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.
Events are always subject to change. We recommended you contact the responsible event sponsor to confirm dates, times and other details.
ATX Crawfish Kickoff Festival
March 2, 2024
|Annual Lonestar Crawfish Festival
Sponsored by the Busby Foundation
801 Red River
Annual Crawfish and Cannons
April 13, 2024
|Fort Belknap, Texas (near Newcastle and Graham)
Fredericksburg Crawfish Festival
May 24-26, 2024
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
Houston Heights Rotary Crawfish
11am to 3pm
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.
33rd University of Houston Energy Industry Crawfish Boil
UH Campus, Lynn eusan Park
March 24, 2024
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.
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
|La Marque, Texas
|Lincoln VFD Crawfish Boil
Lincoln Community Hall
1015 Avendue D
Annual Llano Crawfish Open
April 19-20, 2024
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
Annual Rotary Crawfish Boil
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
12th Annual Port O'Connor Crawfish Festival & Cookoff
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
Rosemberg KC Hall & Park, 2007 Kay Cee Drive
April 27, 2024
7th Annual Big TX Fun Crawfish Boil
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
|Annual Pedernales Fire Department Auxiliary Crawfish Boil
801 Bee Creek Road
Muddy Bowl Crawfish Cook-Off
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
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.
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.
Time for the Lone Star Crawfish Festival in Texas!
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