The 12th annual Southwest Cajun Fest is back in Chandler this weekend

Jan 30, 2024, 4:15 AM

The 12th annual Southwest Cajun Fest is back in Chandler. (Southwest Cajun Fest Photo)...

The 12th annual Southwest Cajun Fest is back in Chandler. (Southwest Cajun Fest Photo)

(Southwest Cajun Fest Photo)

PHOENIX– The 12th Annual Southwest Cajun Fest is set to return to the East Valley this weekend.

The celebration of Mardi Gras and Cajun culture will take place at Dr. A.J. Chandler Park, located near Arizona Avenue and Chandler Boulevard, on Saturday from 2-9 p.m.

Here’s what to expect at the Southwest Cajun Fest

The Bourbon Street experience is said to be immersed with bead-throwing, stilt walkers and costumed street performers.

Guests can also experience a new prohibition-era themed hidden speakeasy during the festivities.

The festival will also include a three-hour performance by The Killer Dueling Pianos.

Culinary delights will feature authentic Cajun cuisine from vendors such as Bros Seafood and Jazzy Z’s, along with Mardi Gras treats such as king cake and spiced seafood boils.

Entertainment for all ages includes up-close encounters with live alligators, exotic birds and reptiles at the petting zoo, as well as activities including inflatables, face painting and yard games for families.

Adults can enjoy a variety of cocktails such as fruity rum hurricanes and daiquiris, while also encountering on-site tarot card readings and psychic-led seances courtesy of The Psychic of AZ.

Ticket information for the Southwest Cajun Fest

The Southwest Cajun Fest general admission tickets are available at $18, excluding food and beverages, while children 12 and under can attend for free. Ticket prices will increase as the event date approaches.

Enjoy the convenience of free parking, with ample slots and lots scattered throughout downtown Chandler. The event encourages guests to purchase your tickets through the event’s official ticketing page.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

(Facebook Photo/Scottsdale Police Department)...

4 people stabbed during early-morning melee at Scottsdale bar

A suspect is in custody after four people were stabbed early Saturday during a violent altercation at a bar in Scottsdale.

51 minutes ago

Paella featuring lobster tail, jumbo prawns, diver scallops, mussels, chorizo, arborio rice, Englis...

David Veenstra

Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Scottsdale opens new restaurant Faro & Brag

The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa opened its new restaurant, "Faro & Brag," in Scottsdale featuring modern cuisine and outdoor seating.

2 hours ago

View of midtown Phoenix. (Phoenix Business Journal Photo)...

Audrey Jensen/Phoenix Business Journal

Phoenix seeks applicants to turn vacant land into mixed-use development

The city of Phoenix is seeking developers for several infill parcels it owns for new housing and commercial projects.

2 hours ago

Velvet Road is one of the four performances as part of Peoria's Music in March concert series. (Peo...

Arin Ducharme

Music in March concerts return to Peoria every Sunday

Music in March at Paloma Community Park returns to Peoria. The concerts will take place at Paloma Community Park near Lake Pleasant Parkway.

3 hours ago

A band performs during an Arizona Bike Week motorcycle rally in Scottsdale, Arizona...

Kevin Stone

Yelawolf, George Thorogood, Everclear round out Arizona Bike Week concert lineup

The concert schedule for Arizona Bike Week 2024 in Scottsdale is set, with Yelawolf, George Thorogood and Everclear joining the lineup.

13 hours ago

A man was shot and killed in northwest Phoenix on Feb. 23, 2023. (Facebook File Photo/Phoenix Polic...

Police seeking suspect after man shot dead in northwest Phoenix alley

The Phoenix Police Department is looking for a suspect after a man was shot dead in a northwest Phoenix alley on Thursday evening.

17 hours ago

Sponsored Articles


Fiesta Bowl Foundation

The 51st annual Vrbo Fiesta Bowl Parade is excitingly upon us

The 51st annual Vrbo Fiesta Bowl Parade presented by Lerner & Rowe is upon us! The attraction honors Arizona and the history of the game.

(KTAR News Graphic)...

Boys & Girls Clubs

KTAR launches online holiday auction benefitting Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley

KTAR is teaming up with The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley for a holiday auction benefitting thousands of Valley kids.


Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing

Valley residents should be mindful of plumbing ahead of holidays

With Halloween in the rear-view and more holidays coming up, Day & Night recommends that Valley residents prepare accordingly.

The 12th annual Southwest Cajun Fest is back in Chandler this weekend