HOT ART COOL NIGHTS: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Mid City Art & Design District, Baton Rouge. Walk or shuttle down Government Street as local businesses team up with local artists and food vendors during this annual art hop. 

JAZZ IN THE PARK TREME CRAB FESTIVAL: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Armstrong Park, New Orleans. People United for Armstrong Park music series with a bushel of crab delicacies from local restaurants, music and more. $30 and up.


RAYNE FROG FESTIVAL: Gossen Memorial Park, Rayne. Signature events like frog racing and jumping and the selection of the frog derby queen are accented by carnival rides, live entertainment, and an arts and crafts show.

ZWOLLE LOGGERS & FORESTRY FESTIVAL: Zwolle Festival Grounds, South Main Street, Zwolle. The festival was started to celebrate the community’s logging history. There are arts and crafts, food, rides, music and the famous “mudbog.”


COCHON DE LAIT FESTIVAL: Downtown Mansura. Celebration of the roast suckling pig, with music, a vast array of contests, carnival rides, arts and crafts, and ending with a grand feast of, what else?

EL FESTIVAL ESPAÑOL DE NEUVA IBERIA: Bouligny Plaza, New Iberia. Celebrating the exchange of food, music, art and history between New Iberia and Alhaurin de la Torre, Spain, honoring the Spanish ancestry and culture throughout Louisiana.


BATON ROUGE FUNK FEST: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Tin Roof Brewing Co., 1624 Wyoming St., Baton Rouge. Second edition of the blockbuster funk event, with food, arts and crafts, and groovy bands. Free.

CRAWFISH MAMBO: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., University of New Orleans Alumni Center, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans. A cooking contest and all-you-can-eat benefit staged by the UNO International Alumni Association, with music and more. $25 and up.

GNAR FEST: Noon to 7 p.m., Gnarly Barley Brewing, 1709 Corbin Road, Hammond. Louisiana brewery celebrates its fourth birthday with special beer release, live music and food. Free. VIP tickets available at


STARKS MAYHAW FESTIVAL: La. 12 and La. 109, Starks. Arts and crafts, food, carnival rides, and gospel and country western music are featured attractions at this festival.

Compiled by Advocate staff.