That's Cray... Crawfish Fest Season is Upon Us!

When you ask a Louisianian, "What's your favorite season" chances are Christmas will only be their answer 7.6% of the time especially when the actual correct answer is CRAWFISH SEASON. Being a native New Orleanian, I was always spoiled with this season every year since I was a kid. In some cases, my family's annual crawfish boils would be higher on my priority list than Christmas.. (don't @ me, you know you're thinking it too) With crawfish and festival seasons both in full swing, what's better than putting both of these beautiful seasons together? If you're not ready to get the boiling pot started up just yet or are itching to just get your hands dirty by pinching some tails, here's a list of crawfish festivals happening in the area that you seriously won't want to miss! Mark your calendars y'all and come find me posted up by every boiling pot at these festivals.

DISCLAIMER: If there is a crawfish festival that you know of not on this list, for the sake of your fellow crawfish lovers, tell me in the comments! I promise we'll all be thanking you..


March 21-24 –Louisiana Crawfish Festival

Frederick J. Sigur Cultural Center, 8245 W. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette

Admission $5.

March 23 --Crawfish for Cancer

YNOT Dock, 6701 Stars and Stripes Blvd., New Orleans

Admission $65 to $85.

March 31 -- World Championship Crawfish Étouffée Cook-Off

438 Samuel Drive, Eunice

Admission FREE.

Photo: Acadiana Table


April 6 –Crawfest

Tulane University, LBC Berger Family and Newcomb Quads on the Uptown campus

Admission $15. Free for Tulane students and children.

April 6--Louisiana Crawfish Boil Championship

Immaculate Conception School, 601 Avenue C, Marrero


April 7 --Pinch A Palooza Festival & Crawfish Eating Contest

Deanie's Seafood, 1713 Lake Ave. at Old Hammond Highway in Metairie

Admission $1.

April 14 -- The Original Downtown Lake Charles Crawfish Festival

900 Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles

Admission $10, Kids 10 and under are FREE.

April 27 –Slidell’s All You Can Eat Crawfish Cook-off

Fritchie Park, 901 Howze Beach Road, Slidell

Admission $30. 

April 29-May 1 –NOLA Crawfish Festival

Central City BBQ, 1201 S. Rampart St., New Orleans

Admission $40, with VIP packages available.

Breaux Bridge Festival Photo: Yelp


May 3-5 -- Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival

1200 Rees Street, Breaux Bridge

Friday May 3, 2019 – $5.00

Saturday May 4, 2019 – $10.00

Sunday May 5, 2019 – $5.00

Advance 3-Day Pass – $15.00 (Available the week of the festival at the festival office or the festival grounds and will not sell out of passes)

May 11 --Crawfish Mambo

University of New Orleans campus, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans


May 11 --Old Metairie Crawfish Festival and Cookoff

St. Catherine of Siena, 105 Bonnabel Blvd, Metairie


May 24-26 -- Mudbug Madness

101 Crockett Street, Shreveport

Friday May 3, 2019 – $5.00

NOLA Crawfish Festival Photo: Yelp

Happy Crawfish Festin' y'all! Don't forget, it's not good unless you can suck the heads!



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