Music, Art, & Crabs … Gulf Coast Style!

Featuring more Gulf-Coast Style, Music, Art and Crabs than you can shake a claw at, the Texas Crab Festival is a full weekend of family entertainment featuring great Live Music from a lineup of Gulf Coast favorites, a Crab Gumbo Cookoff, Carnival Rides, Crab Races and Crabby Arts and Crafts.

Join in the fun of our famous Crab Legs Contest, the 5K/1K Fun Run or the Two-Step Dance Contest; cheer on your favorites at the Wiener Dog Races or test your mettle in the Washers Tournament. Browse booths from local merchants and check out the Arts and Crafts area for fine art, clothing and crafts with a coastal twist.

With booth after booth of fresh local seafood dishes and crab creations, it’s an experience so deliciously unique it’s been featured on the Cooking Channel and Food Network, and USA Today named it one of the top “10 Best Food Festivals to Dive Into”! Get down here for a beach party weekend on the Bolivar Peninsula – Splash into the 2017 Texas Crab Festival May 12, 13 and 14, 2017 in Crystal Beach, Texas!

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Texas Crab Festival-2016


TCFC_478Texas Crab Festival Charities is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that serves to improve the lives of those who call the Bolivar Peninsula home. Since its creation three years ago, TCFC has gifted over $200,000 to help support local organizations and residents. All proceeds from the annual Texas Crab Festival—now in its 32nd year—are reinvested in the community and help to fund youth scholarships and camps, local schools and volunteer fire departments, and various outreach initiatives. So while you, your family, and friends are enjoying all the music, art and fabulous food the Texas Crab Festival has to offer, know that you are also helping to give back to our very special and unique community.