Get ready for a belly-full of fun and a Cajun experience like no other! The Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival, held the first weekend in May, isn't just about crawfish (although they're definitely the stars of the show); it's a whole vibe celebrating Louisiana's rich culture, music, and, of course, its delicious food.

What began in 1960 in historic Breaux Bridge, Louisiana (the Crawfish Capital of the World) is the largest gathering of world-famous Cajun and zydeco musicians! This year, the festival is held May 3-5 in Park Hardy, with dance lessons, toe-tapping live musical performances, and various activities for the entire family.


Crawfish Festival

First things first, let's talk food! We're talking steaming pots of crawfish, spicy red beans, hearty jambalaya, and so much more. Whether you like 'em spicy or mild, boiled or fried, there's something here to tantalize your taste buds. Don't forget to save room for some sweet treats and ice-cold beverages to wash it all down.


SWLA Zydeco Music Festival

Now onto the music – get ready to dance like nobody's watching! From toe-tapping Zydeco to soulful Cajun melodies, the real party's at the festival stage. So, grab a partner (or go solo) and let the good times roll!

Arts & Crafts


Take a stroll through the artisan market and soak in the creative vibes. From funky jewelry to handcrafted artworks, you'll find plenty of treasures to take home and remember the good times. And remember to spread some love to the local artists and vendors while you're at it!

Family Fun

Got kiddos in tow? No problem! There's a whole area dedicated to family-friendly fun. Think carnival rides, face painting, and maybe even a friendly crawfish race or two. It's guaranteed fun for the entire family.

Top Tips for Maximum Fun

  • Arrive early to beat the crowds and snag the best parking spot.
  • Wear your comfiest kicks because you'll be doing a lot of walking (and maybe even some dancing).
  • Stay hydrated – it gets hot out here, especially with all that spicy Cajun food.
  • Bring cash – while some vendors might take cards, cash is king for festival transactions.
  • Be respectful of the environment and dispose of trash properly.
  • Most importantly, come with an open heart and a hungry stomach. This festival is all about good vibes and good food!

The Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival is your ticket to a weekend filled with food, music, and unforgettable memories. Grab your crew, pack your appetite, and get ready to laissez les bons temps rouler! For more information, including places to stay, a music lineup, and more, click here.