Welcome to the official website of the Crawfish Festival (formerly known as Long Beach Crawfish Festival). For over 28 years the Crawfish Festival has become a tradition to over thousands of festival goers annually. Come experience a New Orleans tradition!
The Crawfish Festival will be held May 17-19, 2024 at the spacious green park - Fountain Valley Sports Park in Fountain Valley, California (next door to Huntington Beach).
New Orleans’ most exquisite flavors are heading out West to fill up the world’s largest crawfish pots. These crimson-colored, freshwater crustaceans are undoubtedly the stars of this festival. They're more tender than lobsters and have a unique flavor. Master Chefs will prepare true, Louisiana-style crawfish along with Cajun potatoes, corn on the cob, and tangy remoulade dipping sauce.
Dance to rousing music and join the Second Line Dancing Parade a historical New Orleans tradition where people dance with a celebratory spirit. 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 live crawfish prepared Louisiana style by an authentic master chef in the world's largest crawfish pots, international food court featuring a wide selection of New Orleans’s most iconic dishes (frog legs, catfish, gumbo, jambalaya, red beans and rice, bread pudding...), Café du Monde-style chicory coffee and beignets, FREE E-Souvenir Photo to capture your NOLA experience, carnival rides and games, live sports tent, children’s stage with magic shows and balloon sculptures (Sat/Sun), an exclusive VIP Lounge, Karaoke Lounge with a Live Band (on Friday and Saturday night), Tequila/Whiskey tasting experience by El Baston del Rey, themed bayou bars featuring our infamous signature drink — "Screaming Crawfish" to create the largest Crawfish Festival outside of Louisiana, right here in Southern California.
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 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), access to a VIP Bar 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. TO GUARANTEE A CRAWFISH FEAST, PLEASE PURCHASE A LA CARTE CRAWFISH MEAL ON THE TICKETS PAGE!
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, magic shows and balloon sculptures, karaoke lounge with live band, local artisans, carnival rides, face painting, carnival games, VIP Lounge and more for you to explore at the spacious green park — Fountain Valley Sports Park — 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 Crawfish Festival! Experience firsthand the highest-quality picture and heart-pounding college/professional sports action like never before.
The 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
The support we receive from our sponsors every year is tremendous. It allows The Crawfish Festival to continue in its quest to not only provide our attendees to the Festival with a fun and exciting time, but to continue giving back to our local community.