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Fairs and 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 →

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 →

Perfect Getaway

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 →

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 →

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 →

Welcome to Lake Charles, Southwest Louisiana

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Gallery Promenade, the Arts Council of SWLA’s annual gallery and museum showcase, returns Friday, September 28th, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Select galleries, art spaces, and businesses from across Read More →
"The Haunted Ship - Lake Charles" Set to Open Friday, 28 September at the USS ORLECK Naval Museum Read More →
The Lost Hollows, a locally owned and family-operated attraction, is the largest and most terrifying outdoor haunt in Lake Charles, Louisiana! The fright-filled trail is open every Friday and Read More →
In the Grand Event Center Tickets go on sale Friday, June 29, 2018 @ 10am Vince Neil , the legendary front man of Motley Crue is an international Read More →
September 29 & 30, at the Lake Charles Civic Center, the Habibi Shrine Circus will return! The Shrine Circus is the only Circus with a purpose!! Show times are on Saturday at 10 am, Read More →
Join Westlake for its annual picnic for the city. It is called La Ville Uni (French for the City United ) The event will take place on Read More →
McNeese Cowboys vs. Stephen F. Austin - Time TBA at Cowboy Stadium Read More →
Southwest Louisiana Down Syndrome Group invites you, your family & friends to support our 11th Annual Step UP 4 Down Syndrome Family Fun Day and Read More →
Anyone who likes to eat, dance, and have fun will enjoy this festival. Calca-Chew Food Festival is an alcohol free festival centered around our French Heritage. Everything about the festival Read More →
McNeese Cowboys vs. Abilene Christian University - Time TBA at Cowboy Stadium Read More →
Lake Charles Toyota presents Mickey Smith, Jr.'s "Sax in the City Cocktails & Cake" at the Golden Nugget Lake Charles Grand Event Center on Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 6pm. The concert will Read More →
Purchase a VIP Package and become a VIP - Very Important Pup! The VIP Package includes a premium seat, special souvenir gift and exclusive access to a Meet & Greet with Ryder and two Read More →
Join us for free concert at MorganField. Join us on the beautiful grounds of The Village at MorganField in October for Music at MorganField! This free, family event will feature live Read More →
Fine wines and culinary treats are in store for those attending the Rouge et Blanc event to be held Saturday, Oct. 13 set on the beautiful campus of McNeese State University. More than 200 Read More →
Celebrate Vinton’s 107 th birthday at the 2017 Vinton Heritage Festival. The annual event on Saturday, Oct. 13 , celebrates the town’s rich history with plenty of Read More →
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Friday, October 26, from 5 - 8:30 p.m No matter where we live, we are surrounded by history. As kids, we grow up on streets like Ryan, Pujo, and Touchy, and as adults, we learn about the names Read More →
View some of the top local and visitor generated photos on social media from late August and early September. They're sure to inspire you! #VisitLakeCharles Read More →
Fall is coming for us, which means two things: relief from the summer heat (hopefully) and football! Whether your cheering for Local State University or Hometown Tech, personally we prefer our Read More →
Making a Roux is the basis of several Louisiana Creole and Cajun dishes such as gumbo and jambalaya. There are several varieties of roux from white to dark; the coloring is based on how long it Read More →
Southwest Louisiana has no shortage of waterways – shimmering lakes, meandering rivers, mysterious bayous, cypress swamps, and salt grass marshes – and where there is water, there Read More →

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