Spring is finally here, and even though there are still a few things that won't go on as planned due to the pandemic, we are ready to get outside and enjoy our beautiful state this weekend. We can always find something to love, even if it means a short road trip.

Our wonderful Louisiana Department of Tourism always has great resources for whatever it is you want to experience in our state, and they have a fun list of things going on this weekend. I've added in a few of my own favorites as well, so get out and enjoy yourself this weekend, fellow Louisianians.

  • Delcambre Seafood and Farmers Market, Saturday, May 1, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. Head to Bayou Carlin Cove for over 40 local vendors selling everything from fresh seafood to produce and handmade items. Live entertainment this week from Matt Castille. Voted one of the top 100 farmers markets in the United States
  • Sunset Herb and Garden Festival, Saturday, May 1, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm, across from the old Sunset High School at 240 Marie Street. The 24th annual outdoor festival is sponsored by the Sunset Garden Club, and proceeds go to eight community organizations. Local vendors sell fresh herbs, native plants, and yard art. Kids area, and lots of great local cuisine for sale.
  • State Fair of Louisiana, April 29-May 9, Shreveport. Activities include the LRCA rodeo finals, unique fair foods, live music, and Louisiana's largest display of carnival rides.
  • Festin' at Faubourg, April 26-May 2, New Orleans. If we can't have New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival this weekend, here's a way for you to enjoy live music and great food, and keep that Jazz Fest vibe going. Located on the grounds of Faubourg Brewing at 3501 Jourdan Rd. Admission is free.


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