HOT AUGUST NIGHTS: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., downtown Hammond. This annual event features new events in the Kid Zone, an improved wine and craft beer walk, car show, art alley and more in the downtown development district. dddhammond.com.
FÊTE ROUGE: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., L'Auberge Casino & Hotel Baton Rouge, 777 L'Auberge Ave. Featuring a Louisiana chefs' competition and tasting with celebrity judges, plus music, silent auction and wine tastings. $85 at the door. bresbr.org.
FALL FASHION FEST 2017: Noon to 4 p.m., Tin Roof Brewing Company, 1624 Wyoming St., Baton Rouge. Shop men and women's gameday and fall apparel from local boutiques at this fashion showcase. Also featuring food, beer, music and tailgating games. Free. All ages welcome. Must be 21 or older to enter tap room. facebook.com/brfashioncouncil.
MID CITY RISING: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., The Collective, 2678 Government St., Baton Rouge. A monthly art show with food, music, raffles and vendors. facebook.com/thecollective2678.
LOUISIANA SHRIMP AND PETROLEUM FESTIVAL: 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1; 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2-Sunday, Sept. 3; and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 4. 715 Second St., Morgan City. Featuring music, food, arts and crafts, and rides. Free.