• T-BOIS BLUES FESTIVAL: Music starts at noon Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday. 900 Hamilton St., Larose. Enjoy musical performances from Anders Osborne, Nigel Hall, Mike Zito and The Wheel and many more. Two-day general admission passes are $128.50. Single-day admission is $90. For information, visit


  • AMITE OYSTER FESTIVAL: 3 p.m. to midnight Friday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Downtown Amite. Dine on fresh oysters on the half shell and oyster po-boys, and enjoy music and carnival rides. For a full schedule and information, visit
  • AUDUBON PILGRIMAGE: St. Francisville. Tours of historic buildings, costumed re-enactments, theater about John James Audubon’s stay in the area and graveyard tours are part of this 45th annual event in the English plantation country of the state.
  • FESTIVAL BONFOUCA: Heritage Park, 1701 Bayou Lane, Slidell. This inaugural festival features a stellar music lineup, including Big Freedia, Marcia Ball, Sonny Landreth and Cyril Neville’s Royal Southern Brotherhood. Plus food, an art market, family village and recreational activities. $5 and up. For information, visit


  • ACADIAN MEMORIAL HERITAGE FESTIVAL: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Evangeline Oak Park, St. Martinville. The free festival kicks off with a wooden boat parade and continues with music from La Récolte, theater and food. For information, visit
  • SOUTHDOWN MARKETPLACE ARTS AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Southdown Plantation House, 1208 Museum Drive, Houma. This one-day arts and crafts festival includes more than 300 local and national vendors as well as food favorites like jambalaya and gumbo. Tours of the plantation and museums also will be available. For information, visit
  • ACADIANA PRIDE FESTIVAL: Lafayette. Celebration of diversity and LGBT pride, featuring events through the Hub City. For information, visit
  • AUDUBON ZOO EARTH FEST: 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans. Exhibitors involved with environmental issues help answer questions for prizes on Earth Quest game. Entry included with zoo admission. For information, visit
  • NEW ORLEANS INTERNATIONAL BEER FESTIVAL: Champions Square, 1500 Sugar Bowl Drive, New Orleans. Showcasing two-ounce unlimited sampling of the craft beers from around the world with food, cider garden, seminars, beer garden for “cask” beer, music and games. $20 and up. For information, visit


  • CONGO SQUARE RHYTHMS FESTIVAL: 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Congo Square in Armstrong Park, 701 N. Rampart St., New Orleans. The eighth annual free festival features music and dance from Africa, the Caribbean and the American Gulf South. For information, visit


  • BATON ROUGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE ARTS FESTIVAL: Event times vary. Baton Rouge Community College’s Frazier Art Annex, Black Box Theater, Dumas Conference Center, Mid City Campus and Magnolia Theatre. The 10th annual event features poetry, writing workshops, a mural installation and student talent shows. For information, visit