365 Things to Do in Memphis #101: Eat Crawfish on the Tracks at Rajun Cajun Crawfish Festival
Normally, I don't advise sitting on the trolley tracks – it's a little uncomfortable and more than a little dangerous. This weekend, though, you should grab a bucket of crawfish and a seat wherever you can (including on the tracks) at the Rajun Cajun Crawfish Festival.
From noon until 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 15, the Rajun Cajun crew will cook and serve more than 15,000 pounds of crawfish. There will be live Cajun and Zydeco music, vendors, a gumbo cooking contest and all sorts of crawfish-related games (bobbing for crawfish, crawfish toss, crawfish racing, crawfish eating contests).
This year, the family friendly festival has expanded to include Wagner Place (which runs along the river-side of AutoZone's offices) and Riverside Drive. Admission is free, but you can buy buckets of crawfish for $20 and beers for $4. Proceeds from the 20th annual festival benefit Porter Leath.
Free admission, all ages
Sunday, April 15, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Wagner Place between Union and Beale St.