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The Crawdad Festival

June 15 - June 16

$15 – $80

Calling all Northern Californians! The Crawdad Festival is serving up Cajun flavors in Sacramento! Come join us for the 2nd annual Crawdad Festival on Fathers Day Weekend, June 15-16, 2024.

The Crawdad Festival unites communities in Northern California over the Father’s Day Weekend, offering a diverse, multicultural, family-oriented outdoor event deeply rooted in culture.

Immerse yourself in a crawfish extravaganza, featuring thousands of pounds of crawfish from various stations and a delectable taste of Cajun-inspired dishes like alligator, frog legs, étouffée, gumbo, jambalaya, and much more! Dive into a weekend filled with live entertainment, including Zydeco, Cajun, Blues, R&B, Country and Louisiana-based Rock & Roll, featuring special performances by well-known recording artists such as Con Funk Shun.

Witness the vibrant Second Line Parade, indulge in carnival rides and games. Enter the raffles for a chance to win exciting prizes such as a cruise or vacation for two! Explore a diverse array of shopping options, enjoy the Car Show showcasing the best of Northern California’s Classic Cars.

Don’t forget to snap a photo with the Crawdad Mascot, a crowd favorite! Participate in an exciting lineup suitable for the entire family. This year’s event at Cal Expo is set to be an unforgettable one, —don’t miss out!

Save-the-date and purchase your tickets early!

Event Hours

  • Saturday, June 15, 2024: 11 am – 9 pm
  • Sunday, June 16, 2024: 11 am – 9 pm



  • General Admission:
    • Adult (11-64): $25 at Gate ($20 online)
    • Military or Senior (65+): $20 at Gate ($15 online)
    • Children 10 and Under Enter for Free
  • VIP:
    • Adult: $80 (21+, Presale Only)
    • Children 10 And Under Enter for Free
  • Parking: $15

Clear Bag Policy

Unaccompanied Minors Policy

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June 15
June 16
$15 – $80
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Online, At the Gate