Doughnuts, zoos, passport photos, Build-a-bear and more: Baton Rouge businesses mark leap day

Doughnuts, zoos, passport photos, Build-a-bear and more: Baton Rouge businesses mark leap day
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Feb. 29 doesn’t come around very often. Looking for a way to make it memorable? Retail deals abound, while there are several special events that cater to kids and adults alike.

All events are on Feb. 29.

$2.29 doughnuts at Krispy Kreme

Taking full advantage of the date, Krispy Kreme customers who purchase a dozen doughnuts at regular price can buy an extra dozen doughnuts for $2.29. That’s some memorable pricing.


This one’s for the leap day babies. Those born on Feb. 29 can hop into participating Build-a-Bear stores on their birthday and buy a Birthday Treat Bear for $4. Check local stores for availability. 

Free passport photos

Thinking about finally getting that long-overdue new passport? This leap day, Staples is giving away 29,000 free passport photos. Note: You’ll need to be an Easy Rewards member to participate. 

Leap Day zoo party

Another one for leap day babies. On Feb. 29, Blue Zoo Baton Rouge is hosting a special birthday party for the leap day crowd, with a coloring station, birthday mermaid story time, a stingray experience show, and plenty of cake. 

The party kicks off at noon, with events running until 5 p.m. Entry to the aquarium is free for anyone with a leap day birthday. 

Origami frogs at the River Center Branch library

From 9 a.m. at downtown’s River Center branch library, kids will get to enjoy both storytelling and crafting in one go. After reading “The Giant Jumperee” by Julia Donaldson and Helen Oxenbury, they will make their own origami leaping frog to play with and take home. 

Ages 6 to 11 are welcome.

Succulent leap of faith

This year, Highland Road’s Baton Rouge Succulent Company is hosting a secret workshop for enterprising plant people. Cue the suspense: “Will it be a succulent garden … maybe? Will it be kokedame … it could? Will it be a class we’ve never had yet?? You’ll just have to sign up and find out!”

The event begins at 6 p.m. on Feb. 29 at the BR Succulent Co., 7276 Highland Road. Classes run between an hour and 90 minutes, tickets are $45, and feel free to BYOB. 


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