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8 Crawfish Events to Whet Your Appetite

Save the dates for these upcoming mudbug events throughout north Texas.

Mix warmer temperatures with patios and live music, and you’ve got all the ingredients you need for a crawfish boil. It’s totally worth the effort of grabbing the head, twisting, pulling, and slurping the meat out of its red shell when it’s for charity. Save the dates for these upcoming mudbug events throughout north Texas.

April 11

Texas Youth Scholarship Organization hosts its third annual crawfish boil at the Barley House. The menu includes complimentary beer, Heads or Tails Cajun Crawfish, jambalaya, and live music. 100% of the proceeds go towards a scholarship for graduating high school seniors from the Dallas area. Tickets range from $20 to $45, see details here. The address is 5612 SMU Boulevard. Call 214-824-0306 for more information.

April 18

The Rosedale Group’s 6th annual Boil for the Brave will be held at The Rustic. The event runs from 11:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. with live music by Petty Theft. The event has raised more than $75,000 since its inception, according to its Facebook page. The Rosedale Group says, “Year after year we are honored to have you attend our community crawfish boil to assist us with our Veteran Housing Rehabilitation program.” Tickets are available for $30 online here. The address is 3656 Howell St. Call 214 730-0596 for more information.

Aw Shucks is hosting an an all-you-can-eat crawfish boil in its parking lot. The Lewisville location will prepare boiled shrimp, sausage, corn, and potatoes, and tons of crawfish for $25. Live music and a crawfish eating contest are among things to do. Proceeds benefit Operation Kindness. The event runs from noon until 5 p.m. and the address is 1630 S. Stemmons Fwy. Call 972-436-2520 for more information.

April 19

The Salute to King Creole Crawfish Festival at Chicken Scratch and The Foundry is back. Chef Tim Byres will prepare all-you-can-eat Creole tastings. Expect a gumbo station, oyster bar, andouille sausage station, and a low country boil station of Cajun Crawfish Company crawfish that includes potatoes, sweet corn, herbs, and spices. Wash it all down with cold brews from Jim Beam Kentucky Fire and Deep Ellum Brewing Company. The event runs from 4:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Tickets are available online for $20 or $25 at the door.

April 24

The Texas Crawfish and Music Festival kicks off on Friday, April 24 in Spring, Texas. The festival runs through May 1, more information and tickets can be found here.

April 25

The 2014 Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Leadership Class presents Crawfest: Claws for a Cause from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Four Corners Brewery. Enjoy all-you-can-eat crawfish and Four Corners beer for a good cause. This event is a fundraiser for the Food 4 Kids program at North Texas Food Bank. Four Corners has also agreed to donate $1 for every beer sold after the event. Tickets are available for $40 here. The address is 423 Singleton Blvd. Email [email protected] for more information.

The Frisco Bar hosts their annual crawfish boil. It’s advertised to be fun for the entire family. The event features live music throughout the day, kids games, raffles, giveaways, and live auctions. Attendees are encouraged to give a $25 gift card or cash for admission in the form of admission. The money raised will go toward the Boys and Girls Clubs of Collin County. The address is 4851 Legacy Dr #504. Call 972-712-0808 or click here for more information.

May 2

Denton’s Mudbug Boil takes place during the first Saturday in May. After raising more than $30,000 for local charities, it’s back for the 19th year. Attendees can look forward to crawfish, and live music. The event takes place on Fry Street behind Lucky Lou’s. Visit their Facebook page for more details to come.

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