Yes, it is all you can eat - but only in the park.
The 20th Annual Downtown Crawfish Jam, presented by Southern Beverage Co., Budweiser and Hattiesburg Historic Neighborhood Association, is gearing up to be bigger and better than ever. This annual music event takes place on April 21, 2018 in the Hattiesburg Historic Neighborhood in Downtown Hattiesburg. This, pay-one-price music festival features 4 live musical performances by local and regional All-Girl bands, as well as all-you-can-eat: crawfish, burger, hot dogs, Coke products and cold beer!
The festival will kick off this year at 8 a.m. with the CPSG's 6th Annual VooDoo 5K Run ending at Walthall Park. Gates Open at 10:45, Music is set to start at 11 a.m. and run until 5:30 p.m. at Walthall Park (located at 600 Walnut Street at the intersection with Rebecca Avenue). This year the ticket options are: Advanced purchase- Adult ticket $40, Junior (under 21) ticket $30 (includes all-you-can-eat and drink) or Day of the event- Adult $50, Junior $30 (includes all-you-can-eat and drink), and Children 12 and under wristband- Free admission. Note: Crawfish Guaranteed only until 3 pm, the beer will be provided by Budweiser and Southern Beverage.
This year's festival is dedicated to long-time neighborhood resident and an original member of the festival committee, Debi Davenport who is currently battling Ovarian Cancer.
“We knew we wanted to do something special this year in honor of the 20th Anniversary,” said Festival Chairman, Brian Saffle. “We were playing with the “All-Girl” line up idea at the end of last year when we started booking our music, but we weren’t really sure how we wanted to tie in the “Girl Power/ Strong Woman” theme. Then a couple weeks ago, Debi was diagnosed of Ovarian cancer, and we just knew we had to make that a central theme.”
In an effort to raise awareness and also to raise money for the Debi Davenport Ovarian Cancer Awareness Fund, we will have an Ovarian Cancer Awareness booth at the event providing information, and teal ribbon merchandise for sale. There will be a raffle for a commemorative DCJ-18 poster and T-Shirt signed by all of the bands. Additionally, $10 of every DCJ-18 event t-shirt sold will go to the Debi Davenport Ovarian Cancer Awareness
PARK N RIDE COURTESY OF GROVE TRANSIT
PARKING AT SACRED HEART CHURCH WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE UNTIL AFTER
12 NOON ON SATURDAY DUE TO AN EVENT.