October is here, but don’t be scared! We have gathered our favorite family-friendly events in and around Baton Rouge this month and featured them here in the monthly guide sponsored by Children’s Hospital.

Red Stick Mom maintains a full calendar of events here. If you have a great family-friendly Baton Rouge event to add, please do that here.

Red Stick Moms Need to Know :: Baton Rouge Activities in October 2019

CYT Baton Rouge presents Tarzan
LSU Shaver Theatre
Christian Youth Theater presents the musical Tarzan. The king of the apes and his lady swing to the stage in this adaptation of the Disney film. Visit the event page for performance dates and times.
Natchez Balloon Festival 2019
Rosalie Mansion
Join us for the 34th annual Natchez Balloon Festival October 18-20, 2019. Mirroring the lengthy history of the city, festival grounds are located at Rosalie Mansion’s high bluffs above the Missi...
2019 St. George Parish Fair
St. George
Fair Opens Friday October 18th at 6:00pm Fair Ends Sunday October 20th at 6:00pm Fun, Food, Family, & Music -Friday Burnhouse 7:00-10:00pm -Saturday Werewolf 7:00-10:00pm -Sunday Long Neck Society...
An Evening with Clarence Gilyard Jr.
Columbia Theatre
7:30 pm
The star of Die Hard, Top Gun, Matlock, and Walker, Texas Ranger shares his life experiences as a film, television and stage actor. The VIP ticket for this event includes special reserved seating and...
Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra: Romantic German Masters
Columbia Theatre
7:30 pm
Experience Brahms’ “Variations on a Theme” by Haydn and much more in a night full of romantic German classics with conductor Gemma New and featured cellist Lynn Harrell. This performance is sur...
Mommy/Daddy and Me painting class at Painting and Pinot
Painting and Pinot
This class is made especially for our younger painters (ages 2-9). Parents will help children paint their masterpiece. A light snack will be provided. We will be painting “Haunted House” a...
BASF Kids’ Lab: Hold Everything!
Louisiana Art & Science Museum (LASM)
Have fun with chemistry at these 45-minute hands-on workshops for kids 6–12 and their accompanying adults. Join us in October for Hold Everything! Don’t cry over spilled anything!  Join us...
Jazz Ambassadors of the U.S. Army Field Band Present: The Greatest Generation
Columbia Theatre
3:00 pm
Sometimes called “America’s Big Band,” Jazz Ambassadors has performed in all 50 states and around the world, connecting the American people to their Army and honoring our soldiers and veterans a...
Panel Discussion: Determined To Rise: The Civil War & Its Effects on the Women’s Movement
Student Union Theater
6:30 pm
The Southeastern Centennial Women’s Suffrage Project and the National Women’s History Museum (NWHM) join forces to commemorate 100 years of women’s suffrage. This panel discussion looks at how...
Tanger Trick or Treat
Tanger Outlets Gonzales
6:00 pm
Calling all ghouls and goblins – join us for Tanger Trick-or-Treating! Come decked out in your favorite Halloween attire, to enjoy free candy from participating retailers, DJ dance-alongs and MO...
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Jenny is originally from Kenner, LA, and considers herself a New Orleans girl at heart. She moved to Pineville in 2004 to attend college where she met her funny and always entertaining husband Brandon. Together they relocated to Baton Rouge almost 10 years ago and married in 2008. They added their joyful daughter Salem to the crew in April 2014, and blue-eyed son Declan in July 2015 and now live in Zachary. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication/Journalism from LSU and has previously done some freelance writing. She now works full-time for the State of Louisiana. She and her family enjoy spending time together, making each other laugh and being a part of their church community. She loves wandering around Target, drinking coffee, watching HGTV, having people over and making any kind of craft. Read more about Jenny’s family on her blog.


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