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SWLA Mardi Gras

Parades, Children's Day, a Zydeco dance, a Gumbo Cook-off and other events pack various weekends leading up to Mardi Gras. Read More →

Arts, Culture & Cuisine

Southwest Louisiana has a thriving arts community, complete with exhibitions, festivals celebrating the arts, dance, music, concerts, theatre and more. Read More →

Creole Nature Trail

Louisiana's Creole Nature Trail All-American Road is a hands-on opportunity to experience one of America's untamed natural wonders. Read More →

Adventure Point

Kick off your Creole Nature Trail journey at Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point—a free, fun attraction that immerses you in nature and Louisiana’s unique culture. Read More →

Gaming, Golf, Getaways

If you are looking for a first rate casino getaway, you will hit the jackpot when booking your trip to Southwest Louisiana/Lake Charles. Read More →

Calcasieu Parish

Calcasieu Parish's rich history, diversified economy, and numerous recreational opportunities, make this area a wonderful place to live and visit. Read More →

Welcome to Lake Charles, Southwest Louisiana.

Our Cajun personalities make you feel at home while exploring our casinos, golf greens, live music, Cajun cuisine and restaurants, not to mention year round fishing and hunting. Outdoor adventures also include a journey into Louisiana's Outback along the Creole Nature Trail All-American Road. Known as the Festival Capital of Louisiana, boasting over 75 fairs and festivals including Mardi Gras, the Contraband Days Pirate Festival and the Cajun Music & Food Festival. The Charpentier Historic District and area museums give visitors a glimpse into our past. For the perfect family trip, group tour, reunion or convention, it's Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana and its six cities: Lake Charles, Sulphur, Westlake, DeQuincy, Vinton and Iowa.
 

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Highlights

You can experience lavish costumes and the big city pageantry in a family friendly Mardi Gras. Read More →
Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana currently boasts 4 premiere casino gaming properties. Read More →
Exploring the Creole Nature Trail where you can view birds, alligators and wildlife up close. Read More →
A delicious local snack, boudin is the go to food with many varieties from smoked to spicy. Read More →
During the fall hunting season, you'll see hundreds of thousands of waterfowl who winter here - smac Read More →
We have experienced fishing guides to show you the hottest spots to lure in your catch of the day. Read More →
Golfing is a year-round attraction in Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana. Read More →
The past and future collide with Historic App showcasing the Historic Charpentier District of Victorian homes. Read More →

Upcoming Events

Always Something Cookin'

Upcoming Events

The Cinderella night of Mardi Gras manifests on Lundi Gras, Monday, February 8 at 7 p.m. with a lavish promenade of more than 60 krewes’ royalty in extravagant, glittering costumes Read More →
Catch a chicken at the 38th annual Mardi Gras Run on Tuesday, February 9 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 503 E Highway 90, in the town of Iowa. Doors open at 8 a.m., the Mardi Gras floats Read More →
Downtown-Midtown Lake Charles. Hundreds of elaborate krewe floats, costumes, beads and more wind through the city in the culmination of the Fat Tuesday celebration. Parade Read More →
Downtown-Midtown Lake Charles. Hot rods, classics and motorcycles. Read More →
Eddie Money will perform in the Grand Event Center at Golden Nugget Lake Charles on Friday, February 12 at 8:30 PM. Eddie Money burst onto the music scene in the late 1970s with his double Read More →
Lou Gramm, best known as the original lead singer of Foreigner, will perform in the Grand Event Center at Golden Nugget Lake Charles on Saturday, February 13 at 8:00 PM. Gramm was a Read More →
Treat your Valentine to a night with us! Sit down to a lovely dinner, receive a complimentary gift and enjoy a performance from Under the Street Lamp . These talented entertainers Read More →
Get out and take a stroll down memory lane with Motown’s greatest Grammy award winning group - The Commodores! Limited seating available. Must be 21 or older to attend. All Read More →
February 13th Valentine Dinner Cruise 5:30-8:30pmCruise aboard the Lady of the Lake and enjoy dinner, dancing and wine tasting. Music will be provided by Grammy Finalist Mickey Smith. Read More →
O.A.R. will perform in the Grand Event Center at Golden Nugget Lake Charles on Friday, February 19 at 8:30 PM. Known for vibrant and intense live shows, O.A. R. is short for “Of A Read More →
Get ready Lake Charles for the most colorful fun-filled day of your life! You’ll have more color on you than your happy levels can handle! So get your friends and family stretched out Read More →
Asian Concert featuring entertainment by Dam Vinh Hung, Quang Linh, Mai Thien Van and more! When: Sunday, February 21 2pm & 6pm Where: L’Auberge Event Read More →
Laura Shapiro once wrote inNewsweek, "Short course in modern dance: in the beginning there was Martha Graham, who changed the face of an art form and discovered a new world. Then there was Read More →
Golden Nugget Lake Charles welcomes Grammy winning singer-songwriter Melissa Ethridge on Saturday, February 26. She will take the stage in the Grand Event Center at 8 PM. Known for her Read More →
** Tickets go on sale Friday January 15, 2016 to general public ** Join the fan club "Club Luck" at willienelson.com and get your tickets today!! Willie Nelson is one of the most Read More →

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Only good at Sulphur, LA location. Must be of equal or lesser value. Coupon may be used for one time only. Must have coupon to receive offer. Please present coupon when placing or picking up your Read More →
Lake Charles location only. Excludes alcohol. One coupon valid per party per table. Coupon may be used for one time only. Must have coupon to receive offer. Please present coupon when placing or Read More →
PLEASE CLICK LINK BELOW FOR DEAL. Take a trip to Lake Charles to enjoy the casinos, downtown or just for a getaway. We are running an exclusive 15% off promotion for the remainder of fall and Read More →
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