Arts & Crabs Fest
Arts & Crabs Fest – SWLA’s only crab and art festival – brings regional cuisine, culture, and art to the forefront each August. For a $25 ticket, 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 brews from breweries such as Covington Brewhouse, 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.
Arts & Crabs Fest 2013 was sponsored by the Arts Council, Lake Charles/SWLA Convention & Visitors Bureau, KVHP/FOX29/the CW, Southwest Beverage Co., Deep South Productions, Tobacco Free Living, Union Pacific, Office of Cultural Development, Tom Sawyer, American Press Foundation, Acadiana Profile Magazine, Louisiana Lottery, Parker Brand Creative, IBERIABANK, Digikast, and Shearman Media. 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!