Welcome to the official website of the the Long Beach Crawfish Festival. For over 24 years the Crawfish Festival has become a tradition to over thousands of festival goers annually. The 2018 Crawfish Festival will be held July 27-29, at the Rainbow Lagoon in Long Beach, California. Come experience a New Orleans tradition!
The Crawfish Boil will feature authentic, Louisiana-style Crawfish prepared by Harold & Belle’s Restaurant Master Chefs (as seen on Diners, Drives-In, and Dives with Guy Fieri) and served with Cajun potatoes and corn.
Dance to rousing music and join the Second Line Dancing Parade. Live entertainment mixes the best Cajun, Zydeco, and New Orleans-style music and includes Zydeco dance lessons regularly throughout the day. We combine tons of fresh crawfish prepared Louisiana style by an authentic master chef in the world's largest crawfish pots, international food court featuring New Orleans inspired cuisine (frog legs, catfish, gumbo, jambalaya, red beans and rice, bread pudding...), Café du Monde-style chicory coffee and beignets, FREE E-Souvenir Photo, live sports tent, children’s stage with comedy magic and balloon twisting, inflatable bounces, an exclusive VIP Lounge, Karaoke Lounge with a Live Band (on Friday and Saturday night), themed bayou bars featuring our infamous signature drink — "Screaming Crawfish" to create the largest Crawfish Festival outside of Louisiana, right here in Southern California.
As featured on The Great Food Truck Race — Rajun Cajun will be at the Long Beach Crawfish Festival! Authentic Cajun cuisine, one-of-a-kind dishes, inspired by original recipes, will convert you into a Cajun food lover.
FREE Souvenir E-Photo included with General Admission. Get Dressed Up or Come As You Are! We have quite the array of props from masks, beads, hats, costume accessories, and it keeps going…Let the good times roll! It's time to earn your beads. On a first-come, first-served basis.
Experience The Long Beach Crawfish Festival in a whole different way. The VIP Lounge is an area within the festival exclusive to only a few. It features superb stage sightlines, front line privileges for Meal line, beverage of choice, all-day unlimited access to enjoy all the festivities and shade to keep you cool.
The exclusive VIP Seating Scenic Area is under a large canopy tent to keep you cool surrounded by a white picket fence accented with ambient light and trees, front stage with an exclusive VIP Entrance and Exit with access to the dance floor, Private VIP Restroom Facilities (ADA-compliant), and assigned seating.
Receive FREE General Admission with valid United States active military ID. Check-in at Will Call (at Main Gate 1 Entrance). Does not include food, drinks or VIP Lounge.
New Orleans inspired cuisine (frog legs, catfish, gumbo, jambalaya, red beans and rice, bread pudding...), Café du Monde-style chicory coffee and beignets, including non-crawfish related items BBQ, Mexican, American, Chinese, Thai and other international foods and desserts, adult beverages (beer, wine, specialty drinks— infamous Signature drink "Screaming Crawfish", Hurricanes and Margaritas) and of course, CRAWFISH. Lots and lots of Crawfish.
Live entertainment and activities for all ages. From live music, dance floor and lessons, free souvenir e-photo, live sports tent, comedy magic show, karaoke lounge with live band, arts and crafts booths, inflatable bounces, face painting, games, VIP Lounge and more for you to explore at the scenic Rainbow Lagoon — our guests are guaranteed to have a good time.
Watch your favorite sporting event on our TV Wall while you dine and drink at the Long Beach Crawfish Festival! Experience firsthand the highest-quality picture and heart-pounding college/professional sports action like never before. SPONSORED BY DIRECTV™
The Long Beach Crawfish Festival is the official reunion event for me and my Louisiana friends and has been for three years now. Every one of us grew up in the bayous of Louisiana and went to school there as well. All of us went to Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana and learned the finer art of food, music, fun, and all things Cajun. We are Cajuns through and through and the Crawfish Festival was a natural draw for us to finally have some Cajun style fun. We are grateful for you promoting such an event in LA as it really did serve to bring us together once again after a long time of not seeing one another due to our own hectic schedules and other “life” and “way too busy” type reasons. So far, those of us who attend live in Los Angeles now (spread throughout the city). My friend Julie and I have created our own two-step specifically for the event and we add to the dance every year that we are there on the dance floor...I think we’re up to about 16 moves now, what a HOOT! And, of course, every year there is the traditional photo booth photo. Thank you for bringing a bit of home to LA for us Cajuns!! — D. Adams