FOOD TRUCK ROUND-UP: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Perkins Rowe, 10000 Perkins Rowe, Baton Rouge. Featuring food trucks and music from The Anteeks. Free to attend. Food for sale. RSVP at


LAGNIAPPE DULCIMER FESTIVAL: Registration opens 8 a.m. each day. West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. Featuring the state dulcimer championships, recitals, workshops and jam sessions.

INDEPENDENCE SICILIAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL: 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. 312 E. Railroad Ave., Independence. The annual event features arts and crafts, food, music and children's rides.

HOME AND GARDEN SHOW: Noon to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans. Featuring experts, seminars, demonstrations and vendors on home remodeling, green building and landscaping. 


COVINGTON SPRING ARTS AND CRAFTS MARKET: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Coquille Parks and Recreation, 13505 La. 1085, Covington. Shop more than 40 different vendors, enjoy a crawfish boil and hear music at this seasonal event. 

MID CITY MAKERS MARKET: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., 541 S. Eugene St., Baton Rouge. Featuring local artisans, live music from The Michael Foster Project and drinks from Beausoleil Restaurant and Bar.

SPRING MARKETPLACE: 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Lakeview Grocery parking lot, 801 Harrison Ave., New Orleans. Featuring local vendors offering food, gifts and arts and crafts. 

BOILIN' BASH: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Blackham Coliseum, 444 Cajundome Blvd., Lafayette. Annual benefit with music from Pine Leaf Boys and a seafood dinner, supporting Catholic Student Ministry at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. $100 and up.


SPRING GARDEN SHOW AND ARTS AND CRAFT FAIR: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, LSU's Parker Coliseum, Baton Rouge. Featuring a fascinating world of plants and flowers on the stadium floor, vendors, arts and crafts, and a car show on Sunday.

STATE & REGIONAL CHILI COOK-OFF: 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day, near LSU's Parker Coliseum, Baton Rouge. Featuring fun, food and entertainment. Proceeds will benefit the children at Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital.

MISTLETOE MARKET IN MARCH: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Belle of Baton Rouge, 102 France St., Baton Rouge. Featuring vendors selling everything from bowls to bath products, and everything in between. $6. Free for ages 12 and under.


BATON ROUGE SPRING CAR SHOW: 9 a.m., LSU's Parker Coliseum, Baton Rouge. All models and years welcome. Proceeds will benefit a local charity. Info: or (225) 335-1099.

FÊTE DU VIN: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Juban's Restaurant, 3739 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge. Sample elite wines at this annual event hosted by the Baton Rouge Epicurean Society. Limited tickets available. $125 at