For additional information, contact:
Shelley Johnson, executive director
Kaylen Fletcher, public relations manager
Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau
(337) 436-9588 or (800) 456-7952

Cajun French Music & Food Festival
Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Event

LAKE CHARLES-The Southeast Tourism Society (STS) recently honored the Cajun French Music & Food Festival as a 2013 Top 20 Event for the month of July. This is the third year in a row the festival has been named a Top 20 Event!

Every year the festival aims to preserve the Cajun traditions and heritage through music, dancing and food! Along with the delicious food and dancing, visitors can enjoy arts and crafts booths, raffles and games. Organized by the Lake Charles chapter of the Cajun French Music Association, the festival is a true celebration of the Cajun heritage and culture. This year's festival will be held July 19-21 at the Burton Coliseum in Lake Charles.
The Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau is a member of STS, an organization that promotes travel to and within the southeastern part of the United States. The bureau nominates all area fairs, festivals and events quarterly. The STS Top 20 Events marketing program highlights the "best of the best" from submitted entries. Events are selected from each of the following STS member states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

The Top 20 Events publication is sent to over 1,600 newspapers, magazines, radio stations, TV stations, AAA publications and others. The combined circulation of organizations using the publication is well into the millions. The potential media coverage of these events has made the Top 20 Events list a coveted honor.

For more information, contact the Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau at (337) 436-9588, or visit