8 crawfish and zydeco events in Houston, March 9-April 27

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Crawfish season is upon us. Here are a few festivals and cookouts around Houston.

Saturday, March 9

The ZTL Educational Foundation is hosting its annual crawfish cookout. All proceeds benefit graduates in communities in northern Galveston and southern Harris counties. Noon-4 p.m. $25 (all you can eat), $75 (VIP service). Walter Hall Park, 807 N. Hwy. 3, League City. www.eventbrite.com

Sunday, March 10

Cottonwood Houston will host its second annual crawfish cookoff. Local teams will compete, and the event features beer from Saint Arnold Brewing Co. as well as live music by Pecos Hank and Garrett T. Capp. 2-6 p.m. $30. 3422 N. Shepherd Drive, Houston. 713-802-0410. www.cottonwoodhouston.com

Saturday, March 23

Crawfish Fest Houston and Vara’s Sports Bar will host their annual crawfish festival. The event will include beer tasting as well as dozens of Cajun, Viet-Cajun and Vietnamese crawfish vendors. Noon. Price varies per vendor. Vara’s Sports Bar, 2727 North Freeway, Houston. 832-516-8884. www.facebook.com/crawfishfesthouston

Saturday, April 6

Urban Nites Entertainment will host their fifth annual Heads N Tails Crawfish Fest. The event will include food trucks, crawfish vendors, live zydeco music and DJs. 1-9 p.m. $10-$150. Grooves of Houston, 2300 Pierce St., Houston. 832-419-9826. www.thecrawfishfest.com

Saturday, April 13

Advantage Baseball will host its fourth annual Crawfish and Food Festival. The event will include food, drinks, games, silent auctions, vendors and baseball. Noon-4 p.m. $28 per person. 8515 Jackrabbit Road, Ste. Q, Houston. 281-550-2433. www.advantagebaseball.com

Saturday-Sunday, April 13-14

The Kemah Boardwalk will host their annual Crawfish and Zydeco Festival. There will be over 10,000 pounds of boiled crawfish, festival food, beer, vendors and live music. Bands that will perform include L.T. and the Mob, Keyun & the Zydeco Masters, Step Rideau & the Zydeco Outlaws, and Zydeco Dots. The event will he held at the Kemah city parking lot. 1-10 p.m. (April 13), noon-9 p.m. (April 14). Free. 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah. 877-285-3624. www.kemahboardwalk.com

Saturday, April 27

The 2019 Houston Zydeco Festival will take place in Emancipation Park. The event will include live performances; games; contests; and a variety of food vendors selling creole dishes, barbecue and crawfish. 2-10 p.m. $10. 3018 Emancipation Ave., Houston. www.2019houstonzydecofest.com

Saturday, April 27

The All You Can Eat Crawfish Dayfest will take place at Capitol Bar. The event will include food, drinks and music from Houston’s top DJs. 2-8 p.m. $10 (general admission), $25 (all-you-can-eat pass). 2415 Main St., Houston. 346-404-5060. www.crawfishdayfest.com

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