Welcome’s to Pam’s Party Calendar! We hope this information makes your event planning easier. In an effort to prevent multiple events from taking place on the same night, competing for the same fundraising dollar, we’re trying to maintain a comprehensive list of all upcoming nonprofit fundraisers and related events in the Greater Baton Rouge area. We’ve even included LSU and Southern football schedules. So, as soon as you know the date of your event, please send me an email at pbordelon@theadvocate so we can get it on the calendar. See you at a party soon!!

Aug. 18

9th annual Heritage Gala "Stetsons & Stilettos": 7 p.m., Crowne Plaza, hrbr.org

Aug. 19

50th anniversary Best Dressed Ball: 6 p.m., River Center Exhibition Hall

Aug. 20

End of Summer Soirée benefiting Volunteers in Public Schools: 12:30 p.m., Main Street Market, vipsbr.org

Dining By Design benefiting the Mercedarian Cypress Springs Prayer Center: 4 p.m., Crowne Plaza, cypressspringsprayercenter.org/index.php/Event/Dining-By-Design/

Aug. 21

LSU fall semester begins

Aug. 22

Habitat for Humanity's Pink Tool Belt Bash: 6 p.m., Renaissance Hotel, habitatbrla.org/pink-tool-belt-bash


Aug. 24 & 25

Baton Rouge Epicurean Society's 11th annual Fête Rouge: L'Auberge Event Center, brbres.org

Aug. 25

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Capital City's Finest & BR Beer Bash: 8 p.m., Crowne Plaza, br.finestcff.org

Aug. 26

Louisiana Pediatric Cardiology Foundation's Helping Little Hearts Heal gala: 7 p.m., Renaissance Hotel, lpcf.com

Aug. 29

Istrouma Area Council Boy Scots of America's "Cooking for Character" taste fair: 6 p.m., Main Library, iacbsa.org/cookingevent

Sept. 2

LSU v. BYU, Houston

Sept. 3

Southern University v. South Carolina State, Mumford Stadium

Sept. 6

Dedication of Volunteers of America's Drop-in Center: 4 p.m., invitation only

41st annual Preservation Awards: 6:30 p.m., Watermark Hotel, preserve-louisiana.org

Sept. 7

Cancer Services Capital Chefs Showcase: 6:30, 

Sept. 9

LSU v. University Tennessee Chattanooga: Tiger Stadium

Southern University v. Southern Miss: Hattiesburg

Sept. 10

Brunches in Heels benefiting STAR: 11 a.m., various restaurants, brbrunches.com

Battle Against Autism Kickoff Party: 6 p.m., Ruffino's, battleagainstautism.com

Sept. 13

O'Brien House Breakfast: more details TBA

Sept. 14

AmeriCorps Alumni Happy Hour: 4:30 p.m., Blend Wine Bar, cityyear.org/batonrouge

BR Bar Foundation & Arts Council of Grater Baton Rouge present Arts Judicata: 6 p.m., Arts Council, brba.org

LSU Manship School of Mass Communication's Hall of Fame Gala: 7 p.m., Juban's, lsufoundation.org/manshiphalloffame

Sept. 15

City Year Champions Jazz Brunch: 10:30 a.m., TradeMark on Third, cityyear.org/batonrouge

10/31 Consortium's Shiver Me Timbers Pirate Scavenger Hunt: 6 p.m. beginning at The Station, 1031consortium.com

Sept. 16

LSU v. Mississippi State: Starkville

Southern University v. Texas-San Antonio: San Antonio

Sept. 21

BUST Breast Cancer: 6 p.m., L'Auberge Event Center, womans.org/classes-and-events

Sept. 22

WRKF Public Radio's third annual Founders Luncheon: noon, Crowne Plaza, wrkf.org

LASM Gala: 7 p.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, lasm.org

Baton Rouge Symphony Opening Night Gala: 7 p.m., brso.org

Sept 23

LSU v. Syracuse: Tiger Stadium

Southern University v. Alcorn State: Lorman, Mississippi

Sept. 28

Quota Club's "Eyes on the Ties": 6 p.m., L'Auberge Event Center

Sept. 30

LSU V. Troy State University: Tiger Stadium

Oct. 1

BR Blues Foundation's Blues Gala: 6 p.m. Main Library, 

Manship Theatre Members Only Exclusive with Chris Isaak: time TBA, manshiptheatre.org

Oct. 6

Brew@the Zoo: 6 p.m., Baton Rouge Zoo, brzoo.org

Cat Haven's 16th annual Cat Tails & Cocktails: 7 p.m., The Guru, cathaven.org

Southern University's Gala on the Bluff: time & location TBA

Oct. 7

10/31 Consortium's Ghostly Gala Masquerade Ball: 8 p.m., location TBA, 1031consortium.com

LSU v. Florida: Gainesville

Southern University v. Alabama A&M: Mumford Stadium

Oct. 8

Susan G. Komen's Perfectly Pink Luncheon for Life: noon, L'Auberge Event Center, komenbatonrouge.org/baton-rouge-events/perfectly-pink-luncheon/

Oct. 12

Capital Area United Way's Jambalaya Jam: 5 p.m., North Boulevard Town Square, cauw.org

Blue Ribbon Soiree: 7 p.m., Renaissance Hotel, blueribbonsoiree.com

Karnival Krewe de Louisiane Coronation Social: 7 p.m., Gerry Lane Cadillac, karnivalkrewe.com

Oct. 14

LSU v. Auburn: Tiger Stadium

Oct. 16

Woman's Victory Open Golf Tournament: 7:30 a.m., Country Club of Louisiana, womans.org/classes-and-events

BlueCross & BlueShield's Angel Awards: 6:30 p.m., Renaissance Hotel, bcbslafoundation.org/our-programs/angel-award

Oct. 18

River City Jazz Masters Hall of Distinction: 6 p.m., Manship Theatre, artsbr.org

Hollydays Preview Gala: time TBA, Raising Cane's River Center, juniorleaguebr.org

Oct. 19

STAR's Hunks in Heels:6:30 p.m., The Varsity, star.ngo

Oct. 19-22

Southern fall holiday

Oct. 21

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University's Fête des Fidèles luncheon: 10:30 a.m., L'Auberge Event Center, ololcollege.edu/fete

LSU v. Ole Miss: Oxford

Southern University v. Jackson State: Jackson, Mississippi

Oct. 25

BBB's Douglas Manship Torch Awards Banquet: 6 p.m., L'Auberge Event Center, bbb.org/baton-rouge

Spirits of Louisiana fundraiser: 6:30 p.m., Old State Capitol, louisianaoldstatecapitol.org/programs-exhibits/spirits-of-louisiana-2017/

Oct. 27

BR Bar Association's Belly Up with the Bar: 5 p.m., Live Oak Arabians, brba.org

Oct. 28

10/31 Consortium's Halloween Parade: 2 p.m., downtown Baton Rouge, 1031consortium.com

Southern University v. Arkansas State-Pine Bluff: Pine Bluff

Nov. 2

Preserve Louisiana's Old Governor's Mansion Gala: 7 p.m., Old Governor's Mansion, preserve-louisiana.org

Nov. 4

LSU v. Alabama: Tuscaloosa

Southern University v. Prairie View A&M: Mumford Stadium

Nov. 9

Trianon Holiday Event: time TBA, L'Auberge Event Center.

Red Rooster Bash: 6:30 p.m., Rural Life Museum, lsu.edu/rurallife/events 

Nov. 10

CAUW Brotherhood Sisterhood Breakfast: time & location TBA

Volunteer Activists Luncheon: 11:30 a.m., Renaissance Hotel, emergela.org/giving/events/

BR Gallery's Kinetics Live art auction: 6:30 p.m., BR Gallery, batonrougegallery.org

Nov. 11

LSU v. Arkansas: Tiger Stadium

Southern University v. Texas Southern: Houston

Nov. 12

Capital City Beer Fest: noon, location TBA

Nov. 14

National Philanthropy Day Luncheon: 11:30 a.m., Renaissance Hotel

Sunshine Foundation's Sunshine for Kids Gala: 6:30 p.m., White Oak Plantation, facebook.com/SunshineFoundationInc

Nov. 16

LSU v. Tennessee: Knoxville

Nov. 18

Baton Rouge Green's "Green Up Red Stick": 7 p.m., EBR Main Library, batonrougegreen.com

Nov. 20-24

EBR Schools Thanksgiving holidays

Nov. 22-26

Southern Thanksgiving holidays

Nov. 23-24

LSU Thanksgiving holidays

Nov. 25

LSU v. Texas A&M: Tiger Stadium

Southern University v. Grambling State: Mercedes Benz Super Dome 

Nov. 30

OLOL Children's Hospital Blacktie Bingo: 6:30 p.m., L'Auberge Event Center, ololchildrens.org

Dec. 2

SEC Championship Game: Atlanta

Dec. 2 & 3

Teddy Bear Tea: time TBA, Juban's

Dec. 9 

Southern fall semester ends

Dec. 10

Karnival Krewe de Louisiane Debutante Brunch: details TBA, karnivalkrewe.com

Dec. 14

BREC Foundation annual meeting & LEAF Award presentation: 5 p.m., location TBA

Dec. 15

LSU graduation

Dec. 19-29

EBR Schools Christmas Holidays


Jan. 6

Krewe of Apollo Bal Masque XXXVII: Raising Cane's River Center

Krewe of Achilles Mardi Gras Ball: Raising Cane's River Center

Jan. 10

LSU winter semester starts

Southern winter semester starts

Jan. 13

Krewe of Artemis Soirée: 7 p.m., Raising Cane's River Center

Jan. 19

Karnival Krewe de Louisiane Mardi Gras Ball: 7 p.m., Raising Cane's River Center

Jan. 27

Le Cercle de Bacchus 60th anniversary Presentation Ball: Raising Cane's River Center

Mystick Krewe of Louisianians Mardi Gras Ball: Washington, D.C., mkofl.com

Feb. 2 

Krewe of Artemis Mardi Gras Parade: 7 p.m., Downtown Baton Rouge

Feb. 3

Krewe of Tucumcari Mardi Gras Ball: Raising Cane's River Center

Feb. 12-13

Southern Mardi Gras holiday

Feb. 12-14

EBR Schools Mardi Gras holiday

LSU Mardi Gras holiday

Feb. 23

Manners of the Heart's Heart In Hand Gala: details TBA, mannersoftheheart.org

March 3

Boys & Girls Club Great Futures Gala: time & location TBA, www.brclubs.org

March 9

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's Denim & Diamonds Gala: time TBA, L'Auberge Event Center, louisiana@jdrf.org

March 24 - April 1

LSU spring break

March 29 - April 12

Southern spring break

April 2-6

EBR Schools Spring Break

April 6 

Pennington Biomedical Research Foundation's The Answer: 6 p.m., Renaissance, theanswerbr.com

April 12

Manship Theatre's Red Carpet Gala with Wynonna Judd: 6 p.m., Manship Theatre, manshiptheatre.org

May 10-11

LSU graduation

May 12

Southern graduation

May 19

Emerge Center's Signature Gala: details TBA, emergela.org/giving/events/

May 22

EBR Schools last day

Oct. 18

Rotary Club of Baton Rouge's 100th anniversary celebration: details TBA

July 8

Theatre Baton Rouge's Summer Auction Gala "Roles I'll Never Play" Cabaret, 6 p.m., www.theatrebr.org

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