The Waterway Village Zydeco and Crawfish Festival is scheduled to boil up a beaucoup of fun in Gulf Shores, Ala., on Saturday, April 16, along East 24th. Avenue. Locals and visitors are invited to join us at this free event and sink their teeth into hot, juicy crawfish throughout the day while dancing to the infectious rhythms of some of the best Zydeco bands from around the South. There will also be arts and crafts vendors and children’s activities on site.

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, Beach Big Brewing Company, Gulf Coast Arts Alliance, Lulu’s, The Diner, and Wheeles Karate Academy.

“We are excited to bring the Waterway Village Zydeco & Crawfish Festival back in 2022,” said Brigette Reynolds, Programs and Events Manager. “When you combine juicy crawfish, Zydeco jams, local art, and children’s activities, it really does make for a memorable day to enjoy with your friends and family members of all ages.”

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 continue grooving until 6 p.m.

Music Lineup

10 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.:                 Donna Angelle & the Zydeco Posse’

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

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.:                   Rosie Ledet & the Zydeco Playboys

1 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.:                    Excelsior

1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.:               The Legendary IIs Sont Partis Band Ft. Buckwheat Zydeco Jr. 

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.:               Excelsior

2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.:               Rockin Dopsie Jr.

4:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.:               Excelsior

4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.:                    Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band

For more information, call 251-968-1171 or visit