Every year the sounds of zydeco and blues music mix with the aroma of Cajun cuisine and create a four-day-long party from the bayou. The annual Gator by the Bay Festival features music and food that’s most synonymous with Louisiana. This year it is also incorporating music from Mexico, Argentina, Peru and other parts of Latin America. Also favorite South County bands The Sleepwalkers, Palominos and Bayou Brothers will be performing on stage. The party begins on May 7 and runs through Mother’s Day, May 10. For more information including show times log onto sandiegofestival.com.