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rivergate Festival

April 18-20, 2024

Join us in the heart of the Mississippi Delta for a weekend of art, music, contests, and loads of FUN!  This makes over 30 years for this local Downtown Party, where everyone's invited. 


Activities include the a BBQ Competition to rival all cook-offs, live entertainment all weekend long, and not to mention the best Crawfish this side of the Mississippi! 

This festival is free to the public, with food & childrens activities available for purchase. 


You do not want to miss the 31st Annual Rivergate Festival!

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Schedule of Events

*Please check back often, subject to change
Thursday, April 18
  • 5:00pm: Crawfish Alley Opens

  • 5:00pm:  Live Music at the Rivergate Park Amphitheatre 

  • 6:00pm: VIP Sponsor Reception at the Main Street Events Building 

Friday, April 19
  • 4:00pm: Children's Activities Open

  • 4:00pm: Craft & Food Vendors, Cooking Teams Load In

  • 5:00pm: Crawfish Alley Opens

  • 5:00pm: Live Music at the Rivergate Park Amphitheatre

  • 8:00pm: Live Music at the Rivergate Park Amphitheatre

  • All entertainment is free to the public!

  • Rivergate Park & Town of Tunica Curfew is at midnight Friday April 19. 

Saturday, April 20
  • 10:00am: BBQ Contest 

  • 10:00am:  Live Music at the Rivergate Park Amphitheatre

  • 11:00am: Crawfish Alley Opens...they will sell until it's gone!

  • 1:00pm: Live Music at the Rivergate Park Amphitheatre

  • 3:00pm:  BBQ Contest Winners Announced.

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Live music all weekend!

8pm | Rivergate Park Amphitheatre

Check back often as we update this page with all our awesome local live musicians who will play at Rivergate Festival!

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Crawfish Alley!

Over 15,000 pounds of Grade A Louisiana Crawfish

Last year the Crawfish Crew set a record by selling 16,000 pounds of Crawfish!  Come out again this year to see what the crew is cookin' up.  Click on the link below to get all the info for this year's Alley. 

2023 Crawfish Alley Pricing Flyer

**PLEASE NOTE** in an effort to provide a better experience for all our guests, the Crawfish Crew is not allowing coolers to be brought in and filled with crawfish on Thursday or Friday.  Thank you for your cooperation and understanding with this change.

If you would like to get package pricing on wristbands please click the link below:

2023 Crawfish Alley Sponsorship Packages

Click here to purchase sponsorship packages online

Join the Crawfish Alley Facebook Page to stay up to date!


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