Downtown Lafayette’s Rooftop Crawfish Boil

Supporting Downtown Lafayette never tasted so good.

The Crawfish Boil on the Rooftop is an annual fundraiser for Downtown Lafayette Unlimited, the non-profit that produces events like Downtown Alive!, Movies in the Parc, and 2nd Saturday Artwalk, and supports businesses and other organizations in Downtown Lafayette. Tickets to the boil include exclusive views from the roof of the Vermilion Street parking garage, live music, free drinks, and expertly prepared crawfish in one of the best crawfish boil settings in South Louisiana.

The 2020 Crawfish Boil on the Rooftop has been postponed to Thursday, Sept 24. Shrimp will be served since crawfish will be out of season.


The Boil on the Rooftop, presented by Moss BMW will have the same purpose and same location, but a new date and different crustacean.

Due to restrictions on large gatherings as a result of coronavirus, the annual Crawfish Boil on the Rooftop fundraiser has been rescheduled to Thursday, September 24 and will now be a shrimp boil. The event will have the same purpose and same location, but with a new date and a different crustacean. We are saddened that we cannot share crawfish with our supporters, but at the same time we are glad to have the opportunity to keep this event scheduled for 2020.

The boil will be held on top of the Vermilion Street Garage, next to Parc Sans Souci. The Boil on the Rooftop, presented by Moss BMW, offers exclusive views of Downtown, live local music, and the chance to #riptails and enjoy conversation with other lovers of Downtown Lafayette.

Tickets for the boil include 1.25 lbs of premium jumbo shrimp with all the fixings and all-you-can-drink beverages including water, soda, wine, and beer. Various ticket levels include individual, table, and sponsor tables.

The rooftop party begins at 6 pm and dinner will be served at 7 pm. Live music by Bonsoir Catin will provide “a-peelin’ tunes” to accompany the festivities.

Show some extra love

Your appreciation for Downtown doesn’t have to stop at a ticket to the event. Our sponsors are the backbone of this fundraising event, and we show them love every chance we get. By purchasing a table for your family or employees, or upgrading to one of our higher sponsor levels, you can show your love for Downtown Lafayette.

If you want to learn more about sponsorship opportunities for this event and others, you can contact the Director of DLU, Maureen Dugas Foster or fill out our Sponsor Opportunities form and we will reach out to you.


Click here to view sponsor options and benefits for the 2020 boil.


Photos from the 2019 Rooftop Crawfish Boil

Our epic 2019 Rooftop Crawfish Boil broke records for Downtown with over 750 people in attendance. Does this event belong in the Guinness book of world records for “Largest crawfish boil on the top of a parking garage?” It’s a strong possibility, and we hope you’ll help us to break the record again this year.

Photos by Paul Kieu Photography.

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