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Long Beach Bayou Festival
Long Beach Bayou Festival
Long Beach, California, USA
Late June
Popular with music lovers and families, the Long Beach Bayou Festival, a Zydeco, Blues Creole & Cajun festival once again unites the Mardi Gras atmosphere, Cajun & Creole food delicacies and blues,Cajun & Zydeco music at Rainbow Lagoon Park, Long Beach, CA for its 28th year on Saturday, June 21 and Sunday, June 22, 2014. Hours are 11:00 am - 9:00 pm on Saturday and 11:00 am - 8:30pm on Sunday. Info: 562-912-4451, longbeachbayou.com. 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. 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. Hilton Long Beach & Executive Center, located at 701 West Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90831 is offering special room rates. Call the hotel at (562) 983-3400, and ask for the Bayou Festival rate to book a room at $145. The event is presented by Benoit Entertainment Group. A portion of the profits will benefit LALA (Louisiana to Los Angeles), a non-profit organization which raises educational funds for local youth to attend college. With crawfish and watermelon eating contests for the whole family, the Kids Corner also has extensive childrens 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.
SAT, JUNE 21 Delta Groove All Stars featuring Sugaray Rayford, Kid Ramos, Jackie Payne, Lynwood Slim, Kara Grainger, Steve Freund, & Randy Chortkoff Barbara Morrison with Al Williams Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys Sunpie & the Louisiana Sunspots Southside Slim Jimbo Ross San Diego Cajun Playboys Theo & Zydeco Patrol Mark St Mary Louisiana Blues & Zydeco Band Shari Puorto Mardi Gras Parade with the New Orleans Traditional Jazz Band Zydeco and Cajun Dance Lessons SUN, JUNE 22 Otis Taylor Band Sonny Green Sunpie & the Louisiana Sunspots Floyd & the Flyboys Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys T-Lou & His Super Hot Zydeco Band Rick Parma The Creole Belles Bonne Musique Zydeco Rosa Lee Brooks Mardi Gras Parade with the New Orleans Traditional Jazz Band Zydeco and Step Dance Lessons
Rainbow Lagoon Park
use address: 295 E Shoreline Drive, Long Beach, CA 90802 or Shoreline Drive & Linden Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802
Sat, 11:00 am - 9:00 pm Sun, 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Admission & Parking
Tickets: Adults: $25/advance, $30/gate Seniors (60+) and Students (18+): $20/advance, $30 at the gate Children 12 & under: free -Parking in lot across the street for $10

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