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  • Keep Calm, Eat Crawfish!

    Keep Calm, Eat Crawfish!

    Purchase Tickets Online Now:  www.downtowncrawfest.eventbrite.com Friday, April 15 4pm – Mitchell Brothers Carnival Gates Open 5pm – Parade Line-up; 6:30pm – Parade begins: Leaving Civic Center crossing over Lakeshore to Mill Street; Right on Ryan Street; Continue south until Clarence Street; Turn Right on Clarence and continue to Bor du Lac Drive until starting point. Saturday, April 16 […]

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    | January 15, 2016 | 0 Comments
  • 2016 Zydeco Headliners Geno Delafose and Keith Frank

    2016 Zydeco Headliners Geno Delafose and Keith Frank

    We are doubling down on Zydeco headliners with Keith Frank and the Soileau Zydeco Band and Geno Delafose and French Rockin’ Boogie our second artist confirmed. Purchase your VIP Tickets today! www.crawfest2016.eventbrite.com // ‪#‎DTLCCrawFest‬ ‪#‎ZydecoMusic‬  

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    | January 14, 2016 | 0 Comments
  • Laissez les bons temps rouler

    Laissez les bons temps rouler

    Laissez les bons temps rouler is a Cajun French phrase literally translated from the English expression “Let the good times roll.” Musical Entertainment Following the opening ceremonies by the mayor and festival royalty, the day continues with the best Zydeco, Cajun and Pop Music bands. The festival also allows time for new and upcoming local […]

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    | October 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
  • Are You Ready Lake Charles?

    Are You Ready Lake Charles?

    The DTLC Crawfish and Seafood Festival is held the second weekend of each April at the Lake Charles Civic Center in downtown Lake Charles. The DTLC Crawfish and Seafood Festival promotes awareness of the crawfish season, the history of it, and how the seafood industry has benefited Louisiana in the past 200 years. The target […]

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    | October 11, 2015 | 0 Comments
  • Everyone Loves a Parade!

    Everyone Loves a Parade!

    The Movers and the Shakers of the South invite you to participate in the Crawfish Festival Parade Parade – Friday April 15 – 6:30pm Parade Route: From Bord Du Lac Drive onto Lakeshore Drive North across to Mill Street ; From Mill Street., take a RIGHT on RYAN St., continuing across Broad St. to CLARENCE […]

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    | October 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Festival Highlights

Keep Calm, Eat Crawfish!

Keep Calm, Eat Crawfish!

Purchase Tickets Online Now:  www.downtowncrawfest.eventbrite.com Friday, April 15 4pm – Mitchell Brothers Carnival Gates Open 5pm – Parade Line-up; 6:30pm – Parade begins: Leaving Civic Center crossing over Lakeshore to Mill Street; Right on Ryan Street; Continue south until Clarence Street; Turn Right on Clarence and continue to Bor du Lac Drive until starting point. Saturday, April 16 […]

2016 Zydeco Headliners Geno Delafose and Keith Frank

2016 Zydeco Headliners Geno Delafose and Keith Frank

We are doubling down on Zydeco headliners with Keith Frank and the Soileau Zydeco Band and Geno Delafose and French Rockin’ Boogie our second artist confirmed. Purchase your VIP Tickets today! www.crawfest2016.eventbrite.com // ‪#‎DTLCCrawFest‬ ‪#‎ZydecoMusic‬  

2015 Headliner Recap

2015 Headliner Recap

Keith Frank, Chris Ardoin, Geno Delafose and Zydecane performed at the 2015 Original DownTown Lake Charles Crawfish Fest in downtown Lake Charles. 2016 Line-up announcements coming soon stay tuned! Full Schedule Below:         Purchase Tickets Online Now:  www.downtowncrawfest.eventbrite.com

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Buy Festival T-Shirts & Poster Online

Buy Festival T-Shirts & Poster Online

2016 Shirts to be unveiled soon! 2014 and 2015 shirts are on sale now. 2015 Festival T-Shirt – $14.00 (Shipping Included) 2014 Festival Poster – $29.00 (Shipping Included) 2015 Festival Poster – $29.00 (Shipping Included)

About the Festival

About the Festival

Tickets will be sold at Civic Center box office Saturday 10am to 9pm after the advance ticket deadline is over. Tickets can be purchased on Friday at the parade. All online purchases end Thursday 12 midnight. The DownTown Lake Charles Crawfish Festival is held each year in April at the Lake Charles Civic Center in […]

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2016 Press Conference and Poster Unveiling

2016 Press Conference and Poster Unveiling

| January 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Press Conference and Poster Unveiling Lake Charles, LA On Friday, April 1, at 3pm, the DownTown Lake Charles Crawfish Festival, in partnership with Associated Louisiana Artists – Gallery by the Lake, will hold a Press Conference and will unveil its 2016 Official Festival Poster while announcing and acknowledging the 2016 Festival sponsors, activities and line-up. […]

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Crawfish festival on this weekend MUDBUG MADNESS

Crawfish festival on this weekend MUDBUG MADNESS

| April 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Crawfish festival on this weekend MUDBUG MADNESS BY ALEX REINAUER NEWS@AMERICANPRESS.COM The Downtown Lake Charles Crawfish Festival will treat the area to a multifaceted display of culture when it returns to the Lake Charles Civic Center this weekend. Now in its sixth year, the festival looks to provide a fun atmosphere for the Lake Area […]

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DownTown Crawfish Festival filled with family fun

DownTown Crawfish Festival filled with family fun

| April 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

DownTown Crawfish Festival filled with family fun By Justin B. Phillips / American Press It’s easy to see why the Downtown Lake Charles Crawfish Festival is one of the most popular events in the region. There’s something for everybody, and that’s really what the event organizers hoped for. From the dizzying fair rides spinning local […]

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