Bridge City Gumbo Festival
October 13 - 15, 2023
Jefferson Parish’s oldest festival began as a small church fair in 1973. That is the year Gov. Edwin W. Edwards proclaimed Bridge City “The Gumbo Capital of the World” and the festival has continued to grow ever since!
Bridge City’s “World Famous” gumbo is cooked daily at the festival grounds, and over 2,000 gallons of both seafood and chicken/sausage gumbo will be prepared during the festival. A variety of other native Louisiana fare such as jambalaya, New Orleans-style red beans and rice with sausage, hamburgers, hot dogs, fried seafood, homemade cakes and candies, funnel cakes and many other delicious surprises will also be available.
Continuous live entertainment on an outdoor stage with a dance floor assures you a good time at the Gumbo Festival. You will enjoy Cajun, Country, Zydeco, Jazz, Blues and Rock & Roll music. FULL MUSICAL LINEUP HERE
Enjoy many carnival rides, games, and a haunted house! Thrill-seeking attendees can take advantage of the pay-one-price bracelets, which cost $25 and get unlimited rides for that particular day/night. There is a suitable amount of rides for kids and adults + numerous arts & crafts booths, contests & raffles.
Parking & Admission
Located on the West Bank of Jefferson Parish, the festival is held at:
Gumbo Festival Park
1701 Bridge City Ave.
Bridge City, LA 70094
Friday 6pm - 11pm
Saturday: 10am - 11pm
Sunday: 10am - 9pm
Admission: $5/day or $12 weekend pass.
Parking is FREE to the public.
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