Save the date for the Great Southwest Cajun Fest brought to you by Abita Brewing on Saturday, April 23, from noon – 9 p.m. in downtown Chandler. Showcasing the heart and soul of New Orleans paired with Arizona fusion and flavor, this second year event is relocating to Chandler’s Dr. AJ Chandler Park for a full day packed with cultural festivities, food and entertainment.
Presented by Angry Crab Shack, the Southwest Cajun Fest celebrates Cajun culture, cuisine and handcrafted beer, and will feature live music with jazz, blues and contemporary swing revival bands. Festival patrons will feel transported to the southeastern region of Louisiana during the Cajun Fest.
“Last year’s event was a huge success and I’m excited to bring the culture and flavors of Louisiana back this year,” said Landon Evans, event coordinator.
“Moving Cajun Fest to downtown Chandler will allow for expanded event grounds, additional parking and more options for local businesses to participate. I’m looking forward to bringing Cajun culture to the great people of Chandler; it’s going to be a blast for all ages to experience.”
The festival will feature live entertainment and a variety of food vendors serving up regional dishes. Festivities also includes themed zones such as Bourbon Street, French Quarter, Garden District and more. Patrons of all ages are encouraged to dress in festive parade style attire and join in on the fun and celebration. The event will take place at the Dr. AJ Chandler Park—125 E Commonwealth Ave, Chandler, AZ 85225.
General admission is $10, kids 12 and under will be admitted for free. VIP admission is $65, which includes catered food, six adult beverages, access to private seating in the VIP area, private restrooms and front stage access. VIP tickets are only available in advance, online at www.southwestcajunfest.com.
A portion of the proceeds from the Great Southwest Cajun Fest will support the Downtown Chandler Community Partnership (DCCP). DCCP is a 501(c) 6 nonprofit corporation whose mission is to mobilize leadership and resources to advance the development of downtown Chandler as a regional destination for shopping, dining, living, culture, and the arts. It works on behalf of the Enhanced Municipal Services District, created in 2006, to provide enhanced marketing and promotion, safety and beautification of the downtown area beyond what is done by the City of Chandler. For more information, visit www.downtownchandler.org.