Cajun Food & Music Festival
July 19 - 21
Burton Coliseum will be jumping with lively Cajun sounds Saturday and Sunday, July 19-21, for the 26th Annual Cajun Music and Food Festival, presented by the Lake Charles Chapter of the Cajun French Music Association. Savory Cajun specialties like jambalaya, gumbo, cracklins and more will be in the gumbo pot along with Cajun spices that have pleased taste buds for centuries. Other festival highlights include raffles, arts and crafts booths and games for kids. Raffle prizes include everything from an accordion to a live hog! No ice chests are allowed.
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July 25 - 27
Known as the Marshland Festival, this festival originated to support the community, especially kids, through non-profit organizations. Music isn't all that goes on during the Marshland Festival; there will be a business expo, arts and crafts for sale, activities for the kids and more, including...food! Southwest Louisiana is known for flavorful fare and hot music, and this festival will give you a taste of both. Live music, begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 26, ending at midnight. On Saturday, July 27, the music will begin at noon and go through the day, ending at midnight. For a complete schedule, visit http://www.marshlandfestival.com/.
St. Theresa's Bon Ton Festival
September 20 - 22
St. Theresa's Bon Ton Festival is a local tradition. We are a family-friendly festival and known for our music, rides and especially food. We also have bingo, live and silent auctions, a country store, sweet shop and garage sale. There will be a covered pavilion with plenty of room for dancing, eating and visiting. There is also a 5K run for kids!
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Calca-Chew Food Festival
Here in Louisiana when you hear the word "festival" you think of food, music and dancing. Well the 28th annual Calca-Chew Food Festival offers all that and more! Representing the the best of both our parish and our delicious Cajun cuisine, the festival focuses on our Cajun heritage and provides an alcohol-free family atmosphere. There will be auctions, live entertainment, a French mass and of course-great food!
If you are a fan of spicy Cajun food you won't want to miss this festival with a variety of Cajun classics including shrimp étouffée, boudin, fried fish, gumbo and barbecue. The French mass starts off the festival at 7 a.m. and during the day, visitors can enjoy games, a live auction, raffles, a petting zoo, train rides and great Cajun music and food.
Held at the St. Margaret Catholic Church Family Center, on the corner of 17th Street and Enterprise Blvd. in Lake Charles, the Calca-Chew festival is a favorite among locals and all dishes are prepared by parishioners. Mark your calendar for the annual Calca-Chew Food Festival, September 30. Festival hours are 7 a.m. - 3 p.m., and admission is free. For more information, call the church office at (337) 439-4585.