The 33rd Annual Boogie Aims at Bringing the Bayou to Campbell

The two-day festival kicks off May 19 and continues May 20 in downtown Campbell.

Campbell just knows how to throw a party and this weekend, the estimated 60,000 people that are expected will prove this.

On May 19 and 20, the will present the , a two-day food and music-centric festival that attracts thousands throughout the South Bay.

, , and of course, will be offered by the various food vendors at the event but if your little one isn't keen on alligator, there's always the kettle corn!

The event is family-friendly, with an entire area,"Kiddie Korner" dedicated to the youth (and young-at-heart), complete with carnival-style rides adjacent to .

Inside the candy and soda store, the 's SJG School of Music's Rock Workshop Bands will be performing live on May 19, from 11:00 a.m. to about 1:00 p.m.

"We are glad we could accommodate," said Rocket Fizz Co-Owner Chris Dunn.

This year, the chamber has added a few features to the event to make it simpler to find information and to spend less time in lines.

"We created an official Boogie facebook page and have a partnership with Bi-fi to offer paperless tickets for food, like an express line," said Campbell Chamber of Commerce CEO Neil Collins.

This last part will come in handy with the 200 food and drink vendors that will be present at the weekend event.

The chamber will also be at hand to make sure people can really get into the New Orleans-feel with festive masks, beads and hats for sale, $5 each.

Boogie is free to attend and kicks off May 19 at 10:00 a.m. and goes to 6:00 p.m. The second day, May 20 goes from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Parking is available at the surrounding lots and garages, including the First and Second Street Parking Garages. No pets allowed. Service animals OK.

Boogie on the Bayou Entertainment Schedule*

Saturday, May 19, 2012 




Sunday, May 20, 2012


  • 11:00 a.m.-1:45 p.m.: Courtableu (Cajun)
  • 2:15-5:00 p.m.: Kickin' the Mule (New Orleans Blues)



*This information was gathered from the Downtown Campbell Business Association's website.

For more information or to read all about Boogie 2012, visit the topic page here. Missed it last year? Check out our coverage here.

stacy May 16, 2012 at 07:50 PM
Wait. What? No pets allowed? Is this new? Boo.
Bethany Hooks May 17, 2012 at 05:12 PM
Hi Stacy.... I work at the Campbell Chamber of Commerce that puts on Boogie...The "no pets" is not new and we are required to post that because the city requires it. I think it has to do with the abundance of people attending...sorry...I have a dog and would LOVE to bring him too.... Bethany
stacy May 17, 2012 at 07:35 PM
Hi, Bethany. Thanks for replying. I guess I brought my dog "illegally" previously. Thanks, again.


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something