Oysters, shrimp, and fish may rule most of the Texas Coast, but from the Bolivar Ferry landing east to the Sabine, blue-tipped crabs are still the king. That's why the Bolivar Peninsula's Texas Crab Festival is celebrating its 29th year on the planet.
The crustacean-themed festivities May 9-11 include crab races, wiener dog races, carnival rides, a golf tournament, a fun run, a Texas Two-Step contest, and concerts by Wayne Toups (Friday), Ezra Charles (Saturday), and Jerry Diaz & Hanna's Reef (Sunday). Best of all, there's a crab gumbo contest on Saturday, May 10: chefs can enter here. All proceeds go to charity.
Most of the action takes place in Gregory Park, 2297 Highway 87.
Speaking of "Highway 87"...