FRIDAY-SATURDAY

  • BLACKPOT FESTIVAL AND COOKOFF: Vermilionville Historic Village, 300 Fisher Road, Lafayette. Take the weekend to camp in Lafayette and enjoy live music and whatever your campmates are cooking. The festival includes gravy, gumbo, cracklin, jambalaya and dessert cookoffs. $20 for Friday only, $30 for Saturday only, $60 for full festival pass. blackpotfestival.com

SATURDAY

  • DOWNTOWN KIWANIS PANCAKE DAY FESTIVAL: Pete Maravich Assembly Center, N. Stadium Road, Baton Rouge. The Kiwanis Club kicks off its 66th annual event at 6 a.m. After breakfast, enjoy a youth talent show and student art contest. brkiwanis.org

LOUISIANA BOOK FESTIVAL: DOWNTOWN BATON ROUGE. CALLING ALL BOOKWORMS! THIS FREE FESTIVAL FEATURES AUTHORS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY, PANELS, FOOD AND MUSIC. LOUISIANABOOKFESTIVAL.ORG

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

  • GREATER BATON ROUGE STATE FAIR: Greater Baton Rouge State Fairgrounds, 16072 Airline Highway, Baton Rouge. Enjoy rides, food, contests and livestock shows at this traditional state fair, which celebrates its 50th year. General admission for anyone 48” or taller is $5. gbrsf.com

voodoo music + arts experience: City Park, New Orleans. Three days of music, with food, arts markets and more draw thousands to the grasslands of City Park. $99 and up. (887) 569-7767. worshipthemusic.com

Compiled by Advocate staff