FRIDAY-SUNDAY, MAY 11-13
- COCHON DE LAIT FESTIVAL: downtown Mansura. Roasted pig, street dance, parade, midway, games, arts and crafts, contests. http://www.cochondelaitfestival.com.
- CONTRABAND DAYS FESTIVAL: Lake Charles. Live entertainment, rides, food booths, Pirate marketplace, concerts, including The Molly Ringwalds, The Chris Shearman Experience, Josh Turner, Kevin Naquin & the Ossun Playboys and other bands and musical artists. http://www.contrabanddays.com.
SATURDAY, APRIL 12
- BATON ROUGE GREEK FESTIVAL: noon-10 p.m., North Boulevard Town Square. Music, ethnic foods, dancing and crafts are planned for this inaugural event. Free admission. Proceeds from sales benefit local charities and the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church building fund. (225) 767-7163 or http://www.brgreekfest.com.