Where Champions are Crowned July 2024

If you want to know one thing about Southwest Louisiana, it’s that we love our sports. From the diamond to the court to the ring, this month has many opportunities to get your game on in Louisiana’s Playground! Whether you’re in for the week soaking up the sun or you’re a local looking for something…

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Explore Top Southwest Louisiana Beaches and Activities

Southwest Louisiana is home to some of the most serene beaches you’ll find in the South. Whether you crave bustling casino beaches or the quiet charm of beaches near the Gulf, there are ample locations to soak up the sun and enjoy water activities while indulging in refreshing cuisine! Resort…

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July Family Friendly Activities in Lake Charles

Embrace the longer days with endless ways to play this month. Browse from local artisans at a farmers market, brush up on your golf skills at a golf clinic, or keep cool with story time at the library. Your family will delight in the affordable family-friendly activities happening throughout…

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Top 7 Dry Tripping Activities in Lake Charles

Looking for fun things to do in Lake Charles without hitting the bar scene? Look no further! Southwest Louisiana is brimming with activities that promise delicious cuisine, relaxation, and outdoor adventure without the need for alcohol. Here are the top seven dry-tripping activities that will keep…

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Small Town Gems in Southwest Louisiana

Embark on a charming road trip through the small towns of Southwest Louisiana! Along the way, uncover the charm and warmth of these small towns, each offering a delightful escape and a taste of authentic Louisiana hospitality. Ready to hit the road? Let’s dive into the hidden treasures that await…

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Top Ways to Play in July

July in Lake Charles, Louisiana, is packed with events! Celebrate freedom with patriotic concerts and fireworks over Lake Charles. Cheer on our beloved Gumbeaux Gators while participating in quirky halftime games and theme nights. Grab your girls and sample rosés from across the world at Rosé 101…

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Celebrate Pride in Louisiana's Playground

In many cities, Pride festivals typically take place in downtown districts or major cultural hubs, but in Southwest Louisiana, the local celebration occurs nearly 20 miles south of downtown Lake Charles. Located off the shores of Calcasieu Lake (locally known as Big Lake), the Southwest Louisiana…

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Where Champions Are Crowned | June 2024

Summer means one thing in Southwest Louisiana now, and it’s baseball. Here, diamonds aren’t just a girl's best friend, they’re everybody's. SWLA visitors and locals hold their diamond sports close to their hearts, and we’re becoming an epicenter of the baseball world. The Lake Charles Gumbeaux…

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Plan Your June Playdate in Lake Charles

School is out and there's no reason to sit inside! There are endless ways to play this month from spending the day floating in the lazy river and braving the waterslides at SPAR waterpark to witnessing the magic and illusions of Lance Burton & Friends. Your family will delight in the affordable…

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