Great Food at the Crab Festival in Crystal Beach, Texas

The Texas Crab Festival is one of the most anticipated events hosted by the Bolivar Peninsula and has been a hit among locals since its debut in 1986! Each year, on Mother’s Day weekend, over 200 volunteers and over 60 sponsors pull together for a three-day event filled with music, fun activities, and most importantly, CRAB! Learn about the Texas Crab Festival, then start planning your trip to Crystal Beach on Mother’s Day weekend! 

If you are interested in learning about more of the great events, festivals, and activities held on the Bolivar Peninsula, you can get access to our free Vacation Guide to start planning an eventful trip regardless of the time of year! Read about all the best on the peninsula and book your getaway today! 


Learn About the Texas Crab Festival


When it comes to food at the Texas Crab Festival, it’s exactly what you’d expect! There is no shortage of amazing and unique crab dishes, and there’s even a crab gumbo cook-off so that you can participate in sharing great food! Anyone can enter to show off their best crab gumbo, and four awards will be given out to only the best of the best, so start practicing your roux now! 


Start Saturday off with the 5K/1K Fun Run at Fort Travis Seashore Park! The paved path on a scenic and historical site is the perfect way to get the day started. The festival also hosts a wide variety of contests, tournaments, and activities throughout the weekend, Friday-Sunday! Show off your moves at the Texas 2-Step dance contest, prove your worth at the cornhole tournament, get the young one involved with a scavenger hunt and youth media contest, and that’s not even everything! 

Live Music

Finally, sit back and just enjoy some tunes! Over the weekend, the Texas Crab Festival gives the stage to 9 incredible local acts who will share their musical talents with you! Enjoy the sounds of country music, super pop, rock, authentic Cajun music, and more! Visit the festival’s music page to learn more about each of these amazing acts! 

Sleep Off Your Full Stomach at a Swedes Real Estate Vacation Rental!

A Sea Glass Estate

After you’ve finished your day at the Texas Crab Festival, come back to your Swedes Real Estate Vacation Rental! Nothing is better after a day in the sun, eating and having fun, than getting back home for some rest and relaxation! Browse our long list of beautiful and comfortable rentals that are equipped to serve any need you have. We have rentals ready for groups of any size from 6 to 34! So, come with your friends or even for a family reunion and we have you covered! 

Visit our rental page and browse properties available during Mother’s Day weekend this year! There is great availability for now, but it won’t last for very long. Book your Texas Crab Festival getaway today!