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For additional information, contact:

Eric Zartler, Vice Chair

Louisiana Pirate Festival, Inc.

(337) 436-9588 

Louisiana Pirate Festival, Pirate Costume Ball, May 11

LAKE CHARLES, La. (March 13, 2018) — The Louisiana Pirate Festival is adding a premier event to the 2018 festivities with the inaugural Louisiana Pirate Festival Costume Ball to be held on Friday, May 11, at the Lake Charles Civic Center’s Buccaneer Room from 8:30 -11:30 p.m. with an opening reception starting at 7:30 p.m.

The reception with pirate-pleasing cuisine will take place outside the Buccaneer Room from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m., and the party kicks off with the band Mixed Nuts taking the stage at 8:30 p.m. Mixed Nuts is a high-energy party band, and they are sure to get everyone on the dance floor for an exciting, festive evening.

“As guests arrive, they will be enchanted by the Caribbean feel of the ball, with parrots, palm trees and festive pirate décor. We cannot wait to transform the space into a wonderland of the islands to create the perfect atmosphere for an event to remember. I am encouraging everyone I see to make plans to attend this incredible pirate costume ball,” said Anne Monlezun, co-chair of the Louisiana Pirate Festival Costume Ball.

The ball also has a “Message in a Bottle” fundraiser aspect that will benefit the St. Nicholas Center for Children.

Tickets for the ball are $45 for a single entry, $75 for a couple and $400 for a premium, reserved table of eight. Pirate attire is requested, and you must be at least 21 years old to attend.

Louisiana Pirate Festival Ball committee co-chairs are Anne Monlezun and Kathy Granger. Other members of the committee include Eric Zartler, Jimmy Bastow, Kimberly Albrecht, George Barbier, Aaron Beale, Briggs Becton, Sandra Dartus, Mona Duhon, Denise Fasske, Russ Grantham, Amy Grimes, Shelley Johnson, Randy Lanza, Mickey LeBlanc, Cyndi LeJeune, Michelle McInnis, Angel Papadmitiriou, Brant Parish, Annette Richey and Lisa Smith.

The Louisiana Pirate Festival Costume Ball is sponsored in part by Bayou Rum. For ticket information, visit