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Lowcountry Cajun Festival

When: Sun., April 3, 12-6 p.m. 2016

James Island County Park hosts the 25th annual Lowcountry Cajun Festival for a day of food, live music, and family-friendly activities. Get your fill of Cajun and Creole dishes like jambalaya, etouffee, fried alligator, andouille sausage, and, of course, crawfish. Attendees are encouraged to sign up for the Crawfish Eating Contest and try to beat last year’s record, 27 crawfish in 30 seconds. As always the festival will feature traditional live Zydeco music. Musical entertainers this year will include local blues favorite Shrimp City Slim and the headliners Terry and the Zydeco Bad Boys, a Louisiana-based band recently featured on NBC’s Today. There will be plenty of activities for the little ones too, including carnival rides, games, and jump castles. Sarah Reynolds, public information coordinator for the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission says that, “This event really embraces the Cajun spirit, and you truly feel like you are in Louisiana when you come to James Island County Park for this festival. It’s a great opportunity to taste some foods we can’t normally try here and hear some music that we don’t normally get to experience in the Lowcountry.”

Aubrey Moore

Price: $15/adults, Free/12 and under

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