Don’t Miss the Long Beach Crawfish Festival this Weekend!

Second line at The LB Bayou Fest 2015 (Photo by Elise Thompson)

It’s that time of year again! The Long Beach Crawfish Festival is something we look forward to all year. Gigantic pots bubble with crawfish, potatoes, corn on the cob, and a remoulade dipping sauce. Zydeco music fills the air and revelers second-line parade through Rainbow Lagoon Park. You can also enjoy Zydeco dance lessons, a Karaoke Lounge with a Live Band, Children’s Stage, DJs, a Free Souvenir E-Photo, Specialty Drinks and $5 beers.

Entertainment includes live bands everyday. On Saturday, you can dance to The Bear Brass Band. The Brass Band returns on Sunday to join Doc’s Blues Band and T-Luke and the Tight Suits. In addition to crawfish, the food court will be selling catfish, gumbo, red beans and rice, bread pudding, beignet and jambalaya. There will also be international food booths, desserts, and adult beverages.

The Long Beach Crawfish Festival takes place from Friday, July 26 to Sunday, July 28, 2019 at Rainbow Lagoon Park in Long Beach. The festival hours are “Fat Friday” 5-10PM ($5), Sat. and Sun. 12NOON-10PM. ($13). Kids age 12 and under may enter for free. Tickets are available online tonight and at the Ticket Box Office onsite.


Elise Thompson

About Elise Thompson

Born and raised in the great city of Los Angeles, this food, culture and music-loving punk rock angeleno wants to turn you on to all that is funky, delicious and weird in the city. While Elise holds down the fort, her adventurous alter ego Kiki Maraschino is known to roam the country in search of catfish.
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