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Explore our City, Experience our Food

Planning a road trip for Spring Break? Visit Southwest Louisiana and pass a good time! The best way to experience the cultural spirit of any region is through its food and music. That’s great news for Southwest Louisiana visitors – we have an abundance of both! And where there’s food, there’s often…

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2019 Mardi Gras at a Glance

Mardi Gras is just around the corner! On Tuesday, March 5, the city of Lake Charles and surrounding areas will observe the Mardi Gras Holiday. Several events and parades will lead up to that day. The following is an overview of activities planned for the holiday weekend: Mardi Gras Schedule: ( Click…

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Romantic Restaurants in the Lake Area

If you’re looking to have a romantic dinner out with that special someone, here are some great places to consider! 1910 Located in downtown Lake Charles, 1910 has a unique menu, an extensive wine list, and a cozy ambiance. This week, they’re tantalizing us with a couple of special Valentine…

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The Ultimate Mardi Gras Bucket List

Mardi Gras is growing bigger and more elaborate every year. From parades and balls to parties and chicken runs, you need to plan ahead so that you don’t miss out on something incredible! Whether it’s your first Mardi Gras or if you’re a seasoned vet, here is a list of things you have to experience…

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Mardi Gras 12th Night

In Southwest Louisiana, the good times don’t end after Christmas or the New Year. Instead, we continue to celebrate with one of my favorite holidays: MARDI GRAS! And there’s no better way to begin the new season than by going to the annual Twelfth Night celebration . This event is the official start…

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How to Make a King Cake

No other bakery treat can beat King Cake during the Mardi Gras season. Take a stab at making your own with this recipe from the Junior League of Lake Charles cookbook, "Marshes to Mansions." Download the recipe card, here . We want to see your creations! After baking, dress your cake up with Mardi…

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SWLA Christmas: A to Z

Cooler weather, colorful Christmas lights, warm cups of hot chocolate, and the big guy himself, Santa Claus. It must be the holiday season! Southwest Louisiana has one festive collection of Christmas fun. Here’s a Cajun Christmas list from A to Z. A is for Amazing Decorations along Shell Beach Dr…

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