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MAR-APR 2019

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2019 Black & White Gala Mark your calendar for the 2019 Black and White Gala, The ALS Association Louisiana- Mississippi Chapter's premier annual fundraiser! It will be a night to dress your best and enjoy the company of others who are striving to reach a common goal — improving the treatment and quality of life for those living with ALS and, ultimately, finding a cure for this horrible disease. The event is scheduled for the 22nd of March at the Marriott Baton Rouge. Let's unmask ALS together! See www.alsalams.org for more information or to purchase tickets! YMCA of Baton Rouge Volunteer at your local Y! Across Baton Rouge, YMCA branches welcome volunteers who want to give back; come support your community and serve as a positive role model. As a YMCA Volunteer, you can help give young men and women, teens and children from all walks of life the resources and support that they need to be healthy, confident, connected and secure. Opportunities include tutoring, coaching, office support and much more! Visit www. ymcabatonrouge.org/Volunteer or contact your local YMCA branch today. Good Cause If you love food & drink: Zapp's International Beer Fest – March 30 – Rural Life Museum The annual Zapp's International Beerfest will have more than 200 foreign and domestic beers, ales and homebrews will be made available for tasting during this popular annual event benefiting the LSU Rural Life Museum. This fun filled afternoon is for patrons aged 21 years and older. Proper I.D. must be presented upon entering the event. Soul Food Festival – May 25-26 – North Boulevard Town Square The Baton Rouge Soul Food Festival is two days of fabulous Southern Cuisine, live music on two stages, a Vendor's Village, a judged Soul Food Cooking Competition and a Pioneer Award for culinary excellence. The family-friendly event is free to the public. Lawn seating is available, so bring your chairs! If you love art, culture and community: Ebb & Flow – April 6-7 – Baton Rouge Riverfront Celebrate the capital region's cultural, economic and ecological connection to the Mississippi River and all things that EBB & FLOW! This will be Ebb & Flow Festival's third year in Downtown Baton Rouge. Pride Fest – June 15 – Raising Cane's River Center BR Pride Fest is the largest family-friendly indoor GLBTQ pride celebration in the South. This year features entertainment like no other, including an ArtsFest, Resource Fair, Children's Area and more. Pride Fest features a mix of education about health and wellness, with entertainment and fun activities that'll draw people from all walks of life! If you love music: Bayou Country Superfest – May 25-26 – LSU's Tiger Stadium Tiger Stadium will once again host the Memorial Day Weekend Country Music Festival for its 10th Anniversary. Show your love of country music alongside neighbors, family and friends! This year's festival will be held for two days, Saturday May 25 and Sunday May 26, 2019. Blues Fest – April 13-14 – North Boulevard Town Square This free, family-friendly festival will feature an impressive lineup of internationally-recognized performers and local blues legends. Bring your dancing shoes! Third Street Songwriters Festival – April 5-7 – Various Locations The Third Street Songwriter's Festival is an annual event in Downtown Baton Rouge at multiple venues along 3rd Street featuring live, original music. The event showcases local, regional and national songwriters. Other festivals coming up in Baton Rouge include Baton Rouge Zoo's Zippity Zoo Fest, Louisiana International Film Festival, Angola Prison Spring Rodeo, Hot Art, Cool Nights and more. See more upcoming events at https://www.visitbatonrouge.com/events/festivals. Story by Erica Sweeney Glory, Visit Baton Rouge Photos provided by Visit Baton Rouge and Partners Festival Season in Baton Rouge In Baton Rouge, we're proud to say we have a festival for everything and everyone! Make your plans to attend one of the city's many annual festivals this Spring or Summer. R E A D U S O N L I N E A T W W W . C I T Y S O C I A L . C O M 32

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