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Fairs & Festivals

Known as the Festival Capital of Louisiana, we host more than 75 fairs, festivals and special events each year! Read More →

Cajun Fusion Cooking

Come taste the wide variety of cuisine in Southwest Louisiana paired with delectable Southern hospitality, for yourself! 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 →

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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You voted and the numbers are in! See who won the 2016 Top 20 Local Favorites! 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 →
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 →
A delicious local snack, boudin is the go to food with many varieties from smoked to spicy. Read More →
Take a tour through one of the historic districts Charpentier, Margaret Place, or Shell Beach Drive to see classic examples of early 1900s Lake Charles architecture or magnificent plantation Read More →

Upcoming Events

Always Something Cookin'

Upcoming Events

The City of Lake Charles announces plans for the 18 th annual Downtown at Sundown concert series featuring four consecutive Fridays of live music from 5:30-9 p.m., beginning May 13. Read More →
The Louisiana High School Rodeo Association (LHSRA) will host the Louisiana Junior High and High School Finals Rodeos at the Burton Coliseum Complex May 27 - June 4 . With Read More →
Rodney Carrington is a multi-talented comedian, actor, singer and writer who recorded nine major record label comedy albums, which have sold millions of Read More →
The City of Lake Charles announces plans for the 18th annual Downtown at Sundown concert series featuring four consecutive Fridays of live music from 5:30-9 p.m., beginning May 13. The event Read More →
Join us for live music from Grand Funk Railroad! The group was formed in Flint, Michigan in 1969, taking their name as a play on the well-known Grand Trunk Western Railroad. By 1971, Read More →
Golden Nugget invites you to the 2016 Happy Together Tour! The latest edition of the Happy Together Tour will be headlined by The Turtles featuring Howard “Eddie” Kaylen and Mark “Flo” Read More →
Mark Chesnutt starting at 7pm at the Isle of Capri Event Center Read More →
Make plans to dance the night away with Cajun music legend - Wayne Toups! You can add another nickname to the music man they call "Le Boss." High-energy showman Wayne Toups has long Read More →
Enjoy a beautiful sunset by the lakefront while listening to a musical performance from the Lake Charles Community Band. Remember to bring your lawn chairs. Picnics welcome. In case of rain, Read More →
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, and the Friends of the Southwest Louisiana National Wildlife Refuge Complex and Wetlands are working Read More →
Join us for live music with The Guess Who. The Canadian rock group features Derek Sharp on lead vocals and guitar, Leonard Shaw on keyboard, flute and vocals, Garry Peterson on drums Read More →
Come out to the Golden Nugget for a night of laughter, with comedian Bill Engvall! Bill Engvall is best known from the Blue Collar Comedy concert films and his “Here’s Your Sign” Read More →
Community volunteers committed to growing the music scene in the Lake Charles area are working hard to promote an unprecedented music festival with the goal of reviving the music scene for Read More →
Join us at the Golden Nugget for Live Music from Rusty Yates! Read More →
Join us at L'Auberge for our 2016 Summer Concert Series! The poolside event includes performances from artists like Chris Young, Wayne Toups, The Fray, Third Eye Blind and Battle of Read More →

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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 →
Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Sulphur/Lake Charles 102 Mallard Street - Sulphur, LA 70665 “Like” us on Facebook & Save 10% Off Your Stay Click “Book Now” for Discount Redeemable: Read More →
Book the Golden Nugget Casino Package and enjoy $25 in casino chips to the Golden Nugget Casino and transportation to casino each night during your stay! Guests also receive standard amenities Read More →
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