Baton Rouge — Live After Five, Fridays, Sept. 4-Oct. 23, features outdoor concerts and restaurant meet-ups. www.liveafterfive.downtownbr.org.
Lake Charles — BooZoo’s Labor Day Festival, Sept. 7, features live music, food and cultural activities. www.visitlakecharles.com.
Sulphur — Stars and Stripes in the Park Classic Car Show, Sept. 12, features food, door prizes, show cars, trucks, motorcycles and more. www.sulphur.org.
New Orleans — Burlesque Festival, Sept. 17-20, features dancers, comedians, singers and more. www.neworleansburlesquefest.com.
Shreveport — Highland Jazz and Blues Festival, Sept. 19, features performances from Papa Mali, John Lisi and the Delta Funk and more. www.highlandjazzandblues.org.
Lake Charles — Calca-Chew Food Festival, Sept. 27, features a French mass, food, dance, live auction and children’s activities. www.stmargaret.church.
Chackbay — Louisiana Gumbo Festival, Oct. 9-11, features seafood, live music, carnival and midway rides. 985-859-4859, www.lagumbofest.com.
Houma — Rougarou Fest, Oct. 24-25, features live music, Cajun food, a haunted house, Halloween parade, zombie run and children’s activities. www.rougaroufest.org.
Hammond — Louisiana Renaissance Festival, weekends Nov. 7-Dec. 13, features shows, demonstrations, shops and merchants. 985-429-9992, www.larf.org.
Lake Charles — Avenue of Flags, Nov. 11, features more than 600 flags displayed in honor of fallen veterans. www.visitlakecharles.com.
Alexandria — Sugar Day Festival, Nov. 14, features live music, syrup-making, food, craft demonstrations, home tours and more. www.kenthouse.org.
Ponchatoula — Antique Trade Days and Arts & Craft Fair, Nov. 6-Nov. 8, features food, live music, children’s activities and vendors of antiques, collectibles, fine arts and crafts. www.ponchatoulachamber.com.
Lake Charles — Mistletoe and Moss Holiday Market, Nov. 19-21, features apparel, gifts and accessories, food, cocktails, auction items, live entertainment, photos with Santa, a fashion show and more. www.jllc.net.
Lake Charles/Sulphur — Southwest Louisiana Christmas Lighting Festival, Dec. 1-31, features gingerbread houses, land and sea parades, fireworks, shopping and holiday decor. www.visitlakecharles.org.
Opelousas — Yambilee Sweet Potato Festival, Oct. 28-Nov. 1, features music, food, a parade, carnival and pageant. www.yambilee.com.
Lafayette — La Fete du Festival, Nov. 7, features food, entertainment and international music performances. www.festivalinternational.org.
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