Celebrate downtown with one of the spiciest events in Southwest Louisiana
Starting over 10 years ago, this Party with a Purpose is “Still Boiling Bugs!” On March 28, all roads lead to the Lake Charles Civic Center where thousands of pounds of hot and spicy boiled crawfish will be available as well as offering an entertaining program to include live zydeco and Cajun music. The Lake Charles Crawfish and Music Festival is one of the largest indoor and outdoor festivals held at the Lake Charles Civic Center, 900 Lakeshore Dr.
On Saturday, festival gates will be open from 11 a.m.-8 p.m., and attendees can visit their favorite vendors where they can shop, eat, and drink until their hearts content. The bravest and biggest appetite can compete at the crawfish eating contest at 6 p.m.! Live entertainment begins at 12:00 noon and features Cedryl Ballou, Geno Delafose, Lil Nate, and J. Paul Jr. The exhilarating auction will be at 4pm!
Recently named as a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society, The Lake Charles Crawfish and Music Festival promotes awareness of crawfish season, the history of the crawfish industry, and how the seafood and crawfish industry has benefited Louisiana over the past 200 years.
Admission at the door on Saturday is $10.00, and kids 10 and under are free. Presale tickets are available on the website. Crawfish, as well as other food and beverage items are sold at additional costs. For more information and tickets, visit www.downtowncrawfest.com.