SPRING FIESTA AND HISTORIC HOME TOURS kick off with tours of historic homes and courtyards in the French Quarter, beginning Saturday at 9 a.m. at 826 St. Ann St. Next weekend enjoy more tours and a parade, plus a gala. $20 and up. (504) 581-1367, springfiestanola.com.

The celebration of the heritage of the Spanish immigrants from the Canary Islands, LOS ISLEÑOS FIESTA, is packed with music, food, heritage programs and performances by groups from the islands. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, also Sunday; Los Isleños Museum Complex, 1357 Bayou Road, St. Bernard.  (504) 277-4681. losislenos.org.

African drum circles and dance workshops are a part of the CONGO SQUARE RHYTHMS FESTIVAL. Music, arts market, kids' activities, a Mardi Gras Indian "battle" and more. 11 a.m. to 7:15 p.m., also Sunday; Armstrong Park, 701 N. Rampart St., New Orleans.  (504) 558-6100. jazzandheritage.org.

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