Calling all Louisianans! Or, fans of Louisiana culture! If there is one springtime event you don't want to miss, that event is the Waterway Village Zydeco and Crawfish Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama. The perfect family activity to enjoy together, the zydeco and crawfish festival promises a fun-filled day that everyone will love. You'll enjoy lively music and dancing, delicious culinary creations, arts and crafts, children's activities, and so much more. Mark your calendars for the event and reserve the perfect beach house for a spring trip to Gulf Shores today!
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If you're unfamiliar with the term, Zydeco is a type of music that originated in southern Louisiana in the mid-1900s. It is typically described as having elements of French, Caribbean, Creole, and Cajun culture and features guitar, washboard, and accordion music. Zydeco music shares similarities with Blues music and is sung in both English and French. Best of all, it is a type of music most enjoyed while dancing!
Crawfish, Crayfish, Crawdads, Mudbugs, Yabbies
Whatever you call it, crawfish are a delicious Gulf Coast seafood that has become synonymous with Louisiana culture. This freshwater crustacean is most commonly served boiled with potatoes, corn on the cob, onions, sausage, and spices, but it's also found in popular Cajun and Creole dishes like etouffee. Crawfish season runs from mid-January to early-July, but its peak is March - May. During this time, you'll find crawfish festivals across the Gulf region from Louisiana to Texas.
The Waterway Village
The Waterway Village is a unique area in Gulf Shores that you and your family will love exploring the next time you stay in the area. In addition to hosting the zydeco and crawfish festival, this historic and charming corner of Gulf Shores offers a pedestrian-friendly and inviting atmosphere to enjoy while dining and shopping. You'll find tree-lined sidewalks, comfortable seating areas, and regularly scheduled events like the Waterway Village Art Market.
The 2018 Waterway Village Zydeco and Crawfish Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama
This year, the Waterway Village Zydeco & Crawfish Festival is April 14, 2018. Bring your family for a fun-filled day of fresh, hot, and juicy crawfish, excellent music, children's activities, and so much more! Crawfish boils start at 10 a.m. and live music will play until 6 p.m. You'll also find dozens of food vendors and arts and crafts booths. And, you can kick-start your day and work up an appetite by participating in the festival 5K or 1-mile fun run. No matter how you spend your day at the Waterway Village Zydeco and Crawfish Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama, we know you will make memories with your family and friends that last a lifetime!
Let Us Help You Plan a Gulf Shores Vacation this Spring!
The Zydeco and Crawfish Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama is just one fantastic thing to do in our area this spring. Whether you join us during your kids' spring break, for Easter, or for a nice getaway before the summer season starts, you'll find exceptional vacation rental properties at Gulf Shores Vacation Rentals.
We offer an exclusive collection of large vacation rentals and beach houses that feature luxury amenities, high-end furnishings, and more. We offer homes with spacious living areas, gourmet kitchens, oceanfront views, and more. You'll also find homes that have handicap accessible elevators, private pools, and all the beach-day essentials.
Check out our vacation rentals today to start planning your next family vacation in Gulf Shores. Then, get in touch with us! We would love to help you plan a memorable vacation at the beach!
See you soon in Gulf Shores,
Susan & Geoff Gaberino
Gulf Shores Vacation Rentals