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Get ready to pinch some crawfish tails and stomp your boots at the 12th annual Celina Cajun Fest! North Texas' Biggest Crawfish Boil returns on Saturday, May 11th, where Celina's Downtown Square transforms into a Cajun culinary destination.

Dig into a mountain of Texas-sized crawfish while the hottest Cajun and Zydeco bands crank up the heat with two-steppin tunes. Get your fill of gumbo, jambalaya, and all the fixin's, browse unique handmade goodies, and watch alligators snap and roll in live educational shows. Plus, a free kid zone brimming with carnival fun keeps the whole family groovin'!

Stay tuned for the exciting headliner announcement coming soon and mark your calendars for a day of Cajun flavor, LIVE music, and memories that'll stick like hot sauce. Let the good times roll, Celina!


#CelinaCajunFest #YeeClaw

 Downtown,
Celina

MAY 11, 2024
2pm to 9pm

Life Craw-nected.

This event is free to the public. Interested in supporting us? Become a sponsor or volunteer.

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Coming Soon:  Music Lineup

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Coming Soon: Pre-order Food Tickets

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Coming Soon: Cajun Fest Merch

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Plenty To
Go Around 

Now accepting Food & Beverage and Market Vendors!
 
Cajun themed, handmade, and homegrown artists and artisans preferred.
 
*Applications are through Eventeny, which is a free platform for vendors to create a profile and apply. Please note, all applying vendors are required to enter a credit/debit card. Once approved to participate, you will be sent an approved message & invoice through Eventeny (also sent to your email). Payment will automatically be charged 5 business days after payment notification using the card you applied with. Please contact events@celina-tx.gov if you have any questions or concerns.

Stage Events

STAY TUNED
Headliner Announcement Coming Soon!
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Tickets Go on Sale This Spring - Stay Tuned!

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May 11, 2024  2 PM to 9 PM

Tickets to Pre-Order Food on Sale Soon
Front Row Tickets on Sale Soon
Celina Cajun Fest Event T-Shirt

Introducing the official Celina Cajun Fest Event T-Shirt, where Texas-sized humor meets Cajun-style flair.

This limited edition "Y'all Need Crawfish" tee is your ticket to a fashion rodeo that'll have you hootin', hollerin', and crackin' crawfish shells all day long.

Park & Play

Celina Cajun Fest is held on Celina's Downtown SquarePlease note: Due to road closures and Downtown parking lot improvements, be sure to check the Life In Celina TX Facebook for current public parking availability.

Free Park and Ride Shuttles to and from the event will be available from 2:00 - 10:00 PM.

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Welcome
Diamond Rio

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Formed in 1989 in Nashville, TN the band consists of Gene Johnson (mandolin, tenor vocals), Jimmy Olander (lead guitar, acoustic guitar, banjo), Brian Prout (drums), Marty Roe (lead vocal), Dan Truman (keyboards), and Dana Williams (bass guitar, baritone vocals).

Diamond Rio’s most recent release, "I Made It," is their tenth studio album. The title track was co-written by the band’s lead guitarist Jimmy Olander and features 11 new songs. Produced by Olander and Mike Clute, "I Made It," is available on iTunes and www.diamondrio.com.

Diamond Rio signed to Arista Records and in 1991 with the release of “Meet In The Middle” became the first country music group in history to reach No. 1 with a debut single. The band is also known for their hits “How Your Love Makes Me Feel,” “One More Day,” “Beautiful Mess,” “Unbelievable,” “In A Week or Two,” and more. They released their first-ever autobiography, Beautiful Mess: The Story of Diamond Rio, on Thomas Nelson in 2009.

The band known for playing every note on every album recently celebrated their 30th Anniversary, has sold more than 10 million albums, won a Grammy Award, a Dove Award, six Vocal Group of the Year wins (CMA and ACM), released two Greatest Hit albums, a live and Christmas project, earned five multi-week no. 1 singles, 22 Top 10 singles, three certified Platinum and five gold albums, released an autobiography–and with zero band member changes. Known for their charity commitments including long-time spokespersons for Big Brothers Big Sisters, the band has raised over $1,000,000.00 for non-profits and received the Minnie Pearl Humanitarian Award.

With Special Guests

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Texas Clearwater Revival
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Hector Ward & The Big Time
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Gator Country

Gator Country Adventure Park Presents

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We are excited to welcome Gator Country Adventure Park back to our annual Celina Cajun Fest. Gator Country is home to the largest Alligator Adventure Park/Sanctuary in Southeast Texas. 

Gator Country will perform two shows that will last between 45 minutes to one hour. During their amazing shows, Gator Country will focus on educating the spectators on the importance of conservation of the American alligator. In addition, they will also educate on crocodiles, snakes, and other reptiles, such as turtles, tortoises, and lizards. 

Gator Country will oversee some personal interaction and interactive excitement with their shows for spectators to watch. Spectators will have the opportunity to get up close to these amazing reptiles as they will be able to interact with 2-to-3 alligators (and yes, they are taped up), snakes, and turtles. 

Volunteers

The City of Celina has a variety of volunteer opportunities for individuals age 16 years or older. Volunteering offers a great way to get connected and give back to the community. Our volunteers are a valuable and much-appreciated resource for our fast-growing City and the myriad activities in the community. It only takes a few minutes to sign up: simply complete the online form to be added to our volunteer database.

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Thank You Sponsors

Join Us at Celina's Award-Winning Cajun Fest! 

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Below is a list of awards Celina Cajun Fest received in 2023 from Texas Festivals and Events Association.

 

Best in Texas, Best Volunteer Program

Best in Texas, Best Sponsor Activation

Best in Texas, Best Outdoor Billboard

Best in Texas, Best Individual Sponsor Follow-Up Report

Best in Texas, Best Digital/Social Ad Series

Bronze, Event Website

Bronze, Event/Organization E-Newsletter

Bronze, TV Promotion

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