This ragin’ Cajun Festival features a full day of Zydeco music, authentic Cajun and Creole food, children’s activities and more. Charleston’s best Cajun restaurants, caterers and food trucks will cook up a variety of delicious foods like jambalaya, alligator, etouffee, andouille sausage, and of course, crawfish. Those who prefer a tamer menu will have the option to enjoy some Lowcountry favorites including seafood, Southern barbecue and traditional festival foods such as hot dogs, snow cones, funnel cakes, and more.
After tasting all of the delicious food, festival-goers can dust off their dance moves and get dancing to non-stop Zydeco and Cajun music, performed on stage throughout the day. The 2020 Lowcountry Cajun Festival entertainment lineup is:
- 1 pm - 2:15 pm: Battery Brass Band
- 2:30 pm - 4 pm: Johnny Ace & Sidewalk Zydeco
- 4:30 pm - 6 pm: CJ Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band
Other entertainment options will include a reptile show at 1 pm, as well as the annual crawfish eating contest at 2:30 pm. Spaces for the crawfish eating contest are limited, so participants are encouraged to sign up upon their arrival to the event. Other festivities include a crafters’ market, souvenirs for sale, and a kids’ area featuring mechanical and inflatable rides.
Admission to the Lowcountry Cajun Festival is $15. The event is free for Gold Pass Holders and for ages 12 and under with a paying adult. Gold Passes will not be sold on site the day of the festival, but may be purchased in advance at CharlestonCountyParks.com. Food vendors operate on a ticket basis. Credit cards are accepted at select locations, but attendees are encouraged to bring cash for convenience purposes. No coolers or outside alcohol permitted. Carpooling is highly encouraged. Pets are not permitted to this event. The dog park at James Island County Park will be closed on April 5 in order to host the festival.
For more information, call 843-795-4386 or visit CharlestonCountyParks.com.