Heading to the Crawfish Music Festival? A five-day festival with more than a dozen acts can be a bit overwhelming. Don’t worry, we’ve listed everything you need to know beforehand to make sure you have an awesome time enjoying headline entertainment, hot boiled crawfish, and exciting mid-way rides at Coastal Mississippi’s premiere spring event!

Sing along:                

No matter what kind of tunes you prefer to dance to, you're sure to hear music you'll enjoy at the Crawfish Music Festival. If you don’t purchase reserved seating, make sure you arrive early to grab a standing room only spot to watch your favorite artists. This year's lineup boasts well-known acts like Clint Black, Whiskey Myers, and Dwight Yoakam.

Bring your appetite:

If we could only give one piece of advice, it'd be to come hungry! There will be plenty of great food options, but most importantly a ton of crawfish. Hot boiled crawfish, crawfish pies, crawfish etouffee and more iterations of everyone's favorite crustacean will be available in the food village.

Play big:

Enter the Crawfish Cook-Off Contest! $50 covers the entrance fee for up to four team members and your first sack of crawfish. $3000 in cash will be awarded to the winning teams including 1st place, 2nd place, and People’s Choice. There will also be a Spirit Award given to the team with the best booth design, attire, and team spirit!

For $12, the public can taste the results of the competition starting at 1:00 pm on Saturday, April 18.  


Come thirsty:

Everyone knows warm weather, crawfish, live music and good beer are the perfect spring cocktail, so be sure to try some of Coastal Mississippi’s local brews at the Beer Garden.

Bring the entire family:

Adults and children alike are welcome at the Crawfish Music Festival! When the kids aren’t dancing to music or stuffing their faces with crawfish, they can choose from a variety of rides to enjoy. Want to know a secret? On Wednesday, admission to the festival is only $5! There's also a Pay-One-Price wristband which includes your entry fee.  

Come prepared:

Tickets start at $10 and can be bought in advance, so reserve yours now! 

Also, this festival is entirely outdoors, so remember to bring sunscreen, chairs, a rain jacket (just in case), etc. The festival continues rain or shine! Event parking is $5, so don’t forget to bring a little extra cash. You can also option for premium parking for $25.

This award-winning event has been in Coastal Mississippi for more than two decades, and it's one that you don’t want to miss!