Special Alert
Special Alert

Our Mission

The mission of the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau is to provide leadership in initiating and coordinating the worldwide marketing of Calcasieu Parish as a highly desirable leisure and convention destination; to solicit and service convention and other group-related business; and to engage in visitor promotions which generate overnight stays in Southwest Louisiana, thereby enhancing and developing the economic fabric of the parish.

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Events

Events

Don Felder, Best known as lead guitarist for the Eagles, will perform in Golden Nugget’s Grand Event Center on Friday, February 23 at 8:30 PM. Felder submitted “16 or 17 tracks” that resulted Read More →
The Home Builders Association (HBA) of Southwest Louisiana will hold its 27th Annual Home, Garden & Lifestyle Show February 24-25, at the Lake Charles Civic Center. The Read More →
If you love rock ‘n’ roll, you will not want to miss Joan Jett & The Blackhearts in concert on Saturday, February 24 in the Grand Event Center of Golden Nugget Lake Charles at 8:00 PM. Read More →
If you enjoy a good brew, make your way to the Historic Calcasieu Marine National Bank Building for the 4th Annual Louisiana Winter Beer Festival on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 from 1-5 p.m. This Read More →
Country singer, songwriter Randy Houser will perform in the Grand Event Center at Golden Nugget on Friday, March 2 at 8:30 PM. Houser has been nominated for multiple ACM and CMA awards. His 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 →
Bell Biv DeVoe will bring their “new jack swing” sounds to the Grand Event Center on Saturday, March 3 at 8:00 PM. BBD’s debut album, Poison , was released in 1990 and reached Number Read More →
Authentic Louisiana Cajun cuisine will be on the menu at the Lake Charles Symphony’s 18th Annual Wild Beast Feast from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, at the VFW Post 2130, 5676 Lake St., Lake Read More →
TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2018 | 7 PM Benjamin W. Mount Theatre, Central School Arts & Humanities Center $20 Adults | $5 Children (under 18) | Free to McNeese and Sowela Students Read More →
THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 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 →
Live at the Lakefront is a free outdoor concert series hosted by the Arts Council of SWLA and the City of Lake Charles, featuring a variety of Louisiana musicians, an eclectic art market, and Read More →
Country music legend Willie Nelson will perform on Friday, March 9 at 8:30 PM in the Grand Event Center at Golden Nugget Lake Charles. Nelson rose to fame with the critical and commercial Read More →
If you're hungry for mouthwatering food, terrific music and great family fun then this is the festival for you. Taking place at the Lake Charles Civic Center, entertainers will perform gospel, Read More →
Saturday, March 10 | 3 pm | Free and open to the public | Stokes Auditorium, Hardtner Hall, McNeese State University No tickets required. First come, first served. Open to everyone. 2005 Read More →
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