FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

  • SWAMP POP MUSIC FESTIVAL: Lamar Dixon Expo Center, 9039 S. St. Landry Ave., Gonzales. Live music, jambalaya cook-off, car and truck show. Proceeds benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. (225) 769-9994 or swamppopmusicfest.com
  • MORGAN CITY UNDER THE BRIDGE: 4 p.m.-10 p.m. Friday, and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, under the U.S. 90 bridge, Morgan City. Live music, arts and crafts, food, beverages, 5K run/walk at 8 a.m. Saturday, barbecue competition. (985) 384-3830

NATCHITOCHES/NSU FOLK FESTIVAL: 4:30 P.M.-11 P.M. FRIDAY, AND 8 A.M.-11 P.M. SATURDAY, PRATHER COLISEUM, 220 S. JEFFERSON ST., NATCHITOCHES. FOOD, MUSIC, DEMONSTRATIONS, DANCE LESSONS, CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES, CULTURAL EXHIBITS AND THE LOUISIANA STATE FIDDLE CHAMPIONSHIP. ADMISSION VARIES. (318) 357-4332

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

  • CAJUN FRENCH MUSIC AND FOOD FESTIVAL: Lake Charles. Authentic Cajun music and food, as well as a French Mass on Sunday. visitlakecharles.org

SATURDAY

  • FOURTH ANNUAL MULTI-CULTURAL FESTIVAL: noon-4 p.m., Greenwell Springs Road Regional Branch Library, 11300 Greenwell Springs Road. This year’s theme is “Many Drums, Different Beats, One Song.” An afternoon of muscial, dance and other performances; sampling of various cultures’ cuisines at 1:30 p.m. (225) 274-4440

SATURDAY-SUNDAY

  • LOUISIANA HOT SAUCE FESTIVAL: Acadian Village, 200 Greenleaf Drive, Lafayette. A celebration of hot sauce and spicy foods. lahotsaucefest.com

Compiled by Emily Beck Cogburn