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.

2022 Line-Up

Friday, May 6

Crawfish Stage
5:30 – 7:30 pm – Dylan Aucoin & the Judice Ramblers
7:45 – 9:45 pm – Wayne Toups & Zydecajun
10:00 – 12:00 am – Four Horses

Festival Stage
5:15 – 7:00 pm -Cajun Stompers
7:15 – 9:15 pm – Jamie Bergeron & the Kickin Cajuns
9:30 – 11:30 pm – Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band

Breaux Bridge Tent
8:00 – 10:00 pm – Gerald Gruenig & Gentilly Zydeco

Saturday, May 7

Crawfish Stage
10:00 – 11:30 am – Poisson Rouge
11:45 – 1:15 pm – Paul Daigle & Cajun Gold
1:30 – 3:00 pm – Beausoleil
3:15 – 5:15 pm – Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys
5:30 – 7:30 pm – Corey Ledet & the Zydeco Band
7:45 – 9:45 pm – Alex Touchet
10:00 – 12:00 am – Nik-L-Beer

Festival Stage
10:15 – 11:45 am – Forest Huval
12:00 – 1:30 pm – Soul Creole
1:45 – 3:15 pm – Rusty Metoyer & the Zydeco Krush
3:30 – 5:00 pm – Huval Family Band
5:15 – 7:00 pm – Pine Leaf Boys
7:15 – 9:15 pm – Leroy Thomas & the Zydeco Roadrunners
9:30 – 11:30 pm – Travis Matte & the Kingpins

Breaux Bridge Tent
7:30 – 9:30 pm – Sweet Cecilia with Mary Harris & Brazos Huval

Sunday, May 8

Crawfish Stage
9:00 – 10:30 am – Treble on the Teche
10:45 – 12:15 pm – La Recolte
12:30 – 2:00 pm – Jambalaya Cajun Band
2:15 – 4:00 pm – Richard LeBouef

Festival Stage
10:30 – 12:00 pm – Donny Broussard & the Louisiana Stars
12:15 – 1:45 pm – Swampland Revival
2:00 – 4:00 pm – Lil Nate & the Zydeco Big Timers

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

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.

Boiled Crawfish on Table

Upcoming Festival Dates

May 5-7, 2023
May 3-5, 2024

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