It’s a veritable festapalooza this weekend within the New Orleans space with the Crescent Metropolis Blues and BBQ Pageant topping a listing of six tantalizing celebrations.
Blues and BBQ Pageant
Admission is free to the fifteenth version of the Blues and BBQ Pageant in Lafayette Sq., 602 St. Charles Road within the Central Enterprise District. It’s open Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to eight:30 p.m.
Sixteen musical acts will play the blues and jazz on two phases, 22 artists and crafters will provide their creations on the market and 14 meals distributors will dish up quite a lot of smoked meats and different treats.
Parking is out there for a charge on the close by Poydras Heart, 650 Poydras St., and at floor tons within the CBD.
The Reward Fest gospel music expertise takes place Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 500 N. Norman C. Francis Parkway, the place the Laftitte Greenway meets Bayou St. John.
Thirty-six musical performers from 14 states are scheduled.
Admission is free. Parking is proscribed on surrounding streets.
NOLA Reggae Fest
“Music, food and vibes” are touted on the NOLA Reggae Fest on Saturday from 11 a.m. to eight p.m. and Sunday from midday to six p.m. at Congo Sq., 835 N. Rampart St. in New Orleans. Seven musical acts carry out Saturday, 9 on Sunday.
Admission prices $15. Parking is out there close by on floor tons on Basin and St. Philip streets.
Picket Boat Pageant
About 100 wood and traditional boats will probably be on show on the Picket Boat Pageant on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to six p.m. alongside on Water Road in Madisonville.
Stay leisure, kids’s actions, a cardboard boat regatta and a craft honest are included — as is the Fast and Soiled Boat Constructing Contest, during which members get 14 hours to construct a ship from supplied supplies then take a look at it in a 100-yard course on the Tchefuncte River on Sunday at 3 p.m.
Admission prices $10 or $5 for individuals 65 and older; it’s free for youngsters youthful than 13 and folks on lively responsibility navy. Floor parking tons are between the Lake Pontchartrain Maritime Museum at 133 Mabel Drive and the Peter Gitz Department Library at 1123 Most important St.
Bridge Metropolis Gumbo Pageant
Carnival rides, stay music, 2,000 gallons of gumbo and different meals are the points of interest on the Bridge Metropolis Gumbo Pageant on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at 1701 Bridge Metropolis Ave.
Admission prices $5. Parking is free.
Hispanic Heritage Month Truthful
Kenner hosts its inaugural Hispanic Heritage Month honest on Saturday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Heritage Park, Williams Boulevard at River Street in Rivertown.
The points of interest embrace stay music, folks dancers, salsa and bachata classes, a puppet present and meals distributors. Admission is free, and free parking is out there in a floor lot within the 400 block of Williams.