Crawfish Festivals: Celebrating with Fun and Food


Boiling crawfish at a Louisiana Festival Boiling crawfish at a Louisiana Festival (Courtesy of the LA Office of Tourism)

In Louisiana and the south, boiling and eating crawfish is a long standing family tradition. But we eat crawfish at places besides the home, whether it be in restaurants, family reunions, football games, or at company gatherings.

And we celebrate the crawfish in another way: Festivals! These events encompass all the good things about life along the Gulf Coast and the USA: food, fun, music and merriment!

And the list of festivals would not be complete without crawfish festivals, held all over Louisiana, from north to south, east to west, and in neighboring Texas, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida ... and even New Jersey and San Diego!

List of Crawfish Festivals by State

Crawfish festivals and events in Louisiana

Crawfish festivals and events in Texas

Crawfish festivals and events in other states

We are currently updating our list of 2016 crawfish festivals. If you would like your event included, contact us.

Dancing the day away ... at the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival
Dancing the day away ... at the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival (Photograph courtesy of the LA Office of Tourism)
Mudbug Madness ... downtown Shreveport, Louisiana
Mudbug Madness ... downtown Shreveport, Louisiana (Photograph courtesy of the LA Office of Tourism)
Competition underway ... at Crawfish Mambo in New Orleans, Louisiana
Competition underway ... at Crawfish Mambo!
Live Louisiana crawfish!
Live Louisiana crawfish! (Photograph courtesy of the LA Office of Tourism)

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