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SWLA Mardi Gras

It's never too early to start planning your Mardi Gras vacation! Read More →

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 →

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This is one of the Largest Boat, Sport & RV Shows, and Sales on the Gulf Coast. Over 100,000 sq. ft. of the latest Boats and RVs, plus Scuba Gear, Resort Information, Guides, ATVs, Fishing Read More →
Martin Luther King, Jr. Festival January 18-12 The MLK Coalition announces plans for Martin Luther King Jr. Festival, which will be held January Read More →
Traxxas Monster Truck Destruction Tour, the motorsports entertainment epicenter with the nation’s most competitive monster trucks, will be invading The Lake Charles Civic Center for two Read More →
Called “The Greatest Show on Dirt,” the Southwest District Livestock Show and Rodeo returns to the Burton Complex with rodeo performances, livestock shows, a Queen’s Pageant, a stick-horse Read More →
Tracy Lawrence is an American country music singer, songwriter, and record producer. Lawrence signed to Atlantic Records in 1991, and debuted that year with the album Sticks and Stones. He has Read More →
Join us as we celebrate our fans during our all-new Fan Powered World Tour! Interact with Globetrotters stars more than ever before, both on and off the court. New this year, you can Read More →
Paris by Night is a direct-to-video series featuring Vietnamese-language musical variety shows produced by Thúy Nga Productions. Originally, Paris by Night was filmed exclusively in Paris, Read More →
Johnny Gill is an American singer-songwriter and actor. He is the sixth and final member of the R&B/pop group New Edition, and was also a member of the super group called LSG, with Gerald Read More →
Legendary rock band STYX will perform at Golden Nugget Lake Charles in the Grand Event Center on Saturday, February 16 at 8:00 PM. With sixteen Top 40 hits to their credit, STYX is best known Read More →
The parade will consist of Mardi Gras Krewes, merchants, individuals, groups and organizations, and the route will be from Cypress Street through the S-Curve to South Huntington Read More →
Line up along the seawall at the lakefront promenade behind the Civic Center and be dazzled by the glowing boat parade on shimmering Lake Charles. style="height: 600px; width: 100%; Read More →
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Join the Krewe of Barkus Parade- Krewe Read More →
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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 Gras fun Read More →
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Quickly on the heels of the holidays, everyone immediately gears up for Mardi Gras in Lake Charles / Southwest Louisiana . Craving the sweet taste of King Cake with cinnamon, sugar, fillings and Read More →
Mardi Gras is growing bigger and more elaborate every year. From parades and balls to parties and chicken runs, you need to plan ahead so that you don’t miss out on something incredible! Read More →
In Southwest Louisiana, the good times don’t end after Christmas or the New Year. Instead, we continue to celebrate with one of my favorite holidays: MARDI GRAS! And there’s no Read More →
No other bakery treat can beat King Cake during the Mardi Gras season. Take a stab at making your own with this recipe from the Junior League of Lake Charles cookbook, "Marshes to Read More →
Cooler weather, colorful Christmas lights, warm cups of hot chocolate, and the big guy himself, Santa Claus. It must be the holiday season! Southwest Louisiana has one festive collection of Read More →
For many in Southwest Louisiana, the Christmas meal is a big pot of gumbo. Read More →

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