GLEASON GRAS: 4:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Champions Square, New Orleans. A pep rally to kick off the Saints season, featuring music from Rebirth Brass Band, Colin Lake, Jon Cleary and Paul Varisco & The Milestones. $10 suggested donation. VIP tickets available. gleasongras.org.
BURGER FEST: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Crescent Park, New Orleans. Enjoy burgers of all kind and live music in this new festival. Tickets Friday are $20, free on Saturday.
MID CITY MAKERS MARKET: 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., 541 S. Eugene St., Baton Rouge. Pick up some last-minute accessories and grab some barbecue before the Tigers game at this monthly market. facebook.com/midcitymakersmarket.
2ND SATURDAY ARTWALK: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., downtown Lafayette. The downtown cultural district's galleries, restaurants and venues open their doors for the monthly arts celebration. Free. downtownlafayette.org.
OLDIES BUT GOODIES FEST & SMOKIN' OLDIES COOK-OFF: 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., West Baton Rouge Convention & Visitors Bureau, 2750 N. Westport Drive, Port Allen. Enjoy a barbecue cook-off Saturday and antique car show and poker run Sunday. westbatonrouge.net.
ST. TAMMANY CRAB FESTIVAL: Noon to 9 p.m., Heritage Park, 1701 Bayou Lane, Slidell. Featuring live music, BMX stunt bike and roller blade show, car show and variety of good food. $20. Kids ages 12 and under get in free. sttammanycrabfestival.com.
MUFFULETTA FESTIVAL: Noon to 9 p.m., Nor-Joe Imports, 505 Frisco Ave., Metairie. Featuring food, music and bocce ball. muffulettafestival.com.