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. Call (225) 769-9994. swamppopmusicfest.com.

NATCHITOCHES/NSU FOLK FESTIVAL: PRATHER COLISEUM, 220 S. JEFFERSON ST., NATCHITOCHES. THE 35TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL CELEBRATES THE MULTICULTURAL FOLK ART AND HERITAGE OF THE AREA. THE EVENT FEATURES FOOD, MUSIC, DEMONSTRATIONS, DANCE LESSONS, CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES, CULTURAL EXHIBITS AND THE LOUISIANA STATE FIDDLE CHAMPIONSHIP. ADMISSION VARIES.

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.