The Crawdad Festival

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The Crawdad Festival

California's Largest Crawdad Festival is Back! Join us for a festive Father's Day Weekend full of exciting fun for the whole family!

By JMH Events

When and where

Date and time

Saturday, June 17 · 10am - 8pm PDT


Main Street Main Street Isleton, CA 95641

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About this event

  • 10 hours
  • Mobile eTicket


The Crawdad Festival is a 2-day event, June 17-18, 2023. The event is focused around the authentic Louisiana food and music including Zydeco, Cajun, Blues, and Louisiana based Rock n' Roll. This crawfish and music oriented event draws upon the culture and cuisine of New Orleans and a feel of French Quarters for inspiration. With live entertainment and exciting activities, tons of crawfish, an array of international food and desserts, adult beverages and a festive atmosphere, this is a great event for all ages.

The Festival Includes:

  • Live Music & Performances
  • A whole lot of Crawfish!
  • Authentic Louisiana Cajun Cuisine
  • Adult Beverages & Specialty Drinks
  • Food Vendors
  • Marketplace Vendors
  • Louisiana Second Line Parade
  • Kids Zone
  • Games and Activities
  • Custom Car Show and More!

Early Bird general admission tickets through May 31, 2023 are $15.00 for ages 12 and up! Seniors and Military are $10 and Kids under 12 are Free! Tickets at the gate are $25 for everyone excluding kids under 12.

Festival Information

Festival Dates & Hours

The Crawdad Festival takes place from Saturday, June 17 to Sunday, June 18, 2023 in Isleton, California, on Main Street. The 2023 festival hours are Saturday 10AM-8PM and Sunday 10AM-8PM. Times are subject to change without notice.

Tickets and Admission Location & Hours

The Ticket Booth and Will Call are at the Main Gate 1 Entrance of Main Street and H Street. Isleton Residents we encourage to use Entrance Gate 2, South of Main Street.

Admission to the festival opens at 10AM on Saturday and Sunday and closes by 6PM on Saturday and Sunday. Times are subject to change without notice.


If you need to leave the festival and return the same day, you may get your hand stamped at the front gate, which allows re-entry.

Handicap Accessibility

The venue and bathrooms are wheelchair accessible.

Children at The Crawdad Festival

The Crawdad Festival invites fans of all ages, including kids! On Saturday and Sunday there is a children designated area, The Crawdad Kids Zone featuring: Magic Show, Balloon Sculptures, Face Painting as well as some Youth Performers on the Kids Zone Stage. There are carnival rides and games.

Also, Children under 12 are free admission with a ticket-holding adult. Does not include carnival rides and games, food, drinks or VIP Lounge.

Food Avenue

The festival has an array of foods to choose from featuring New Orleans inspired cuisine (frog legs, catfish, gumbo, jambalaya, red beans and rice, bread pudding...), Café du Monde-style chicory coffee and beignets and of course, lots and lots of CRAWDADS. Each year the selection and quantity may vary. Also, don't forget the variety of non-crawdad related foods to enjoy such as: BBQ, Mexican, American, Chinese, Thai and other international foods and desserts, adult beverages: Beer, Wine and liquor specialty drinks.

Market Place Row

Get in a little shopping spree while your there! There will be plenty of things to choose from!

Festival Parking

From Highway 160, turn onto H Street. From there you will see Parking Flaggers and Signage directing you to the Festival Parking Area. Parking is $10. VIP Parking is also available for $20.00. VIP parking is limited so get here early! Parking is CASH ONLY.

Cash & Credit Cards

There are ATMs at several locations throughout the festival grounds with applicable service fees. Some vendors may accept credit cards, including the Festival’s Box Office.

About the organizer

Organized by
JMH Events