2018 Guide To Memphis Crawfish Festivals
Crawfish season has arrived in Memphis! Here are the dates and info for 2018’s crawfish festivals and places that do crawfish specials and boils. I’ll be updating this as the season goes on. Submit your event here.
Festivals + One Day Events
Sounds Good Memphis Samadei Gras Carnival
Saturday, February 10
6 p.m. to 1 a.m.
at Sounds Good Memphis, Cooper Young venue at 831 S. Cooper Street They’ll have live local music, a bar with Hurricanes, etc., and food from Crawfish Shack, Gemini Pie, and Voodoo Cafe Food Trucks. Facebook says the tickets are $17.89. A Mighty Fat Tuesday
Tuesday, Feb. 13
Bayou, Overton Square The Bayou’s annual Fat Tuesday party is your dependably energetic Mardi Gras throwdown. They’ll have a crawfish boil starting at 5 p.m. while the mudbugs last, $3 pints, $3 Abitas, $12 beer buckets, and the Mighty Souls Brass Band from 8:30 p.m to 1 p.m. No cover. Celtic’s Fat Tuesday Party
Tuesday, Feb. 13
Celtic Crossing in Cooper Young Celtic will have a crawfish boil, tunes from DJ Tree, and beer specials for Mardi Gras. No word on the cover charge.
Overton Square’s Crawfish Festival
Saturday April 14, 2018
noon to 6 p.m.
Overton Square and surrounding streets
free to enter, food and drink for sale
Porter Leath’s Rajun Cajun Crawfish Fest
April 15, 2018
11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Wagner Place and Riverside Drive between Union Avenue and Beale Street
free to enter, food and drink for sale (crawfish is usually $20 for 3 pounds, but TBA)
VIP “Swamp Tent” tickets available on Feb. 1
Cooper Young Community Farmers Market Crawfish Boil
Boils and Specials
Max’s Sports Bar will host crawfish boils on Saturdays throughout the season weather permitting, starting at noon each week. Get one pound for $12 for two pounds for $20, both include sides.
Ellis Seafood (1379 Getwell) sells fresh, live crawfish by the pound.
Flying Fish downtown offers boiled crawfish when available, a fried crawfish poboy, and crawfish chowder.
The Bluff on Highland will host crawfish boils every Saturday starting on Feb. 3 from noon until they run out.
Mortimer’s usually offers crawfish specials every Sunday, but I don’t think they’ve started yet. I will update y’all.
Anybody else? Let me know in the comments and I’ll get it added.