The City of Celina announced details for its annual Celina Cajun Fest presented by REX Real Estate, the City’s largest annual outdoor festival. The event, which is free to the public, will take place on Saturday, May 13, on the historic Downtown Square from 2:00 – 9:00 PM.
Grammy award-winning legends Diamond Rio will perform a free concert on the Centurion American Stage to close out the event. Diamond Rio has sold over 10 million albums, won a Grammy, captured six CMA and ACM Vocal Group of the Year awards, and was the first country music group to reach No. 1 with a debut single (Meet in the Middle). In addition, Jeffery Broussard and the Creole Cowboys and Texas Clearwater Revival will also perform. All entertainment is courtesy of the Celina Economic Development Corporation.
Families and friends will have the opportunity to feast on the largest crawfish boil in North Texas. The crawfish, which is sponsored by Sinacola, will be served by Dallas’ top-ranked crawfish crew, Cajun Crawfish Company. The event will also feature multiple alligator shows, a large kids zone area with inflatables and carnival rides, an arcade area, photo opportunities, and local vendors offering food, drinks, and unique handmade and homemade items.
“Our annual Celina Cajun Fest is the greatest way to kick off the summer season,” said Celina Mayor Sean Terry. “Along with a memorable evening on the Square with a free Diamond Rio concert, the City throws a massive party with a crawfish boil, excellent local food and drink vendors and entertainment that is enjoyable for all ages.”
“Celina Cajun Fest is one of the best showcases of our historic Downtown Square,” said Jason Laumer, Celina City Manager. “There are few cities that will host a free event where friends and families from around North Texas can come and enjoy the incredible food and festivities that Celina Cajun Fest offers while also enjoying a free concert by country legends Diamond Rio.
While the event is free to the public, tickets for crawfish meals will be sold in advance, which include 3 lbs. of crawfish, corn, and potatoes. Tickets will go on sale beginning Friday, March 31, at $20 per ticket or $30 per ticket day of the event. In addition, there will be a special Front Row Experience package, which will include an exclusive front row standing area for the concert, a crawfish platter, a drink ticket, and event merchandise. Tickets for the Front Row Experience will be $150 per ticket. Service fees will be added to all online ticket sales.
Free shuttle service courtesy of HilltopSecurities will also be available from parking lots at Brookshire’s Food and Pharmacy (675 Sunset Blvd) and Celina High School (3455 N Preston Rd).
The City also released a list of this year’s sponsors for the annual Celina Cajun Fest, including REX Real Estate (Title Sponsor), Celina Economic Development Corporation (Entertainment Sponsor), Centurion American (Stage Sponsor), Sinacola (Crawfish Sponsor), Cook Children’s Health Care System (Kids Zone), CoServ (Photo Ops Sponsor), AUI Partners (Koozie Sponsor), Jill Gunnell Mathews State Farm (Bibs Sponsor), and HilltopSecurities (Shuttle Sponsor).
Additional sponsors for the event include Andy’s Sprinkler, Drainage & Lighting, Blossom Pediatric Dentistry, Blossom Pediatric Dentistry, Children’s Health, Fairway Empower Lending Team – American Frontline Rewards, GarverUSA, Hemphill Orthodontics, Jim Adler & Associates, Lamar National Bank, Lone Star Roots, and Pacheco Koch, a Westwood Company.
For more information on the annual Celina Cajun Fest, please visit www.lifeincelinatx.com/cajunfest.