ages 21 and up, this event is a springtime staple.


International Guitar Night

March 3, Manship Theatre

Listen to the tunes of four guitarists and take a tour around the world as they immerse the crowd in their various cultural backgrounds through the medium of acoustic guitar.


Women’s Leadership Conference

March 5, Crowne Plaza

Kick-off Women’s History Month with this annual networking event put on by the Junior League of Baton Rouge. This year, the conference will feature the insights of New York Times best-selling author and Peloton instructor Tunde Oyeneyin, as she will take the stage as the keynote speaker.


Holi Festival

March 9, Repentance Park

Celebrate cultural diversity, unity, love and the arrival of spring at this unique Indian festival of colors. The event benefits local nonprofit Colors of the World, which aims to create a safe space for people of all backgrounds to come together and learn from one another.


re:Creation Pilobolus World Tour

March 10, Manship Theatre

The Pilobolus dance company returns to Baton Rouge with two performances that will break away from the status quo, showcasing the boundlessness of movement and the potential of dance to tell unique and nuanced stories.


Louisiana Red Beans & Rice Heritage and Music Festival

March 23, Downtown

Learn about the heritage of one the oldest Louisiana dishes at this festival, which will feature a cook off, live bands, food, vendors and more.


Touch a Truck

March 23, BREC State Fairgrounds

Does your little one love anything with wheels? At the Touch a Truck event put on by the Junior League of Baton Rouge, they can have hands-on fun with emergency and construction vehicles, as well as a petting zoo, scavenger hunt and more.