Texas Crawfish Festivals and Events in 2023

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 4, 2023


Austin, Texas
Annual Lonestar Crawfish Festival
Sponsored by the Busby Foundation
Stubbs BBQ
801 Red River
April 15, 2023

Austin, Texas
Crawfish Festival
211 E. Pleasant Run Road
DeSoto Amphitheater

DeSoto, 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 8, 2023

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 26-28, 2023


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

March 4, 2023


Heights, Texas

2023 Houston Heights Rotary Crawfish

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

This 2023 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.

April 1, 2023


Heights, Texas

32nd University of Houston Offshore Industry Crawfish Boil

UH Campus, Lynn eusan Park
April 30, 2023


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

8th Annual Big Crawfish Bash
Highland Bayou Park
La Marque, TX

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!

The Highland Bayou Park is located at Highland Bayou Park, 1991 Getty Road, La Marque TX 77568.

April 1, 2023

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 21-22, 2023
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 5-6, 2023

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.

Las Palmas Race Track


McAllen, Texas

11th 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 29, 2023


Port O'Connor, Texas
Annual Crawfish Boil & Fish Fry

Rosenberg, Texas

6th 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 3-19, 2023


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

11th Annual Rails & Tails Mudbug Festival
A celebration of the tasty crawfish through food, music, vendors and more, returns to the Tomball Depot Plaza on Saturday, April 15th, 2023, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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



List of Crawfish Festivals in Other States

Crawfish festivals in Louisiana

Crawfish festivals in Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Arkansas, Georgia, California and other states

Where to Buy Crawfish in Texas

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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(KETK Tyler, Texas - 01/04/2023)

Growing appetite for crawfish has Texas rice farmers hooked
(Houston Chronicle - 01/02/2020)

It's Crawfish Season in East Texas: Good crawfish and good times are the ingredients for success at Circle M in Big Sandy
(Tyler Morning Telegraph - 03/01/2019)

10 San Antonio restuaurants to east crawfish this season
(MySanAntonio - 02/18/2019)

Crawfish cravings as spring time comes
(Alvin TX Sun - 02/12/2019)

H-E-B opens True Texas Boil House for Houston seafood fans
(ABC 13 KTRK Houston - 01/25/2019)

Strap on your plastic bib, start pigging out - It's crawfish time
(KTRE - Nacogdoches - 01/04/2019)

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