39th Annual Texas Crab Festival

This year’s Texas Crab Festival promises plenty of excitement as the annual celebration of Music, Art and Crabs…Gulf Coast Style.

Every Mother’s Day weekend since 1985 festival-goers have headed to Crystal Beach, Texas to enjoy a taste of some of the finest and freshest music, art and crabs the Gulf Coast has to offer. USA Today called it one of the “10 Best Food Festivals to Dive Into”. The Texas Crab Festival features an assortment of vendors serving up local seafood specialties like crab gumbo, bbq crabs, crab poppers, stuffed crab and more. The festival also includes live Crab Races, 5K Run, Kidz Zone, Wiener Dog Races, Arts & Crafts booths, contests and games, and a full schedule of music and entertainment designed with the whole family in mind.

Start making plans now to attend the 2024 Texas Crab Fest on Mother’s Day weekend, May 10-12 at Festival Park in Crystal Beach, TX. It promises to be a tasty mix of Gulf Coast fun for the whole family.

Sponsor and volunteer opportunities are available.



Texas Crab Festival Charities is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that serves to improve the lives of those who call the Bolivar Peninsula home. Proceeds from the annual Texas Crab Festival and donations from our patrons are reinvested in the community and help 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.