THURSDAY AND FRIDAY

  • ERATH FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION: Carnival rides, a barbecue cook-off, beauty pageant, parade and fireworks. Call (337) 937-5585.

THURSDAY-SATURDAY

  • GOLDEN MEADOW-FOURCHON INTERNATIONAL TARPON RODEO: Port Fourchon Marina, 288 Flotation Canal Road, Golden Meadow. Fishing contests, music, food and fireworks. Call (985) 396-2792. gmfourchontarponrodeo.com.

FRIDAY

  • CELEBRATION ON THE CANE: 6 p.m.-10 p.m., Natchitoches. Live entertainment and a fireworks show after sundown. Call (800) 259-1714. natchitoches.net

SATURDAY

  • LEBEAU ZYDECO FESTIVAL: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Immaculate Conception Church, Highway 71, LaBeau. Zydeco bands, dancing and food. $12; $6, children. Call (337) 623-0303. lebeauchurch.org.
  • HOUMA INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION: Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, 346 Civic Center Blvd., Houma. Fireworks, a two-mile race, a parade and craft vendors. houmaindependencecelebration.com.