Waterway Village Zydeco & Crawfish Festival April 4, 2020 - 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.


The annual Waterway Village Zydeco & Crawfish Festival boils up a beaucoup (French for a lot) of fun! Sink your teeth into hot, juicy, lip-smacking 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 as well as children's activities offering nonstop fun for all ages.

If that's not enough, work up an appetite with the 5K Run/1 mile Fun Run and Laissez les bons temps rouler (let the good times roll) all day long.

This sixth 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, Tacky Jacks, Gulf Coast Arts Alliance, The Diner and Wheeles Karate Academy.

The festivities will kick off at 8 a.m. with the Zydeco and Crawfish Festival 5K benefiting 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.

2020 Music Lineup

10 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.: Donna Angelle & the Zydeco Possee’

11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.: Excelsior

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.: Rockin Dopsie Jr.

1 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.: Excelsior

1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.: Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.: Excelsior

2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.: Rosie Ledet and the Zydeco Playboys

4:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Excelsior

4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.: The Legendary IIs Sont Partis Band, featuring Buckwheat Zydeco Jr.


The Waterway Village Zydeco and Crawfish Festival will be located along East 24th Avenue in Gulf Shores. Admission is free to the public.


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 during the 5K and 1 mile Fun Run.

Art Vendors

Arts and Crafts are an important attraction at the Zydeco and Crawfish Festival. The art section is hosted by the GCAA and artists can apply at gulfcoastartsalliance.com. The booth fee due at acceptance is $85.