Crawfish Festivals Around the USA: Celebrating with Fun and Food

In Louisiana and around the USA, boiling and eating crawfish is a long standing family tradition.

Crawfish Festivals and Events across the United States in 2023

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: food, fun, music and merriment!

Crawfish festivals are 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!


Listed below are festivals and events normally scheduled most years. Emphasis is given to long-standing events and those with widespread appeal and popularity.
Some are TBA - To Be Announced

Events are always subject to change. We recommended you contact the responsible event sponsor to confirm dates, times and other details.

More than 400 Louisiana festivals occur each year – which makes it easy to see why Louisiana is often called the Festival Capital of America. We celebrate just about every crop harvested, every indigenous dish, every type of music that's played here – ranging from Cajun and zydeco to Delta blues, New Orleans jazz, Louisiana's own swamp pop, country, salsa and more. Excellent Louisiana food is a given at any festival. And as always, Louisiana festivals offer abundant opportunities for meeting new friends. - See more at:
Gator by the Bay in San Diego, California, to be held on May 11-14, 2023
Gator by the Bay in San Diego, California ... Louisiana Music & Food


List of Crawfish Festivals by State and City

Festival City

Waterway Village Zydeco & Crawfish Festival

April 21- 22, 2023

Gulf Shores, Alabama

Annual Ozark Crawdad & Music Festival
Downtown on the Square

Grab a chair and listen to the sounds of wonderful music while biting into savory delights! Crawfish! Shrimp! Cheese Steaks! We have something for everyone! Plenty to for the children to do.

April 1, 2023


Ozark, Alabama

Annual Crawdad Days Festival


Harrison, Arkansas

Long Beach Crawfish Festival
Rainbow Lagoon in Long Beach
The Crawfish Boil will feature authentic, Louisiana-style Crawfish prepared by Master Chefs and served with Cajun potatoes and corn. For over 24 years the Crawfish Festival has become a tradition to over thousands of festival goers annually.


Long Beach, California

Crawfish & Catfish Festival
The ultimate Louisiana food and music experience! The festival features the authentic sounds, sights and tastes of Louisiana with Southern BBQ, and Asian/Cajun Fusion cuisine. Held in Southside Park.

September 9-10, 2023


Sacramento, California

Gator By The Bay Festival - 10,000 pounds of crawfish trucked from Louisiana, non-stop dancing, shopping, music, playing and eating on beautiful San Diego Bay.

May 11-14, 2023


San Diego, California

34th Annual LSU Alumni of San Diego Crawfish Boil
Chargers' Old Practice Field at SDCCU Stadium

May 20, 2023


San Diego, California

Cajun Crawfish & Music Festival
Abacoa in Jupiter

This FREE event will feature a crawfish boil, live Cajun zydeco music, Bourbon Street cocktails and more!

April 22-23, 2023


Abacoa, Florida

Annual Crawfish Boil
Uptown Station, Fort Walton Beach
Sponsored by the Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers

April 15, 2023


Fort Walton Beach, Florida

Annual Pensacola Crawfish Festival
Seville Square & Fountain Park

April 28-20, 2023


Pensacola, Florida

Annual FishHawk Riverview Rotary Crawfish Festival
Brought to you by Christopher Ligori and Associates
Founders Square Park at Winthrop Town Centre

Live music, free childrens activities, craft vendors. Boiled crawfish dinners, Gumbo, Etouffeee, Jambalaya and more. From 11:00am until 4:00pm


Riverview, Florida

36th Annual Woodbine Crawfish Festival
Crawfish food concessions, Crawfish Parade, Arts & Crafts, children's amusement area, entertainment at the Satilla Waterfront Park Stage, and more

April 28-29, 2023

Website and Facebook

Woodbine, Geogia

30th Annual Mississipi Coast Coliseum Crawfish Music Festival
Mississippi Coast Coliseum

April 20-23, 2023


Biloxi, Mississippi

Eupora Economic Development Crawfish Cook-Off

Held at the Eupora Civic Center, bragging rights are on the line as local cooking teams shows their best crawfish recipes along with add-ins and fixins, plus beer and drinks provided by Clark Beverage Company. Teams must be able to cook a minimum of 75 pounds of crawfish, provide their own equipment, seasonings, and add-ins for their boil. 

6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Eupora Civic Center
2135 W Roane Avenue
9:30 p.m. - Awards Presentation

April 15, 2023


Eupora, Mississippi

Annual Downtown Crawfish Jam
Walthall Grounds, 600 Walnut Street

April 15, 2023


Hattiesburg, Mississippi
King Cotton Crawfish Boil
Fire Station Park
Russell Street / University Drive

Starkville, Mississippi
New York

Annual Syracuse Crawfish Festival
Clinton Square, 161 W. Genesee Street

May 6, 2023


Syracuse, New York

5th Annual Crawfish Festival
200 N. Muskogee Avenue

Get ready for a spring celebration centered on New Orleans eats at the annual Crawfish Festival in Tahlequah. Reserve your crawfish meal in advance, and partake in 3,000 pounds of crawfish prepared by the Linney Breaux's Cajun Eatery and Kroner & Baer Pub team

April 14-15, 2023


Tahlequah, Oklahoma
Chisholm Trail Round-Up Crawfish Festival
Kirkpatrick Family Farm
1001 Garth Brooks Blvd

Yukon, Oklahoma
South Carolina
Annual Rosewood Crawfish Festival & Crawdaddy Dash

Rosewood, South Carolina

Porter‑Leath Rajun Cajun Crawfish Festival
Wagner Place and Riverside Drive (between Union & Beale)

April 16, 2023


Memphis, Tennessee

Ragin’ Cajun Crawfish Boil
This event boasts all-you-can eat crawfish until we run out, premium beer options, live music, and more! The Nashville Junior Chamber has been hosting over 1,000 people annually at this event for the last 20 years, and we are back after a brief hiatus - you don't want to miss out on the fun! A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit Special Olympics of Tennessee.

Walk of Fame Park, 121 4th Avenue S

April 29, 2023


Nashville, Tennessee


List of Crawfish Festivals in Other States

Crawfish festivals in Louisiana


Crawfish festivals in Texas

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Competition underway ... at Crawfish Mambo!


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