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Texas Crab Festival 2024

The 2024 Texas Crab Fest will take place from May 10th to May 12th at Festival Park in Crystal Beach, TX. Mark your calendars and prepare to embark on a flavorful journey showcasing the best crab the Gulf Coast offers, live music, Wiener Dog Races, art, games, and the annual 5k run!

What is Texas crab Fest?

For over three decades, the Gulf Coast has played host to a unique celebration that embodies the essence of local culture, music, art, and the freshest seafood around. The Texas Crab Festival, an annual extravaganza that has graced Mother’s Day weekend since 1985, is a testament to the vibrant spirit and culinary delights of the Gulf Coast. Recognized by USA Today as one of the “10 Best Food Festivals to Dive Into,” this event has become a beloved tradition for both locals and visitors alike.

Crab Fest

Gulf Coast Crab

One of the main attractions of the Texas Crab Fest is undoubtedly the delectable array of local seafood specialties. Festival-goers can indulge their taste buds in a variety of mouthwatering crab dishes, from the savory richness of crab gumbo to the succulent delights of BBQ crabs, crab poppers, and stuffed crab. The festival prides itself on delivering a true taste of the Gulf Coast, with vendors serving up the freshest catches to satisfy every crab enthusiast.

Texas Crab Fest 5k

Beyond the culinary delights, the Texas Crab Fest offers a diverse range of activities to ensure there’s something for everyone in the family. The festival features live Crab Races, providing a unique and entertaining spectacle that captivates audiences of all ages. Those seeking a bit of exercise can participate in the 5K Run, while families can enjoy the Kidz Zone with games and activities designed for the younger crowd.

Wiener Dog Race
Crab Fest 5k

The fun doesn’t stop there – witness the Wiener Dog Races, marvel at the craftsmanship displayed in the Arts & Crafts booths, and engage in friendly competition through various contests and games throughout the weekend. The festival’s music and entertainment line-up guarantees a lively atmosphere that resonates with the coastal culture and community spirit.

Wiener Dog Race

Family Friendly Atmosphere

The Texas Crab Fest prides itself on being a family-friendly event, offering an inclusive space for people of all ages to come together and celebrate. Whether you’re a seafood connoisseur, an art enthusiast, or just someone looking for a good time, this festival creates an environment where memories are made and traditions are cherished.

See you at Crystal Beach for the 2024 Texas Crab Festival

Make plans to immerse yourself in Gulf Coast charm at the Texas Crab Fest. With its delectable seafood offerings, diverse entertainment, and family-friendly atmosphere, this festival is more than an event – it’s a celebration of community, culture, and the rich flavors that define Crystal Beach, Texas. Come join the festivities and savor the taste of Gulf Coast fun at the 2024 Texas Crab Fest in Festival Park.

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