Special Alert
Special Alert

About Us

Located off of I-10 towards downtown on beautiful Lake Charles, the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau is here to serve visitors as a resource center for the region.

Among the opportunities that you can learn about here are the Creole Nature Trail All-American Road and the Southwest Louisiana Boudin Trail. In addition, we have local diningcasinofestival, and outdoor activity guides.
 

Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau

1205 N. Lakeshore Drive
Lake Charles, LA 70601
1-800-456-SWLA
(337) 436-9588
(337) 494-SWLA (fax)

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point and CVB Satellite Office

2740 Ruth Street
Sulphur, LA 70665
337-502-4358

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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Restaurants & Dining
You will not want to miss out on our delicious seafood and fine dining seasoned to perfection. Look below for a list of area restaurants!
Visitors Guide
Explore Our

Getaway Guide

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Events

Events

The Cinderella night of Mardi Gras manifests on Lundi Gras, Monday, February 27 at 7 p.m. with a lavish promenade of more than 60 krewes’ royalty in extravagant, glittering costumes before Read More →
Catch a chicken at the 38th annual Mardi Gras Run on Tuesday, February 28 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 503 E Highway 90, in the town of Iowa. Doors open at 8 a.m., the Mardi Gras floats Read More →
In conjunction with Seven Slots Society, jeep lovers unite to roll down Ryan Street in this jammin' jeep parade. To participate, visit a Read More →
Downtown-Midtown Lake Charles - parade rolls at 5 p.m. Hundreds of elaborate krewe floats, costumes, beads and more wind through the city in the culmination of the Fat Tuesday Read More →
Downtown-Midtown Lake Charles. Hot rods, classics and motorcycles. Starting at 3pm Parade Routes style="margin-right: Read More →
Area groups strut their Mardi Gras spirit down Ryan Street to the tunes of Mardi Gras music in this walking parade. This is Lake Charles' first walking parade! style="font-size: Read More →
Parents looking for a family-friendly option this Mardi Gras are invited to bring their kids to “The Zone” presented by the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury. This 9 th annual event will 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 →
Country music legend Charley Pride returns to the Delta Event Center for a live performance of his favorite country classics. In addition to 52 top-10 hits, this incomparable singer/musician's Read More →
Easton Corbin Saturday, March 4, 2017 • 7:00pm Event Center General Admission: $30 with a Fan Club card - $35 without a Fan Club Card - $25 Standing Room Read More →
The Louisiana Winter Beer Festival will be held on March 4, 2017 at the Historic Calcasieu Marine National Bank building in Downtown Lake Charles. This is the third year for the beer festival Read More →
Friday: 8pm-12am: Throwback Part /Time Machine Party; Admission $10.00 Saturday: Festival hours: noon-6pm; Read More →
Get ready Lake Charles for the most colorful fun-filled day of your life! You'll have more color on you than your happy levels can handle! So get your friends and family stretched out for this Read More →
Live show featuring Frank Caliendo. Tickets on sale now. About Caliendo: Frank Caliendo is an Read More →
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