• FRENCH MARKET’S ANNUAL MASK MARKET: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dutch Alley, New Orleans. Find handmade masks from around the country and enjoy live music on Saturday and Sunday. For information, visit


  • BATON ROUGE MARDI GRAS FESTIVAL: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., North Boulevard Town Square, Baton Rouge. This free event includes musical performances from Henry Turner Jr. & Flavor, Spred the Dub, Smokehouse and Mamie Porter, and many more. Taste of Louisiana meal tickets and VIP tickets are available. For information, visit

WINTER FRERET MARKET: Noon to 4 p.m., Freret Street and Napoleon Avenue, New Orleans. The market features food and arts and flea markets. Live music and a children’s area will also be on tap. For information, visit

Compiled by Advocate staff