NEW ORLEANS SEAFOOD FESTIVAL: Lafayette Square, New Orleans. Fifth annual event celebrating the city’s culture, cuisine and music. Food will be featured from New Orleans restaurants, along with art displays, jewelry, and crafts from local artisans. proceeds benefit the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation.


LYDIA CAJUN FOOD FEST & FAIS DO DO: Weeks Park, 4800 Freyou Road, Lydia. Carnival rides, kids’ world, 40-plus food booths, poker run, arts and crafts, fais- dodo Friday night. (337) 367-1192 or

BARBECUE FESTIVAL: Grand Marais Courtyard, Jennings. Live entertainment, barbecue cook-off, seafood competition, family fun. Hours are 5-midnight, Friday; and 10 a.m.-midnight, Saturday. or (337) 821-5534.


CREOLE ZYDECO FESTIVAL: 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Adam Carlson Memorial Park, St. Martinville. Dancing, Creole food and a space jump. Live music by Cory & the Hot Peppers, Same Ol’ Two Step and Zydeco Ray & Creole Night Riders. $10, at the gate; $8, in advance; $3, students under 18. Bring lawn chairs, but no ice chests allowed. Sponsored by the Knights of Peter Chaver & Ladies Auxiliary Council & Court #54. (337) 394-4635.

DELTA MUSIC FESTIVAL: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., downtown Ferriday. All day music performances, food, arts, crafts, vendors, induction ceremony for the Delta Music Museum Hall of Fame. Inductees will be James Burton, famous Elvis guitarist; and The Hemphills, a well-known gospel group. $3. (318) 757-9999.


4th ANNUAL PAPA GEORGE FAIR-CHILD JAMBALAYA COOK-OFF: grounds of St. Gabriel Catholic Church, St. Gabriel. Jambalaya dinners will go on sale at 11 a.m. for $5. Winners of cook-off will be announced at 1 p.m. Festivities include food, homemade sweets and a raffle featuring a homemade LSU quilt and a St. Jude Children’s quilt. Also, a mini-pot jambalaya cook-off for kids at 10:30 a.m. Benefit for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. (225) 939-6369.