Angry Crab Shack Southwest Cajun Fest

Downtown Chandler | Arizona

Angry Crab Shack Southwest Cajun Fest

February 26, 2022 2pm-9pm

Dr. AJ Chandler Park 178 E. Commonwealth Ave., Chandler, AZ 85225


Angry Crab Shack Southwest Cajun Fest is set to return on February 26th, 2022 at Dr. AJ Chandler Park in beautiful Downtown Chandler. Showcasing the heart and soul of New Orleans paired with Arizona fusion and flavor for a full day packed with cultural festivities, food and entertainment.

Southwest Cajun Fest celebrates Cajun culture, cuisine and handcrafted cocktails. The fest will feature live music with jazz, blues and brass bands. Festival patrons will feel transported to the southeastern region of Louisiana with a variety of food vendors serving up regional dishes. Other highlights include the Bourbon Street Experience, live alligator petting zoo, “The Swamp” bar featuring hurricanes and daiquiri’s, street performers, eating competitions, kids zone and more interactive experiences.

Get Your Tickets Now!

$12 General Admission Ticket

No Refunds – ($20 Gate Price on day of event. Tickets are for admission only and do not include food or beverages)

Angry Crab Shack Southwest Cajun Fest

Come experience Bourbon Street with thousands of Mardi Gras beads being tossed from our 2nd story French Quarter replica balconies and hear the sounds of a brass band as they welcome you to the party.

Activities & Entertainment


  • Live Alligator Petting Zoo
  • “The Swamp” bar featuring Hurricanes, Daiquiris and your favorite Mardi Gras drinks hand crafted by Arizona’s top mixologists
  • Kids Zone
  • Kids Mardi Gras Mask Decorating
  • Cornhole
  • Jenga
  • Connect Four
  • Checkers
  • Kong Pong
  • Ladder Golf
  • Maze
  • Costumes Encouraged


  • Live Jazz/Blues/Zydeco bands
  • Strolling Brass Band
  • Street Performers
    Stilt Walker/Juggler/Magician
  • Live Painting
  • Beads & Costumes
  • King Cake (Pearl)
  • Mardi Gras Photo Op
  • Eating Competitions
  • Mardi Gras Float

Enjoy the taste of Louisiana with alligator bites, gumbo, jambalaya, po boys, frog legs and the can’t miss Angry Crab Shack seafood boil!

Angry Crab Shack Southwest Cajun Fest

Event Schedule

Main Stage

  • 2:00pm

    DJ Po Boy

  • 3:00pm

    NOLAZ Band

  • 4:30pm

    DJ Po Boy

  • 4:45pm

    Crawfish Eating Contest

  • 5:00pm

    C.J. Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band

  • 6:30pm

    DJ Po Boy

  • 6:35pm

    Andouille Eating Contest

  • 6:45pm

    Crawfish Eating Contest

  • 7:00pm

    C.J. Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band

  • 8:30pm

    DJ Po Boy

Strolling Entertainment
2pm - 7pm

  • Funk House Brass Band

  • Stilt Walkers

  • Juggler

  • Magician

  • Balloon Twister

  • Face Painter

Angry Crab Shack Southwest Cajun Fest

Angry Crab Southwest Cajun Fest brings Cajun style cuisine, craft beer, music and arts together for a scrumptious good time.

Performing Live at the Event

C.J. Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band

C.J. Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band

C.J. Chenier is Creole music royalty. His father, the legendary Clifton Chenier, invented the style of music we know today as Zydeco and was the first Creole musician to be recognized with a Grammy Award. The crown prince of Zydeco delivers soulful vocals along with jaw-dropping masterful accordion-driven Rock, Zydeco and Blues.



NOLAZ Band plays groove and soul music from New Orleans, LA (NOLA). From The Neville Brothers to Allen Toussaint, The Meters to Harry Connick Jr., and Dirty Dozen Brass Band to Trombone Shorty there is a particular musical character that stems from New Orleans.

Funkhaus Brass Band

Funkhaus Brass Band

Funkhaus Brass Band is a New Orleans Second Line street jazz band. Their music includes original dance music, funky street beats, traditional Dixieland, gospel and swing, and pop songs reinterpreted with a brass band sound. Powered by tuba, drums, trumpets, saxophones, and trombones, Funkhaus Brass Band is bringing their Mardi Gras energy to Southwest Cajun Fest.

Frequently Asked Questions

• Small, lightweight backpack (drawstring bag or purse)
• One (1) sealed bottle of water
• Sunscreen (lotion only, no aerosol spray)
• Camera (professional equipment allowed, but not encouraged)
• Lawn Chairs
• Small child snacks and medical needs
• Strollers and wagons

NO glass bottles or cans (1 sealed plastic water bottle is permitted)
NO skateboards, scooters, or hover boards
NO GoPro / mobile video poles, sticks, or selfie sticks
NO umbrellas or shade structures
NO chains or spiked clothing (ie. wallet chain, vest with sharp spikes)
NO weapons of any kind (knives, guns, mace/pepper spray, tasers, etc)
NO laser pointers or artificial noise makers
NO fireworks or explosives
NO aerosol cans (including can / spray sunscreen)
NO alcohol or illegal substances
NO small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (aka Drones)

The event is located at the Dr. AJ Chandler Park, 178 E Commonwealth Ave, Chandler, AZ 85225.

There are street parking spots and lots located throughout the downtown Chandler area, click here for a parking map.

Parking is free.

We have partnered with Lyft, you can download their app to book your ride to and from the event.

Yes, the Valley Metro system provides public transportation throughout the greater Phoenix metro area. Visit for routes, pricing and tips to plan your trip.

Yes, the Historic Downtown Chandler area is home to many great hotels located within 2 miles of the event.

0-2 miles away
Crowne Plaza San Marcos Resort
1 N San Marcos Place, Chandler, AZ 85225

​Best Western Inn of Chandler
950 N Arizona Ave, Chandler, AZ 85225

Redwood Motel
470 N Arizona Ave, Chandler, AZ 85225

Picture I.D. is required to purchase or consume alcohol. Your I.D. will be checked upon entrance into the event and could be checked randomly as asked throughout the event. Guests 21 years of age and older will be issued a wristband allowing alcohol purchase.

Not all food vendors accept Debit or Credit cards so please bring cash with you. ATM’s are available within the festival site for your convenience.

You can purchase your admission ticket in advance via the website using a credit/debit card. On the day of the festival, cash is the only accepted form of payment.

Children 12-years-old and under are admitted into the event for free with a paying adult.

All sales are final, there are no refunds.

Yes, there will be ATM machines located near the north and south entrances.

This is a rain or shine event.

Yes, dogs are allowed into the event. Please make sure they are on a leash and please plan to clean up after them.

Lost and found is located at the north entrance ticket booth.

Chandler Fire Department EMT’s will be onsite for any medical emergencies.

For information on how to become an official sponsor, contact us at

For information on how to become an event vendor, contact us at

We are committed to creating a safe, comfortable and memorable experience for all event guests. In order to do so, a strict code of conduct has been created and all event participants and patrons are expected follow these rules.
​Guests will show respect for the event location, grounds, coordinators, vendors, sponsors and participants by leaving the following items at home:
• Firearms, knives or other weapons
• Coolers and outside food or beverage
• Bicycles, skateboards, skates

The following actions will result in immediate ejection of festival grounds:
Fighting or engaging in any action that may harm, endanger, threaten or bring discomfort to anyone.
Possession or use of illegal drugs or excessive and irresponsible use of alcohol.
Damage, destruction, vandalism or theft of any property.
Taunting, abusive or disruptive language and obscene gestures.

An individual participating in any of these behaviors will be removed from the event and passes will be revoked. In certain situations, the offender may be arrested.

Angry Crab Shack Southwest Cajun Fest Sponsors

A portion of the proceeds benefit

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