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Texas Crab Festival

May 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm

Cruise on down to Crystal Beach, Texas Mother’s Day Weekend for the 36th annual Texas Crab Festival, now in its new home at Festival Park! With a Crab Gumbo Cook Off, carnival rides, coastal arts and crafts, and live music all weekend long, it’s a full weekend of family fun on the Texas Gulf Coast. Splash into the fun of the Crab Legs contest, Two-Step Dance contest, Wiener Dog Races, tournaments, rides, crabby games, auction, and certified Texas Crab Festival 5K run. Savor a variety of crab specialties and festival favorites, as you browse booth after booth of beachy arts & crafts. Bring a beach chair and settle in for an exciting lineup of gulf coast music favorites taking the main stage all weekend long. So grab your mom, grab the family and boogie on down to Bolivar Peninsula for the biggest beach party of the year!

All proceeds benefit Texas Crab Festival Charities, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to increase educational and career opportunities for Bolivar Peninsula residents of all ages, and to support local organizations that further the goal of “turning the tide for a brighter future.”

1605 Hwy 87, Crystal Beach, Texas 77650
Mailing Address: PO Box 2002, Crystal Beach, TX 77650

Friday 6pm-Midnight, Saturday 10am-Midnight, Sunday 10am-6pm
Fri & Sat $10, Sun Free, Kids 15 & under Free

Gulf coast style Music, Art & Crabs! Gumbo Cookoff, 5K, live music, RV Show, carnival rides; family fun on Mother’s Day weekend.

From I-10 East of Houston, take 124 through Winnie to High Island, to Hwy 87, to 1605 Hwy 87 in Crystal Beach.

From Houston via I-45 to Galveston Island. Take Broadway/Hwy 87 to the Galveston Bolivar Ferry. Ride the free ferry to Hwy 87, to 1605 Hwy 87 in Crystal Beach.

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.


May 8
10:00 am - 11:30 pm


Festival Park
1605 State Highway 87
Crystal Beach, Texas 77650
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