Schedule of Events

The Texas Crab Festival is a celebration of the great music, art and food of the Texas Gulf Coast…and great events.


Texas Crab Festival Golf Tournament
This is the weekend before the start of the Festival, and serves to kick off Festival Week. Tee it up with your friends and help improve the lives of the residents of Bolivar Peninsula.


Texas 2-Step Dance Contest
Boots or no Boots…scoot your way around the dance floor! No entry fee and the Best Dancers win Cash Prizes. MORE INFO



Wiener Dog Races
Join the FUN and enter your wiener dog in the Texas Crab Festival Wiener Dog Races. This is an annual event at the crab festival and is a huge crowd-pleaser. MORE INFO


5K-1K Run-Walk
Kick off the Texas Crab Festival with a timed 5K Run around the Crab Festival certified course. Or join the fun with a 1K Walk. Get a T-shirt and entry to the Festival. MORE INFO


Crab Gumbo Cookoff
It wouldn’t be a Crab Festival without a Crab Gumbo Cookoff. Participate and show off your best recipe, or savor the flavor and sample the entries!

Crab Legs Contest

Crab Legs Contest
Join in the fun and compete in the annual Crab Legs Contest. Six different categories: Walk and pose your way to Crab Legs Champion. MORE INFO


Washers Tournament
Who’s been practicing all year? This is a great warmup for the summer beach tournaments. Cash Prizes to the top winners of the Washers Tournament! MORE INFO


Cornhole Tournament
Fun time Mother’s Day event. Cornhole Tournament, lots of fun with prizes for First-Second-Third.


Youth Media Contest
Show off your talents while you show off Bolivar’s unique beauty. Photography contest open to grades 5-8 and 9-12; Poster contest open to grades K-4. Prizes given for each age range. Winners announced at the Texas Crab Festival.  DOWNLOAD FLYER