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Become Pinch A Palooza Festival Sponsor

Posted by Karen Hales on Apr 05 2018

For the past nine years, Deanie’s has presented the Pinch A Palooza Festival & Crawfish Eating Contest, a free family-friendly crawfish and music festival at Deanie’s original location in Bucktown. Each year Pinch A Palooza draws several thousand seafood lovers in the Greater New Orleans area and donates to great causes.

The 9th-annual Pinch A Palooza Festival takes place from noon to 8 p.m., Sun., April 22 and includes performances by great local bands such as the Bucktown All-Stars, Top Cats, Roux the Day, Vince Vance & the Valiants and Cowboy Mouth. We’ll also be entertained by the 610 Stompers and the 9th-annual Pinch A Palooza Crawfish Eating Contest, as well as our second Pinch A Palooza Junior Crawfish Eating Contest.

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Topics: free crawfish festival, crawfish festival, New Orleans festivals, New Orleans festival season, New Orleans music festival

Pinch A Palooza: A family-friendly festival in Bucktown

Posted by Lindsay Adler on Mar 30 2018

Crawfish Races, Kids Crawfish eating contest & Family fun

Deanie’s Seafood Restaurant each year delivers an outdoor festival providing free family fun with a focus on Louisiana’s favorite pasttime, the neighborhood crawfish boil. Deanie’s Pinch A Palooza Festival & Crawfish Eating Contest takes place from noon to 8 p.m., Sun., April 22 at Deanie’s Seafood Restaurant & Seafood Market in Bucktown, 1713 Lake Ave. in Metairie. With family-friendly entertainment from bands like Vince Vance & The Valiants and Cowboy Mouth, a fun dance performance by the 610 Stompers, and tons of boiled crawfish and Deanie’s crawfish specialties, Pinch A Palooza is a great family outing on the shores of Lake Pontchartrain.

The festival features live entertainment, a crawfish eating contest for adults and children, and a host of fun activities for kids. Better yet, admission and fest activities are free.

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Topics: free crawfish festival, crawfish festival, louisiana crawfish, kid friendly, New Orleans festival season

Pinch A Palooza Crawfish Festival Returns April 22

Posted by Karen Hales on Mar 28 2018

Crawfish Eating Contests for Kids and Adults; Cowboy Mouth Headlines 

METAIRIE, LA. —(March 28, 2017)—Just in time for crawfish season, Deanie’s Seafood Restaurant presents the 9th-annual Pinch A Palooza Festival & Crawfish Eating Contest on on Sun., April 22 at Deanie’s Seafood Restaurant & Seafood Market in Bucktown. Pinch A Palooza 2018 will feature live performances by The Topcats, Bucktown All-Stars, Vince Vance & The Valiants, Cowboy Mouth, and more—plus the 9th-annual Pinch A Palooza Crawfish Eating Contest.

The free outdoor seafood festival takes place from noon to 8 p.m., Sun., April 22 at Deanie’s Seafood’s original restaurant and seafood market in Bucktown, 1713 Lake Ave., Metairie. Admission is free.

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Topics: Pinch A Palooza, New Orleans festival season, crawfish season, best crawfish in new orleans

Need help navigating NOLA Events this fall?

Posted by Lindsay Adler on Sep 15 2017

New Orleans music festival, food, arts, and more 

Now that the cooler weather is finally creeping up on us, it’s time to gear up for a busy season of festivals and events in New Orleans!  When it comes to finding fun things to do in New Orleans, any given weekend is chock full of live music, food, and festivities for all ages. But with so many amazing things to choose from, it can be hard to narrow down your weekend plans.

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Topics: Fall festivals, festival season in new orleans, New Orleans festival season, fun things to do in new orleans, NOLA events, New Orleans music festival, voodoo music festival

Pinch A Palooza is top New Orleans music festival

Posted by Lindsay Adler on Apr 18 2017

Free Crawfish Festival features live music all day  

Deanie's Seafood will host its eighth-annual Pinch A Palooza Festival, a free crawfish festival celebrating Louisiana music and crawfish, on Sunday April 23 at Deanie’s Seafood Restaurant & Seafood Market in Bucktown! Celebrating Louisiana Crawfish Month during the peak of New Orleans music festival season, Pinch A Palooza will feature more than 5,000 lbs. of boiled crawfish, a crawfish-eating contest for adults as well as one for children ages 6-12, crafts and games for the kids, and live music all day long.  

New Orleans all-male charitable dance troupe The 610 Stompers will also be warming up the crowd with their spectacular dance moves. With seven bands beginning at 11am, and popular local funk band Flow Tribe closing out the night, this crawfish festival features music and entertainment for all ages!  

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Topics: Pinch A Palooza, crawfish festival, Louisiana crawfish festival, Louisiana fairs & festivals, crawfish season, New Orleans music festival, New Orleans festival season, New Orleans festivals, free crawfish festival, Deanie's in Bucktown

Announcing Pinch A Palooza Festival 2017 Lineup

Posted by Karen Hales on Mar 16 2017

Flow Tribe headlines, Amanda Shaw, Rockin’ Dopsie, Vince Vance & The Valiants, The Sheik with Resurrection on deck

METAIRIE, LA. —(March 16, 2017)—Just in time for Louisiana Crawfish Awareness Month, Deanie’s Seafood Restaurant presents its 8th-annual Pinch A Palooza Festival & Crawfish Eating Contest on Sun., April 23 at Deanie’s Seafood Restaurant & Seafood Market in Bucktown. Pinch A Palooza 2017 will feature performances by seven bands—including Flow Tribe, Amanda Shaw & The Cute Guys, Vince Vance & The Valiants and Rockin’ Dopsie & The Zydeco Twisters—and the 8th-annual Pinch A Palooza Crawfish Eating Contest. This year’s event also will introduce the Pinch A Palooza Kids Crawfish Eating Contest for crawfish lovers age 6 to 12 to compete for the title of Pinch A Palooza 2017 Junior Crawfish Eating Champion.

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Topics: Pinch A Palooza, New Orleans festival season, crawfish season

It's Mardi Gras, plus other fun NOLA events

Posted by Lindsay Adler on Jan 31 2017

Winter NOLA events celebrate food, culture, music

There’s never a shortage of fun things to do in New Orleans. Whether you’re visiting the city for the first time or a seasoned local, you can pick from tons of awesome NOLA events on any given weekend!

With Carnival Season in full swing, the entire city will soon be gearing up for nonstop parades, king cakes, and other celebratory gatherings. There is a range of both indoor as well as outdoor activities through the months of January, February and March, which should help you cope with the recent temperature fluctuations.  No matter how wacky the weather is, you can find something unique and colorful to do in the Crescent City.

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Topics: New Orleans, New Orleans food, fun things to do in new orleans, NOLA events, crawfish boil, New Orleans festival season, Mardi Gras, carnival, mardi gras parades

New Orleans Festivals kick off Fall season

Posted by Lindsay Adler on Sep 16 2016

Fall New Orleans Festivals FEATURE new NOLA events

Now that the cooler weather is starting to roll in, it’s time to gear up for fall New Orleans festivals!  Festival season in the Crescent City includes old standbys such as the 24th Annual New Orleans Film Festival plus several newcomers celebrating Southern cuisine. The highly anticipated New Orleans festivals schedule features what this community does best: live music, food, and fun.

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Topics: New Orleans festivals, New Orleans festival season, NOLA events, New Orleans, New Orleans food

Guide to Festival Season in Louisiana

Posted by Lindsay Adler on Apr 22 2016

organizing your plan, sticking to budget, Footwear & more

Festival season is here!  This month on any given weekend in Louisiana, you can take your pick from every kind of festival under the sun.  If you've been out recently for French Quarter Festival or Deanie's Pinch A Palooza Festival, or have plans to head out to Festival International de Louisiane or New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, you know that having a well thought-out plan is key.  

We’ll help you make the most of your experience from New Orleans to Natchitoches!

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Topics: live music, Jazz & Heritage Festival, Jazz Fest, New Orleans festival season, Festival Internationale, New Orleans music festival

Pinch A Palooza Offers Family Friendly Food & Entertainment

Posted by Lindsay Adler on Apr 14 2016

fun for the whole family: crawfish races, games, crafts + live music, food & crawfish-eating contest

The seventh-annual Pinch A Palooza Festival & Crawfish-Eating Contest returns to the shores of Lake Pontchartrain for a day of family friendly fun!  This festival celebrating Louisiana’s unique delicacy takes place all day Sunday, April 17from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Deanie's Seafood Restaurant in Bucktown.  

With over 5,000 pounds of boiled Louisiana crawfish, live music, and a variety of activities for fun-lovers of all ages, it’s the can’t-miss family event of the festival season.  And best of all… it’s FREE!

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Topics: Pinch A Palooza, crawfish, live music, Family Friendly, New Orleans festival season, crawfish boil, boiled crawfish, street party, crawfish eating contest

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