Cajun Heritage Fest 2022

April 2, 2022

Join the Cajun Caravan on April 3rd!

CRAWFISH | DANCING | MUSIC | FOOD

The annual Cajun Heritage Fest will be held on April 2 & 3, 2022 at the Carl A. Parker Multipurpose Center in Port Arthur. Now in its 7th year, the festival promotes the shared history of Southeast Texans and Louisianans through music and food.

The festival has hosted several award winning musicians in the past including Grammy Award winners Jo-El Sonnier and Wayne Toups. The musical acts begin at 11 a.m. and attendees can take advantage of the open dance floor all day.

Aside from music festival goers can expect a variety of Cajun food vendors, beer and beverages, dance contests, crawfish racing and eating contests, and children’s activities.

The Cajun Heritage Fest is presented by the Southeast Texas Arts Council (SETAC) with support from the City of Port Arthur, Cajun Sounds Internet Radio, Texas Commission on the Arts, the Union Pacific Railroad, and the Foundation for Southeast Texas. Festival gates open at 10:30 a.m.

Carl A. Parker Multipurpose Center
1800 Lakeshore Dr
Port Arthur, TX 77640

Cajun Heritage Fest 2022 Sponsors

Cajun Heritage Fest 2022 Schedule

April 2, 2022

Join the Cajun Caravan on April 3rd!

CRAWFISH | DANCING | MUSIC | FOOD

Carl A. Parker Multipurpose Center
1800 Lakeshore Dr
Port Arthur, TX 77640

Schedule

Noon : Doors Open
12:15 : Prayer and Pledge
12:30 : Cajun Harmony
2:00 : Children’s Crawfish Races
2:30 : Jamie Bergeron & the Kickin’ Cajuns
4:00 : Cajun Waltz Contest
4:30 : Jackie Caillier, Ivy Dugas & the Cajun Cousins
6:00 : Crawfish Eating Contest
6:30 : Horace Trahan & the Ossun Express
8:00 : Cajun Jitterbug Contest
8:30 : Wayne Toups & ZydeCajun

Stage Manager: Freddie Pate, Guitarist/Singer/Songwriter
Emcee:  Gloria Pate, Cajun Sounds Internet Radio, CFMA Hall of Fame Member
Production:  AMS Productions
Hospitality: Pam Trosclair, SETAC Board Member
SETAC Executive Director: Sue Bard
Pincher as himself (LOL)

Put the kiddos in the Bounce House!

TIMES OF EVENTS AND SCHEDULED PERFORMANCES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE!

Hotels in Port Arthur

Hampton Inn and Suites

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3115 Central Mall
Port Arthur, TX 77642
409-853-4114

Comfort Inn & Suites
7800 Memorial Blvd.
Port Arthur, TX
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Days Inn
8040 Memorial Blvd.
Port Arthur TX
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Mainstay Inn & Suites
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Port Arthur, TX
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Port Arthur, TX
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Baymont Inn & Suites
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Port Arthur, TX 77642
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Port Arthur, TX 77642
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Hampton Inn & Suites
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Port Arthur, TX 77642
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Towneplace Suites by Marriott
2700 Port Plaza Dr,
Port Arthur, TX 77642
409-722-2700

TCA Continues to Praise Cajun Heritage Festival

Texas Commission on the Arts Supports the Cajun Heritage Fest

The Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) has once again granted high marks to the Cajun Heritage Fest. The grant review panelists were highly impressed by the event, scoring the application 957 points out of 1000. Panelists were pleased to note the history and relevance of the event as well as the strong support SETAC and the Cajun Heritage Fest has received from the community.

Panelist Comments

I enjoyed the fact that the applicant is building on a culture of a people that time would otherwise forget. The level of support and strategic partnerships exemplify in my opinion the type of creativity this category was designed for. Great Job.

Interesting to read about their history and work!

Strong letters of support. Strong partnerships for the event.