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Special Alert

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Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau
1205 N. Lakeshore Drive
Lake Charles, LA 70601
1-800-456-SWLA
(337) 436-9588
(337) 494-SWLA (fax)

* Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point and CVB Satellite Office
2740 Ruth Street
Sulphur, LA 70665
337-502-4358

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Administration

SHELLEY JOHNSON

Executive Director
Phone: 800-456-7952
sjohnson@visitlakecharles.org
1205 N. Lakeshore Dr.
Lake Charles, LA 70601

*SHANNA LANDRY

Director of Administration & Satellite Office
Phone: 337-502-4358
slandry@visitlakecharles.org
2740 Ruth Street
Sulphur, LA 70665

CINDY JOHNSON

Special Projects Manager
Phone: 800-456-7952
cjohnson@visitlakecharles.org
1205 N. Lakeshore Dr.
Lake Charles, LA 70601

Sales & Services

ERIC ZARTLER

Sales Director, TMP
Phone: 800-456-7952
ezartler@visitlakecharles.org
1205 N. Lakeshore Dr.
Lake Charles, LA 70601

AMANDA REEVES

Sales Manager
Phone: 800-456-7952
areeves@visitlakecharles.org
1205 N. Lakeshore Dr.
Lake Charles, LA 70601

TARA JOHNSON

Group Services/Sales Manager
Phone: 800-456-7952
tjohnson@visitlakecharles.org
1205 N. Lakeshore Dr.
Lake Charles, LA 70601
 

Communications Department

ANGIE MANNING

Communications Director, CDME
Phone: 800-456-7952
amanning@visitlakecharles.org
1205 N. Lakeshore Dr.
Lake Charles, LA 70601

*MEGAN HARTMAN

Senior Public Relations Manager, TMP
Phone: 337-502-4358
mhartman@visitlakecharles.org
2740 Ruth Street
Sulphur, LA 70665

ELIZABETH EUSTIS

Digital Media Manager
Phone: 800-456-7952
eeustis@visitlakecharles.org
1205 N. Lakeshore Dr.
Lake Charles, LA 70601

COLTEN MILLER

Publications Manager
Phone: 800-456-7952
cmiller@visitlakecharles.org
1205 N. Lakeshore Dr.
Lake Charles, LA 70601

Tour & Travel

*ANNE KLENKE

Adventure Tourism Director
Phone: 337-502-4358
aklenke@visitlakecharles.org
2740 Ruth Street
Sulphur, LA 70665

Tourist Information

MELISSA BERTRAND

Tourist Information Manager
Phone: 800-456-7952
mbertrand@visitlakecharles.org
1205 N. Lakeshore Dr.
Lake Charles, LA 70601

*JAMEY GUIDRY

Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point Guide Manager
Phone: 800-456-7952
jguidry@visitlakecharles.org
1205 N. Lakeshore Dr.
Lake Charles, LA 70665

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Events

Events

A parade of costumed pets and their owners makes for a whimsical, carnival atmosphere. The title of "Mystical Dog" is given to the most strikingly costumed participant. One of the most Read More →
Be dazzled by the glowing boat parade on shimmering Lake Charles. A purple, green and gold parade for the young and young at heart. Read More →
Pitbull in concert at Golden Nugget Lake Charles! International music sensation Pitbull has sold millions of digital singles (including his current hit “Hey Read More →
The District Livestock Show & Rodeo returns to the Burton Complex in Lake Charles for "The Greatest Show on Dirt." There will be a variety of rodeo performances, livestock shows, a Queen's Read More →
The public tastes from every pot of chicken and sausage, seafood or wild game gumbo in a hot contest of more than 60 teams on Saturday, February 6, at the Lake Charles Civic Center Exhibition Read More →
Mardi Gras in Southwest Louisiana is a family-friendly festival and even has an entire day devoted to kids! Children’s Day, a free event open to children ages 3 to 11, combines Mardi Read More →
A purple, green and gold parade in Lake Charles for the young and young at heart. Parade Routes All parade Read More →
Pots and pots of traditional Louisiana cuisine ready to be sampled, all for a $7 admission fee. Read More →
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 →
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