Cajun Heritage Festival, April 8

Cajun Heritage Fest

The Cajun Heritage Fest 2017 (formerly Carnival Des Cajuns) is going to be a rip-roarin’ good time, just like it always has! Back by popular demand, Jamie Bergeron and the Kickin’ Cajuns are returning to headline the show so you know it’s gonna be great! Also hitting the stage during the day will be Travis Matte and the Kingpins and Grammy Award winning Jo-El Sonnier. There will be lots of beer, lots of crawfish, and lots of Cajun music, so if you like any one or two of the three this is the place to be on April 8. Doors open at the Carl A. Parker Multipurpose Center at noon.

Also not to be missed is the ever popular Crawfish Racing! If you’ve ever dreamed of being a crustacean jockey, go see a doctor! …But then come on down to the Cajun Heritage Fest, we got a place for you here!

This year will see the advent of our first Accordion Contest and entry is FREE! You don’t have to bet an accordion of gold against your soul if you want to compete in this playoff, so come on down and wring out the ol’ squeezebox for the crowd and fight for the crown of Cajun Accordion King at the Cajun Heritage Fest! Sign up at the website

On that note, keep an eye on the website in case other contests and musicians are announced. If you’re a vendor and would like a booth or if you would like to be a sponsor for the Cajun Heritage Fest, forms are available on the website.

The Parker Center is at 1800 Lakeshore Drive, on the campus of Lamar State College-Port Arthur.

Hampton Inn & Suites is the host hotel. View room information for this event.

Advance tickets are available at Museum of the Gulf Coast in downtown Port Arthur. Presented by the  Southeast Texas Arts Council and Cajun Sounds Internet Radio. The city of Port Arthur oversees distribution of hotel occupancy tax revenue to eligible non-profit organizations seeking to promote tourism and the hotel industry.

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