7 festivals around New Orleans this weekend, Oct. 6-8

Beignet Fest

Oct. 7 (Saturday), 10 a.m.-6 p.m., City Park's festival grounds

This celebration of New Orleans' favorite sugar-covered rectangle includes live music, too:


Oct. 6-21, 1700 Moss St., New Orleans

The fest returns to Orleans Parish after a stint at Rivertown in Kenner. Oktoberfest is on weekends, Oct. 6-7, 13-14 and 20-21 at the Deutsches Haus' new home at 1700 Moss St. Of course there is beer. And big pretzels. And oom-pah music. And chicken dancing.

Gentilly Fest

Oct. 6-8 (Friday-Sunday), 5701 Press Drive, Gentilly

The fest at 5701 Press Drive has a music lineup that includes PJ Morton, Charmaine Neville, Rebirth Brass Band, James Andrews and more. 

Algiers Fest

Oct. 7 (Saturday),New Orleans Riverside at Federal City, 2500 General Meyer Ave. at Shirley Drive.

Algiers fest has a great music lineup this year, including:

Jon Cleary (pictured above) with special guest Walter Wolfman Washington: 5:40-7 p.m.

The Victory Belles: 4:20-4:50 p.m.

Geno Delafose and French Rocking Boogie: 3-4 p.m.

The Soul Rebels: 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Salaville Bicycle and Food Truck Festival

Oct. 8 (Sunday), 1 p.m., Westwego Farmers Market, Sala Avenue, downtown Westwego

The event includes a social bicycle ride for breast cancer awareness, food trucks, live music by Austin Sicard and the Medics, bicycle shows and more. The social ride starts at 7 p.m.; riders should wear pink.

Bike Easy NOLA will have safety displays and a maintenance workshop.

Email gjulia2@cox.net for more information.

Que Pasa Fest

Oct. 7 (Saturday) Lafreniere Park, Metairie

The shady grounds of Lafreniere Park are the setting for this free, family-friendly fest that features affordable, authentic Latin American food, plus dance and music performances. Luis Enrique is the headliner.

Ponderosa Stomp

Oct. 5-7 (Thursday-Saturday), Orpheum Theatre

"Three days of the best music you've never heard of'' takes place at the Orpheum Theatre.

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