The Waterway Village Zydeco and Crawfish Festival boils up a beaucoup of fun on Saturday, April 4th, in Gulf Shores. Locals and visitors are invited to sink their teeth into hot, juicy crawfish throughout the day while dancing to the infectious rhythms of some of the best Zydeco bands from around the South. There will be arts and crafts vendors and children's activities.
This sixth annual event is a result of a unique collaboration between the City of Gulf Shores, the Coastal Alabama Business Chamber, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Tourism and Waterway Village merchants, including Acme Oyster House, Tacky Jacks, Gulf Coast Arts Alliance, The Diner and Wheeles Karate Academy.
This year the festival will include a second stage located at Meyer Park. This expansion will embrace a variety of art vendors, food trucks, children’s activities and much more. The stage lineup will consist of an array of artists that is sure to please any festival goer.
The festivities will kick off at 8 a.m. with the Zydeco and Crawfish Festival 5K Walk/Run benefitting Furrever Homes. The good times will roll all day long at both locations beginning at 10 a.m. and the music will be grooving until 6 p.m.
Main Stage Music Lineup
10 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. - Donna Angelle & the Zydeco Possee’
11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Excelsior
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Rockin Dopsie Jr.
1 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. - Excelsior
1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band
2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. - Excelsior
2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. - Rosie Ledet and the Zydeco Playboys
4:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. - Excelsior
4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. - The Legendary IIs Sont Partis Band, featuring Buckwheat Zydeco Jr.
Meyer Park Stage Lineup
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Gracie Curran & The High Falutin Band
12:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. - Roxy Roca
2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. - Kristy Lee
4:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. - Jimmy Lumpkin Band
The Waterway Village Zydeco and Crawfish Festival will be located along East 24th Avenue in Gulf Shores as well as Meyer Park on East 22nd Avenue. Admission is free to the public.
Parking for the festival will be available at the Waterway Village public parking lot and at Meyer Park. Free shuttles will be running between the festival sites and the Erie H. Meyer Civic Center. East 24th Avenue will be closed to all traffic from the W.C. Holmes Bridge to Acme Oyster House during the 5K and 1 mile Fun Run.
For more information, call 251-968-1171 or visit www.gulfshoresal.gov/crawfishfest.