The annual original Downtown Crawfish festival is this weekend in Lake Charles. The festival is chopped full of carnival rides, food and great entertainment.

One of the big things the festival has is over ten thousand pounds of hot boiled crawfish and a great lineup of Cajun and Zydeco music.

I will be in the building and hosting some of the Saturday concert events and enjoying some of the great food as well. Here is the lineup for this years Downtown Crawfish festival.

The festival entertainment lineup is as follows:

Friday April 13th, 2012

5pm – Ganey Arcemont & The Lakeside Gamblers
6:30pm – Brandon Ledet and Creole Touch
7:30pm - Hanna Belle’
8pmDamon Troy and Final Five
10pm – Andre Thierry and Zydeco Magic


Saturday April 14th, 2012

– Rusty Metoyer and Zydeco Krush
3:30pm – Lawrence “Black” Ardoin Tradition Creole
5pm Horace – Trahan and Ossun Express
7pm – 2011 Grammy Award Winner Chubby Carrier
9pmChris Ardoin and Nu Step




The festival also has a carnival for the kids to ride rides. Here is the hours and days of operation of the carnival:

Thursday April 12th, 2012

4pm – 10pm

* Mitchell Brothers Amusements Carnival opens up on the northeast Civic Center

Friday April 13th, 2012

4pm – midnight
carnival opens up

Saturday April 14th, 2012


Sunday April 15th, 2012

Carnival opens on Civic Center grounds




There is also a Parade in Downtown Lake Charles for the festival.

Parade begins at Civic center southeast side traveling through downtown Lake Charles returning back to Civic Center

So get ready for a great weekend of food, music and fun for the entire family. 107 Jamz will be in the building and broadcasting live this Saturday. Make sure you are listening all this week to win tickets as well to the Festival!