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Sun, Feb 26



Louie's 17th Annual Charity Gumbo Cook-off & Crawfish Boil

Kalamazoo area establishments battling for best GUMBO!

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Louie's 17th Annual Charity Gumbo Cook-off & Crawfish Boil
Louie's 17th Annual Charity Gumbo Cook-off & Crawfish Boil

Time & Location

Feb 26, 2023, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Kalamazoo, 629 Walbridge St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007, USA

About the event

Join us for Louie's 17th Annual Charity Gumbo Cook-Off & Crawfish Boil!

Sunday February 26, 2023

A full day of fun with your favorite local Kalamazoo area establishments battling for best GUMBO!

-Sample your way through gumbo from local participating establishments and vote for your favorite!

- Feast on our crawfish boil flown in fresh from Louisiana.

- Enjoy LIVE MUSIC inside and outside during the entire event.

- Full bar inside, bloody Mary bar, beer and liquor bars outside as well in an enclosed heated tent.

- The end cap to Downtown Kalamazoo Winter Restaurant Week.

Visit for Winter Restaurant Week information!

We have a full day of fun, all for a great cause.

Ticket purchase goes toward two amazing local charitable organizations;

Chef Theroputic Riding Center

and Dream of Kalamazoo Foundation


Bell's Brewery, Brick & Brine, Elysium, North 11, Green Top Tavern, Old Dog Tavern, Skinny Kenny's BBQ, Jungle Bird, Rustica, Viva Fajita, McGonigals, Saugatuck Brewing, Main St. Pub Portage, South Kitchen featuring the Kalamazoo Pit Posse, Up & Under, Presidential Brewing Co., Wax Wings and Bombas.

LIVE MUSIC: The Bronk Bros, Carrie McFerrin & The McFerrinheits, The Incantations, Kitten & The Tonics, Jeff Mueller, Jesse Manns & Chrystal Hoffman, Mike and The Mule.

Guest judges:

WWMT Newschannel 3 Anchor Andy Dominianni, Top 7 in Master Chef Season 11 Anne Hicks, Kalamazoo Menu Founder Mark Liddle and Beth Morrison, Cody Piechocki Head Coach of the Kalamazoo Growlers, and Jordan with Hits 96.5.

Thank you sponsors!

Bell's Brewery

Pro Services


Western Son Vodka

Hits96.5 and 106.5Jackfm

1st Source Bank

Bee Joyful

Farm Bureau Insurance



Adams Outdoor


All information can be found at GOTOKRA.COM and announced on our social pages leading up to the event. Follow along!

Tickets are $25 in-house, $25 pre-sale (+processing fees online) $30 at the door. This is a 21+ event.

Share, save and get your tickets to the battle of the year! February 26, 2023 you have plans!

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