Gator By The Bay - Zydeco, Blues & Crawfish Festival

Spanish Landing Park

Gator by the Bay - Zydeco, Blues & Crawfish Festival returns to San Diego! Enjoy a zesty gumbo of music, food, and joie de vivre with 100+ entertaining performances and culinary delights, presented by San Diego's Bon Temps Social Club.

The spirit, sounds, and flavors of southwest Louisiana come alive at the largest Louisiana-themed music and food festival this side of the bayou. With everything from A to Zydeco, this 4-day family-friendly cultural celebration takes place on picture-perfect San Diego Bay, featuring 100+ live musical acts & performances on 7 stages, wooden dance floors, shade, green grass, and plenty of fun for the kids.

Come for the music, stay for the food. Gator By The Bay’s mouthwatering French Quarter Food Court is what foodie dreams are made of. Check off every box on your bayou-inspired culinary bucket list and chow down on authentic Cajun, Creole, and Southern culinary delights, including gumbo, jambalaya, beignets, and 10,000 pounds of crawfish brought directly from Louisiana. 


  • Music, Dance, Food & Fun!
  • Zydeco, Blues, Cajun, Rockabilly, and Latin music and dance in one place
  • Huge Shaded Dance Floors
  • Authentic Tastes of Louisiana in the French Quarter Food Court
  • Shopping Delights in the Juried Crafts Market
  • Family Friendly Atmosphere and Entertainment
  • Intriguing presentations of Louisiana culture

Daily Hours:

  • Thursday: 4:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. 
  • Friday: 3:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:30 a.m. to 8:20 p.m. + Saturday night dance 9:00 p.m. to midnight
  • Sunday: 10:30 a.m. to 7:40 p.m. 

Ticket Prices:

  • Prices vary by day
  • Children 17 and under are admitted free when accompanied by a paid adult.   

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit:

Gator by the Bay website

How to get there

Take the Trolley to Santa Fe Depot and then transfer to Route 992 or 993 to North Harbor Drive at San Diego Airport, right across from the festival grounds. Use the MTS Trip Planner for point-to-point directions.

Address and Directions

Spanish Landing Park
3900 N Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
United States

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