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DMAP Accredited LogoThe staff of the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau welcomes the opportunity to serve you. Please phone or e-mail one of our friendly staff listed below for more information on our area.

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)

* Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point and CVB Satellite Office
2740 Ruth Street
Sulphur, LA 70665
337-502-4358

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Administration

SHELLEY JOHNSON

Executive Director
Phone: 800-456-7952
sjohnson@visitlakecharles.org
1205 N. Lakeshore Dr.
Lake Charles, LA 70601

*SHANNA LANDRY

Director of Administration & Satellite Office
Phone: 337-502-4358
slandry@visitlakecharles.org
2740 Ruth Street
Sulphur, LA 70665

CINDY JOHNSON

Special Projects Manager
Phone: 800-456-7952
cjohnson@visitlakecharles.org
1205 N. Lakeshore Dr.
Lake Charles, LA 70601

Sales & Services

ERIC ZARTLER

Sales Director, TMP
Phone: 800-456-7952
ezartler@visitlakecharles.org
1205 N. Lakeshore Dr.
Lake Charles, LA 70601

TARA JOHNSON

Sales Manager
Phone: 800-456-7952
tjohnson@visitlakecharles.org
1205 N. Lakeshore Dr.
Lake Charles, LA 70601

Taylor BeardTAYLOR BEARD

Sales Manager
Phone: 800-456-7952
tbeard@visitlakecharles.org
1205 N. Lakeshore Dr.
Lake Charles, LA 70601

Laikyn CooperLAIKYN COOPER

Group Services Coordinator
Phone: 800-456-7952
lcooper@visitlakecharles.org
1205 N. Lakeshore Dr.
Lake Charles, LA 70601

Communications Department

Angie Manning 2016ANGIE MANNING

Communications Director, CDME
Phone: 800-456-7952
amanning@visitlakecharles.org
1205 N. Lakeshore Dr.
Lake Charles, LA 70601

Elizabeth Eustis 2016ELIZABETH EUSTIS

Digital Media Manager
Phone: 800-456-7952
eeustis@visitlakecharles.org
1205 N. Lakeshore Dr.
Lake Charles, LA 70601

Colten Miller 2016COLTEN MILLER

Publications Manager
Phone: 800-456-7952
cmiller@visitlakecharles.org
1205 N. Lakeshore Dr.
Lake Charles, LA 70601

AMANDA REEVES

Public Relations Manager
Phone: 800-456-7952
areeves@visitlakecharles.org
1205 N. Lakeshore Dr.
Lake Charles, LA 70601

Will Precht Staff Image*WILL PRECHT

Media Relations Specialist
Phone: 800-456-7952
wprecht@visitlakecharles.org
2740 Ruth Street
Sulphur, LA 70665

Tour & Travel

*ANNE KLENKE

Tourism Director
Phone: 337-502-4358
aklenke@visitlakecharles.org
2740 Ruth Street
Sulphur, LA 70665

Tourist Information

MELISSA BERTRAND

Tourist Information Manager
Phone: 800-456-7952
mbertrand@visitlakecharles.org
1205 N. Lakeshore Dr.
Lake Charles, LA 70601

JAMEY KADHIM

Tourist Information Weekend Manager
Phone: 800-456-7952
jkadhim@visitlakecharles.org
1205 N. Lakeshore Dr.
Lake Charles, LA 70665

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Events

Events

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 →
A moving experience for the entire family, this is the 76th production of The Messiah and it continues to be a beautiful reminder of the true meaning of Christmas. One of the longest running 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 →
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