Arts & Crabs Fest

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Aug 19, 2017
 Arts & Crabs Fest
Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Each August, Arts & Crabs Fest features an extensive crab and beer tasting, an art walk, and live music that offers an interactive and educational experience of our Southwest Louisiana seafood and culture. This popular event sells out every year! As one of Louisiana’s three crab festivals, the event aims to celebrate the ties between Louisiana seafood and culture by offering a comprehensive experience of the best of Southwest Louisiana’s culture, food, music, and art.

Tickets range from $30 - $40 and festival-goers can access an extensive crab and beer tasting which will feature ten restaurants each offering a crab dish that is representative of their cuisine’s styles and personalities. Typical dishes will include crab cakes, crab au gratin to crab ceviche and crab gazpacho. Each crab dish will be paired with a complementary beer sample. Similar to a wine pairing, each Louisiana beer will complement each dish’s unique flavors and textures! For more info, visit

Venue:  Lake Charles Civic Center
Address:  900 Lakeshore Drive
 Contact:  Ashli Waldrep
Admission Cost:  $30 - $35
Phone:  337-439-2787
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