The Crawdad Festival is set to make a grand return for Father’s Day Weekend, June 15-16, 2024, at Cal Expo in Sacramento, California. This festival, known for its celebration of all things crawfish in Northern California, promises a unique blend of culinary delights, music, community, and culture.

In its second year, the Crawdad Festival 2024 will feature over 20 bands performing on two stages, offering a diverse mix of music genres such as Louisiana Blues & Zydeco, Jazz, Soul, R&B Funk, Latin Dance, and Southern Rock & Roll. Attendees can look forward to performances by renowned acts like Con Funk Shun, Russell Thompkins, Jr. and The New Stylistics, and many more.

Food lovers will be treated to a culinary journey showcasing the best crawfish specialties and a variety of culinary delights from top chefs and vendors across California. From classic Cajun boils to innovative fusion dishes and delectable desserts, there will be something to satisfy every palate.

The festival will also include the crowning of Miss Crawdad 2024, thrilling crawfish races with cash prizes for spectators, a fashion show featuring local designers, a second line parade led by The Gumbo Band, and lively contests for rewards. Additionally, there will be over 100 local artisans and entrepreneurs showcasing their offerings.

Families can enjoy the Kids Zone with carnival rides, games, magic shows, and face painting, while car enthusiasts can admire classic and exotic automobiles at the car show. Attendees can also participate in a raffle with the grand prize being a vacation for two.

Tickets for the Crawdad Festival are available online or at the door, with early bird general admission starting at and VIP packages offering an exclusive experience. For vendor registrations, Miss Crawdad 2024 applications, and sponsorship opportunities, visit the festival’s website. Don’t miss this unforgettable weekend celebrating Father’s Day and the best of Northern California’s cuisine, music, and culture at the Crawdad Festival in Sacramento.

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