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Tickets are $25 pre-sale (+processing fees) $30 at the door. 21+ event.


Get your tickets to the battle of the year! February 26, 2023 you have plans! 


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

Sunday February 26, 2023

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;

Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center

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Opened in 1969 as the first therapeutic riding center built especially for the purpose of serving those with special needs in North America, the Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center serves riders of all ages who have physical, emotional or cognitive disabilities. Cheff’s mission is to enhance the lives of individuals who have special needs through equine assisted services while leading the industry in education.

Dream Of Kalamazoo Foundation


Dream of Kalamazoo Foundation is an organization that renders multiple professional services, including but not limited to hair services, barbering services, and a myriad of benefits within the beauty/health and wellness industry. We aim to provide quality professional services to our community within Kalamazoo, Calhoun, and Van Buren areas. We contend that many mothers and fathers are fostering children from different ethnicities, cultures, and backgrounds and need professional assistance in

implementing good styling and hair care.

Local establishments ready for battle! 

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


Bands inside and outside noon -6pm !

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, IHS, Western Son Vodka, Hits96.5 and 106.5Jackfm, 1st Source Bank, Bee Joyful, Farm Bureau Insurance, Rentalex, ArtWear

Adams Outdoor, Republic, Green Door Distilling.




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