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

Kyle EdmistonKYLE EDMISTON

Deputy Director, COO
Phone: 800-456-7952
kedmiston@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 JohnsonTARA 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

Sales Manager
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/Systems 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 Manager
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 TRAHAN

Tourist Information Manager
Phone: 800-456-7952
mtrahan@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 70601

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Events

Events

Foreigner, the iconic band with ten multi-platinum albums and sixteen Top 30 hits will perform on Saturday, April 21 in the Grand Event Center at Golden Nugget Lake Charles. Foreigner Read More →
THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2018 | 7 PM F.G. Bulber Auditorium, McNeese State University $20 Adults | $5 Children (under 18) | Free to McNeese and Sowela students with current ID a Read More →
Tickets on sale Jan. 16, 2018 Tickets start at $20! Celebrate what’s possible as the adventures of five daring Disney heroines spark the courage inside us all at Disney Read More →
Multi-Grammy award winner, George Benson will bring his smooth jazz/R&B style to the Golden Nugget’s Grand Event Center on Friday, April 27 at 8:30 PM. Raised in Pittsburgh, Benson was Read More →
Each year on the last Friday in April, the Arts Council of SWLA and the City of Lake Charles brings Spring Art Walk to downtown Lake Charles. This free event concentrates the Lake Area arts Read More →
Get ready to enjoy four fantastic movies on Fridays this month during “Movies Under the Stars.” Movies start at sundown - close to 8 p.m. - but get there early to get a good seat. Read More →
SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2018 | 3 PM Stokes Auditorium, Hartdner Hall, McNeese State University FREE and open to the public (no tickets. first come, first served.) 2016 Read More →
Sponsorship Opportunities are now open for CHRISTUS St. Patrick’s sixth annual Dragon Boat Race, scheduled for Saturday, April 28, 2018. Each dragon boat will have 22 people Read More →
Mark your calendar for our upcoming second year Crawfish and Music Festival, we are lining up the music. We already lined up a fabulous blues band and will have a lot more to offer. Bring a Read More →
The Louisiana Pirate Festival is a 10-day festival held on the grounds of the Lake Charles Civic Center and Seawall. The 61-year old festival is the oldest festival in the City of Lake Read More →
Thursday, May 3 4PM – 9PM – FAMILY NIGHT 4PM Buccaneer Pirate Read More →
Thursday, May 3, 2018 in the Coliseum of the Lake Charles Civic Center div Read More →
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