5 Fun June Events in Baton Rouge

We love being in Baton Rouge — it seems like there’s always something fun going on in our city. These are our top five picks for June’s events, but it was tough to narrow them down. For a complete list that we found particularly useful, check out Visit Baton Rouge‘s site.


1. Twilight Tours

June 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26 | BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo

Cost: $16 for adults and teens, $13 for children 2-12

See the BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo during the cool of the evening! Twilight Tours is a summer tradition at the zoo — held every Tuesday and Thursday evening in June and July, the tours allow guests to see the Zoo as the sun sets and after the gates have closed to the public.

Included in the guided tour is a tram ride throughout the Zoo, as well as a private Wildlife Safari Amphitheatre show and evening snack.


2. Baton Rouge Summer Beat

June 6, 13, 20, 27 | 4264 Capital Heights Ave

Cost: Free

Summer Beat kicks off in June, runs every Friday through August 1st, and features great local music and local eats all in one place. This month features The Bedlamville Triflers (June 6th), Sundaze Howie Blues Jam (June 13th), Matt Kayda & Hometown (June 20th), and Cam Pyle (June 27th).


3. Bloomsday

June 16 | Baton Rouge Gallery at City Park

Cost: Free

Everyone is welcome to celebrate Irish pride in Baton Rouge. Bloomsday is celebrated annually throughout the world to commemorate the life of Irish novelist James Joyce and the events in his novel Ulysses. The Baton Rouge Irish Club is holding its 10th annual event this month, with academic symposia, theatrical readings from the works of James Joyce, Irish music, bagpipes, food, wine, raffles and general Irish merriment.


4. LeAnn Rimes

June 21 | L’Auberge Event Center (21+ event)

Cost: $50

Country and pop singer LeAnn Rimes will be crooning her hits at L’Auberge Casino & Hotel this June. The show is on a Saturday night, so between the casino, hotel, and bars/restaurants you can easily make a full weekend out of it.


5. 2014 Baton Rouge Pride Fest

June 28 | Belle of Baton Rouge Atrium

Cost: Free

The 8th annual Baton Rouge Pride Fest kicks of on June 28th for a day full of fun, food, games, kid’s area, blessing of relationships, entertainment, a community resource fair, and more. It’s all indoors, so it will be taking place rain or shine! The event is designed to foster a sense of community among LGBTQ people and their friends in Baton Rouge.


What are you looking forward to in Baton Rouge this summer?