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Crawfest kicks off the celebrations with Cajun cuisine and music

SHREVEPORT, La. (ARK LA TEX WEEKEND) – Crawfest returns, bigger than ever, celebrating Cajun food, Shreveport and Louisiana culture.

March 17-19, Crawfest returns to celebrate with Cajun food, art, drinks, live music and fun at Shreveport’s historic Betty Virginia Park at 3901 Fairfield Avenue. Activities begin at 3 p.m. on Friday. The event is a 3 day event with much celebration and has a historic attendance

This is the fifth year the festival has been held at Betty Virginia Park. 2017 marked the debut of Crawfest and the event hosted over 6,000 people. In 2018, the crowd reached 10,000, making it the largest gathering in the park’s history, according to the Crawfest website. Then, in 2022, the crowd grew even bigger with over 12,000 attendees. We’ll see if those records are broken this year.

Dates and times:

  • Friday, March 17, from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m
  • Saturday, March 18, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m
  • Sunday, March 19, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m

Music cast schedule:

The music program consists of top local talent and nationally recognized acts.

Friday March 17th

Bond Plus 4:30pm – 6:00pm

Tipsey 6:15 p.m. – 7:45 p.m

Saturday March 18th

Bayou Gypsy 11:00am – 12:30pm

Ouro wild boar 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m

PMLVVRS 2:30pm – 4:00pm

Maggie Rose 4:30pm – 6:00pm

Sister Hazel 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Sunday March 19th

Jumping dogs 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m

Stoop Kids 1:30pm – 3:00pm

Flow Tribe 3:30pm – 5:00pm

George Porter Jr. 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Grocery Vendor:

Many fantastic food vendors will be on hand for attendees to enjoy.

Makerspace providers:

A new part of Crawfest is added. C&C Trade & Lighting And anti-pest bring some of the best artists and makers from the region.

Tickets for the event are $10 for the one-day pass and $15 for the 3-day pass. The event also offers a $100 VIP pass, which includes entry to Crawfest for all three days, one special meal entry ticket per day, five drink tickets per day, and priority festival entry with a private VIP tent and seating .

To buy your tickets or get more details about the event, visit or check out the Facebook page.