The spirit, sounds and flavors of southwest Louisiana come alive at the largest and most-authentic Louisiana-themed music and food festival this side of the bayou. With everything from A to Zydeco, this 4-day, family-friendly cultural celebration takes place on picture-perfect San Diego Bay, featuring 100+ live musical acts & performances on 7 stages, wooden dance floors, shade, green grass and plenty of fun for the kids.
Come for the music, stay for the food. Gator By The Bay’s mouthwatering French Quarter Food Court is what foodie dreams are made of. Check off every box on your bayou-inspired culinary bucket list and chow down on authentic Cajun, Creole and Southern culinary delights, including gumbo, jambalaya, beignets and 10,000 pounds of crawfish brought directly from Louisiana. Gator By The Bay is Mardi Gras in May
Gator by the Bay - Zydeco, Blues & Crawfish Festival returns to San Diego for its 21st year on May 9-12, 2024!
Enjoy a zesty gumbo of music, food and joie de vivre with 100+ entertaining performances and culinary delights, presented by San Diego's Bon Temps Social Club.
We guarantee you:
Music, Dance, Food & Fun!
More than 100 performances on 7 stages
Zydeco, Blues, Cajun, Rockabilly and Latin music and dance in one place
Huge Shaded Dance Floors
Authentic Tastes of Louisiana in the French Quarter Food Court
Shopping Delights in the Juried Crafts Market
Family Friendly Atmosphere and Entertainment
Intriguing presentations of Louisiana culture
Kids 17 and under FREE with paid adult
For more information and a full entertainment schedule view the website listed above.
Thursday: 6:30 to 10:30 PM - Special Evening Concert
Friday 4:00 PM to 10:30 PM - Afternoon & Evening Festival with Full Food Court and Three Stages
Saturday 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM - Full Festival with Seven Stages
Sunday 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM - Full Festival with Seven Stages
Spanish Landing Park
3900 North Harbor Dr.
San Diego, CA 92101
May 9 - May 12, 2024
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event hours vary by day. Check details on the website.
Spanish Landing Park, Directly Across from San Diego International Airport, Check the website for parking and transportation options.
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