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 2022

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


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)
Another fun day at the crawfish festival! Another fun day at the crawfish festival!
Another fun day at the crawfish festival! Another fun day at the crawfish festival!
Competition underway ... at Crawfish Mambo in New Orleans, Louisiana
Competition underway ... at Crawfish Mambo!

Crawfish in the News

Everything You Need to Know About Hosting a Crawfish Boil
(Texas Monthly - 03/23/2022)

Crawfish prices seeing domino effect from gas price increases
(WBRZ - Baton Rouge, LA - 03/11/2022

Louisiana sees early crawfish season, thanks to above-average temperatures
(WDSU - New Orleans, LA - 01/19/2022)

Mild weather gets Louisiana crawfish season off to early start
(KPLC - Lake Charles, LA - 01/19/2022)

Crawfish prices drop along Gulf Coast as harvest thrives
(WLOX - Biloxi, MS - 01/15/2022)

What are crawfish prices in Shreveport-Bossier?
(KEEL - Shreveport, LA - 01/14/2022)

Crawfish Season Kicks Off at New Orleans Restaurants
(Eater NOLA - New Orleans, LA - 01/07/2022)

It’s Crawfish Season! Here’s the Scoop for Mudbugs in East Texas
(KICKS105 - Lufkin, TX - 01/06/2022)

Top 10 Spots in Lake Charles to Kick Off Crawfish Season
(107 JAMZ - Lake Charles, LA - 01/06/2022)

Seafood sales skyrocket during the holiday season
(WXXV25 - Gulfport, MS - 12/23/2021)

Supply chain issues, inflation spice up prices for Christmas crawfish
(WBRZ - Baton Rouge - 12/20/2021)

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

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)