Gator By The Bay Festival Returns For Its 21st Year
The 21st annual Gator By The Bay, the largest and most-authentic Louisiana-themed music and food festival this side of the bayou, will return to Spanish Landing Park on May 9-12, 2024.
Presented by the nonprofit Bon Temps Social Club of San Diego, the four-day event will feature more than 100 live musical acts and special performances on seven stages, shaded wooden dance floors, artist presentations, delicious cuisine, and a joyous, welcoming ambiance for the whole family.
Established in 2001, the festival attracts attendees from throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico, as well as Europe, Asia and New Zealand.
A Celebration of Louisiana’s Rich Cultural Tapestry
“Gator By The Bay is a can’t-miss event that brings Louisiana’s vibrant culture to the West Coast by showcasing the region’s eclectic melting pot of history, food, music, dance and more,” said Peter Oliver, a Gator By The Bay Producer.
“Attendees of all ages will enjoy the fun of an authentic Louisiana good time experience–join in on an exuberant Mardi Gras costume parade, break out some Zydeco or Swing dance moves and devour a big ol’ mound of fresh boiled crawfish! We invite everyone to come on out and ‘let the good times roll!’”
Diverse Musical Offerings and Event Highlights
“We pride ourselves on the wonderfully diverse selection of musical choices. There’s something for every music fan at Gator By The Bay— from the most popular straight-from-Louisiana Cajun and zydeco bands, to internationally renowned blues, swing and boogie-woogie artists, award-winning rockabilly, rock ‘n roll, roots and Latin performers.”, Oliver added.
The event’s offerings include cooking demos, juried artisan vendors, dance lessons, cultural presentations and plenty of fun for kids.
Announcements of the musical artist lineup, ticket information – including single and multi-day pass rates, and more are coming soon. Reservations are now available at host hotels at early bird discounted rates.
About Gator By The Bay Festival
On May 9-12, 2024, Gator By The Bay will host its 21st annual festival at Spanish Landing Park across from the San Diego airport, featuring four days of live music with over 100 musical acts and performances on seven stages. The festival also features a wide array of Southern and Creole culinary delights including gumbo, jambalaya, beignets and 10,000 pounds of crawfish brought directly from Louisiana. Since its inception in 2001 the festival has grown to showcase not only Grammy winning Cajun and zydeco artists from Louisiana, but also legendary Chicago and California blues artists, rockabilly and roots performers and award-winning salsa and Latin bands. Kids under 18 are admitted free of charge and deeply discounted tickets will be available for active military and their families.
See you there, San Diego!