Crawfest at Betty Virginia

March 24, 2018

Crawfest will be held at Betty Virginia Park in Shreveport on Saturday, March 24 at 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Admission is free.

Live music will take place throughout the event from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m.. Local artists will have their works on display, and a kids' activities area is being planned as well. A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to the South Highlands Neighborhood Association for improvements to the park.

Bring your family and come enjoy great local music, food, drinks, and art in the park.

Organizers of Crawfest at Betty Virginia Park include Matt Snyder, PinPoint Local Marketing; Grant Nuckolls, Twisted Root Burger Co.; and Andrew Crawford, Rhino Coffee. Sponsorship opportunities at all levels are available. The organizers put on other events in Shreveport, including Derby Day at Norton Art Gallery, Wheels in the Hills at Betty Virginia Park, Bourbon & Bowties, and Tinsel – a Holiday Shopping Experience on Line Avenue. Crawfest is a FREE ADMISSION, family friendly event held on Saturday March 24, 2018 in Shreveport's historic Betty Virginia Park. This is the first festival of its kind ever to be held in the Park.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the South Highlands Neighborhood Association for improvements in the park. Crawfest is organized by PinPoint Local Marketing, Twisted Root Burger Co. - Shreveport, and Rhino Coffee.

LIVE MUSIC @ the Clarkes Jewelers Stage
11:00am - Shayliff
1:00pm - Ole Whiskey Revival
3:00pm - Alive By Sunrise
5:00pm - Benjy Davis Project

FOOD
Fresh boiled crawfish platters, burgers, hot dogs, and jambalaya will be for sale from Shane's Seafood & BBQ. Ice cream, snow cones, and a selection of food from area vendors will also be available for purchase. We will have more options and more vending areas for food this year!

DRINK
Water, soft drinks, beer, and wine will be available for purchase. Crawfest will continue the tradition of highlighting the best of Shreveport's locally-brewed craft beer.

KIDS ACTIVITIES
Our family fun zone will feature an expanded area for kids to enjoy rides & bouncies provided by Duvall's Amusement Rentals. There will also be face-painting, photo booths, sports activities, and more!

ART & VENDORS
We will have a few of your favorite local makers and artists returning to the event! Stay tuned for details, and contact us if you would like to have a booth at Crawfest.

VIP TICKETS
New to this year's festival, a limited number of VIP Tickets will be for sale. VIP ticket holders will have access to a private, tented, climate-controlled area with prime stage viewing and seating. VIP Tickets also come with food and drink vouchers, and access to private bathrooms and a cash bar. Eliminate the line and Crawfest in comfort with a VIP Ticket! Details for purchase coming soon.

318 ROAD RACE Presented by Sportspectrum
New this year will be a 3.18mile road race, presented by our friends at Sportspectrum. This will be a fun race through the South Highlands neighborhood, terminating at Crawfest right before the festival kicks off! Registration details will be available through Sportspectrum's website.

OTHER INFO:
-Admission to the event is free, all food and drink will be for purchase. Main food and beverage vendors take cash and credit. ATMs will be on site.
-Parking is available in the surrounding neighborhood - please be respectful of our neighbors (do not block driveways and park only in legal zones). Details on shuttle service will be announced. 
-This is a pet-friendly event, just follow the park's normal rules concerning your pups. Pets need to be leashed and picked up after.
-Park rules apply to anything prohibited in the park (like glass, firearms, outside alcohol, etc.).
-Feel free to bring chairs, picnic blankets, footballs, frisbees, and anything else to make your day in the park comfortable.
-Extra portalets and sinks are brought into the park for this event.
-Contact our Facebook page if you would like to Sponsor this event or participate as a vendor.

Crawfest at Betty Virginia