• CHRISTMAS IN JULY: Downtown Ponchatoula. The historic downtown district will be decked out in red, white and blue. Stroll downtown where there’s plenty of eating, drinking and shopping spots.
  • SOUTHERN SPORTSMAN’S FESTIVAL & EXPO: 2 p.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday, The Alario Center, 2000 Segnette Blvd., Westwego. Featuring outdoor-oriented fun for the family, including includes seminars and demonstrations, hands-on activities and interaction with hundreds of outdoor experts. Adults, $10; children under 16, $5 with adult; children under 6, free; three-day pass, $15; military with ID, $5.


  • BIRD FAIR AND SALE: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Ponchatoula Lions Club, 750 E. Pine St., Ponchatoula. Talk to breeders and see exotic birds of all sizes: finches, parakeets, lovebirds, cockatiels, macaws, cockatoos, African greys, Amazons and more.


  • GERMAN COAST SUMMER FARMER’S ARTS AND CRAFTS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Ormond Plantation, River Road, Destrehan. The Arts and Crafts Market is a producer-only event (artists must create what they sell). Eligible items include, but are not limited to: jewelry, paintings, pottery, quilts, custom furniture, textile and needle art, stained and blown glass, photography, woodwork, sculpture and mixed media. The farmer’s market will feature seasonal fruit, vegetables, meat, desserts, artisan bread, homemade items, plants, soaps, candles, local wine and bee honey, and seafood. Special vendors, entertainment and fun activities.

Compiled by Red staff