Pictured (L to R): Oliver G. “Rick” Richard, III, Chairman of the Visit Lake Charles Board of Directors; Nancy McCluskey, Sponsorship Chairman of the Southwest District Livestock Show & Rodeo. 


For additional information, contact:
Colten Miller, Publications/Systems Manager
Visit Lake Charles

Southwest District Livestock Show & Rodeo
Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Event

LAKE CHARLES, La. (Jan. 23, 2020)—The Southeast Tourism Society (STS) recently honored the Southwest District Livestock Show & Rodeo as a 2020 Top 20 Event for the month of January.

The Southwest District Livestock Show and Rodeo returns to the Burton Complex Thursday – Saturday, Jan. 30-Feb. 1, with rodeo performances, livestock shows and more. The Western Heritage Parade will kick off Thursday, Jan. 30, at 5 p.m. starting at W. LaGrange Street, head south on Ryan Street, and end at McNeese Stadium. The “mane” attraction is the professional rodeo performances that kick into gear each night at 7:30 p.m., featuring bucking broncos, thundering hooves and cheering fans. For more information, go to www.lakecharlesrodeo.com. 

Visit Lake Charles is a member of STS, an organization that promotes travel to and within the southeastern part of the United States. The Visit Lake Charles staff nominates all area fairs, festivals and events quarterly. Travel industry experts select 20 events per month, and STS publicizes them throughout the United States. The complete list is published on two websites: Southeast Tourism Society and Travel Media Press Room.

Events are selected from each of the following STS member states: Alabama, Arkansas, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. 

For more information, contact Visit Lake Charles at 337-436-9588 or go to www.visitlakecharles.org.