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Posted on: March 9, 2018

[ARCHIVED] 27th Annual Lowcountry Cajun Festival set for April 8 at James Island County Park

Nathan Williams

27th Annual Lowcountry Cajun Festival set for April 8 at James Island County Park

(JAMES ISLAND) – Get ready for some ragin’ Cajun fun right here in Charleston! The 27th Annual Lowcountry Cajun Festival returns to James Island County Park on Sunday, April 8, 2018 from 12 – 6 p.m. 

Bringing Louisiana living to the Lowcountry, the Cajun Festival is a full-day of music straight from the bayou, plus Cajun and Creole foods, children’s activities and more! Local and regional restaurants, caterers and food trucks will cook up a variety of mouth-watering foods. Festival-goers will discover a variety of dishes for sale including jambalaya, alligator, etouffee, andouille sausage and of course, crawfish! Those who prefer a tamer menu will enjoy Lowcountry favorites, seafood, Southern barbecue, and traditional festival foods like hot dogs, snow cones, funnel cakes and more.

After getting their fill of food, festival-goers can kick off their shoes and dance to live, non-stop Zydeco and Cajun music, performed on stage throughout the day.


The 2018 Lowcountry Cajun Festival entertainment lineup is:

1:00 p.m. – Shrimp City Slim

2:30 p.m. - Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys

4:30 p.m. – Nathan Williams and the Zydeco Cha Chas


Other festivities include a crafters’ market, souvenirs for sale, and a kids’ area featuring mechanical and inflatable rides. Crawfish eating connoisseurs will have the chance to show off their skills at the popular crawfish eating contest, which begins at 2:30 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to sign up for the contest upon their arrival at the festival.

Admission to the Lowcountry Cajun Festival is $15. The event is free for ages 12 and under with a paying adult. Current Gold Pass holders are also admitted free. Gold Passes will not be sold on site the day of the festival, but may be purchased in advance at Food vendors operate on a ticket basis. Credit cards are accepted at select locations but attendees are encouraged to bring cash for convenience purposes. No coolers or outside alcohol permitted. Carpooling is highly encouraged. Pets are not permitted to this event. The dog park at James Island County Park will be closed on April 8 in order to host the festival.

The Lowcountry Cajun Festival is presented by Coca-Cola, Charleston Animal Society and your Charleston County Parks. For more information, call 843-795-4386 or visit 

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