Texas Crawfish Festivals and Events in 2024

In Texas and the south, boiling and eating crawfish is a long standing family tradition. 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 in Texas: food, fun, music and merriment!

Excellent Texas and Cajun food is a given at any festival. And as always, festivals offer abundant opportunities for meeting old friends, and making new ones.

Crawfish festivals happen all over Texas, from Pearland to Fredericksburg, from Austin to Kemah ...  find one near you!


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.


Crawfish Festivals in Texas (By City)

Festival City

ATX Crawfish Kickoff Festival
Republic Square 422 Guadalupe Street

March 2, 2024


Austin, Texas
Annual Lonestar Crawfish Festival
Sponsored by the Busby Foundation
Stubbs BBQ
801 Red River

Austin, Texas
26th Annual Crawfish Boil
Sponsored by Bryan - College Station Chamber of Commerce
Brazos County Expo Center, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m

Bryan - College Station, Texas

Annual Crawfish and Cannons
Live crawfish boil, cannon firing on the hour, Bloody Mary bar, the official State of Texas Longhorn Herd, childrens activities, farmers market vendors, and live music!

April 13, 2024


Fort Belknap, Texas  (near Newcastle and Graham)

Fredericksburg Crawfish Festival
Sponsored by the Fredericksburg Jaycees and held on Memorial Day weekend at Marktplatz, this family-friendly event will feature live music along with arts and crafts vendors, great food and drink, a carnival for the kids and CRAWFISH. Featured entertainers will be Josh Ward on Friday night and Kyle Park on Saturday night! See the complete music lineup and get tickets online at its website.

May 24-26, 2024


Fredericksburg, Texas 

Crawfish Festival in the Heights

Come out and support your community and shop local. Vendor booths, Kids World, live music by Step Rideau and The Zydeco Outlaws, Idol of the Heights contest, cold beer and the best Crawfish in the Heights!

Resurrection MCC 2025 W 11th Street in Houston


Heights, Texas

Houston Heights Rotary Crawfish

11am to 3pm
Leiderkranz 5100 Ella Blvd
Houston TX 77018

This annual fundraiser presented by the Rotary Club of Houston Heights will benefit various service projects, charities and non-profits.

Live Band music by B. Cole & the Zydeco Bulls, kids fun area, other game areas, cash prize raffle, silent and live auctions.


Heights, Texas

33rd University of Houston Energy Industry Crawfish Boil

UH Campus, Lynn eusan Park

March 24, 2024


Houston, Texas

Annual Keller Crawfish Krawl & Car Show

Great food, festive music, car show and fun galore.

Free admission. Free parking. Crawfish and other cajun foods. Live entertainent, face painting and balloon art.


Keller, Texas

Annual Aerowake Crawfish Bash

Join us for the annual AeroWake Crawfish Bash featuring All You Can Eat Crawfish, Shrimp, Potatoes, Corn and Desert included (courtesy of NTX Crawfish Co.) with Live Music by Hayden Hilliard (courtesy of CH Lonestar Promo). Boats on Display, Raffle Prizes, Bounce Houses, Mechanical Bull, Vendors, Merch, Meet the Googan Squad and More!

2555 Nail Road

April 20, 2024


Krum, Texas

Annual Big Crawfish Bash

BCBF, Inc. is a Texas non-profit corporation that works in partnership with local charities to benefit lives of veterans, children, and the disabled. This year we will be donating to Camp Hope, Texas Special Olympics, and local Education Foundations, Boy Scouts of America, C.E.R.T., and more.

This is a family extravaganza! Kids 10 and under are Free!!!

This will be a SOLD OUT EVENT! Limited number of tickets will be sold! Online tickets available now. Music line up coming soon!

April 6, 2024

Website and Facebook

La Marque, Texas
Lincoln VFD Crawfish Boil
Lincoln Community Hall
1015 Avendue D

Lincoln, Texas

Annual Llano Crawfish Open
The Llano Crawfish Open is the Texas Hill Country event you don't want to miss. There's great food, live music, a golf tournament and much more.

April 19-20, 2024


Llano, Texas

Annual Mauriceville Crawfish Festival

Mauriceville is a small community situated between Beaumont and the Southwest Louisiana Border. The Texas Legislature has named Mauriceville the "Crawfish Capital of Texas".

The festival was founded in 1981 and features an awesome music line up, entertainment, creole cooking demos, a very competitive crawfish cookoff and and much more.

Held at the Mauriceville Crawfish Grounds, 7441 Cohenour Road, Orange, Texas 77632

May 3-4, 2014

Website and Facebook

Mauriceville, Texas

Annual Rotary Crawfish Boil
14,000 lbs. of crawfish, Andouille Sausage, potatoes, corn plus live music from Cody Johnson, Roger Creager and the Powell Brothers.

The Crawfish Boil Foundation is a McAllen-based 501-c3 non-profit organization comprised of business people in all walks of life who wish to utilize their skill sets and connections to give back to the community through the creation and management of unique fundraising events throughout the Rio Grande Valley. 100% of the net proceeds of each CBF event will be donated to support local charities.

Held at the Payne Rodeo Arena at the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show Grounds. 1000 N Texas Avenue, Mercedes, TX 78570

April 27, 2024


McAllen, Texas

5th Annual Crawfish Cookoff
VFW Post 4149

Midland's biggest crawfish cookoff is here again! Crawfish, crawfish eating contest, crawfish boiling team competition, music and more! No cover to get into the event, that's right, it's free! Proceeds going to Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 4149.

April 20, 2024


Midland, Texas

12th Annual Port O'Connor Crawfish Festival &  Cookoff
King Fisher Park

Cajun &  Zydeco Music by The Mudbugs, and Headliner Bri Bagwell. Lots of crawfish, food, beer, and craft vendors along with horse shoe tournament and crawfish eating contest.

April 27, 2024


Port O'Connor, Texas

35th Annual Crawfish Boil & Fish Fry
Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus #2801

Rosemberg KC Hall & Park, 2007 Kay Cee Drive

April 27, 2024


Rosenberg, Texas

Guns & Bugs
6:00pm at Cain's Cove, 3338 Jaycee Road

Presented by San Angelo Ducks Unlimited. Crawfish meal, raffles, games, hunts and more!

May 11, 2024


San Angelo, Texas

7th Annual Big TX Fun Crawfish Boil
Retama Park (1 Retama Parkway) in Selma, TX

Come for the Crawfish, but stay for the FUN!

17-day crawfish boil, with live music, huge carnival, wolf show, petting zoo with kangaroo and tortoise encounter, pony rides, pig races, giant ox with a fun family show "The Animals that built America", Rocket man, and much more!

Don't forget the best part a daily Crawfish Boil for 17 days straight!!!! This is the Biggest crawfish event of the year .

March 8-24, 2024


Selma, Texas
Annual Pedernales Fire Department Auxiliary Crawfish Boil
801 Bee Creek Road

Spicewood, Texas

Muddy Bowl Crawfish Cook-Off
Rob Fleming Park
6055 Creekside Forest Drive

Set up begins at noon, cooking begins at 1:00 p.m., samples ready for judging 4:00 p.m., awards at 6:30 p.m., event ends at 8:00 p.m.

Teams of up to eight members are provided crawfish, ice, serving containers, a 10' x 10' tent, a table and chairs.


The Woodlands, Texas

Annual Rails & Tails Mudbug Festival
A celebration of the tasty crawfish through food, music, vendors and more, returns to the Tomball Depot Plaza.

Rails & Tails has become one of the City’s largest and most well attended events drawing thousands of crawfish and music lovers from across southeast Texas.

Performing this year is Palomino Moon with their twin fiddles whittling country western and western swing tunes. Bayou Roux will fill the Depot Plaza with tasty sounds of cajun rock beginning at 2 p.m. Closing out the festival is award winning country artists Buck Yeager Band playing good old fashion country music.

Website and Facebook

Tomball, Texas

Guns & Bugs
6:00pm at Wichita River Retreat, 2185 Sliger Road

Presented by Wichita Falls Ducks Unlimited. Crawfish, shrimp, cold beverages, raffles, games, and more!

April 18, 2024


Wichita Falls, Texas



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There are a number of crawfish outlets, seafood markets, crawfish farms and caterers selling live and boiled crawfish in Texas, from Beaumont to Houston to Dallas, and in between. Some offer local delivery, while others provide delivery only in designated metropolitan areas. And some offer pickup only.

Read more about crawfish suppliers, dealers and markets in Texas

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