Fishing at bayous, shrimp boats, and oyster luggers are part of Louisiana heritage. The annual Louisiana Crawfish Festival is celebrating this heritage every March at the Sigur Cultural Center (St. Bernard Parish Government Complex site) in Chalmette, Louisiana. Founded in 1975, the festival has become one of the significant tourist attractions of the state.
Surrounded by moss-covered trees with the view of Mississippi River the festival brings lots of joy to all fans of Cajun cuisine. Visitors can try dozens of crawfish dishes: crawfish bread, crawfish pies, crawfish jambalaya and much more. Cajun live music, arts, and crafts, midway with rides, and the giant Ferris wheel contributes to the unique atmosphere of this event.
Children will love carnival games with flashing lights that challenge youngsters' skills to pop balloons, throw rings or shoot hoops. The Arts and Crafts fair offers everything from cups and straw hats to home decor items, license plates, and key chains. Live music lineups include many acts by local musicians and those from the neighboring states like Rick Mocklin, Nola Rouge, Nashville South, Chase Tyler Band, Faith Becnel, and the Music Krewe, Voodoo Gumbo, The Chee Weez and MoJEAUX.