NOboogaloo133.jpg copy for Red

Various boats and floating craft fill the waters of Bayou St. John as their crews paddle and snack during the last year's Bayou Boogaloo festival. The event returns Friday-Sunday, featuring an arts market, music and food. Get more details at thebayouboogaloo.com

FRIDAY-SATURDAY

STARKS MAYHAW FESTIVAL: La. 12 and La. 109, Starks. Arts and crafts, food, carnival rides, and gospel and country-western music are featured attractions. mayhawfest.com.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

MID-CITY BAYOU BOOGALOO: 500 N. Jefferson Davis Parkway, New Orleans. Music, food, an arts market against the backdrop of Bayou St. John — a rising festival in the local calendar. thebayouboogaloo.com.

PLAQUEMINES PARISH SEAFOOD AND HERITAGE FESTIVAL: F. Edward Hebert Boulevard, Belle Chasse. Visitors enjoy local seafood and other unique local food specialties plus live music, local artists and craftsmen, carnival rides and helicopter rides over a historic battlefield. plaqueminesparishfestival.com.

STARTING THURSDAY

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 four-day event packed with the flavors of the city. nowfe.com.