- WALK THE WETLANDS: 10 a.m. daily except Monday and Tuesday, Barataria Preserve of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, 6588 Barataria Blvd., Marrero (near Crown Point). Explore Louisiana swamp and marsh on a ranger-guided walk. (504) 689-3690, ext. 10. nps.gov/jela.
- BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS TALK: 11:30 a.m. daily except Sunday and Monday, Chalmette Battlefield of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, 8606 W. St. Bernard Highway, Chalmette. (504) 281-0510. nps.gov/jela.
- YAPPY HOUR: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Rare Form, 437 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans. Courtyard happy hour for people and pets, with discounts and proceeds for Louisiana SPCA. rareformnola.com.
- JAZZ IN THE PARK: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Armstrong Park, 701 N. Rampart St., New Orleans. Russel Batiste and Friends with Free Agent Brass Band. facebook.com/armstrongpark.
- WOMEN PERFORMING FOR WOMEN: 6 p.m., Café Istanbul, 2372 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Benefit for Hagar’s House, featuring Charmaine Neville, Charm Taylor, the Pussyfooters, food, auction and cash bar. $40, $75 couple. facebook.com/events/1629870990588279.
- THURSDAYS AT TWILIGHT CONCERT: 6 p.m., Pavilion of the Two Sisters, Botanical Gardens, City Park, New Orleans. Bobby Cure and The Poppa Stoppas. $10. (504) 483-9488. neworleanscitypark.com.
- “THE LOWER QUARTER”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Elise Blackwell reads and signs her book about a murder and art during Katrina. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.
- “EXPLORATION’S END”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. George Sanchez reads and signs his second Jeff Chaussier New Orleans mystery. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.
- “FUN, FUNKY & FABULOUS —NEW ORLEANS CASUAL RESTAURANT RECIPES”: 6:30 p.m., Southern Food and Beverage Museum, 1504 O.C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Author Jyl Benson and Poppy Tooker cook from the book. $85, $75 members. (504) 267-7490. sofabinstitute.org/events/louisiana-eats-and-cooks-cooking-club.
- KREWES FOR KOPS: 7 p.m., Fulton Alley Lanes, 600 Fulton Alley, New Orleans. Fundraiser for motorcycle officers to include food, music, bowling and second line featuring the PussyFooters. $35 advance, $40 door. (504) 416-3105. krewesforkops.com.
- “A CONVERSATION ABOUT HAZING — THE TRIALS AND TRUTH”: 7 p.m., Lawless Memorial Chapel, Dillard University, 2601 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans. Michael J. Morton, ex-convict turned corporate and civic leader, presents the first Brainfood lecture of the year. (504) 816-4800. dillard.edu/brainfood.
- HEALTHY EATING SEMINAR: 7 p.m., West Bank Regional Library, 2571 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey. LSU AgCenter sponsors session on fruits and vegetables with a demonstration of Rise and Shine Cobbler. (504) 889-8143. jefferson.lib.la.us.
- PAL’S GOLF TOURNAMENT: 4 p.m., Friday, also 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Grand Ridge Golf Club, 500 Willowdale Blvd., Luling. Nine holes Friday followed by hors d’oeuvres and Calcutta; two-person best ball, four-person team, shotgun, lunch. Various prizes. $50. (985) 785-9063 or (985) 331-8211. grandridgegolf.com.
- OPERATION MANNA/CHOWHOUND: 5 p.m. reception, 6 p.m. presentation, U.S. Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Presentation and Q&A session about WWII Dutch humanitarian airlift. In conjunction with the reunion of the 100th Bomb Group Foundation. (504) 528-1944 ext. 412. nationalww2museum.org.
- DINNER AND A ZOOVIE: 5:30 p.m. entrance, 7:30 p.m. movie, Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans. Audubon Zoo ends their summer flick festival with Disney’s “Cinderella.” Visit the zoo’s water park or just take in the movie. Bring chairs and blankets, picnic or purchase from the concession outlets or food trucks. $5 movie, $10 movie and Cool Zoo. (800) 774-7394. auduboninstitute.org/zoo/events/zoovie.
- NOLA HORROR FILM FEST: 5:30 p.m., also noon Saturday and Sunday, Rare Form, 437 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans. Three-day fest promotes horror/sci-fi filmmaking in Louisiana through a combination of short films and feature-length presentations. Single screen tickets $10 and up, $75 and up weekend pass. (504) 351-6087. neworleanshorrorfilmfestival.com.
- “SAYING YES TO LIFE —EXPLORING CONTEMPLATIVE PRACTICE AND INNER HEALING”: 7 p.m., also 10 a.m. Saturday, Rayne Memorial United Methodist Church, 3900 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Two-day workshop with Paula D’Arcy as part of church’s 140th anniversary. $25 per session. (504) 899-3434. thescl.net.
- LOVE IN THE GARDEN: 7 p.m., Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans. Fundraiser will honor artists Dawn DeDeaux, Tina Freeman, Susan Gisleson, Delaney Martin, Chandra McCormick and Keith Calhoun. (504) 658-4121. noma.org.
- WINGS AND WINE: 7 p.m., Wild Bird Center, 2033 N. U.S. 190, Covington. Wine, food, auction and slideshow of local birds benefits the Northlake Nature Center. $25. (985) 626-1238. northlakenature.org.
- LPO CONCERT: 7:30 p.m., Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, New Orleans. The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra presents Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4, with Karen Gomyo the guest violinist on Shostakovich’s Vionlin Concerto No. 1. $20 and up. (504) 523-6530. lpomusic.com.
- SYMPHONY BOOK FAIR: 8 a.m. to noon, 8605 Oak St., New Orleans. Sidewalk sale at book fair warehouse. symphonyvolunteers.org/book-fair.
- PILATES IN THE SCULPTURE GARDEN: 8 a.m.; also 6 p.m. Monday. New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. In conjunction with East Jefferson Wellness Center. $5. (504) 658-4106. noma.org.
- NO/AIDS WALK: 8:30 a.m., Audubon Park, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans. 26th annual fundraiser for NO/AIDS Task Force, moved to Saturday this year. (504) 821-2601. noaidswalk.com.
- “SPREAD” HERBS IN YOUR FALL GARDEN CLASS: 9:30 a.m., Botanical Garden Study Center, City Park, New Orleans. Learn to use herbs in dips. $15, registration necessary. (504) 483-9473. Email email@example.com.
- “HELPING HANDS FOR AMERICA’S LANDS”: 9:30 a.m., Barataria Preserve, 6588 Barataria Blvd., Marrero; and Chalmette Battlefield/National Cemetery, 8606 W. St. Bernard Highway, Chalmette. The Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve seeks volunteers for annual day of service. (504) 689-3690 x 10. nps.gov/jela/national-public-lands-day.htm.
- VOLUNTEER OPEN HOUSE: 10 a.m. to noon, Second Harvest Food Bank, 700 Edwards Ave., New Orleans. Tours of warehouse and community kitchen with opportunities to learn about opportunities to help. Reservations required. (504) 734-1322. secondharvest.org.
- MYSTERY WRITING CONFERENCE: 10 a.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. “Cops and Authors!” features three local police officers/authors including O’Neil DeNoux, Scott Silverii, PhD, and B.J. Bourg. Sessions cover practical information about setting, psychology and culture. (504) 889-8143. jefferson.lib.la.us.
- VICTORY CORPS SATURDAY: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. War history through a hands-on program. (504) 528-1944. nationalww2museum.org.
- ALGIERS FALL FESTIVAL: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Federal City, 2500 Gen. Meyer Ave., Algiers. New event celebrating military in the area, with food, music, children’s activities and second line. (504) 367-3331. algiersdevelopment.com.
- “CLASSIC EATERIES OF CAJUN COUNTRY”: 11 a.m., Southern Food and Beverage Museum, 1504 O.C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Dixie Poché looks at boucheries and offers samples. $10 adults, $5 students/seniors/military. (504) 267-7490. sofabinstitute.org/events/cajun-piggy-talesrry-book-signing.
- REDFISH FOR CASH FISHING RODEO AND FAMILY TROPHY RODEO: 11:30 a.m., dock of Slidell, 118 Harbor View, Slidell. Fishing tournament plus food, games, music, activities and competition for the entire family. Weigh in at 2 p.m. for Family Trophy Rodeo. Captains meeting Friday, 5 p.m. To benefit the Our Lady of Lourdes Men’s Club. $300 per team up to three members, $35 family additional. (985) 246-2378. redfishforcash.com.
- NOLA HORROR FILM FEST: noon, also Sunday, Rare Form, 437 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans. Three-day fest promotes horror/sci-fi filmmaking in Louisiana. Single screen tickets $10 and up, $75 and up weekend pass. (504) 351-6087. neworleanshorrorfilmfestival.com.
- NOLA ON TAP: 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., Festival Grounds, City Park, 1701 Wisner Blvd., New Orleans. Free admission beer fest raises funds for Louisiana SPCA, with music, food, beverages, contests, raffles and adoptable animals. nolaontap.org.
- PLAY DAT!: 2:30 p.m. concert, Holy Cross School, 5500 Paris Ave., New Orleans. Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra invited amateur musicians to practice and perform with the professionals. Music includes “Les Toreadors” from “Carmen,” “Mars” from “The Planets,” “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “Jurassic Park.” $15 concert ticket. (504) 523-6530. lpomusic.com.
- RHYTHM AND BLUES 5K RUN: 4 p.m. registration, 5 p.m. run, Tipitina’s, corner of Napoleon Avenue and Tchoupitoulas Street, New Orleans. The Tipitina’s Foundation events begins and ends at the legendary music spot, with bands along the route and a post-race festival with food, drinks and prizes for costumes. $35. runnotc.org/tipitinas or tipitinasfoundation.org.
- WYES “INDIAN SUMMER” SCREENING AND EVENT: 5 p.m., Weinmann Auditorium, Metairie Park Country Day School, 300 Park Road, Metairie. Preview of upcoming PBS series, plus food, auction, ceremonies, henna painting and presentations about India. $25. Reservations required. (504) 486-5511. wyes.org.
- “AN EVENING IN MOROCCO”: 6 p.m., Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Drive, New Orleans. Annual refrigerator art auction and gala to benefit the International School of Louisiana, with cuisine, libations, auctions and entertainment including aerialist, Les Rebelles Dance Group and Moroccan Belly Dance. $75, $140 couple, and up. (504) 229-4375. isl-edu.org.
- HAMP FEST: 6 p.m., St. Augustine High School, 2600 A.P. Tureaud Ave., New Orleans. Cameo will headline this benefit for the school named in honor of the marching band’s creator and driving force Edwin “Hamp” Hampton. $40 (504) 940-5980. staugnola.org/event/2015-hamp-fest.
- “YOU FIRST — JOURNAL YOUR WAY TO YOUR BEST LIFE”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Actress Lea Michele signs her book. This is a wristband only event, limited to 600. Order book for wristband — eventbrite.com/e/lea-michele-booksigning-tickets-18056573698. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.
- CRUISING, STROLLING AND TASTING FOR ST. JUDE: 11 a.m., beginning at Opal Basil on the Trace, 690 Lafitte St., Mandeville. Stroll or cruise to five restaurants at a fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Music at the final stop. $40, $75 couple. Drink special additional. (985) 869-1915. topcatsteno.com/stjude.html.
- NOLA HORROR FILM FEST: noon, Rare Form, 437 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans. Three-day fest promotes horror/sci-fi filmmaking in Louisiana. Single screen tickets $10 and up, $75 and up weekend pass. (504) 351-6087. neworleanshorrorfilmfestival.com.
- “ABSOLUTELY AMERICAN!”: 2 p.m., Rogers Memorial Chapel, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Amy Pfrimmer, soprano, and Dreux Montegut, piano, play the music of Beach, Bernstein, Hall-Johnson, Hundley and Herbert. tulane.edu.
- WAVE, LEAF AND STONE —IMAGES OF MEDIVAL SONG: 3 p.m., St. Joseph Abbey Church, 75376 River Road, St. Benedict. New Orleans Musica da Camera celebrates 50 years performing. Also Oct. 4 and 11 in New Orleans. (504) 895-1972. nomdc.org.
- ST. KATHARINE DREXEL PREP BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION: 4 p.m., St. Katharine Drexel Prep School, 5116 Magazine St., New Orleans. Second line, balloon release and cake will be part of the 100th anniversary of the school. (504) 899-6061. prepcentennial.com.
- NOCTURNE XIII: 5 p.m., Ritz-Carlton New Orleans, 921 Canal St., New Orleans. Musical Arts Society fundraiser, features pianist Gabriela Montero, reception and dinner. $200. masno.org.
- MUSICAL MEDITATION: 5 p.m., Marigny Opera House, 725 St. Ferdinand St., New Orleans. Hannah Yim on violin. Donations requested. (504) 948-9998. marignyoperahouse.org.
- LUNAR ECLIPSE STAR PARTY: 7 p.m., Science Building Room 1001, University of New Orleans, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans. The Pontchartrain Astronomy Society and UNO host professor Gregory Seab for a discussion and viewing of the full moon and Saturn. (504) 481-2450.
- JEAN SIBELIUS —A 150TH YEAR BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION: 7:30 p.m., Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, New Orleans. Symphony Chorus of New Orleans, with Finnish cellist Jussi Makkonen an pianist Nazig Azezian present program. $25. (504) 525-2111. symphonychorus.org.
- “BILOXI MEMORIES”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Barbara Sillery discusses and signs her book of vintage images and stories. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.
- TAI CHI CLASS: 6 p.m., NOMA Sculpture Garden, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans. East Jefferson Wellness Center classes outside or in the museum. $5. (504) 456-5000. noma.org.
- CHORAL AUDITIONS FOR CRESCENT CITY SOUND CHORUS: 7 p.m., music room, Delgado Community College, 615 City Park Ave., New Orleans. Local chapter of Sweet Adelines International women’s chorus. (601) 550-0983. crescentcitysound.com.
- AN EVENING OF CABARET: 7:30 p.m., Oak, 8118 Oak St., New Orleans. Actress Kerry Cahill is joined by local actors Nell Nolan, Leslie Castay, Katherine McClain and more for fundraiser to benefit Kristin Brooks Hope Center and VET2VET program. Hors d’oeuvres and drinks. $50. eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-of-cabaret-for-hopeline-tickets-18208369724.
- “THE TRIALS OF SPRING” SCREENING: 3:30 p.m., Woldenberg Art Center, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Newcomb Feminist Film Series features movie about three Egyptian women and their personal and political journeys. Filmmaker Lauren Feeney will answer questions. tulane.edu/newcomb/feminist-film.cfm
- EATMOOR IN BROADMOOR: 5 p.m., Rosa F. Keller Library and Community Center, 4300 S. Broad St., New Orleans. Broadmoor Improvement Association and My House NOLA host monthly food truck roundup with music by Shotgun Double. myhousenola.com.
- “IN THE WAKE OF THE FLAGSHIP”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Frederick Barton reads and signs his book about bureaucracy and corruption. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.
- INTERNATIONAL WRITING PROGRAM FELLOWS: 7 p.m., Nims Black Box Theater, NOCCA, 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans. Armen, of Armenia; Karen Villeda, of Mexico; Samuel Kolawole, of Nigeria; and Yu-Mei Balasingamchow, of Singapore, present as part of the University of Iowa and Press Street’s Room 220 annual program. nocca.com.
- WHITE GLOVE WEDNESDAYS: 9 a.m. to noon, National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Visitors can pick up and try on original and reproduction uniforms and more. Free with museum admission. (504) 528-1944, ext. 288. nationalww2 museum.org.
- MUSIC AT MIDDAY: Noon, Rogers Memorial Chapel, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Greg Sioles, piano. (504) 862-3214. tulane.edu.
- JAZZ PILATES: Noon to 1 p.m., New Orleans National Historical Park Visitor Center, Dutch Alley, 916 N. Peters St., New Orleans. Stephanie Jordan leads a free class; participants bring their own mats. (504) 589-4841. nps.gov/jazz.
- FRIENDS OF THE JEFFERSON LIBRARY GENERAL MEETING: 1 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Dennis Assaf, executive director and cofounder of Jefferson Performing Arts Society, speaks. (504) 455-2665. friendsofjeffersonlibrary.org.
- “THE POWER OF COMMUNITY — HARRY NOWALSKY AND POSTWAR BERLIN”: 5 p.m. reception, 6 p.m. presentation, U.S. Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Jessica Greenberg shares the story of her grandfather’s efforts to rebuild the Jewish community in Berlin. (504) 528-1944 ext. 412. nationalww2museum.org.?Sippin’ in the courtyard: 5 p.m., Maison Dupuy Hotel, 1001 Toulouse St., New Orleans. YaDonna West performs jazz. Portion of drink sales benefits Cafe Reconcile. (504) 586-8000. maisondupuy.com.
- “OF THE RISING TIDE — A PHOTO ESSAY OF THE VANISHING BAYOU COMMUNITY OF ISLE DE JEAN CHARLES”: 5:30 p.m., Keller Library and Community Center, 4300 S. Broad St. Melinda Rose reads and signs her book about the Native American people of this island as they continue life on the island. (504) 596-2660. neworleanspubliclibrary.com.
- “FEAR DAT NEW ORLEANS — A GUIDE TO THE VOODOO, VAMPIRES, GRAVEYARDS AND GHOSTS OF THE CRESCENT CITY”: 6 p.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St. Michael Murphy reads and signs his book about the eccentric and often macabre corners of New Orleans. (504) 866-4916. maplestreetbookshop.com.
- OPERA ON TAP: 6 p.m., The Rusty Nail, 1100 Constance St., New Orleans. New Orleans Opera presents singers in casual, 90-minute concerts of opera, Broadway and more. neworleansopera.org/opera-on-tap.
- YAPPY HOUR: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Rare Form, 437 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans. Courtyard happy hour for people and pets, with discounts and proceeds for Louisiana SPCA. rareformnola.com.
- JAZZ IN THE PARK: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Armstrong Park, 701 N. Rampart St., New Orleans. Raw Oyster Cult, with the Pinnettes Brass Band and DJ HC. facebook.com/armstrongpark.
- ROCKIN’ THE RAILS: 5 p.m., Covington Trailhead, 419 N. New Hampshire St., Covington. New Suit opens the five-Thursday series of concerts. (985) 892-1873. covla.com.
- THURSDAYS AT TWILIGHT CONCERT: 6 p.m., Pavilion of the Two Sisters, Botanical Gardens, City Park, New Orleans. Paul Sanchez and Minimum Rage. $10. (504) 483-9488. neworleanscitypark.com.
- “BEALE STREET DYNASTY —SEX, SONG AND THE STRUGGLE FOR THE SOUL OF MEMPHIS”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Preston Lauterbach reads and signs his account of one of America’s iconic cities. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.
- “MISTER OWITA’S GUIDE TO GARDENING —HOW I LEARNED THE UNEXPECTED JOY OF A GREEN THUMB AND AN OPEN HEART”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Dick Wall reads and signs his late wife Carol’s story of a unique friendship. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrict bookshop.com.
- TASTE + PAIR: 6 p.m., Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, New Orleans. “Top Chef” alumna Nina Compton prepares savory dishes for selected wines. Advance ticket purchase required. $45. (504) 293-4721. longuevue.com.
HOLLYGROVE MARKET AND FARM: 10 A.M. TO 7 P.M. WEEKDAYS, 10 A.M. TO 5 P.M. SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, 8301 OLIVE ST., NEW ORLEANS. FOR $25, CUSTOMERS CAN PURCHASE A SHARE OF LOCAL PRODUCE. WALK-INS WELCOME. (504) 483-7037. HOLLYGROVEMARKET.COM.
- CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET MID-CITY: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Mid-City Farmers Market, 3700 Orleans Ave., New Orleans. crescentcityfarmersmarket.org.
- MARKETPLACE AT ARMSTRONG PARK: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., 901 N. Rampart St., New Orleans. Food, music and arts and crafts market. (504) 684-5410. icdnola.org.
- CAMELLIA CITY FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, Chamber of Commerce parking lot, 1808 Front St., Hwy. 11 , Slidell. (985) 640-7112. camelliacitymarket.org.
- CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, 700 Magazine St., New Orleans. crescentcityfarmersmarket.org.
- COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, Covington Police Station, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington. (985) 892-1873. covingtonfarmersmarket.org.
- GERMAN COAST FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, Ormond Plantation, 13786 River Road, Destrehan. (985) 764-9762. germancoastfarmersmarket.org.
- KENNER RIVERTOWN FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, Heritage Park, 303 Williams Blvd., Kenner. (504) 468-7211.
- GRETNA FARMERS MARKET: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 300 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna. gretnafarmersmarket.com.
- MANDEVILLE TRAILHEAD COMMUNITY MARKET: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 675 Lafitte St., Mandeville. (985) 624-3147. mandevilletrailheadmarket.com.
- OLD ALGIERS HARVEST FRESH MARKET: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 922 Teche St., Algiers.
- GROW DAT FARM STAND: 9 a.m., 150 Zachary Taylor Drive, City Park, New Orleans. Produce grown in City Park, sold by youth. (504) 598-2743. growdatyouthfarm.org.
- ST. BERNARD SEAFOOD & FARMERS MARKET: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 409 Aycock St., Arabi. visitstbernard.com.
- ARTS MARKET OF NEW ORLEANS: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Palmer Park (South Carrollton at South Claiborne avenues). The market features arts and crafts vendors plus food, music and a kids tent. (504) 523-1465. artsneworleans.org.
- SATURDAY FARMERS MARKET: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., French Market, 1235 N. Peters St., New Orleans. Weekly market featuring produce, seafood, preserves, breads and baked goods. (504) 522-2621. frenchmarket.org.
- PIETY STREET MARKET: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 612 Piety St., New Orleans. Indoor-outdoor market. (504) 269-3982.
- SWAP MEET NOLA: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., St. Margaret’s Church, 3525 Bienville St., New Orleans. An all-in-one farmers market, bakers market, arts and crafts market and flea market. (504) 813-5370. swapmeetnola.com.
- FRERET MARKET: Noon to 4 p.m., Freret Street at Napoleon Avenue. More than 90 vendors of food, art, crafts, live music and flea market finds. freretmarket.org.
- CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET UPTOWN: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 200 Broadway Ave., New Orleans. crescentcityfarmersmarket.org.
- HOLLYGROVE MARKET AND FARM: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 8301 Olive St., New Orleans. (504) 483-7037. hollygrovemarket.com.
- SANKOFA MOBILE MARKET: 11 a.m. to noon, Lower 9th Ward Senior Center, 5234 Claiborne Ave., New Orleans. (504) 872-9214. sankofanola.org.
- COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Covington Trailhead, East Lockwood and North New Hampshire streets, Covington. (985) 892-1873.
- CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., French Market Farmers Market, 1235 N. Peters St., New Orleans. (504) 522-2621. frenchmarket.org.
- GERMAN COAST FARMERS MARKET WEST BANK: 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., 12715 U.S. 90, St. Charles Plaza Shopping Center, Luling. (504) 782-8517. germancoastfarmersmarket.org.
AROUND THE STATE
- ALLIGATOR FESTIVAL: West Bank Bridge Park, 13825 River Road, Luling. This Rotary Club of St. Charles Parish festival funds scholarships for local youth and features rides, food, music, and arts and crafts under the bridge. alligatorfestival.org.
- ASCENSION HOT AIR BALLOON FESTIVAL: Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, 9039 S. St. Landry Ave., Gonzales. Entertainment, music, food and surprises are part of this festival that offers the spectacle of hot air balloons, blues and barbecue. $5. ascensionballooning.com.
- BOGALUSA BLUES AND HERITAGE FESTIVAL: Cassidy Park, 129 Ben Miller Drive, Bogalusa. This relatively new festival makes a big splash with lots of music, events, food and activities. $10 per day in advance, $15 at the gate. bogalusablues.com.
- CUT OFF YOUTH CENTER HURRICANE FESTIVAL: Cut Off Youth Center, 205 W. 79th St., Cut Off. Music, food, carnival rides and fun are part of this festival. (985) 632-7616. visitlafourche.com.
- LOUISIANA SUGAR CANE FESTIVAL: In and around Bouligny Plaza, West Main Street, New Iberia. A sweet time, indeed, is certain at this venerable festival, with three days of parades, pageants, music, cars, arts and crafts and food. $10 starting at 5 p.m. Gates open Friday and Saturday. hisugar.org.
- OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP SCHOOL FAIR: 8968 La. 23, Belle Chasse. Food, crafts, rides and more are under the theme “Superheroes of OLPH.” (504) 394-0314. olphbc.org/events/olph-fair.
- BEST OF THE BAYOU FESTIVAL: Main Street along Bayou Terrebonne, downtown Houma. This two-day festival highlights music but also includes food, an arts marketplace, a “great gator race” and more. (985) 876-5600. bestofthebayou.la.
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- ST. TAMMANY PARISH FAIR: 1304 N. Columbia St., Covington. Five days of fair events, including livestock and produce judging, pageants, parades, carnival rides, entertainment and a rodeo. (985) 892-8421. sttammanyparishfair.info.
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- TANGIPAHOA PARISH FAIR: 400 Reid Ave., Amite. This parish fair, dating to 1888, is five days of carnival rides, contests, food, parades and entertainment in the heart of Amite. tangipahoaparishfair.org.