Arts & Crabs Fest LogoArts & Crabs Fest 2017
Saturday, August 19
Burton Coliseum

Art vendors, apply here!

The Arts & Humanities Council of SWLA and the Lake Charles/SWLA Convention & Visitors Bureau will present Arts & Crabs Fest 2017 on Saturday August 19, from 5pm to 8pm at the Burton Coliseum. This will mark the festival’s 8th year as a multi-sensory experience of Southwest Louisiana cuisine, music, and art with a tasting of local crab and seafood dishes, and Louisiana craft brews at its center.

Recognized as a Top 20 Event five years in a row by the Southeast Tourism Society, Arts & Crabs Fest is a dynamic celebration of everything local.

Each chef prepares a unique crab dish representative of their cuisine’s styles, and a diverse selection of Louisiana craft brews will act as complementary offerings to all dishes.

A culinary battle will also take place, with the public voting for their favorite chef. Each ticket gets a vote, and tips are welcome at $1 per vote!

Arts & Crabs Fest also showcases live regional music and an eclectic art market.

Tickets on sale soon!
(21 years of age or older)

Funds raised at Arts & Crabs Fest are reinvested back into the SWLA community through the Arts Council’s year-round services and events. For details, visit or call (337) 439-2787.

Check out last year’s commercial spot, courtesy of Parker Brand Creative!