Crawfish Festivals: Celebrating with Fun and Food

In Louisiana, Texas and all of the south, boiling and eating crawfish is a long standing family tradition.

Crawfish Festivals and Events across the United States in 2021

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 by State

Crawfish festivals and events in Louisiana


Crawfish festivals and events in Texas


Crawfish festivals in Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Arkansas, Georgia, California and other states


Many crawfish festivals and events are normally scheduled most years.

However, concern over the spread of the Coronavirus has led many events in 2021 to be postponed, rescheduled or cancelled.

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


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

Crawfish farmers seeing high demand for Easter weekend
(KPLC Lake Charles - 04/02/2021)

Austin's crawfish season is here: Meet the people who make it happen
(Austin 360 - 03/13/2021)

Crawfish are scarce, prices high this year in Louisiana
(WAFB Baton Rouge - 03/12/2021)

Here's why crawfish prices are so high in Terrebonne and Lafourche
(Houma Today - 02/02/2021)

Some crawfish farmers fear they've lost season's crop after hurricanes Laura, Delta
(TheAdvocate - Baton Rouge - 01/12/2021)

2021 Crawfish Season: 'No one knows what normal is any more'
(Daily Avertiser - Lafayette - 01/12/2021)

Crawfish season starting early for some restaurants in south Louisiana
(WAFB - Baton Rouge - 01/08/2021)

Crawfish season is here, but so is coronavirus. Will there be some pent-up demand this year?
(TheAdvocate - Baton Rouge - 01/07/2021)

Local business owners have big expectations for upcoming crawfish season
(KSLA 12 - Shreveport- 01/05/2021)

Crawfish season is here and starting out slow
(KNOE - Monroe - 01/04/2021)

Growing appetite for crawfish has Texas rice farmers hooked
(Houston Chronicle - 01/02/2020)

Now it's the law: Here's how shrimp, crawfish will be labeled in Louisiana
(The Advocate - 09/02/2019)

How to Eat Crawfish - and What Drinks to Pair with Them
(Food & Wine - 08/13/2019)

Exactly how big is the crawfish industry in Louisiana?
(KATC Lafayette - 04/19/2019)

How Tony's Seafood in Baton Rouge gears up for crawfish season
(225 Magazine - 03/12/2019)

Crawfish: It's what's for dinner
(Louisiana Sportsman - 02/06/2019)

More than food, Crawfish is a staple of Cajun culture
(The Vermilion - Lafayette - 10/09/2018)

Crawfish boils becoming tradition
(WWL - New Orleans - 12/23/2017)

What to do, and not to do, at your first crawfish boil
(Food and Wine - 12/04/2017)

To Suck or Not Suck? The Controversial Crawfish Question
(Eater Houston - 04/06/2017)