1. Mid City
What is it: The street parties along Government Street and Jefferson Highway—Hot Art Cool Nights, White Light Night and Mid City Night’s Dream—showcase the city’s fast-growing commercial district.
Why go: For the antithesis of Baton Rouge’s notoriously bad traffic, grab a group and explore all the arts and culture Mid City has to offer. The all-ages (that is, all ages above 21) crush at Radio Bar is a great place to start and end the night.