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 in 2021 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

We are currently updating our list of 2021 crawfish festivals. If you would like your crawfish 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

Crawfish tracker: Prices plummet to new lows in capital area
(WBRZ - Baton Rouge - 03/19/2020)

Crawfish prices continue to fall in Shreveport-Bossier
(KEEL - Shreveport - 02/17/2020)

Where To Get Crawfish in Memphis: 2020 Guide to Festivals, Boils, Restaurants
(I Love Memphis - Memphis, TN - 01/30/2020)

Seafood dealers say crawfish season could be among the best ever
(St Charles Herald Guide - Boutte, LA - 01/30/2020)

Crawfish season is off to an early start
(KLFY Lafayette - 01/24/2020)

Crawfish Season Starts Off Strong in Breaux Bridge
(NEWS 15 Acadiana - 01/17/2020)

Some Southwest Louisiana restaurants kicking off crawfish season early
(KPLC Lake Charles - 01/03/2020)

Get Excited - Crawfish Season is about to start in East Texas
(KICKS 105 - Lufkin, Texas - 01/03/2020)

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)

Crazy about crawfish? Here's where to find mudbugs in Memphis
(Commercial Appeal Memphis - 02/28/2019)

Austin springtime crawfish boils have arrived
(Austin360 - 02/20/2019)

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)