Louisiana Veterans Festival

The second annual Louisiana Veterans Festival will be held Saturday (May 16) in Slidell, and proceeds will go to the East St. Tammany Habitat for Humanity to help r build homes for veterans. The festival is from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Northshore Harbor Center.

The first festival last year attracted more than 2,000 and raised more than $50,000, festival organizers said.

Admission is $8 per person and $5 per veteran. Children 12 and under are free.

This year’s event features food, crafts, a car show and continuous music from several bands including Witness, Ronnie Kole, Bag of Donuts, TopCats and The Molly Ringwalds.

A Veteran’s Tribute Ceremony will be conducted from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., featuring guest speaker Lt. Gen. Russel Honore’ (U.S. Army retired).

For more, visit the festival’s website.