29th Annual Lowcountry Cajun Festival set for April 5

Enjoy a taste of Louisiana Cajun fun in the Lowcountry at the 29th Annual Lowcountry Cajun Festival at James Island County Park.

The event returns on April 5 from noon to 6 p.m. It features a full day of Zydeco music, authentic Cajun and Creole food, children’s activities and more!

The Lowcountry Cajun Festival will feature delicious Cajun food, entertainment and more. (Source: Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission)

Charleston’s best Cajun restaurants, caterers and food trucks will cook up a variety of delicious foods. Attendees will discover a variety of dishes for sale including jambalaya, alligator, etouffee, andouille sausage and crawfish!

If you prefer a tamer menu, you’ll  have the option to enjoy some Lowcountry favorites including seafood, Southern barbecue and traditional festival foods like hot dogs, snow cones, funnel cakes and more.

After tasting all of the delicious food, festival-goers can dust off their dance moves and get dancing to non-stop Zydeco and Cajun music, performed on stage throughout the day.

The 2020 Lowcountry Cajun Festival entertainment lineup is:

Friends of Coastal SC will present a reptile show, “Who Calls the Swamp Home?” at 1 p.m.

You can also join the annual crawfish eating contest at 2:30 p.m. Spaces for the crawfish eating contest are limited, so participants are encouraged to sign up upon their arrival to the event.

Other festivities include a crafters’ market, souvenirs for sale, and a kids’ area featuring mechanical and inflatable rides.