San Diego’s Gator By The Bay Music, Food & Crawfish Festival

San Diego’s annual Gator By The Bay is coming to the beautiful San Diego Bay to bring the largest, most-authentic Louisiana-themed music and food festival this side of the bayou.

This celebration features four days of live music with more than 100 musical acts and special performances on seven stages as well as a delicious array of southern cuisine, including 10,000 pounds of fresh crawfish trucked all the way from Opelousas, Louisiana!

DANCE

The festival boasts five wooden dance floors, including two 3,000 square foot shaded dance floors at each of the two main stages.  For those who want to shake shimmy or stomp your feet in other than free style, there will be free lessons by some of the finest dance instructors in the country.

FOOD

The French Quarter Food Court features the authentic tastes of Louisiana with many vendors making the cross-country trip just for the festival. Attendees can indulge their palates in Louisiana-raised crawfish, boudin sausage, catfish, alligator, barbecue, oysters, and a whole lot more!

FUN ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS

All areas of the festival are open for children to enjoy the music, color, spirit and activities of the weekend celebration. Special family fun activities include the costumed Mardi Gras parades, outrageous hat-making with the Rad Hatter and colorful face painting.

SHOPPING

The market area offers a curated selection of retail vendors, featuring Mardi Gras-inspired goods and clothing, art, hand-made jewelry, dancing shoes and accessories.

LOUISIANA AND AMERICANA MUSIC & CULTURE

On the intimate Bayou Grove Stage, visiting musicians tell of their personal journeys and the stories behind the heritage of their crafts.

TASTE OF LOUISIANA

Aspiring Southern chefs and home cooks can visit the Taste of Louisiana Food Pavilion, where Louisiana and local professional chefs will host instructional cooking demos and yummy tastings of classic Southern dishes. You won’t want to miss this sharing of the secrets of Southern cooking!

See you there!

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