The Waterway Village Zydeco and Crawfish Festival boils up a beaucoup of fun on Saturday, April 15 in Gulf Shores. Locals and visitors are invited to sink their teeth into hot, juicy crawfish throughout the day while dancing to the infectious rhythms of some of the best Zydeco bands from around the South. There will be arts and crafts vendors and children’s activities. This third annual event is a result of a unique collaboration between the City of Gulf Shores, the Coastal Alabama Business Chamber, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Tourism and Waterway Village merchants, including Acme Oyster House, Lulu’s, Tacky Jacks, Gulf Coast Arts Alliance, The Diner, ByWater Bistro, Big Beach Brewing Company and Wheeles Karate Academy. The festivities will kick off at 8 a.m. with the Zydeco and Crawfish Festival 5K benefitting Furrever Homes. The good times will roll all day long as the crawfish pots begin boiling at 10 a.m. and the Zydeco sounds will be grooving until 6 p.m.
10 a.m.: Amy Nicole and Zydeco Soul
11:15 a.m.: Excelsior Band
11:30 a.m.: Sean Ardoin + Zydekool
1:00 p.m.: Excelsior Band
1:15 p.m.: Dwyane Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers
2:30 p.m.: Excelsior Band
2:45 p.m.: Corey Ledet
4:15 p.m.: Excelsior Band
4:30 p.m.: Chubby Carrier
The Waterway Village Zydeco and Crawfish Festival will be located along East 24th Avenue in Gulf Shores. Admission is free to the public. No pets allowed. Parking for the festival will be available at the Waterway Village public parking lot and free shuttles will be running from the Erie Meyer Civic Center and Meyer Park. East 24th Avenue will be closed to all traffic from the W.C. Holmes Bridge to Acme Oyster House. For more information, call 251-968-1172 or visit www.gulfshoresal.gov/crawfishfest.