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It’s Labor Day weekend in Baton Rouge: Here are things to do during your long goodbye to summer

Before we transition into autumn’s embrace, there’s one last hurrah to celebrate – Labor Day weekend around Baton Rouge. It’s three+ days of fading summer and the toughest choice is what to do with it. Momentum Building Services encourages you to discover a variety of exhilarating and enjoyable activities, ensuring your Labor Day weekend becomes an unforgettable memory.


Picnic in the Picturesque Parks: Going out on a simple picnic is a classic Labor Day activity that competes with “going to a flea market” for the most traditional Labor Day things to do ever. But there’s a reason for it – picnics are forever fun. 


Pack your favorite sandwiches, snacks, and drinks, and head over to the beautiful City-Brooks Community Park which includes the Raising Cane’s Dog Park, along with a “Splash Pad” and a labyrinth – basically a child’s dream day. The park includes a full realm of athletic courses with golf, basketball, soccer, and tennis facilities. The East Baton Rouge Parks and Recreation agency (BREC) promotes a calendar of events across the 170+ parks that it manages. Labor Day weekend events include “Little Adventures” for young children at Highland Community Park, “Warmth Of The Earth Pottery” at Sharp Road Park, or “First Saturdays” at the Frenchtown Road Conservation Area for the nature lovers.


Explore Louisiana’s History: Labor Day weekend in Baton Rouge offers a golden opportunity to delve into the rich history of the state. Take a trip to the Louisiana State Capitol, where you can explore the impressive building itself but also enjoy stunning views of the Mississippi River from its observation deck. For a more immersive experience, visit the Louisiana State Museum or the USS Kidd Veterans Museum to learn about the state’s cultural heritage and naval history.

Louisiana State Capitol Baton Rouge

Art and Culture Extravaganza: Feeling like an experience with local artistry is the thing to do for your Labor Day? Baton Rouge offers a plethora of art and cultural experiences. Spend your weekend wandering through the Baton Rouge Gallery or the Shaw Center for the Arts, where you can admire local and regional artworks and explore the LSU Museum of Art


Culinary Delights: The inherent basis of any good Labor Day weekend will be heapings of good food. Treat your taste buds by exploring the local eateries and cafes,  or take a walk and get into the wonderful eclectic array of Baton Rouge food trucks. A map of Baton Rouge food trucks can be found here


Outdoor Adventures: Maybe you want to get in some exercise before you embark on the food journey, or vice versa – Baton Rouge offers a wide spectrum of choices for the outdoor enthusiast.  Never kayaked before? Both the University Lake at Milford Wampold Memorial Park and The Waterfront at Greenwood Community Park offer calm waters for beginner paddlers. Take a leisurely bike ride along the 12-mile Levee Trail, or try fishing at one of the BREC public fishing lakes (shore fishing only). Those looking for a casual hike can try the 2.3-mile Barton Arboretum Loop or the easy 2.2-mile Black Swamps Trail at the LSU Botanical Gardens Steele Forest.


The Baton Rouge Zoo: Nothing says “let’s go see a tiger and some flamingos” like Labor Day weekend, and you can do it for less than $9 a ticket. Take the kids to the Baton Rouge Zoo, where they can marvel at the Aldabra giant tortoise and the Eastern black rhinoceros. Alternatively, visit the Blue Bayou Water Park or Dixie Landin’ Amusement Park for a day of family-friendly excitement and laughter.


As summer bids adieu and the promise of fall beckons, Labor Day weekend in Baton Rouge is the perfect opportunity to embrace the last moments of warmth and leisure. Whether you’re seeking outdoor adventures, cultural experiences, or simply a chance to relax and unwind, there are things to do for everyone. We hope that some of our favorite Labor Day activities at Momentum Building Services lead you to an unforgettable Labor Day weekend in Baton Rouge.


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