Sippin' in Seersucker
11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday
Fritchie Park, 905 W. Howze Beach Road, Slidell
The Hospice Foundation of the South's annual Crawfish Cookoff fundraiser features more than 60 teams boiling more than 45,000 pounds of crawfish. There's music by Marc Broussard, Witness, Rock Kandy and Traded Moments. Admission includes all-you-can-eat crawfish. Tickets $30 in advance, $35 at the gate. Children 12 and under get in free.
Pinch A Palooza
11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Sunday
Deanie's Seafood, 1713 Lake Ave., Metairie, (504) 831-4141
Pinch A Palooza includes crawfish-eating contests and music by Amanda Shaw , Flow Tribe, Rockin' Dopsie & the Zydeco Twisters, Vince Vance & the Valiants and others. Crawfish are available boiled, fried, served over nachos and in other dishes. Proceeds benefit the Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency.