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Original DownTown Lake Charles Crawfish Festival 2019

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Lake Charles Civic Center

900 Lakeshore Drive

Lake Charles, LA 70601

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DownTown Lake Charles Crawfish Festival
April 12-14, 2019
@Lake Charles Civic Center

Friday - Crawfish + 5K Run + Carnival + Live DJ // Gates Open 4 PM
Saturday - Crawfish + Festival + Live Music + Carnival // Gates Open 11 AM
Sunday - Carnival // Gates Open 11 AM

FAQ: Fridays events are free to attend except for the Crawfish Scoot 5K Walk/Run and Carnival Rides. Saturday there is a general admission to attend the festival with kids 10 and under free when accompanied by an adult with a ticket. Sunday is Carnival only. Crawfish is available for purchase on Friday/Saturday. Parking is Free. Full schedule can be seen at www.downtowncrawfest.com.

The DownTown Lake Charles Crawfish Festival is held each year in April at the Lake Charles Civic Center in downtown Lake Charles. The DTLC Crawfish Festival promotes awareness of the crawfish season, the history of it, and how the seafood industry has benefited Louisiana in the past 200 years. The target audience for the festival is the general public; ages ranging from kids to adults. Previous years’ event hosted over 4,000 for the first year, and has seen an increased census each year following. The proceeds from the event benefits local Parkinson disease patients and their families.

All attendees will pay an admission-only fee to enter the festival, which includes carnival and midway games, music and live band entertainment. While in the festival, there will be an opportunity to purchase merchandise and food from local businesses and vendors. The organization makes an effort to lease booth space to only local and regional small businesses. Past vendors have been from Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi displaying and selling gifts, clothes, purses, art, farm equipment, and food. The layout of the festival grounds at the Civic Center allows for it to be one of the largest indoor/outdoor festivals in southwest Louisiana. The festival will be held rain or shine.



The Art Show and Resource Fair
The Festival partners with the Gallery by the Lake and hosts a press conference and art show at the art venue on Pryce Street at the north anchor of downtown Lake Charles. This is also promoted as the Kick-off to Parkinson Awareness Month as well as kick-off to the Crawfish Festival Activities.

The Carnival
The festival begins on Friday evening with a Family Night at the midway carnival, which provides special rates on rides and games for families. The carnival is held until Sunday. The carnival is set up on the outer perimeter of the festival grounds. The carnival is contracted through Mitchell Brothers Amusements, a Louisiana based amusement production company with over fifty years of experience. This company has served the DTLC Crawfish Festival for five years. There are several games that players can win prizes and stuffed animals. There are rides for small children as well as rides with height restrictions.

Crawfish Scoot 5k Run/Walk
The Crawfish Scoot 5k Run/Walk will take place on Friday. Leading the walk from behind the Lake Charles Civic Center will be several Parkinson patient celebrities. The route will take us through one of the most beautiful sunset scenes around the Lake Charles. Whether you walk for exercise, for fun, or in honor of someone who cannot, we look forward to having you participate in the Crawfish Scoot 5K to benefit Parkinson Disease Support Programs.Musical Entertainment

Following the opening ceremonies by the mayor and festival royalty, the day continues with the best Zydeco, Cajun and Pop Music bands. The festival also allows time for new and upcoming local artists to perform. The festival is diverse with its talent selection to please the tastes of the diverse attendees. Each local radio station sponsors a time on the stage. During their sponsored time, they present their sponsored entertainer and promote their business while acknowledging the Premium Event Sponsor and the cause and mission of the event. The festival celebrates local talent. All musical entertainers live within a one-hundred mile radius of Lake Charles.

Rain or Shine. All Sales are Final. No Refunds.
Line-Up Subject to Change Without Notice.


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