Crawfish boils aren’t just for Louisiana. Nope—not for a long time! In fact, The Tualatin Crawfish Festival is celebrating its 65th year of crawfish-lovin’ fun from July 31 to August 2 at the Tualatin Commons. Whether this is your first crawfish festival or you’re a many-seasoned festival goer, this is an easy, unique and must-see weekend event. As the festival is just a short drive from Portland and has the lovely Century Hotel a stone’s throw away, your weekend getaway is as easy as it is convenient.
In addition to the traditional crawfish boil and crawfish eating contest, the festival celebrates more than crustaceans. Other favorite activities include the ridiculously cute “Atsa My Dawg” costume show, the “Corks and Kegs” area with local sips and brews, a Chef’s Mystery Box Cook-Off and an all new “Food Cart Friday.”
For go-getters and those who just want to work off all the food they’ve been eating at the festival, the Crawfish Crawl includes a 5k, 10k and half marathon option that run through Tigard, Tualatin and Durham. Every participant will receive an InCRAWdible Medal and t-shirt.
Tualatin Crawfish Festival Details:
Admission to Friday’s events is free; $4 for adults on Saturday. Hours: 6-10pm Friday, 10am-10:30pm Saturday, and 10am-6pm Sunday.
Of course, while you’re in the Tualatin Valley you’ll want to scope out other hot happenings in the area. In addition to The Tualatin Crawfish Festival, be sure to make time for these other fun events nearby:
- Neighbors Night at Cooper Mountain Vineyards for organic wine and great music in a laidback environment.
- Beaverton Farmers Market and Tigard Farmers Market for the best of the best of local produce, honey, baked goods and more.
- Rice Museum Summer Festival for geodes galore and a visit from the Flintstones.
- Ponzi Summer Sundays Concert for world renowned wine paired with soothing tunes.
Come take part in the longest-running crawfish festival west of the Mississippi!