Travelers plan vacations to the Fort Lauderdale area for the beaches, the restaurants, and the nightlife. Another great reason to plan a trip to this south Florida destination is for special events. One special event of the year is the Cajun Zydeco Festival. This annual festival takes place every November, bringing together Zydeco music, spicy Cajun and Creole food, and plenty of arts and crafts for the kids too. If you're tired of the same old festivals, it's time to spice things up with the Cajun Zydeco Festival.
Cajun Zydeco Festival Vacation Rentals
The Cajun Zydeco Festival is a three-day festival spread over the course of a weekend, but why not plan a longer trip to Hollywood, FL? Choose a vacation rental right on the beach
and in addition to Zydeco music and Cajun food, you can enjoy a few lazy days on the beach too. November is a lovely, quiet time to visit South Florida. The beaches won't be packed like they are in the summer and, when you choose a vacation rental, all the restaurants and nightlife of the Fort Lauderdale area
will be right at your fingertips too.
The 2012 Festival
In 2012, the Cajun Zydeco Festival will take place November 9th through the 11th. A number of well-known Zydeco acts will take the stage. including Rosie Ledet & The Zydeco Playboys
and Geno Delafose
. Outdoor entertainment is spread across two stages and there is plenty of space on wooden dance floors to show off your moves.
What is Zydeco?
Many travel enthusiasts might be intrigued about a Cajun festival in Hollywood, but aren't sure exactly what Zydeco is. Zydeco is a type of American folk music that has its root in southwest Louisiana. In fact, a good deal of Zydeco is still sung in Creole French. There are many descriptions of what Zydeco music sounds like, but one good definition includes blending an old style of American music - with roots in French and Irish fiddle tunes and Appalachian styles - with blues and R&B. The best way to discover Zydeco music is to plan a trip to Hollywood, FL
Tickets for the Cajun Zydeco Festival are available online. Music enthusiasts can choose between several different types of tickets. An adult one-day pass costs $20. If you want to attend more than one day of events, you can purchase the three-day pass for $35. One way to secure a discount is if you're traveling in a group; group tickets are available for $15 each for groups of 20 or more. Senior citizen tickets (must be at least 65 years of age) are available for $18 each. Tickets for children age 6 - 11 are $5, while kids age 5 and under are free. Keep in mind that there are no refunds for tickets.
This festival is located at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
in Hollywood, Florida
. This event is held rain or shine, so when you're packing, be sure to pack a few items in case of rain. No pets are allowed into the festival, so for this event, be sure to leave your pooch at home. While some music festivals consist of mostly listening to music, this is one festival that provides the opportunity to get up and dance. After you've danced up an appetite, there are many vendors selling spicy Cajun and Creole dishes at the festival. Families should visit the Kid's Kingdom
for extra entertainment.
Hollywood Beach Vacation Rentals for the 2012 Cajun Zydeco Festival
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