2017 Guide To Memphis Crawfish Festivals

Posted by Holly Whitfield | February 23rd 2017 35415 0

Crawfish season has arrived in Memphis! Here are the dates and info for 2017’s crawfish festivals and places that do crawfish specials and boils.

Festivals and One Day Events

Overton Square Crawfish Fest
April 8, 2017
noon to 6 p.m.
Overton Square and surrounding streets
free to enter, food and drink for sale

Harbor Town Crawfish FestivalDate TBA
April 15
noon – 7 p.m.
110 Harbor Town Square
$5 entry (or bring two canned goods), food and drink for sale

Cooper Young Community Farmers Market Crawfish Boil
April 22
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
First Congo Parking Lot
free entry / food and drink for sale

Porter Leath’s Rajun Cajun Crawfish Fest
April 23, 2017
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)
VIP “Swamp Tent” tickets available for $100 per person/$175 per couple

St. Benedict Crawfish Boil & Family Festival
April 22, 2017
4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
St Benedict At Auburndale (8250 Varnavas Drive)
This event benefits St. Benedict’s Lady Eagle Soccer Team
Memphis, TN 38016


Boils and Specials

Ellis Seafood (1379 Getwell) sells raw and cooked crawfish.

Flying Fish has boiled crawfish for sale.

Growlers will have a crawfish boil every Sunday from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. starting Feb. 26

Max’s Sports Bar will have crawfish boils every other Saturday. Check out their FB page or Twitter for exact dates.

The Bluff says they’ll have a crawfish boil every Saturday from noon until they’re out.

Cajun Catfish Co. in Collierville serves crawfish nightly, plus has all-you-can-eat on Tuesdays.

Both Half Shell locations offer complimentary crawfish baskets with a $10 purchase from 5 p.m. until they run out.

Mortimer’s offers crawfish specials every Sunday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. ($8.99/pound which includes corn and potatoes) through May.

Mudbugs from Mortimer’s. Image via Mortimer’s.

Anybody else? Let me know in the comments and I’ll get it added.

Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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  1. Kirsten Andersen says:

    Dan’s crawfish is selling crawfish every weekend at Wizards on Madison just down from Overton Square. Not too bad on pricing either.

  2. Glaze hardage says:

    We will be boiling every other weekend at Max’s! Next boil is Saturday March 11 and then Sunday March 26!

  3. Christy says:

    Cajun Catfish has it every night plus all you can eat on Tuesday’s. TJ Mulligans at 64 had on Thursday nights. Billy’s Crawfish sells live and boiled at Church Rd and 51 on weekends. Cajun Crawdad’s sells live and boiled at hwy 72 and Cayce Rd near Collierville on weekends.

  4. Wade says:

    Cajun Catfish Co. in Collierville does all you can eat every Tuesday

  5. Natalie McCulley says:

    Please add our Crawfish Boil and Family Festival to your blog! Thank you!

    Crawfish Boil & Family Festival to benefit our Lady Eagles Soccer Team

    Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM (CDT)
    St Benedict At Auburndale
    8250 Varnavas Drive
    Memphis, TN 38016
    View Map

  6. Denise Smith says:

    Memphis Sports Pub
    Westgate Shopping Center 5012 Park Ave. Memphis, TN 38117
    Every Friday starting at 5 PM

  7. Denise Smith says:

    Memphis Sports Pub is in Eastgate Shopping Center

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  9. Kathy Vodicka says:

    Considering going to this festival instead of Jazz Fess in Nola
    What’s your thoughts on crowds and weather in Memphis usually at this time of year

    • Holly Whitfield says:

      Hi Kathy! Which one in particular are you thinking of – the Overton and Rajun Cajun are the two largest crawfish fests we have. Did you mean the Beale Street Music Fest?

      If you do mean crawfish fests…I’d expect plenty of crowds for both, but nothing overwhelming. I’d take an Uber or Lyft from wherever you are staying and you should be fine for not having to deal with parking.The weather, honestly, is quite unpredictable this time of year, but usually it’s warmish (not too hot) and clear or partly cloud skies. It stormed for Rajun Cajun one year, but that can happen no matter where you are (and definitely in NOLA as well). Wear sunscreen!

  10. Sarah says:

    Crawfish Shack sells crawfish at 1375 N. Germantown Pkwy most Fridays and Saturdays. You can find them on facebook at crawfishshackmemphis

  11. Tiphanie says:

    Hi, have you thought of syncing a public calendar to your website so that we can add the events you post automatically to our Google calendars and IOS calendars? By the way, I love this site.

  12. Marc says:

    Brookhaven Pub is having crawfish boil this Sunday April 2, 2017 from 2-6pm with live music by Erin Webb

  13. Laura says:

    LBOE has a cajun seafood boil every Wednesday night @ 6pm

  14. DPgrass says:

    Captain Dans Crawfish sells boiled crawfish by the pound every Fri, Sat and Sun from 1 -7.
    Prices are $4.50 per pound and we are located at 1999 Madison.

  15. Angela Fox says:

    Tails of Jubilee First Ever Crawfish Boil.
    When: Saturday May 13, 2017 12p- 5p
    Where: Memphis Catholic High School
    Who: All proceeds benefit the Jubilee Catholic Schools of Memphis

    2-3 lbs $20 plus corn, potatoes and all the fixins

    order yours at https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/JubileeCatholicSchoolsNetwork/

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