Tuesday July 21, 2009
Get ready for the 20th Annual Bayou Boogaloo & Cajun Food Festival!!
What: 20th Annual AT&T Bayou Boogaloo and Cajun Food Festival
When: Friday, July 31 - Sunday, August 2, 2009
Time: Friday: Noon - 4pm Free Admission Lunch Preview
Friday: 5pm - 10pm, Saturday: Noon - 10 pm and Sunday: Noon - 6pm
Where: Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk, Virginia
Admission: Ticketed & Everyone is Welcome
The Bayou Boogaloo & Cajun Food Festival is Norfolk's annual love-fest with New Orleans' special spirit and unique Bayou culture. This popular 3-day festival delivers the heart and soul of Louisiana to visitors to Town Point Park in true Cajun and Creole style.
Three stages featuring national recording artists and many local New Orleans musicians will get your hands clapping, feet 2-stepin' and heart pumping through the weekend.
NEW - Carrie B Bayou Cruise: Bayou guests can experience the romance, history, and fun of aboard a 19th century replica of a Mississippi Paddlewheeler. The Carrie B will be onsite throughout Bayou Boogaloo weekend providing short cruise excursions or just a place to hang out and have a drink on the river.
The New Orleans Art Gallery returns for a 3rd year! The outrageously successful gallery hosts many artists who continue to recover from the storms that have plagued the Louisiana artist community. Boogalooers will have an opportunity to meet the artists who will be onsite selling their art and sharing their stories.
In addition to art and music, a horde of interactive family activities take place all weekend long including, cooking demonstrations, hot pepper and crawfish chow-down contests, Jackson Square-style free caricature artist sketches, Roaming jugglers, mask making and so much more!
...And no Bayou party would be complete without the mouthwatering Cajun delicacies prepared by authentic Louisiana inspired chefs. Feast on crawfish, jambalaya, gumbo, etoufee, alligator, sausages and beignets all served up with plenty of ice-cold beverages - adding up to a weekend full of non-stop eating, singing and dancing!