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CyPhaCon: Everything You Need to Know

3/28/2017 by Garrett Manuel
Posted In:  Festivals & Events
CyPhaCon is Lake Charles, Louisiana’s premiere Pop Culture/Comic Con style event held April 7 – 9 at the spacious Lake Charles Civic Center, 900 Lakeshore Drive. This convention is an all-inclusive 3 day event including concerts by Professor Shy Guy, Dubba D, Suzaku 7; gaming tournaments hosted by Scion E-Sports, a fan appreciation party, Downtown
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Biking in Lake Charles

3/27/2017 by Colten Miller
Posted In:  Outdoors
It’s official – spring has arrived, and there’s no better time to hop on a bike and get out & about to explore the great outdoors in Southwest Louisiana! One of my favorite places to ride is at Sam Houston Jones State Park . This park is great for outdoor enthusiasts, offering several scenic, shady trails of varying distances. Check out the trail
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How to Clean Your Catch

3/22/2017 by William Precht
Posted In:  Culinary, Outdoors
Spring is a time when flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, and the fish are biting! Here in Southwest Louisiana, we without-a-doubt have some of the best fishing around. Lake Charles’ proximity to the Gulf of Mexico and the rich marshlands along the Creole Nature Trail All-American Road provide thrilling opportunities for both fresh and
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It’s Crawfish Season – Here’s where you can find them in Southwest Louisiana

3/17/2017 by Amanda Reeves
In Louisiana, we joke that we don’t have weather seasons; we have food seasons, and my favorite happens to be CRAWFISH SEASON! Find Crawfish: Southwest Louisiana Crawfish Stops Being a life-long Southwest Louisianan, some of my favorite childhood memories are from family crawfish boils. When the distinct smell of boiled crawfish filled the air,
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Creole Nature Trail: Photo Story

3/13/2017 by VisitLakeCharles
Story and Photos by Kayla Martin/Time and Beauty Photography (Visit Lake Charles fan) I recently got asked by a friend to travel to Louisiana. She was going to visit her brother who lives in Iowa, Louisiana. I could not turn her down. I love to travel and always wanted to visit Southwest Louisiana. I also knew that it would give me a chance to
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St. Patrick's Day Fun in Lake Charles

3/11/2017 by Allison Schexnayder
Posted In:  Festivals & Events
Friday, March 17 is Saint Patrick’s Day and if you’re looking for something fun to do then look no further! Whether you want to go out with adults or bring the kids somewhere, there is something for everyone. If you want a full day of celebrating, then you have to go to the 6 th Annual St. Paddy’s Day Festival @ MacFarlane’s Celtic Pub . Things kick
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6 Awesome Music Events

3/1/2017 by Allison Schexnayder
Posted In:  Arts, Festivals & Events
Love music? Dancing? Don’t miss Southwest Louisiana’s music festivals this spring/summer! 1. Groovin at the Grove started on March 2 with Jamie Bergeron and the Kickin Cajuns, and will continue with Louisiana Red on April 6, and conclude with Nik-L Beer on May 4. Make sure to bring a chair or blanket. Concerts will be on the beautiful Great Lawn,
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