STARKS MAYHAW FESTIVAL: La. 12 and La. 109, Starks. Arts and crafts, food, carnival rides, and gospel and country-western music are featured attractions.


MID-CITY BAYOU BOOGALOO: 500 N. Jefferson Davis Parkway, New Orleans. Music, food, an arts market against the backdrop of Bayou St. John — a rising festival in the local calendar.

PLAQUEMINES PARISH SEAFOOD AND HERITAGE FESTIVAL: F. Edward Hebert Boulevard, Belle Chasse. Visitors enjoy local seafood and other unique local food specialties plus live music, local artists and craftsmen, carnival rides and helicopter rides over a historic battlefield.


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 a four-day event packed with the flavors of the city.