Long Beach will be getting a taste of Louisiana from August 5-7 during the 23rd Annual Long Beach Crawfish Festival. Thousands are expected to gather for this yearly event to celebrate crawfish in all its glory. Festivities begin August 5 for Fat Friday, where there will be a Mardi Gras masquerade ball, and continue through Sunday with live entertainment and lots of crawfish. There are many ticketing options available—depending on how much food is your limit—as well as VIP seating. Prices go up at the door, so be sure to buy ahead of time.