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Long Beach Crawfish Festival
July 26 - July 28Free – $60
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Long Beach Crawfish Festival comes to the Rainbow Lagoon in Long Beach July 26 – 28 for a crustacean-centric, weekend-long celebration where Master Chefs will prepare true, Louisiana-style crawfish along with other delicious delicacies. Festival features include the Second Line Dancing Parade (a historical New Orleans community dancing tradition), live entertainment and music, a free e-souvenir photo, a live sports tent, a children’s stage with a magic and illusion show, inflatable bounces, an exclusive VIP Lounge, a Karaoke Lounge with a live band, and of course, fresh crawfish prepared Louisiana style in the world’s largest crawfish pots. Other NOLA treats will also be available like frog legs, catfish, gumbo, jambalaya, red beans and rice, bread pudding, and beignets.
Festival hours are 5 to 10 p.m on Friday July 26, noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday July 27, and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday July 28. General Admission is $5 Friday an $13 Saturday or Sunday and includes access to the event. Admission with the Crawfish Feast is $30 and includes GA perks plus 3 lbs. of Crawfish Feast, red baby potatoes, corn on the cob, and dipping sauce. Admission with the Crawfish Souvenir Bucket is $60 and includes GA perks plus 5 lbs. of Crawfish Feast, red baby potatoes, corn on the cob, dipping sauce and Souvenir Metal Bucket. VIP Lounge tickets are $20 Friday and $40 Saturday or Sunday and include GA perks plus special seating, front line privileges for the Meal line, all-day unlimited access to the VIP Lounge, a complimentary beverage of choice, and all day unlimited access to the VIP Lounge, private restrooms, and the VIP Bar. Children 12 and under are admitted for free.