Long Beach Bayou Zydeco, Blues, Creole & Cajun Festival This Weekend
2014-06-19 · By Editor
Hear the sounds of New Orleans at the 28rd Annual Long Beach Bayou Zydeco, Blues, Creole and Cajun Festival, June 21–22 at the Rainbow Lagoon Park.
Featuring two stages of music with blues, zydeco and Cajun music plus continuous dancing on a large covered wooden dance floor, and easy dance instruction for all ages, the festival also boasts a festive costumed Mardi Gras parade led each day by the New Orleans Traditional Jazz Band, and a colorful French Quarter marketplace with gumbo, crawfish etouffee, jambalaya, hush puppies and other Cajun and Creole delicacies, plus coffees and desserts such as sweet potato pie, beignets and an array of cobblers.
With crawfish and watermelon eating contests for the whole family, the Kids’ Corner also has extensive children’s activities which include making costumes, masks and umbrellas for the Mardi Gras Parade, arts and crafts, storytelling, magic, sing-a-longs, and kids’ shows plus games and activities for older kids as well.
The Long Beach Bayou Zydeco, Blues, Creole and Cajun Festival, Saturday, June 21 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m and Sunday, June 22 from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Rainbow Lagoon Park. Tickets cost $30 per day for adults.
Rainbow Lagoon Park is located on the North side of Shoreline Drive, between Shoreline Village Drive and Linden Avenue. Parking is available on the Marina Green Lot across from Rainbow Lagoon Park. For more information visit the event’s website www.longbeachbayou.com.