Mardi Gras Packages
Mardi Gras is right around the corner and it's never to early to start planning!
Family Friendly Atmosphere:
The best part about celebratingMardi Gras in Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana is the atmosphere. There is a type of warmth that is genuine along with a simple spirit of joy which is what we Cajuns call the "joie de vivre" or the "joy of living." In Lake Charles, you can experience lavish costumes and the big city pageantry of Mardi Gras along with a family-friendly feel. In fact, there is a whole day dedicated to children and family activities during the celebration, and parade routes are filled with families lining the streets, so that makes Mardi Gras in Lake Charles a unique place to experience Carnival.
Lake Charles has over 50 krewes and is second in the state only to New Orleans with the number of krewes participating in Mardi Gras activities. Lake Charles is also the only place in the state where the public is invited to see the ornate costumes the royal courts from all local krewes in one place, both at the Twelfth Night evening, usually held on January 6 each year, as well as the Royal Gala, held the evening before Mardi Gras day. In other parts of the state non-krewe members would have to be invited to each krewe's ball in order to see the royal court in their fine feathers! It's a nominal fee that gets the public in the door, and jeans are the comfort clothes of choice for these presentations! Also, at the Twelfth Night presentation of courts, each person walking in the door gets a piece of King Cake, and grand prizes are given out to lucky patrons.
Highlighted 2013 Mardi Gras Events
- 12th Night- Jan. 6
- Merchant's Parade- Feb. 8
- Gumbo Cook-Off- Feb. 9
- Krewe of Barkus Parade- Feb. 9
- Zydeco Dance- Feb. 9
- Taste de la Louisiane- Feb. 10
- Children's Day- Feb. 10
- Children's Parade- Feb. 10
- Lighted Boat Parade- Feb. 10
- Royal Gala- Feb 11
- Krewe of Krewes' Parade- Feb 12
Click HERE for a PDF list of events & map of the 2013 Parade route for the Merchant's, Children's, Hot Rods & Classics, and Krewe of Krewes Parades.
For the latest Mardi Gras event information, visit www.swlamardigras.com
Mardi GRAS 2013 Packages
Mardi Gras Revelers Package
Isle of Capri Hotel Casino
100 Westlake Ave, Westlake, LA 70669
Inn Room Price- $71 + tax/night
Tower Room Price- $111 + tax/night
Back by popular demand, the Isle of Capri Hotel Casino will have the Mardi Gras Music Fest February 8-11 featuring Damon Troy and Final Five, the Grammy Award Winning Chubby Carrier and The Bayou Swamp Band, Horace Trahan and Ossun Express, Cajun and Country Music Legend Jo-El Sonnier, Boozoo Chavis Family Zydeco Dog Hill Stompers, Chris Ardoin and NuStep Zydeko and Barry Badon and The Bayou Boys! All performances will be held in Caribbean Cove and will be free and open to the public 21 and up.
Each guest (21 or older) will recieve $10 FAN Play with a FAN CLUB card.
*Up to 2 guests in a single bed room & 4 guests in a double bed room.
(Offer valid for February 11-12, 2013)
Discount Code: MARDI13
In the Middle of the Action
America's Best Inns & Suites
401 Lakeshore Drive Lake Charles, LA 70601
King Suites- $59 + tax/night
Double Deluxe Suites- $69 + tax/night
King Whirlpool Suites- $79 + tax/night
Special additions: Mardi Gras beads and souvenirs
(Offer valid for February 8-13, 2013)
Discount Code: #AK00305457G
Call: (337) 439-2444