Crawfish Fest Opens In Chalmette Tonight

The Louisiana Crawfish Festival opens tonight in Chalmette.

Gates open at 5 p.m. tonight and Friday and at 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

The festival began in 1975 and is known for crawfish served in a variety of ways.  You can get your crawfish boiled, in jambalaya or pasta and in a po-boy.

The fest also features entertainment, handmade arts and crafts and carnival rides.

The Molly Ringwalds will perform on Saturday and Junior and Sumtin' Sneaky, the Wise Guys, and Groovy 7 will appear on Sunday.

The event is held on the grounds of the St. Bernard Government Complex at 8200 West Judge Perez Drive. The cost of general admission is $5.

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