Cajun Heritage Festival, with Elite Redfish Series - April 7, 2018; music to begin at noon. Carl A. Parker Multipurpose Center, 1800 Lakeshore Drive. Cajun Fest celebrates the area’s diverse cultures with music and food. The day will include live performances, a crawfish eating contest, a Cajun dance contest and a caricature artist. The Elite Redfish Series, a televised, pro redfish tour, will roll back into Port Arthur April 5-7 as part of Cajun Fest. Catch weigh ins on April 7.
In the 1700s and 1800s Louisiana and east and southeast Texas came home to a variety of cultures, notably French, African, German, Spanish and several Caribbean islands. These cultures blended their cuisine, music, traditions and superstitions into an eclectic amalgam which became known as “Cajun.” Dance to that foot-tapping music, chow down on the rich, delicious Cajun cuisine, like gumbo, and have some fun. Fee: $10 in advance; $15 at the door. 409-835-2787. www.CajunHeritageFest.com, www.setxac.org, firstname.lastname@example.org