Easter egg hunts, meetings, barbeques, and even Mardi Gras parades - Southside has it all. See what we're up to below.
Neighborhood Area Activities
The Southside area is home to two of the most vibrant parades in Baton Rouge.
KREWE OF SOUTHDOWNS MARDI GRAS PARADE
Each year area residents who comprise the Krewe of Southdowns stage a lively parade through the heart of the Southside area, on the Friday night before Mardi Gras. All are welcome to join in this great neighborhood event with your participation - it's one of the gems that makes the Southdowns area truly special.
St. Patrick's Day Parade
Another community parade that has become a Baton Rouge traditional is the St. Patrick's Day Parade. Typically the parade begins at the corner of Hundred Oaks and South Acadian Thruway (by Catholic Life Center), takes a right on Eugene, takes a left on Terrace, then takes a final left on Perkins Road and continues down over the overpass ending just under the interstate. All floats continue to roll through the intersection at Lee Drive though the parade has ended.
SSCA Annual Meeting
Wednesday, October 25
The Annual Meeting of the Southside Civic Association will take place on
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at the Parish Hall of St. Aloysius Church on Stuart Avenue.
The meeting will begin with a social hour from 6 - 7 PM. Food and beverage from our favorite local vendors will be available as always.
The meeting itself will begin at 7 PM and we will have as special visitors our EBR City/Parish Mayor Sharon Weston-Broome and Councilwoman for District 12 Barbara Freiberg to speak by approximately 7:30.
The very important activity following our officials' presentations is to vote in 15 new members to the 2018 Board of our Civic Association. Our Board has a history of working hard to protect the Southside neighborhood while also promoting various improvements such as new sidewalks and bike lanes. Please come and participate in the evening's activities and meet and greet your neighbors and friends!