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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 →

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 →

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 →

Cajun Fusion Cooking

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

Fairs & Festivals

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

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Get award winning Cajun Boudin in your home for the holidays and a way to take it on the Geaux. Read More →
Get in the Christmas spirit with activities from carriage rides to lighted boat parades to snow! 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 →
A delicious local snack, boudin is the go to food with many varieties from smoked to spicy. Read More →
During the fall hunting season, you'll see hundreds of thousands of waterfowl who winter here - smac Read More →

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It’s the “12 Days of Christmas,” only this time, it’s not just a song! Thanks to several community organizations in Sulphur, we are proud to announce that Christmas will last almost two full Read More →
In its 16 th annual trip across Kansas City Southern’s (KCS) U.S. rail network, the Holiday Express train is planning to stop at the Railroad Museum at 400 Lake Charles Read More →
Lake Charles Civic Ballet’s “Christmas in Louisiana: Once Upon a Time” Dec. 8 - 10, Lake Charles Civic Center. This beautiful ballet tells the Read More →
About Jennifer Nettles: Jennifer Nettles music has been with us for so long, it is easy for ticket buyers to forget that she is only now starting her journey as a Read More →
Iowa Christmas Parade and Christmas in the Park Dec. 10, Lawrence Toups Park, Downtown Iowa. Christmas Parade begins at 4 p.m. from the VF Read More →
The Ward One Economic Development Board and the Moss Bluff Civic Club will sponsor the Moss Bluff Christmas Parade on Read More →
***Due to the weather on Dec. 3, the Christmas parade has been postponed til December 10, 2016 at Read More →
Performing for you live in the Grand Event Center starting 8pm, Saturday. Tickets available a Read More →
A world of brass bands, rock and roll, pop radio, country, hip-hop and reggae all rolled into one big, beautiful band of color. In the great tradition of stunning acts, Bag of Donuts has to be Read More →
Celebrate 2016 at Jack Daniel’s New Year’s Eve Party! Party begins at 8pm and includes midnight celebration Read More →
Mardi Gras makes its flamboyant entrance with the Twelfth Night Parade Extravaganza inside the Lake Charles Civic Center Coliseum. There will be a lively, mini-parade featuring members of Read More →
The 59th Annual Louisiana Fur and Wildlife Festival will highlight all the local, natural resource industries in the area. The festival caters to all ages and interests featuring parades, a Read More →
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Festival will be January 16, 2016. More details to come. For more a complete list of the festival events, please call 337-491-9955 or visit www.kzwafm.com. 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 →
Jumping into the Mardi Gras spirit, the City of Sulphur's Mardi Gras Parade. The parade will consist of Mardi Gras Krewes, merchants, individuals, groups and organizations, and the Read More →

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With each purchase of a 12 oz. bag of coffee, you will receive a FREE 2 oz. coffee sample of your choice. Redeem at the following locations: a Read More →
Free Beignet with purchase of an entree! Limit: One per table, per visit 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 →
Holiday shopping done? If not, our hotel is offering a $25 gift card to Dillards at Prien Lake Mall when you purchase our 'Holiday Shop and Drop Package'. We are just a mile away from Read More →
One free four inch bedding plant. No purchase necessary. One free plant per customer. Must present coupon to redeem, can be printed or shown electronically. Coupon is only redeemable one time. Read More →
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 →
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