- $9 for two single-day general-admission tickets, redeemable on April 10, 11, or 12 ($16 value)
- The fest is open from 11 a.m.–10 p.m. on April 10 and 11, and 11 a.m.–6 p.m. on April 12. Children ages 12 and under receive free admission.
Pearland Crawfish Festival
There's always a pot boiling somewhere at the Pearland Crawfish Festival. During the event, vendors bring in farm-raised crawfish from the Gulf Coast, cook it, and then serve it by the pound or turn it into sport through eating competitions. The celebration of cajun cuisine extends well beyond crawfish, too. Cooks here also fry alligator, ladle out gumbo, and stuff Louisiana lobster puffs—pastries filled with rich lobster meat and a spicy, creamy sauce.
Yet the festival would still exist even without these edible elements. The grounds also encompass a carnival, complete with rides and more food, as well as two stages where musicians strum and blow the blues on one and zydeco, country, and rock on the other. There's even fun to be had for nonhumans in Splash Dogs, an activity where pups get to run off a ramp into a pool of water to cool down and try to out-cannonball one another.