SWAMP POP MUSIC FESTIVAL: Hidden Oaks Family Campground, 21544 E. U.S. 190, Hammond. Friday evening and from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday. (985) 345-9244 or


NEW ORLEANS WINE AND FOOD EXPERIENCE: Various locations, New Orleans. From vintner dinners to wine strolls, seminars to grand tastings, this gourmand’s paradise is packed with flavors of the city.

KROTZ SPRINGS SPORTSMEN’S HERITAGE FESTIVAL: 548 Haas St., Krotz Springs. This festival includes rides, food, music, crafts, pageants, a fishing tournament, cook-offs and skeet-shooting competition. It is also known for the Blessing of the Hunter and celebrating Krotz Springs’ 100th anniversary.

BAYOU COUNTRY SUPERFEST: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 1500 Sugar Bowl Drive, New Orleans. Top-flight country entertainers come to the dome for a Memorial Day weekend of music, fan fests, tailgating and more. Ticket packages available.

GREEK FESTIVAL: Holy Trinity Cathedral, 1200 Robert E. Lee Blvd., New Orleans. Opa! The rich heritage of Greeks in New Orleans comes alive in food, music, dance and more. $7 admission.

JAMBALAYA FESTIVAL: Gonzales Civic Center, Irma Boulevard and Cornerview Road, Gonzales. The 50th anniversary of the festival features world-champion jambalaya served daily, live music and entertainment, carnival rides, cooking contests, a variety of food and so much fun it takes three days to get it all in.


CAJUN HEARTLAND STATE FAIR: Cajundome, 444 Cajundome Blvd., Lafayette. The 29th annual event features carnival rides, games, food and music. Full schedule and more information available at


BIRDFOOT FESTIVAL: Various locations, New Orleans. Seven days of live chamber music, parties, dinners, mentoring programs and more. Through Friday, June 3.


LE FESTIVAL DE LA VIANDE BOUCANÉE DE LA LOUISIANE: Northside Civic Center, Ville Platte. This festival showcases local smoked meats, including sausage, tasso, deer, pig, rabbit and fish. Music, arts and crafts booths and beauty pageants are slated. Through June 3.