Fresh vegetables from a fall garden are among the perks of living in south Louisiana. Plan your patch with help from Parkway Partners at 9 a.m. Saturday at 1139 Baronne St., with a talk by LSU AgCenter’s Kiki Fontenot.

(504) 620-2225

The abundance of the river is celebrated at the annual Downriver Festival on Saturday at the French Market and on the grounds of the U.S. Mint, with music, food, cooking demonstrations and more.

Relax in the evening with the Charmaine Neville Band at Jazz’n the Vines, starting at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Pontchartrain Vineyards, 81250 La. 1082, Bush.

(985) 892-9742