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.

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!

We are currently updating our list of 2018 crawfish festivals. If you would like your crawfish event included, or have updates, contact us.

Some dates and events listed below are preliminary pending announcements of details by event organizers.

NOTE: 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:
Competition underway ... at Crawfish Mambo in New Orleans, Louisiana
Competition underway ... at Crawfish Mambo!


Festival City Date
12th Annual Ozark Crawdad & Music Festival
Downtown on the Square

Ozark, Alabama April 7, 2018
Central Alabama Crawfish Festival
Lions Fair Park
West Dallas Avenue
10:00am - 6:00pm

Selma, Alabama April 14, 2018
Annual Hot Springs Gumbo & Crawfish Festival
Hill Wheatley Plaza
629 Central Ave.

Hot Springs, Arkansas April 21, 2018

Annual Crawdad Days


Harrison, Arkansas May 18-19, 2018

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.

details at

Performers scheduled - Article by the San Diego Union-Tribune - 12/05/2017

San Diego, California May 10-13, 2018
LSU Alumni of San Diego Crawfish Boil

San Diego, California May 27, 2018
CrawDebauchery South Florida Crawfish Festival
Pompano Beach Amphitheater
1801 NE Sixth Street
Pompano Beach, Florida March 28, 2018

8th 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 April 14, 2018
Annual Pensacola Crawfish Festival

Pensacola, Florida May 4-6, 2018
2018 Frogtown Crawfish Festival

Columbus, Geogia May 11-12, 2018
Annual Woodbine Crawfish Festival

Woodbine, Geogia April 27-28, 2018
Annual Paris Crawfish Festival

Paris Landing, Kentucky May, 2018
2018 Mississipi Coast Coliseum Crawfish Music Festival
Mississippi Coast Coliseum

Biloxi, Mississippi April 18-22, 2018
New Jersey
Michael Arnone's 29th Annual CrawfishFest

Augusta, New Jersey June 1-3, 2018
Ales and Tails Crawfish Festival
American Legion Rodeo Arena

Vinata, Oklahoma April 21, 2018
Chisholm Trail Round-Up Crawfish Festival
Kirkpatrick Family Farm
1001 Garth Brooks Blvd

Yukon, Oklahoma June 2, 2018
Annual Tualatin Crawfish Festival

Tualatin, Oregon August 4-5, 2018
Ragin’ Cajun Crawfish Boil
Cumberland Park, 592 S 1st Street

Nashville, Tennessee April 7, 2018
Porter‑Leath Rajun Cajun Crawfish Festival
Wagner Place and Riverside Drive (between Union & Beale)

Memphis, Tennessee April 15, 2018


List of 2018 Crawfish Festivals in Other States

Crawfish festivals in Louisiana during 2018


Crawfish festivals in 2018 in Texas

We are updating our list of 2018 crawfish festivals. If you would like your crawfish event included, or have updates, contact us.

Gator by the Bay in San Diego, California
Gator by the Bay in San Diego, California ... Louisiana Music & Food