• KROTZ SPRINGS SPORTSMEN’S HERITAGE FESTIVAL: 548 Haas St., Krotz Springs. This festival includes rides, food, music, crafts, pageants, fishing tournament, a cook-off and skeet shooting competition. It also is known for the Blessing of the Hunter.
  • 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.
  • BIRDFOOT FESTIVAL: Various locations, New Orleans. Seven days of live chamber music, parties, dinners and mentoring programs.
  • GREEK FESTIVAL: Holy Trinity Cathedral, 1200 Robert E. Lee Blvd., New Orleans. The rich heritage of Greeks in New Orleans comes alive in food, music, dance and more at this popular event. $7 admission.
  • JAMBALAYA FESTIVAL: Gonzales Civic Center, Irma Boulevard and Cornerview Road, Gonzales. The festival features 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.


  • SLIDELL JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL: Noon to 10 p.m., Slidell Heritage Park. $10 for adults, free for children 12 and under. Performers include Big Al & the Heavyweights, Amanda Shaw, and Ronnie Kole.

Compiled by Advocate staff