This is festival season in Southwest Louisiana with several festivals set for July alone. The Coushatta Crossroads festival, CFMA Food and Music Festival and the Marshland Festival are all set for July.

Well get ready because the festival season keeps it's momentum in August when the Arts & Crabs Culinary Festival comes to Lake Charles in August.

Presented by the Lake Charles/SWLA Convention & Visitors Bureau, this signature culinary event will take place on Saturday, August 20th, 2016 and will run from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Burton Complex in South Lake Charles.

Jody Taylor with the Arts Council of SWLA tells us:

The  Arts & Crabs Fest 2016 tickets will go on sale Friday, July 8 at 8 a.m. A limited number of early bird tickets are priced at $30, so buy early!

So get ready to have your pallet come alive at the annual Arts & Crabs Culinary Festival on August 20th.  For more info or tickets, contact or call 439-2787.