Crawfish Festivals: Celebrating with Fun and Food


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, Illinois and San Diego!

List of Crawfish Festivals in 2017 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 2017 crawfish festivals. If you would like your event included, or have updates, 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)

CRAWFISH IN THE NEWS

What to expect this crawfish season
(Lafayette Advertiser)
11/18/2016

Louisiana floods put question mark on crawfish season
(Houma Today)
11/04/2016

Researchers must wait to see how 2016 floods affect crawfish season
(Weekly Citizen, Gonzales LA)
09/19/2016

How will recent floods in Louisiana affect the 2017 crawfish season?
(The Advertiser - Lafayette LA)
08/25/2016

7th Downtown Lake Charles Crawfish Festival underway
(KPLC Lake Charles)
04/15/2016

30th Annual Crawfish Festival Underway in Old Town Spring, Texas
04/13/2016


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