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LAFF DIVISION IV
FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR
2022 & 2023

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March 21-24, 2024 : St. Bernard Parish Frederick Sigur Civic Center

Tickets
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Hosted by the
Louisiana Crawfish Fest Foundation

The Mission of the Louisiana Crawfish Fest Foundation is to help those in need. Louisiana Crawfish Fest Foundation's goal is to support community programs in St. Bernard Parish and the surrounding areas. Through doing so, the foundation hopes to encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships. The purpose of this organization is to not only promote St. Bernard Parish and the culture and tourism through the Louisiana Crawfish Festival, but also to be charitable, patriotic, educational, and other public-spirited purposes that have an impact on our community.

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We are proud to have been able to donate to the following charities:

OLPS Church, School & CCD
Our Lady of Lourdes Church & CCD
Children's Hospital
Compassionate Friends
Keep Christ in Christmas
The Kidney Foundation
St. Bernard Christian School
Project Graduation
Reserve Deputy Corporation
St. Bernard Parish Public School Special Education
Scholarships
Hannan Manor Assisted Living Center
St. Bernard Parish Deputies
St. Bernard Parish Firemen

VA Donations
St. Bernard Church
YEP
Driven
My Friends Closet
Slidell Ladies for Liberty
Ronald McDonald House
Coats for Kids
St. Bernard Council on Aging
Christmas Toy Giveaway 
Trick or Trunk
St. Bernard Autism Society
Giving Hope
St. Bernard Recreation Department
Ochsner Hospital for Children
St. Bernard Parish EMT

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History of the Louisiana Crawfish Festival

In 1975, the Knights of Columbus Rummel Council 5747 saw a need in the St. Bernard Community. Debating on how to raise funds, a member of the council suggested that they host a festival, and so the Louisiana Crawfish Festival began. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina devastated St. Bernard Parish, which caused the festival to not happen again until 2007. Many residents of St. Bernard joined together with friends and family who moved away after the Hurricane. Some even say the festival was the reason that they returned to St. Bernard Parish to rebuild. After the Louisiana Crawfish Festival reestablished itself, it became the main fundraiser for Knights of Columbus Rummel Council, which allowed them to donate over $100,000 per year to multiple community initiatives throughout the St. Bernard Community and the surrounding areas. Since Hurricane Katrina, the Louisiana Crawfish Festival donated over TWO MILLION DOLLARS back to the community. To commemorate the 45th Louisiana Crawfish Festival, the committee decided to establish the Louisiana Crawfish Fest Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)3.

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