Great Southwest Cajun Fest in Downtown Chandler – Saturday 4/22
Great Southwest Cajun Fest in Downtown Chandler
Brought to you by Abita Brewing, the Southwest Cajun Fest returns this Saturday, April 22, from noon – 9 p.m. in downtown Chandler at the Dr. AJ Chandler Park 178 E Commonwealth Ave Chandler AZ 85225. The festival will feature live entertainment and a variety of food vendors serving up regional dishes. Festivities also includes themed zones such as Bourbon Street, French Quarter, Garden District and more. Patrons of all ages are encouraged to dress in festive parade style attire and join in on the fun and celebration. Eating competitions include watermelon, Cajun wings and crawfish.
Here’s the full event entertainment and music schedule:
2 p.m. Procession with Mayor & Council, LSU & Puppy Parade
3 p.m. Watermelon eating contest
4 p.m. Wing eating contest
5 p.m. Crawfish eating contest
5:45 p.m. Procession with Mayor & Council, LSU & Puppy Parade
12-2 p.m. Nina Curri
2-4 p.m. The Hourglass Cats
4-6 p.m. Funkhaus Brass Band
6-7:45 p.m. Zach Deputy (headliner)
8-9 p.m. Hoodoo Casters
This year, the fest will feature twice as much Cajun food as last year! Menu highlights include: Angry Crab Shack – Shrimp and crawfish boil, Cajun turkey legs, gumbo, crawfish rolls, cornbread, Creole Cajun Bistro – Catfish and shrimp etouffee, catfish and shrimp baskets with fries, hush puppies and whisky bread pudding and from Eddy Dee’s – Cajun boil, jambalaya bread bowl, creole shrimp skews, sausage, mac & cheese, beans and rice, and cheese fries. View many more restaurant menus online at www.southwestcajunfest.com.
SOUTHWEST CAJUN FEST QUICK FACTS
When: April 22, 2017 from 12-9 p.m.
Where: Dr. AJ Chandler Park 178 E Commonwealth Ave Chandler AZ 85225
Cost: $8 GA (online, presale) $10 GA day of
$45 Big Easy Lounge (online, presale only)
$125 VIP (online, presale only)
Bring any non-perishable food item to the United Food Bank booth (located just outside of the entrance) and receive a voucher good for $2 off of general admission, valid for walk up ticket purchase only. Kids 12 and under will be admitted for free.
VIP admission is $125, which includes catered food, six adult beverages, access to exclusive Abita beer tappings, private seating in the VIP area, private restrooms and front stage access.
A brand-new ticket for 2017 Southwest Cajun Fest is the Big Easy Lounge – only 50 tickets available, $45 each. Includes: four cans of Abita beers, bucket and swag, Jerky Boys Beef Jerky, shaded tables and lounge seating and private restroom.