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Arts & Crabs Fest 2016
Saturday August 20, 5-8pm
Burton Coliseum
More information coming soon!

Arts & Crabs Fest – SWLA’s only crab and art festival – brings regional cuisine, culture, and art to the forefront each August. Festival goers take part in an extensive crab and beer tasting which features area restaurants each offering a crab dish representative of their cuisine’s styles and personalities. Past dishes have included crab ceviche, crabmeat beignets, crab sushi rolls, and crab gazpacho. Dishes are then paired with Louisiana craft beers like Bayou Teche Brewing, Parish Brewing, and Tin Roof Brewing Co.

Live music, local art displays, and interactive cultural activities will also accompany the event. As a “Top 20 Event in the Southeast” by the Southeast Tourism Society, Arts & Crabs Fest is quickly becoming a signature event for Southwest Louisiana and is consistently a sell-out. 

Funds raised at Arts & Crabs Fest are reinvested back into SWLA’s arts communities through the Arts Council’s services and programs. Event sponsorship packages are also available for SWLA businesses. For more information on Arts & Crabs Fest, call the Arts Council at 439-2787.

Missed the event? Check out this video by Parker Brand Creative!