June 2019

Ever wanted to stargaze with pros? The Observatory crew can help! What about kayaking? Our Outdoor Adventure team has opportunities for you! Looking for a swampy good time or dog-related art? The Bluebonnet Swamp and BREC Art teams have got you covered there. We have no shortage of outdoor fun - there's even swimming opportunities with Liberty Lagoon open on weekends! All this and more - this month at BREC!

Programs & Events

Check out some of our exciting upcoming events and programs. Click the event name to get more info.
For a full list, visit our events calendar.

Rocketkidz Rookies Triathlon

City-Brooks Community Park

The mission of RKF is to create and sustain active, fit and healthy children, families and communities through programming, advocacy and education.
June 1
8-10:30 a.m.

ZOO GUEST APPRECIATION DAYS

Baton Rouge Zoo

Join us for Guest Appreciation Weekend June 1st and 2nd at BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo! As a thank you to the community for your continued support, Zoo visitors of all ages can enjoy "buy one admission, get one free" pricing. Our guests play a crucial role in making our Zoo the #1 year-round family attraction in Baton Rouge and we are excited to celebrate with you! Guest appreciation days June 1st and 2nd at the Zoo! Not valid in combination with any other offer.
June 1-2
Regular Zoo hours

ART UNLEASHED

City-Brooks Community Park

BREC Art is going to the dogs with its wild return of Art in the Park. This event will include live music, live art, delicious food, cold beer and crafts of all kinds for adults, kids and of course dogs. Bring your four-legged friend and family to a Sunday afternoon celebrating our two favorite things: art and dogs!
BREC Art’s return to Art in the Park will raise awareness for local dog shelters and adoption agencies as well as an appreciation for local art and BREC’s community parks. The event will be located in BREC’s beautiful City Park under the oaks and in the Cane’s dog park. There might even be a doggie costume contest so, save the date for this exciting, upcoming BREC event!
June 2
2-6 p.m.

PARENT/CHILD SUMMER GALA

Milton J. Womack Park

Join the fun at BREC’s Parent and Child Summer Gala. Children of all ages are invited to team up with their parent or guardian for a whimsical night family togetherness. This dynamic event includes music, dancing, food, games, photo opportunities and more.
June 8
6:30-8:30 p.m.

JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION

72nd Ave. Park (Exxon/Howell Place Gym)

From its Galveston, Texas origin in 1865, the observance of June 19th as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond. Today Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. Attend the following events which includes an assortment of family entertainment for all ages. Partnership with Community Against Drugs and Violence (CADAV)
June 8
9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION

Gus Young Park

From its Galveston, Texas origin in 1865, the observance of June 19th as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond. Today Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. Attend the following events which includes an assortment of family entertainment for all ages. Partnership with State Rep. Denise Marcelle
June 15
noon-4 p.m.

GEAUX VELO DAY

Perkins Road Extreme Sports Park

Geaux Velo Day is a day dedicated to velodrome. Have you ever wondered what it’s like to ride on the velodrome or even what the velodrome is? Our friends at the Baton Rouge Velodrome Association will be here to help answer all your questions and show you how the velodrome works. This is a free event and open to the public. Even if you have never ridden a velodrome bike or fear the idea of riding in the velodrome, we are here to help! There will be 10 bikes available to ride free of charge and there will be friendly, experienced velodrome riders there to help you through every step of the process. There will be snacks, drinks and good music! So, come on out and give it a try!
June 15
6-9 p.m.

WORLD'S LARGEST SWIM LESSON DAY

Liberty Lagoon

Participants must preregister / Free event. Event limit 100 participants per session.
June 20
8-9 a.m. & 6:30-7:30 p.m.

FLOWRIDER FLOW TOUR

Liberty Lagoon

The FLOW (Flowboarding League of the World) Tour is a FlowRider, Inc.-sponsored, sanctioned, and operated international flow-boarding tour that features the worldÕs best riders year after year. Tours and events are held in Asia, Europe, Canada and the USA. Top Pros will battle throughout the season in efforts to represent Team USA and earn a free round-trip airfare and seeded slot into the World Flowboarding Championships. In addition, local competitors will be showcasing their skills and taking home some epic prizes.Competitors must pre-register.
June 22
8 a.m.-8 p.m.

DOG DAY AT THE SWAMP

Bluebonnet Swamp and Nature Center

With our Dog Days, BSNC drops its “no pets” policy and opens its doors and trails to pets four days out of the year! All pets are welcome, but they must be on a leash and have their vaccinations current. This Swamp Dog Day will also feature a special appearance by Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and her pup Mordecai. Mayor Broome and her pup Mordecai want to walk with you and your four-legged friend! Mayor Broome will be visiting 11am-noon
June 22
9 a.m.-5p.m.

ARRL FIELD DAY

Highland Road Park Observatory

The Baton Rouge Amateur Radio Club returns to teach you the joys and importance of ham radio in communication and emergency situations, how to send your name in Morse code, and how to obtain your own transmitting license in this great hobby that is over 100 years old!
June 22
2 -10 p.m.

RED, WHITE AND ZOO DAY

Baton Rouge Zoo

Visit the Zoo and celebrate our red, white and blue animal friends. This special day will include Safari Amphitheatre programs, games and crafts featuring some of our red, white and blue Zoo animals. Regular Zoo admission applies.
June 29
Regular Zoo hours

ASTEROID DAY

Highland Road Park Observatory

The Baton Rouge Astronomical Society brought this event to Baton Rouge for the first time last year. Heartened by the response received by patrons interested in impact consequences and prepping for (but hopefully averting) such an emergency, it returns with more demonstrations and delights.
June 29
7-10 p.m.

SUNDAY FUNDAYZ

Liberty Lagoon

Come on down to the last Sunday of the Summer each month for some arts & crafts, games and other special features and creatures. We will supply all kinds of fun while supplies last.
June 30
noon-6:30 p.m.

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