Say Yes to the Venue

If you or someone you know is hearing wedding bells anytime soon, watch the “Say Yes to the Venue” series to follow the path of Eloise and Grant as they work with Visit Lake Charles to find the perfect venue for their dream wedding reception. The couple already had a charming wedding venue on the…

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The Ultimate Mardi Gras Bucket List

Louisianans love to party year-round, but it’s safe to say that Mardi Gras is the most popular party throughout the entire state. In Southwest Louisiana, Mardi Gras is honored from Twelfth Night to Fat Tuesday with parades, events, food, costumes, and more. This Mardi Gras Bucket List guides you…

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The Ultimate Southwest Louisiana King Cake Guide

Traditional, cream cheese, pecan praline, boudin, Galettes Des Rois... I will not discriminate! Below is a list of all bakeries, coffee shops, donut shops, and markets selling King Cakes in Lake Charles and Southwest Louisiana this year. We've also included king cakes available for shipping. In Lake…

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Halloween in Lake Charles & Southwest Louisiana

Six Weeks of Halloween in Southwest Louisiana It’s spooky season and southwest Louisiana has six weeks worth of spooktacular playdates to pack in! Locals and visitors can load up on terrifyingly tasty treats at the Downtown Candy Crawl, venture through the deepest, darkest woods of Lake Charles on…

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Meet Eloise and Grant | Say Yes to the Venue

Meet Eloise and Grant, the Lake Charles couple featured in the premiere season of Say Yes to the Venue. Bride-to-be Eloise Boullion is a McNeese State University graduate with a degree in graphic design and marketing. She's pursuing an MBA at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette while she works…

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Your Guide to Labor Day Weekend in Lake Charles

Events, Excursions, Eateries Southwest Louisiana’s Labor Day activities and festivities include everything from live music and lounging under the sun to themed Sunday brunches and luxurious experiences at casino resorts. From Thursday, Aug. 31 through Labor Day, Sept. 4, Lake Charles offers…

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Get in the Game with McNeese Season Tickets

Are you ready for an unforgettable football season? Look no further than McNeese State University's home games to experience heart-pounding action, camaraderie, and the electrifying energy of college football. Don't miss out on a single moment of the excitement - grab your season tickets now and be…

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Birding Between Borders Itinerary

This itinerary provides a simple overview of top birding sites, while the complete Birding Guide provides more detailed information on all the birding hotspots in the region. For those who use eBird, check out the 226 species spotted in less than seven days during our April 2023 birding trip. When…

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