NEW ORLEANS HEALTH AND FITNESS EXPO: Noon to 6 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Morial Convention Center, Hall J, 900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans. Exhibitors showcase the latest in running gear and sports apparel. 


BATON ROUGE ARTS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, Fifth and Main streets, downtown Baton Rouge. A monthly, open-air market featuring local artists and a variety of works for sale.

RED STICK DAY FLY FISHING FESTIVAL: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Perkins Road Community Park, 7122 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge. Free annual celebration with programs, demos and more on fly fishing.

COVINGTON ART MARKET: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Covington Trailhead, 419 N. New Hampshire St., Covington. Featuring local and regional artists showing off their latest wares. Free. 

A WALK IN THE PARK: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Parker Memorial Park, 5730 Commerce St., St. Francisville. Featuring arts, crafts, food and children's activities.

SHADOWS ART AND CRAFTS SHOW: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Shadows-on-the-Teche Plantation, New Iberia. An annual event with more than 100 vendors selling fine art and practical wares. $5 for ages 12 and up, $3 for ages 6-11. 

FRERET MARKET: Noon to 4 p.m., Freret Street and Napoleon Avenue, New Orleans. Featuring nearly 100 vendors selling arts, crafts and produce. Free. 

TEDXLSU: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., LSU Union Theater, Baton Rouge. The sixth installment's theme is "refract." Speakers include cellist Helen Gillet, tech guru Mohamad Qayoom and many more. Tickets are sold out, but you can join a waiting list at


FRISCO FEST: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, San Francisco Plantation, Garyville. Featuring more than 100 artists, crafts and chefs, bike tours, music, food festival and open car show. $5, free for children ages 12 and under. 

CONGO SQUARE RHYTHMS FESTIVAL: 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. both days, Armstrong Park, 701 N. Rampart St., New Orleans. Featuring brass bands, Mardi Gras Indians and dance. Free.

ROULER LE BLEU MUSIC & ARTS FEST: Starting at 5 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, Blue Moon Saloon, 215 E. Convent St., Lafayette. Featuring musical performances from groups such as Ted Hefko, Michael Juan Nunez and The American Electric, and Burris. $10 for one-day pass, and $15 for two-day pass at


LAGNIAPPE DULCIMER FESTIVAL: Registration opens at noon Thursday, and at 8 a.m. on March 9-11. West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. Featuring the state dulcimer championships, recitals, workshops and jam sessions.