The 69th annual Delcambre Shrimp runs for five days. It started Wednesday August 14th and will continue through Saturday August 19th.
Events include a shrimp cook-off, queens pageants, fais-do-do's, food booths, carnival rides, and the blessing of the shrimp boat fleet. This is a family friendly event so bring the kids too!
There will be a wide variety of shrimp-based dishes to enjoy, like boiled shrimp, fried shrimp, shrimp sauce piquante, shrimp salad and many more. Every shrimp dish consumed at the festival is prepared by volunteer members of the festival association. If you're not in the mood for shrimp, the festival also offers a variety of other "festival" foods, cold beer, cold drinks and water.
For a full list of events, head over to the shrimp festival website.