Crustacean Celebration: St. Tammany Crab Festival

Crustacean Celebration: St. Tammany Crab Festival

St. Tammany Parish’s annual two-day festival, held at Heritage Park in Slidell on September 9 and 10, is always a big hit with locals and visitors alike! Though there are lots of attractions, the star of the show is, of course, the delectable crab. Festival goers can sample a variety of crab dishes, along with other local cuisine.

Another big highlight is the music, which is featured on two stages, ranging from zydeco and blues to country and rock. Popular acts include Amanda Shaw, Category 6, and Rockin Dopsie, Jr., just to name a few. Here’s the full musical lineup:

Sat. Sept. 9

12pm – Voodoo Gumbo

1:30 – Big Al & The Heavyweights

3:00 – Bobbie Rae

4:30 – Pokey

6:00 – Tucka

7:30  – AL B Sure

Sun. Sept. 10

12pm – Darcy Malone & The Tangle

1:30 – Amanda Shaw

3:00 – Rockin Dopsie Jr.

4:30 – Leo Nocentelli/Cyril Neville

6:00 – New Rebel Family

7:30 – Category 6

There will also be a car and motorcycle show, karaoke, games and interactive activities for kids, plus “Boat Rides on the Bayou,” short tours of Bayou Bonfouca with Captain Dave of Cat’s Meow Fishing Experience.

Festival hours are noon-10pm; admission is $20 for adults, and free for children 12 and under. Weekend passes are $35 in advance. For more details, and a complete schedule of events, visit the website at