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On The Road: Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival

Posted: 4:00 AM, May 03, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-03 06:26:58-04

The 59th annual Crawfish Festival is happening this weekend in Breaux Bridge. There will be live Cajun, Zydeco, and Swamp Pop music with 30 bands on the lineup.

The festival includes crawfish eating contests, dance lessons, Cajun and Zydeco dance contests, and a parade. Tens of thousands of people are expected to visit the festival.

It costs $5 to get in on Friday and Sunday and $10 on Saturday. A carnival rides bracelet costs $20.

According to the event’s website, the world famous Crawfish Festival began in 1960 as a spin-off of the Breaux Bridge Centennial Celebration. The Louisiana Legislature had just named Breaux Bridge the Crawfish Capital of the World in 1959. The festival is now known around the country and even the world.

Check out their schedule of events by clicking here.

WATCH GMA On The Road Friday morning at the link below: