Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival

May 5-7, 2023
Parc Hardy

The Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival, held the first full weekend in May, provides the perfect opportunity to witness over 30 Cajun and Creole bands over three days, coupled with the delicious crustacean, the crawfish. Sample crawfish dishes prepared every way imaginable–fried, boiled, étouffée, bisque, boudin, pie, jambalaya and crawdogs–along with other Cajun and Creole favorites. The Crawfish Festival also hosts a parade, crawfish eating contest, Cajun and Zydeco dance contest, crawfish étouffée cook-off, crawfish race, and carnival rides for young and old alike, as well as an arts and crafts fair.

2023 Line-Up

Friday, May 5, 2023

Breaux Bridge Tent
8:00 - 10:00pm       The Jo-Genes        

Crawfish Stage
5:30 - 7:30pm        Four Horses    
7:45 - 9:45pm        Jambalaya Cajun Band           
10:00-12:00am      Geno Delafose & French Rockin Boogie        

Festival Stage
5:15 - 7:00pm         Forest Huval     
7:15 - 9:15pm         Corey Ledet & the Zydeco Band    
9:30 - 11:30pm         Jamie Bergeron & the Kickin Cajuns     

Saturday, May 6, 2023

Breaux Bridge Tent
7:30 - 9:30pm         The Magnalites          

Crawfish Stage
10:00–11:30am          Dylan Aucoin & the Judice Ramblers    
11:45 – 1:15pm          Gerald Gruenig & Gentilly Zydeco       
1:30 – 3:00pm          Nathan Williams & the Zydeco Cha Chas       
3:15 – 5:15pm          Andre Thierry & Zydeco Magic    
5:30 – 7:30pm          Wayne Toups & Zydecajun    
7:45 – 9:45pm          Pine Leaf Boys       
10:00–12:00am       Alex Touchet

Festival Stage
10:15 – 11:45am      Lukas Meaux & Cajun Beat      
12:00 – 1:30pm           Joe Hall & the Louisiana Cane Cutters      
1:45 – 3:15pm           Huval Family Band    
3:30 – 5:00pm           Steve Riley & Cajun 4      
5:15 – 7:00pm           Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys      
7:15 – 9:15pm           Horace Trahan & the Ossun Express       
9:30 – 11:30pm           Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band       

Sunday, May 7, 2023

Breaux Bridge Tent
2:00 – 4:00pm           Brazos Huval School of Music          

Crawfish Stage
9:00 – 10:30am           Treble on the Teche    
10:45–12:15pm        Cajun Roots      
12:30 – 2:00pm           Poisson Rouge        
2:15 – 4:00pm           Nik-L-Beer      

Festival Stage
10:30–12:00pm        Cheryl Cormier & Cajun Sounds     
12:15 – 1:45pm           Mike Broussard & Nu Edition Zydeko        
2:00 – 4:00pm           Leroy Thomas & the Zydeco Roadrunner

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