72nd Annual Spring Fiesta and Historic Home Tours March 27- April 5. New Orleans. Parade through the French Quarter, presentation of the Spring Fiesta Queen and her court at Jackson Square. Tours of private homes, gardens and courtyards. For more information go to their website or call (504) 581-1367.
Boggy Bayou Festival. April 3 - 5. Pine Prairie. (337) 599-2031.Family festival with music, crafts, pageant, magic and comedy shows, carnival.
Potpourri Festival. April 3-5. Westwego, Our Lady of Prompt Succor School. (504) 341-9505.Music, food, kids games, crafts, auction and baby contest.
Audubon Country Bird Fest. April 3-5. St. Francisville, St. Francisville Inn and Parker Park. (800) 488-6502 www.AudubonBirdFest.com. Birding tours and presentations, barbecue dinner and auction, food and kids activities.
Patterson Cypress Sawmill Festival. April 3-5. Patterson, Kemper Williams Park, Cotton Road. (800) 256-2931 www.cypresssawmill.com. Crafts, a cypress sawmill exhibit, tournaments, a passe partout (two-person saw) contest, food, games, music, tours and demonstrations.
Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival. April 3-5. Ponchatoula, Memorial Park. (800) 917-7045, (985) 542-7520Rides, music, games, strawberry-eating and -cooking contests, food and antiques.
4th Annual Kite Fest Louisiane. April 3-5 Port Allen, Rivault Park, Louisiana 415. (800) 654-9701. Professional and amateur kite flying, kite design competition, kids kite-making workshop, demonstrations and food. Click here for more information.
Riverside Academy Spring Festival April 3 - 5. Reserve, 332 Railroad Ave. (985) 536-4246. Carnival rides, games, food, auction, pageant, cook-off, tournaments, poker run and bands.
Southdown Marketplace April 4. Houma, Southdown Plantation House. 1208 Museum Drive. (985) 851-0154. Arts and crafts, Cajun food, folklore demonstrations and museum tours.
Louisiana Bucket Brigade Crawfish Boil and Earth Day Festival April 4, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm. Bayou St. John, New Orleans. The festival will include all the festival favorites: local beer, New Orleans music, and gret food. There will also be a kids tent, boats on the bayou, and a stage featuring well-known New Orleans musicians. For more information contact Anne Rolfes at 504-484-3433.
5th Annual Jubilee Jambalaya Writers' Conference and Book Fair April 4. Terrebonne Parish Library. Speakers include F. Paul Wilson, Jack Bedell, Catharine Brosman, Joshua Clark, and more. Critiques available, Fiction Contest for a novel excerpt. For info contact Amy Whipple at (985) 876-5158; or Jackie Jackson at (985) 448-4858.
Freret Street Festival April 4, New Orleans, Freret Street at Napoleon Avenue. (504) 894-8580. Music, art, food, homeowners fair, a children's tent and a flea market.
Mount Carmel Crawfish Cookoff April 4. New Orleans, 7027 Milne Blvd. Crawfish, music, children's activities. 628-2346 or 288-7626.
Treasures From the Point April 4. Algiers Point. (504) 491-1002. More than 80 simultaneous porch sales all over the neighborhood, food and music.
Brother Martin Crusader Cajunfest. April 4-5. 4401 Elysian Fields Ave. (504)286-8200.Food, crafts, games, raffles and music. For more info.
Lynn Oaks School Gator Fest April 4- 5. St. Bernard, 1 Lynn Oaks Drive. 682-3171. Games, crafts, auctions, alligator dishes, school performances, music and prizes.
Pyromania April 4-5. Lafayette Art Association, 412 Travis Street, Lafayette, LA 70503. (337) 269-0363, Email: email@example.com. Website: http://www.pyrocajun.com. A weekend symposium dedicated to the expansion of awareness of fire created art forms. All activities are FREE and OPEN to the general public.
Old Algiers RiverFest April 4-5, 12 noon - 6 p.m in front of the Algiers Courthouse at 225 Morgan St. For further information visit www.oldalgiersmainstreet.com or call 362-8813.
Annual Spring Garden Show April 4-5. City Park Botanical Gardens. Horticultural exhibits throughout the Garden, sales of plant and garden products, educational speakers, kids area plant health clinic. Adults $6, Children (5-12) $2, Children under 5 and Friends of City Park Free. Go here for more info.