For Immediate Release


Shelley Johnson, executive director
Kaylen Fletcher, public relations manager 


Mardi Gras Royal Gala Dazzles the Public

LAKE CHARLES, La. (December 20, 2011)--The Cinderella night of Mardi Gras manifests on Mardi Gras eve, Monday, February 20, with a lavish promenade of more than 50 krewes' royalty in extravagant, glittering costumes before thousand of residents and visitors to the Lake Charles Civic Center Coliseum at 7 p.m. 

Kings and queens, royal dukes and duchesses, captains, courtesans, and jesters in museum quality costumes will be in full display, complete with music and dancing for everyone at the second largest Mardi Gras in Louisiana.

Advance tickets to the Royal Gala are $5 and available at the following locations: Gordon's Drug Store, Party Time Store, the Perfect Gift, Medearis' Costumes, Joseph's Electric and the Lake Charles Civic Center Box Office in Lake Charles. In Sulphur, advance tickets are available at Hamilton House, and in Moss Bluff, Moss Bluff Flower Shop. Tickets are $6 at the door. Children age five and younger are admitted free.

For more information, contact the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau at (337) 436-9588 or visit for a full schedule of Mardi Gras events.