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 2017 crawfish festivals. If you would like your event included, or have updates, contact us. Some dates and events are preliminary.

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
Central Alabama Crawfish Festival
2401 W. Dallas Avenue

Selma, Alabama May 6, 2017
3rd Annual Hot Springs Gumbo & Crawfish Festival
Hill Wheatley Plaza
629 Central Ave.

Hot Springs, Arkansas April 22, 2017

27th Annual Crawdad Days


Harrison, Arkansas May 19-20, 2017
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.

San Diego, California May 11-14, 2017
LSU Alumni of San Diego Crawfish Boil

San Diego, California May 28, 2017

5th Annual Cajun Festival
Live local Cajun band, kids zone, arts & crafts vendors, crawfish, gumbo, jambalaya and more. Free admission and free parking. 10:00am - 5:00pm. Sponsored by Clayton Crab Company.


5th Annual Cajun Festival

Rockledge, Florida March 11, 2017
CrawDebauchery South Florida Crawfish Festival
Pompano Beach Amphitheater
1801 NE Sixth Street
Pompano Beach, Florida April 1-2, 2017

7th Annual Rotary Club of FishHawk Riverview Crawfish Festival
Winthrop Town Center

Live music, free childrens activities, craft vendors. Crawfish dinners, Gumbo Etouffeee Jambalaya and more.


Riverview, Florida April 22, 2017
Annual Pensacola Crawfish Festival

Pensacola, Florida April 28-30, 2017
2017 Frogtown Crawfish Festival

Columbus, Geogia April 21-22, 2017
Annual Woodbine Crawfish Festival

Woodbine, Geogia April 28-29, 2017
Annual Paris Crawfish Festival

Paris Landing, Kentucky May 12-13, 2017
2017 Mississipi Coast Coliseum Crawfish Music Festival
Mississippi Coast Coliseum

Biloxi, Mississippi April 20 - 30, 2017
New Jersey
Michael Arnone's Annual CrawfishFest

Augusta, New Jersey June 2-3-4, 2017
Ales and Tails Crawfish Festival
American Legion Rodeo Arena

Vinata, Oklahoma April 30, 2017
Chisholm Trail Round-Up Crawfish Festival
Kirkpatrick Family Farm
1001 Garth Brooks Blvd

Yukon, Oklahoma June 3, 2017
Annual Tualatin Crawfish Festival

Tualatin, Oregon August 4-5, 2017
Ragin’ Cajun Crawfish Boil
Cumberland Park, 592 S 1st Street

Nashville, Tennessee April 8, 2017
Porter‑Leath Rajun Cajun Crawfish Festival
Wagner Place and Riverside Drive (between Union & Beale)

Memphis, Tennessee April 23, 2017
Washington, DC
Bayou Fête XIII - DC-LCC Annual Crawfish Boil
Fort Hunt Park – Area A

Alexandria, Virginia June 10, 2017


List of 2017 Crawfish Festivals in Other States

Crawfish festivals in Louisiana during 2017

Crawfish festivals in 2017 in Texas

We are updating our list of 2017 crawfish festivals. If you would like your event included, or have updates, contact us.

Mudbug Madness ... downtown Shreveport, Louisiana
Mudbug Madness ... downtown Shreveport, Louisiana (Photograph courtesy of the LA Office of Tourism)