Stock up on summer reading plus posters, sheet music, games and frames at the annual Symphony Book Fair, UNO Lakefront Arena, starting 9 a.m. Friday with $15 admission. Free from 3 p.m.-8 p.m. Continues (free) 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Oysters raw, fried, grilled or smoked are the highlight of the New Orleans Oyster Festival, Woldenberg Park, on the river next to the Aquarium. 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.

Sample 60-plus beers and meet the brewers at the International Beer Festival, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. $40.