Mudbugs and Music . . . Find this dynamic duo at the Waterway Village Zydeco & Crawfish Festival

Spring is an exciting time on the Gulf Coast. Winter’s icy grip rescinds, and warm weather awakens the flora, fauna and folks who call the coastline home. Naturally, people are ready to go outside and smell the roses, as they say. So the region offers a particularly fun springtime festivity. Lovers of all things Creole and Cajun, this one’s for you.

Zydeco & Crawfish Festival

The Waterway Village Zydeco & Crawfish Festival celebrates the musical and culinary traditions of Louisiana. As you know, I am an avid seafood fan, and I simply can’t help but tap my foot to the spirited sounds of zydeco music, so this springtime fest gets my stamp of approval.

Zydeco Music

The festival takes place in the Gulf Shores Waterway Village, which you’ll find under the Intracoastal Waterway Bridge. Now in its third year, the event will kick off with the Zydeco and Crawfish Festival 5K, the proceeds of which will benefit Furrever Homes. After the 5K, guests can look forward to steaming hot crawfish served up by some of the Gulf Coast’s best eateries, and a stellar lineup of zydeco musicians.

Waterway Village Zydeco Festival

Did I mention it’s completely free and open to the public? So, unless you’re averse to shellfish or great music, there’s no reason not to go. The good times will roll on April 14 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. I hope to see you there!