Flavors of the Big Easy Come to Abacoa

The fifth annual Cajun Crawfish & Music Festival returns to Abacoa in Jupiter April 22-23

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Crawfish boil. Photo courtesy Cajun Crawfish & Music Festival
Crawfish boil. Photo courtesy Cajun Crawfish & Music Festival

The fifth annual Cajun Crawfish & Music Festival, sponsored by Good Greek Moving & Storage, returns to Abacoa in Jupiter April 22-23. Guests will celebrate the culture and traditions of Louisiana through food, music, and dance all weekend long. Virginia Sinicki from The KVJ Show will serve as the Master of Ceremonies, bringing her personal flair as a local who grew up in New Orleans.

Abacoa will be awash in the purple, green, and gold of Mardi Gras-themed decorations and banners, transporting festival goers to The Big Easy. Authentic Cajun food will fuel the fun, such as a crawfish boil, jambalaya, gumbo, po’boys, crawfish Monica, muffulettas, red beans and rice, beignets, and more. The hungriest guests can participate in the anticipated crawfish eating contest, kicking off on Saturday at 1 p.m.

The two-day festival will be headlined by Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers. Dopsie Dopsie grew up in Lafayette, Louisiana, and he will be performing on Saturday at 8 p.m. The weekend’s musical lineup also includes performances by MRKIII, Snack Pack, The Rockin’ Jake Band, Black Water Sound, Hot Sauce Moon, The Porch Dogs, and Making Faces.

Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers. Photo courtesy Cajun Crawfish & Music Festival
Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers. Photo courtesy Cajun Crawfish & Music Festival

Proceeds from the  festivities will benefit both the Maddie’s Fight Foundation and Little Smiles. Maddie’s Fight Foundation supports local families dealing with childhood cancer, while Little Smiles helps children going through personal or medical crises. Both organizations will be on-site creating awareness of their causes and raising money.

Guests can reserve a stage pod with four seats and a table, or private VIP Chalets with eight seats and a table under a tent, including waiter/waitress service on Eventbrite. Children aged 12 and younger get in for free. General lawn seating will also be available for those who would like to bring their own chair/blanket to enjoy the all-day entertainment.

For more information about the weekend’s festivities, click here.

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