Largest,authentic Louisiana-themed festival this side of the bayou.Features 4 days of live music - more than 100 performances on 7 stages, dancing, delicious Southern food - including beignets, gumbo, jambalaya & 10,000 lbs of crawfish. Family Friendly & Fun!
Gator by the Bay - Zydeco, Blues & Crawfish Festival returns to San Diego for its 16th year on May 11-14, 2017!
Join us for the largest, authentic Louisiana-themed festival this side of the bayous, featuring four days of live music on six stages, dancing, parading, shopping, playing and eating over 10,000 pounds of mouthwatering crawfish straight from Louisiana!
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. 2017 Headliners include Marcia Ball, Grammy-award winning Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band, a Grammy-award winning band straight from Lafayette, Louisiana, Grammy-nominated Zydeco band Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie from Eunice, Louisiana, Blues, soul, funk & rock and roll group Igor Prado Band from Sao Paulo Brazil, and Dennis Jones Band, a three member rock and blues band with sizzling hot guitar solos, smooth & soulful vocals and high energy performance. Many more performers to be announced!
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
Hours and prices vary.
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 featuring rollicking pianist and singer Marcia Ball.
Friday 3:30 to 10:30 PM - Afternoon & Evening Festival and Blues Supper Club
Saturday 10:30 AM to 8:00 PM - Full Festival with Seven Stages
Sunday 10:30 AM to 7:00 PM - Full Festival with Seven Stages
Spanish Landing Park
Directly Across from San Diego International Airport
Check the website for parking and transportation options.
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