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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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Avast! Pirates of all ages are invited to celebrate this two week festival! Read More →
Help visitors to Southwest Louisiana experience the best of our local cuisine! Submit up to 3 Local Restaurants in Southwest Louisiana and be entered to win a $100 VISA Gift Card! 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 →

Upcoming Events

Always Something Cookin'

Upcoming Events

Contraband Days is one of Louisiana's largest festivals and the City of Lake Charles oldest festival and is celebrating its 59th year in 2016. Contraband Days is a themed "pirate" festival Read More →
Thursday, May 5, 2016 in the Coliseum of the Lake Charles Civic Center Serving lines open at 11:30 am, Read More →
Creedence Clearwater Revisited was formed in 1995 by former Creedence Clearwater Revival members Stu Cook (bass) and Doug Clifford (drums). Following their induction into the Rock and Roll Read More →
The CSE Federal Credit Union will present An Afternoon With MusicMakers, at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 7 in the Tritico Theatre on the McNeese State Campus. A reception and silent auction Read More →
Lake Charles Yacht Club invites all sailors to participate in its Contraband Regatta Saturday, May 7th 2016. The races will be governed by the rules defined in current Racing Rules of Sailing Read More →
Check out the cool interactive exhibits. Then, get outdoors on the Creole Nature Trail and explore the wild wonders of Southwest Louisiana up-close! Coloring Book Read More →
An afternoon with food from the lake area's finest restaurants, spirits, music, televised derby action, equestrian jumping exhibition, and a contest for best lady's hat and best gent's derby Read More →
Paul Albert Anka, OC is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and actor. Anka became famous in the late 1950's, 1960's and 1970's with hit songs like "Diana", "Lonely Boy", "Put Your Head on my Read More →
Class 5A-C LHSAA State Championships (Single Elimination) ADMISSION: Read More →
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 Read More →
Do you remember how you felt the first time you heard “The Twist”? Join us to relive that feeling with an opportunity twist the night away with Chubby Checker Read More →
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 Read More →
Like Peanut Butter and Jelly, the Starks Mayhaw Festival and Spring go hand in hand. And speaking of jelly, this is the place for it! Mayhaw jelly, Mayhaw butter, Mayhaw berries and more—the Read More →
Experience Air Supply live in concert in Lake Charles, LA at the Golden Nugget. Air Supply became international superstars in 1980 thanks to their studio offering, Lost In Love. Don't miss Read More →
THIS MOVIE IS RATED PG. Movies in the Square are FREE to the public and begin at sundown! Wreck-It Ralph longs to be as beloved as his game's perfect Good 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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