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.

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 2018 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 2018 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)


Where Y'Eat: Crawfish Boils bring People To the Table. Here's How.
(WWNO New Orleans LA - 04/12/2018)

Crawfish prices drop after busy Lent Season
(Houma Courier- 04/10/2018)

Easter weekend means big business for Louisiana crawfish industry
(KTBS Shreveport - 03/26/2018)

Where are the crawfish in Dallas this season? They're coming and they'll be worth the wait
(Dallas News - 03/06/2018)

Where to Eat Houston's Finest Crawfish
(Eater Houston - 03/06/2018)

Crawfish season in full swing
(Donaldsonville, Louisiana Chief - 03/03/2018)

Price of boiled crawfish finally dropping
(WBRZ - Baton Rouge - 02/23/2018)

A Louisiana girl's guide to crawfish in Houston
(KPRC - Houston - 02/02/2018)

After cold weather delays start of season, crawfish is officially back
(KHOU - Houston - 01/26/2018)

You'll have to wait a little longer for crawfish season this year
(Austin 360 - 01/10/2018)

A look at this year's crawfish season
(KADN Lafayette LA - 01/06/2018)

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

2018 Gator by the Bay Performers Listed
(San Diego Union-Tribune - 12/05/2017)

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)