Special Alert
Special Alert
outdoor-recreation/creole-nature-trails/crabbing Crab

Arts & Crabs Fest

WHEN: August 20
PRICE: $35 (limited number)

Southwest Louisiana's only crab and art festival – brings regional cuisine, culture, and art to the forefront each August. Festival goers take part in an extensive crab and beer tasting which features area restaurants each offering a crab dish representative of their cuisine’s styles and personalities.



Past dishes have included crab ceviche, crabmeat beignets, crab sushi rolls, and crab gazpacho. Dishes are then paired with Louisiana craft brews from breweries such as Covington Brewhouse, Bayou Teche Brewing, Parish Brewing, and Tin Roof Brewing Co. Live music, local art displays, and interactive cultural activities will also accompany the event. 

Arts and Crabs 2014

Live music, local art displays, and interactive cultural activities will also accompany the event. As a “Top 20 Event in the Southeast” by the Southeast Tourism Society, Arts & Crabs Fest is quickly becoming a signature event for Southwest Louisiana and is consistently a sell-out. 

For more information on Arts & Crabs Fest, call the Arts & Humanities Council of Southwest Louisiana at 439-2787.



Snap 'N' Tag #VisitLakeCharles
Visitors Guide
Explore Our

Getaway Guide

online or print



Arts Fest engages area children in a free arts festival that hosted annually by the Arts Council of SWLA and the City of Lake Charles. It encourages creative expression through hands-on art Read More →
"BOOS and BREWS GHOST TOUR" Book a Trip with SWLA Tours Inc. to the Beauregard Gothic Jail Haunted House. TWO WEEKENDS ONLY: Friday Night - October 21st and Saturday 22nd br Read More →
This international celebration of cultures will showcase the arts, music, dance, fashion, food and storytelling of all of the different countries represented in Southwest Read More →
Shuttle lines start at 6:00pm, shuttles depart at 6:30pm Begin your terrifying Halloween journey with a hayride at The Lost Hollows! After traveling to the creepiest woods in Read More →
The legendary band ZZ Top will perform on Saturday, October 22 at 8:00 PM at Golden Nugget Lake Charles in the Grand Event Center. ZZ Top, comprised of guitarist and lead vocalist, Billy Read More →
E-News Sign Up