4 Days of Live Music, Dance, Food & Fun!
More Than 100 Performances!
Cajun, Zydeco, Blues, Salsa, Country, Jazz & Swing
10,000 Pounds of Live Crawfish
Huge Shaded Dance Floors
Free Dance Lessons
Mardi Gras Parades
Delicious Cajun & Creole Cooking!
Louisiana Food Court
Cooking Demos by Louisiana Chefs
On Beautiful San Diego Bay
It’s the Most Fun You’ll Find This Side of The Bayou!
7 Stages! Non stop Music! Zydeco, Blues, Cajun, Swing, Salsa, Country & Jazz. The link below will take you to our 2017 line up page.
If you’re smiling, you’re doing it right! It’s a Bon Temps way of life. Free dance lessons by some of the finest instructors in the country!
Delicious Creole & Cajun Food including 10,000 pounds of live crawfish straight from Louisiana! Cooking demos by Southern chefs!
It’s Mardi Gras in May! This spirited 4-day music & food festival features entertainment for the whole family! Kids 17 and under admitted Free.
Reviews From Around The Globe
David Pizzoferrato —
“Flew in from Michigan for this event. Had a great time!”
Michele Paul — 5 star
“They are bringing my ‘backyard’ to San Diego. Only time I feel at home here. I love Gator By The Bay!”
Deborah B. — 5 star
From the East coast to the West coast and the Bayou in between, Gator By the Bay Is the absolute best scene not only for Cajun zydeco- blues- music – But also Cajun cuisine!
Many Thanks to Our Event Sponsors & Patrons!
Financial support for Gator By The Bay is provided in part by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture. Many thanks to them and our other major platinum level event sponsors. Our full List of sponsors is available through this LINK.