Here in Baton Rouge, there are always a lot of fun things going on around the city. If you ever need a study break, or just want to do something fun on the weekends, here’s your guide to what’s good around town. You won’t even need to leave campus for a couple of these activities!
Events on Campus
Student Activities Board Events
LSU has a Student Activities Board that often puts on fun activities around campus. These events range from open mic nights to outdoor movie showings. This is also a great way to get involved with a group at LSU by becoming a member of the board. You can find more information about the membership application on their website.
Groovin on the Grounds
Groovin on the Grounds is also a great on-campus event that takes place during the springtime on the LSU Parade Ground. It’s an all-day festival with food, booths, inflatables, and music. Past music acts have included Lupe Fiasco, Corey Smith, Ludacris, and Hunter Hayes, just to name a few.
LSU Sporting Events
Cost: football tickets approx. $13 per game; free for all other sports with Tiger Card
At LSU, our school spirit is strong, and attending a sporting event is a great way to show your spirit. Football games, baseball games, and gymnastics meets, for example, are always exciting events to attend. LSU students must bring their Tiger Card to receive free entry to all home athletic events, with the exception of football. Don’t forget to wear purple and gold to show your support for the Tigers!
UREC Student Recreation Complex
Cost: free with Tiger Card
The UREC is a great place on campus that has workout rooms, fitness classes, an indoor lap pool, a rock climbing room, indoor basketball courts, racquetball courts, tennis courts, and intramural and club sports for students to join. Another great thing about the UREC is that it’s open on the weekends!
UREC Adventure Trip Programs
Cost: $15-$20, some free!
The UREC also has awesome adventure trip programs that take students on weekend trips, such canoeing trips through Tickfaw State Park, kayaking trips through the Atchafalaya Basin, and Saturday Morning Bike Rides to the Main Street Market.
The Great Outdoors
LSU’s lakes are a popular place to run, ride bikes, or just take a nice walk, while overlooking LSU’s beautiful campus.
Tasting the Culture of Baton Rouge
Cost: crawfish, about $15 for 3 pounds
Just getting together with a group of friends and going to dinner is always a fun treat. If you’re an out-of-towner, you should try the delicious food that Baton Rouge has to offer, such as crawfish, boudin, and sno balls.
Cost: free with Tiger Card
Baton Rouge has a lot of museums, some of which are free! LSU Museum of Art, Louisiana Art and Science Museum, and Capitol Park Museum are some of the museums in Baton Rouge. Museums are good places to learn a little culture about the city, and they are also a great place to beat the heat in Louisiana!
What do you and your friends like to do on the weekends here in Baton Rouge? Do you have any other suggestions for incoming freshmen? Comment below and let us know!