These pirates are part of a boat parade at the two-week-long Contraband Days.
Kermit Ruffins and the Barbecue Swingers play at French Quarter Fest April 12.
There are lots of wines to sample (and pair with dishes) at the New Orleans Wine and Food Experience.
Dancing is definitely allowed at the Satchmo Summer Festival.
Visitors to the Arts and Crabs Fest in Lake Charles try crab dishes paired with beers from Louisiana craft breweries.
Washboard players show their skills at the Louisiana Swamp Stomp in Thibodaux.