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Best Time for an Escape!

The fun is so much closer than you ever imagined! Only a short two-and-a-half hour drive from Houston or quick direct flight into Lake Charles Regional Airport from various major cities in Texas, separates you from your perfect getaway!

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Cajun Christmas

Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana knows how to get in the Christmas spirit. It even snows annually in Sulphur, LA at the Christmas Under the Oaks/Holiday House! Enjoy the festivities with Light Up the Lakefront Boat Parade, Christmas Under the Oaks Balloon Parade, and many other Christmas parades in the surrounding communities. Enjoy a carriage ride along Lakeshore Drive under a lighted oak tree canopy to see the majestic houses all lit up for the holiday season. Plus shopping at this holiday BEST at Mistletoe and Moss Holiday Market and Sulphur's Holiday House!

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Treat Yourself

From Southern Sugar Scrubs to Bayou Rock Therapy, our local spas are a calming addition to your Southwest Louisiana getaway. For a truly luxurious experience, visit the spa amenities at L'Auberge Casino Resort or Golden Nugget Lake Charles. Or add a little thrill to your visit with live thoroughbred racing at Delta Downs, or dancing the night away at the Isle of Capri.

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Southwest Louisiana Flavors

Nothing tops off a great weekend like a Jazz Brunch. Good food and music-- all done with authentic Louisiana flavors and flare! 

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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 →
Singer, songwriter, and Grammy winner Michael Bolton will bring his soulful voice and poignant lyrics to the Grand Event Center at Golden Nugget on Friday, March 23 at 8:30 PM. Bolton’s Read More →
SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 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 →
Singer, songwriter, actress and entrepreneur Olivia Newton John will perform in the Grand Event Center at Golden Nugget Lake Charles on Saturday, March 24 at 8:00 PM. She is best known for Read More →
The 43rd Annual Palm Sunday Tour of Homes will feature homes throughout historic Lake Charles with gracious homeowners sharing their gardens and interiors Read More →
Amarillo, Texas native Kevin Fowler will perform at Golden Nugget Lake Charles on Friday, March 30 at 8:30 PM in the Grand Event Center. Fowler has released five studio albums and charted four Read More →
Tired of Easter activities being only for kids? Join us at the Bayou Rum Distillery in Lacassine, LA for a special Adult Only Easter Egg Hunt on the distillery grounds. Come out on Read More →
Smash Mouth is an American rock band from San Jose, California. The band was formed in 1994 and are known for songs such as "Walkin' on the Sun" ,"All Star" and a cover of Read More →
Friday-Sunday, April 6-8, CyPhaCon is bringing another convention to Southwest Louisiana in its long stream of exceptional Sci-Fi/Fantasy & Gaming culture conventions. Formed by a group of Read More →
Chaka Khan is an American recording artist whose career has spanned five decades, beginning in the 1970’s as the lead vocalist and focal point of the funk band Rufus. Known Read More →
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, and the Friends of the Southwest Louisiana National Wildlife Refuge Complex and Wetlands are working with Read More →
The Louisiana Railroad Days Festival is a family orientated celebration of the railroad industry and the impact it had on the City of DeQuincy. Admission is free and it is an alcohol free Read More →
The Original DownTown Lake Charles Crawfish Festival - the SPICIEST Event in Southwest Louisiana - promotes awareness of the crawfish season, the history of it, and how the seafood industry Read More →
Established in 1992 after 25 years of being the St. John Bosco Church Bazaar, the Westlake Family Fun & Food Festival started as a small town festival bringing the community together for Read More →
Guests will enjoy champagne punch with a table service lunch while listening to music by The Barbe High School Buccaneer String Orchestra. Eight games of bingo will follow, with Joseph Frazier Read More →
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