Farm to Fourth at Farmer’s Market, Wine Tasting Fundraiser: What to Do in Baton Rouge | Entertainment/Life

Kick off your Independence Day festivities early with the Big River Economic and Agricultural Development Alliance’s 4th of July celebration of local food tastings at the Red Stick Farmers Market from 8 a.m. to noon on Thursday, June 30 at the Pennington Biomedical Center, 6400 Perkins Road.

The event, called Farm to Fourth, will feature vendor-grilled meat, seafood and vegetables, jambalaya, live music and a festive, family-friendly environment.

Farm to Fourth is part of BREADA’s Fresh Fest, which highlights different farm crops each week in June and July to promote the height of Louisiana’s summer harvest and encourage the community to buy fresh food from local farmers.

In addition to free food samples, visitors to Farm to Fourth will be able to purchase seafood, meat, baked goods, jams, jellies, pickles and botanicals, as well as a selection of local vegetables. summer, especially corn, peppers, watermelons, aubergines and tomatoes.

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Rooftop BBQ

Tickets are on sale for the LSU Museum of Art’s Rockin’ on the Rooftop BBQ Bash on Monday, July 4. Fireworks over the Mississippi from the Pennington Rooftop at the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St.

A cash bar will be available throughout the evening with complimentary soft drinks and water provided by Coca-Cola/LSU Auxiliary Services. Tickets are $60 for non-museum members, $50 for museum members, $40 for children 6-12, and free for children 5 and under. by calling (225) 389-7210 or visiting

Red, White & Bleuchon

Tickets are on sale for the Red, White and “Bluechon” Milk and Wine Sampling from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 9 at the Robert A. Bogan Baton Rouge Fire Museum, 427 Laurel St.

Proceeds will go to the museum and its restoration. Your ticket will include a wine tasting with a choice of red, white and a special blue wine from abroad, as well as a suckling pig and charcuterie board. There will also be a silent auction.

Tickets are $35 when visiting

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burger kitchen

The volunteer group, We Are The Difference, will be hosting a Burger Cook Off from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 16 at 58015 Plaquemine St., Plaquemine.

In addition to the burger contest, the event will also feature vendors, live music, a scavenger hunt and other activities.

For more information, call (225) 238-7616 or visit

Wine exploration

Tickets are on sale for the “What’s a Winemaker to Do?” class, 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, at The Blend, 304 Laurel St.

Decisions, decisions, decisions – there are so many choices a winemaker has to make in every vintage. This course will explore some of those choices and how those decisions affect what ends up in your drink. The class will include five wines with an optional cheese board pairing ticket.

Tickets are $35 when visiting

old school music

Old School BBQ and Smokehouse, 10655 Coursey Blvd., will feature live music by Sessions from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, July 3.

For more information, call (225) 831-9336.

Elisha A. Tilghman