Downtown Chandler | Arizona
We’ll be back in 2025.
Southwest Cajun Fest celebrates Cajun culture, cuisine and handcrafted cocktails. The fest features 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, kids zone and more interactive experiences.
Thank You to Our 2023 Sponsors
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
Friday and Saturday $169.00 guest room rate.
Book through the link or call hotel reservations at (877)685-5594.
Take the Elevator Home
Best Western Inn of Chandler
950 N Arizona Ave, Chandler, AZ 85225
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 or on the day of the festival – via the website using a credit/debit card. There will be no box office at the festival.
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.
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.
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