New Orleans Wine & Food Experience
The New Orleans Wine & Food Experience includes wine dinners at local restaurants, the Royal Street Stroll with wine tastings at art and antique galleries, a grand tasting of food from local restaurants and wines from around the world at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on Saturday, a pastry contest, seminars and more. Visit the website for tickets and information.
New Orleans Greek Festival
5 p.m.-11 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday
Hellenic Cultural Center, 1200 Robert E. Lee Blvd., (504) 282-0259
The annual New Orleans Greek Festival features traditional music and dancing, canoeing, kids' activities, cathedral tours and more. Food vendors serve goat burgers, roasted lamb, gyros, souvlaki, spanakopita, tiropita, calamari, feta fries, baklava, loukoumades and an array of baked goods. There also is a market of Greek foods including olives, cheeses, spreads and more. Admission $7, free for children 12 and under.
5 p.m.-midnight Friday; 11 a.m.-midnight Saturday; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday Gonzales Civic Center, 219 S. Irma Ave., Gonzales, (225) 647-2937
Gonzales, the self-proclaimed "jambalaya capital of the world," hosts its annual festival, featuring a jambalaya cooking contest, food vendors, amusement rides, live music on three stages, a fun run and more. There's music by Chee Weez, Sammy Kershaw, Lil' Bayou Band, LeRoux and others.