Presented annually by the Arts & Humanities Council and the SWLA Convention & Visitors Bureau, this signature culinary event will take place on Saturday, August 18th, 5pm - 8pm, at the Burton Coliseum in Lake Charles.  This is a 21 and over event.

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Arts & Crabs Fest is a homegrown festival celebrating the ties between seafood and culture – our region’s greatest national assets. Festivalgoers sample from an extensive crab and seafood dish tasting, featuring local chefs preparing a unique dish representative of their cuisine’s styles. Louisiana craft beer samples are offered as complementary pairings.

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Participating chefs battle for festivalgoers’ votes in the annual “Best Crab Dish” award, determined by popular vote.

Arts & Crabs Fest, recognized for five years in a row as a “Top 20 Event” by the Southeast Tourism Society, also features live Louisiana music and an eclectic art market with live demonstrations.

Arts & Crabs 2018 tickets are now available at!

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