NEW ORLEANS WINE AND FOOD EXPERIENCE: Various locations, New Orleans. From vintner dinners to wine strolls, seminars to grand tastings, this gourmand’s paradise is a five-day event packed with the flavors of the city.

GREEK FESTIVAL: 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, Holy Trinity Cathedral, 1200 Robert E. Lee Blvd., New Orleans. Opa! The rich heritage of Greeks in New Orleans comes alive in food, music, dance and more at this popular event. $8, free for ages 12 and under.

JAMBALAYA FESTIVAL: Gonzales Civic Center, 219 S. Irma Blvd., Gonzales. Festival features world champion jambalaya served daily, live music and entertainment, carnival rides, cooking contests, a variety of food and so much fun it takes three days to get it all in.

CAJUN HEARTLAND STATE FAIR: 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, and noon to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Cajundome, 444 Cajundome Blvd., Lafayette. The 30th annual event features carnival rides, music and a Fortnite eSports tournament.


SLIDELL JAZZ AND BLUES FESTIVAL: 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., Heritage Park, 1701 Bayou Lane, Slidell. Featuring music from The Big E Brass Band, Naydja CoJoe and Adam Bock, as well as food vendors. $10, free for ages 12 and under.


SOUTH LOUISIANA SONGWRITERS FESTIVAL AND WORKSHOP: 4 p.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday at Blue Moon Saloon, 215 E. Convent St., Lafayette. Additional performances start at 3 p.m. Saturday and noon Sunday at Warehouse 535, 535 Garfield St., Lafayette. New singer-songwriter focused festival featuring performances from local, regional and national talent. also includes Sunday brunch concert dedicated to David Egan. $25 and up.


BAYOU COUNTRY SUPERFEST: Doors at 3 p.m. Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 1500 Sugar Bowl Drive, New Orleans. George Strait, Kacey Musgraves and Chris Stapleton perform at this year's daylong concert event. $50 and up.

ZYDECO EXTRAVAGANZA: Noon, Blackham Coliseum, 2330 Johnston St., Lafayette. The largest single-day zydeco festival in the world returns with performances from Keith Frank, Chris Ardoin, Geno Delafose and many more. $20.


BIRDFOOT FESTIVAL: Various locations, New Orleans. Seven days of live chamber music, parties, dinners, mentoring programs and more.