Crawfish Festival

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 & Creole favorites. The Crawfish Festival also hosts a parade, crawfish eating contest, Cajun and Zydeco dance contest, crawfish étouffée cook-off, crawfish race, carnival rides for young and old alike as well as an arts and crafts fair.

Upcoming Festival Dates

May 5-7, 2017
May 4-6, 2018
May 3-5, 2019
May 1-3, 2020

2017 Performance Schedule

Friday, May 5
Crawfish Stage
5:30-7:30pm   Forest Huval
7:45-9:45pm   High Performance
10:00-12:00pm   Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie
 
Festival Stage
5:15-7:00pm   Corey Ledet
7:15-9:15pm   Richard LeBouef
9:30-11:30pm   Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band

Breaux Bridge Tent
8:00-10:00pm   Joe Guidry Reloaded Zydeco
 
Saturday, May 6
Crawfish Stage
10:00-11:30am   Paul Daigle & Cajun Gold
11:45am-1:15pm   Jambalaya with special guest D.L. Menard
1:30-3:00pm   Roddie Romero & the Hub City All Stars
3:15-5:15pm   Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys
5:30-7:30pm   Wayne Toups & Zydecajun
7:45-9:45pm   Nik-L-Beer Band
10:00-12:00am   Nathan Williams & the Zydeco Cha-Chas
 
Festival Stage
10:15-11:45am   The Revelers
12:00-1:30pm   Huval Family Band
1:45-3:15pm   Wayne & Same Ol 2 Step
3:30-5:00pm   Jamie Bergeron & the Kickin’ Cajuns
5:15-7:00pm   Keith Frank & the Soileau Zydeco Band
7:15-9:15pm   Horace Trahan & the Ossun Express
9:30-11:30pm   Travis Matte & the Kingpins
 
Breaux Bridge Tent
7:30-9:30pm   Rusty Metoyer & Zydeco Krush

Sunday, May 7
Crawfish Stage
9:00-10:30am   Cajun Stompers Band
10:45am-12:15pm   Sweet Cecilia
12:30-2:00pm   Louisiana Red
2:15-4:00pm   Kevin Naquin & the Ossun Playboys
 
Festival Stage
10:30-12:00am   Carl Hollier
12:15-1:45pm   Les Ferrailles
2:00-4:00pm   Lil Nate & the Zydeco Big Timers
 
Breaux Bridge Tent
2:00-4:00pm   Brazos Huval School of Music Students

Boiled Crawfish on Table

History of the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival

The world famous Crawfish Festival began in 1960 as a spin-off of the Breaux Bridge Centennial Celebration. The Louisiana Legislature had just named Breaux Bridge the Crawfish Capital of the World in 1959. The festival is now known around the country and even the world. Every May, thousands of hungry people flock to Breaux Bridge to be part of the festivities.