The banks of Bayou St. John are the place to get your boogaloo on for the annual MID-CITY BAYOU BOOGALOO, a three-day festival of music, food, arks and kayaking along the calm waters. 5 p.m. Friday, 500 N. Jefferson Davis Parkway, New Orleans. thebayouboogaloo.com.
Military members and veterans are admitted free for ARMED FORCES DAY Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Vets are welcomed to walk through the galleries, and live music and commemorative ceremonies are part of the service recognition event. Ticket purchase required for "Beyond All Boundaries and Mission: USS Tang Submarine Experience," $6 each. (504) 528-1944. nationalww2museum.org.
PLAQUEMINES PARISH SEAFOOD AND HERITAGE FESTIVAL provides three days of fun, starting at 6 p.m. Friday at F. Edward Hebert Boulevard, Belle Chasse. Visitors enjoy local seafood and other local specialties plus live music, local artists and craftsmen, carnival rides and helicopter rides over a historic battlefield. plaqueminesparishfestival.com.