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My Baton Rouge Summer Bucket List



Ah, summer in Baton Rouge, Louisiana – a time for sunny days, warm evenings, and endless possibilities for fun and adventure! Whether you're a local resident or just passing through, there's no shortage of delightful experiences waiting to be enjoyed in the capital city. So, grab your hat and sunglasses, because we're about to embark on the ultimate Baton Rouge summer bucket list!


Indulge in delicious ice cream

Beat the heat with a scoop (or two) of creamy, dreamy ice cream from one of Baton Rouge's beloved parlors Gail's Fine Ice Cream. From classic flavors to inventive creations, there's something to satisfy every sweet tooth. More of a milkshake connoisseur? Try out Milkshake Mack on Goverment Street.


Cool off with a snowball

For a refreshing treat that's quintessentially Southern, head to a local snowball stand and delight in a fluffy mound of shaved ice drenched in your favorite fruity syrups. I love a snowball from Sno Juice. Check out their Instagram for their pop up location.


Explore the Red Stick Farmer's Market

Experience the vibrant flavors and colors of summer at Baton Rouge's bustling farmer's markets. Stock up on fresh produce, artisanal goods, and homemade treats while supporting local farmers and artisans. Check out the market schedule for details.


Escape into the world of books at East Baton Rouge Parish Libraries

Beat the summer heat by diving into a good book at one of Baton Rouge's public libraries. Whether you're into fiction, non-fiction, or something in between, you're sure to find the perfect read to while away the afternoon. Download the Libby app and enjoy digital and audiobooks on your devices FOR FREE.


Make a splash at BREC's many the splash pads

Let the kids (and kids at heart) cool off and have a blast at one of Baton Rouge's splash pads. With water jets, fountains, and plenty of space to run and play, it's the perfect way to beat the summer heat. Check out their locations here.


Score thrifty finds at local thrift shops

Embark on a thrifting adventure and hunt for hidden treasures at Baton Rouge's eclectic thrift stores. From vintage clothing to unique home decor, you never know what gems you'll discover! I love checking out stores like Time Warp and The Purple Cow.


Treat Yourself at Counterspace

Indulge your sweet tooth with a visit to Counterspace bakery. From freshly baked cookies to decadent cakes and pastries, there's no shortage of delectable treats to satisfy your cravings. Their new Midcity shop also serves an amazing breakfast!


Get crafty at DIY Disco

Unleash your inner artist and get crafty at DIY Disco, Baton Rouge's premier creative studio. From painting parties to crafting workshops, there's no limit to the fun you can have while unleashing your creativity.


Sip on tropical drinks at Pelican to Mars

Transport yourself to a tropical paradise at Pelican to Mars, where you can sip on refreshing cocktails inspired by the flavors of the Caribbean. With its laid-back atmosphere and delicious drinks, it's the perfect spot to unwind and relax on a hot summer day. Follow their Instagram to find about about trivia, movie nights, and even a book club.


So, what are you waiting for? Grab your friends and family, and start checking off these must-do activities from your Baton Rouge summer bucket list. From sweet treats to outdoor adventures, there's no shortage of ways to make this summer one to remember in the Red Stick!

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