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The Crawdad Festival

June 15 - June 16

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, and 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, and 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 – 10 pm
  • Sunday, June 16, 2024: 11 am – 9 pm
  • Entry gate will close an hour before the event ends.



  • General Admission:
    • Adult (11-64): $25 at Gate ($20 online)
    • Military or Senior (65+): $20 at Gate ($15 online)
    • Children 11 and Under Enter for Free
  • VIP:
    • Adult: $100 (21+, Presale Only)
    • VIP Includes
      • Shaded sanctuary with reserved seating
      • Bayou Stage views
      • Priority Access to the Crawdad VIP line (Crawfish Dinner is available for purchase)
      • Private bar featuring an array of premium beverages (available for purchase)
      • Meet and Greet with some of your band favorites
  • Parking: $15

Clear Bag Policy

Unaccompanied Minors Policy

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June 15
June 16
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Event Location

Promenade, X Lot, North of Building D, Wine Garden, Lot 5A, and the Cove

Event Promotor

Crawdad Festival
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