Where Champions Are Crowned February 2024

Only a month into 2024, and we’re already making history in Louisiana’s Playground. McNeese men’s basketball is on fire, with the longest winning streak in the country! That’s right, I’ll say it again, your Lake Charles McNeese Cowboys have the longest winning streak in the country, meaning no one…

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Where Champions Are Crowned January 2024

Louisiana’s Playground- Let’s play! It’s time to dribble, swing, throw, run, tackle, and cast into all the sporting events 2024 has to offer. With new and exciting sports opportunities for everyone to immerse themselves, the new year brings a new meaning to calling the lake area the “Sports Capital…

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24 Things To Do in 2024 in Southwest Louisiana

Gear up for an unforgettable 2024 in Louisiana's Playground! We're rolling out the red carpet for renowned entertainers like soul and R&B legend Gladys Knight, Grammy award winner Michael Bolton, rising country star Parker McCollum, and rock and roll legends Godsmack. Join us as we welcome Louisiana…

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Holiday Drink Guide to Southwest Louisiana

‘Tis the season for festive décor, duds, and drinks! We’re a little over a week away from Christmas Day, but there’s still time to indulge in these joyous holiday treats at some of our favorite restaurants and bars in Southwest Louisiana. Who can resist the feeling of nostalgia that comes in each…

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Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving in Lake Charles

Restaurants Open for Thanksgiving in Southwest Louisiana We’re not here to judge your Thanksgiving plans, we’re here to help make holiday dining easier for you. Maybe you're not in the mood to thaw out a turkey and provide a feast for your guests, or maybe you’re traveling but still seeking the warm…

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The Ultimate Gift Guide to Southwest Louisiana

It’s time to make your list and check it twice to decide who on your list gets all the nice gifts to be found in Southwest Louisiana. Whether the weather outside is frightful or warm and sunny, you can always get into the holiday spirit by visiting Not Just Christmas for holiday décor and gift…

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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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