The Original Downtown Lake Charles Crawfish festival is coming your way this Saturday and the Lake Charles Civic Center.  This years festival will be a one day event beginning at Noon.

This years festival will include some top notch entertainment including Keith Frank and the Soileau Zydeco band, Geno Delafose and French Rockin' boogie and Chris Ardoin and Nustep.

On Friday, there will be a parade in downtown Lake Charles starting at 6:30 p.m. The Parade route will be from Bord Du Lac Drive onto Lakeshore Drive North across to Mill Street.  Then from Mill Street it will take a right on Ryan Street and go across Broad Street to Clarence Street. Then the parade will take a right on Clarence Street and continue to Bord Du Lac Drive into the Civic Center.

The festival lineup of entertainment is:

Saturday, April 11
12pm Coliseum and Carnival Gates Open; Vendor Marketplace opens
1pm Opening Ceremonies with Mayor and Festival Royalty
2pm Crawfish Eating Contest
3pm Geno Delafose and French Rockin Boogie
5pm Keith Frank and the Soileau Creole Band
7-8:30pm Zydecane
8pm Chris Ardoin and NuStep