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.

2016 Musical Performers

Forest Huval | Roddie Romero & the Hub City All-stars | Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band | Kevin Naquin & the Ossun Playboys | Paul Daigle & Cajun Gold | High Performance | Lee Benoit | Kira Viator & Bayou Beat | Jambalaya with special guest D.L. Menard | Nathan Williams & the Zydeco Cha Chas | Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie | Wayne Toups & Zydecajun | Jamie Bergeron & Kickin’ Cajuns | Nik-L-Beer | Pine Leaf Boys | Wayne & Same Ole Two Step | Huval Family Band | Keith Frank & the Soileau Zydeco Family Band | Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys | Horace Trahan & the New Ossun Express | Travis Matte & the Kingpins | T’ Monde | Cajun Stompers Band | Corey Ledet | Foret Tradition | Richard LeBeouf | Terry & the Zydeco Bad Boys | Basin Brothers Reunion | Lil Nate & the Zydeco Big Timers | Brazos Huval School of Music Students 

Upcoming Festival Dates

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

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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.

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