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Canceled: The Original Downtown Lake Charles Crawfish Festival

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Lake Charles Civic Center

  • Presented By: The Eljay Foundation for Parkinson Awareness, Inc.
  • Dates: March 28, 2020
  • Location: Lake Charles Civic Center
  • Time: 11 AM to 9 PM
  • Admission: $10 admission Kids 10 and under are free; Presale and Discount Tickets available online

Updated 1/13/20

The Crawfish & Music Festival is excited to announce we are still boiling bugs on the lake and bringing you the best of Louisiana culture with great food, wonderful people and live music as we dance the afternoon away. This year we plan to spice up the action with a zydeco jam session and even more flavor with our food vendors. Many of the vendors that you know and love will be back along with some new additions for your shopping needs.

Put on your cowboy hats and dancing boots as we gear up for this fantastic crawfish season on the lake enjoying the best of zydeco, country, blues and soul music. We have a great line-up to be announced and the admission-free carnival will be in full swing offering up fun for the entire family. Bring your taste buds as there will be more than just crawfish, we will have all of your favorite Cajun treats and dishes available at the festival. There will be a kids zone for the kids and plenty of shopping opportunities for adults at great prices!

2020 Music Headliners:
* Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie
* J Paul Jr and the Zydeco Nubreeds Friends & Fam Page
* Lil Nathan & The Zydeco Big Timers Fan & Music Page
* Cedryl Ballou & The Zydeco Trendsetters

Be sure to purchase your tickets today and come on out and have a good spicy time in Southwest Louisiana on the lake as we anticipate over 5,000 participants to be in attendance this year. #ClickSharePost#Crawfest2020

Crawfish & Music Festival
March 28, 2020
Lake Charles Civic Center/Lake Front
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