365 Things to Do in Memphis #101: Eat Crawfish on the Tracks at Rajun Cajun Crawfish Festival
Ed. Note: This post has been updated for 2017.
Every year, thousands of (think, more than 35,000!) crawfish fans flock to downtown Memphis for the annual Rajun Cajun Crawfish Festival, the largest mudbug fest in the city.
From 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 23, 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).
The family friendly festival takes place at 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 and beer. Proceeds from the 25th annual festival benefit Porter Leath.
Free admission, all ages
Sunday, April 23, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Wagner Place between Union and Beale St.