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. Additionally, innovators of all…

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Must-See Murals and Street Art in Lake Charles

Southwest Louisiana Wall Crawl Lake Charles and Southwest Louisiana have a growing art scene, notably our murals and street art! One of the best ways to get to know the Lake Area is by walking around and viewing its unique street art. So, put on your sneakers, grab your camera, and get to exploring…

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Shopping in Downtown Lake Charles

Tucked away in colorful boutique shops throughout downtown Lake Charles, there is a variety of fashion, custom made art, and interesting finds that are perfect for spoiling yourself or bringing home a souvenir or two! The majority of all the businesses in downtown Lake Charles are locally owned, and…

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Free Things to Do in Lake Charles

The person who said that the best things in life are free just might have visited Louisiana’s Playground! There are enriching experiences to be had in Southwest Louisiana that won’t break the bank (or even your wee little piggy bank!) Talk about la joie de vivre est gratuite - "the joy of living is…

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Zydeco Roots in Lake Charles, LA

Famous Zydeco Musicians in History & Today One of the fascinating things about Louisiana is the beauty resulting from the cultural blending of its people and traditions, and music. At the heart of it, Zydeco and Cajun music share the accordion, but from there, Cajun music's main accompaniment to the…

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How to Make a Mardi Gras Shoebox Float

A Fun Craft Idea for the Kids! We're carrying the 2021 Mardi Gras craft into 2022 so break out those arts and crafts skills and have fun with the kids, teach them about traditions & make a Mardi Gras Shoebox Float or two! You are only limited by your imagination – and maybe your tolerance for…

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Tunes for the Trail: Spotify Louisiana Playlist

I don’t know about you, but a road trip is just an excuse to have a live concert featuring ME! I love to sing in the car and a good playlist makes the road trip. And what’s better than a playlist special to your destination? I’ve put together a few of my favorite Louisiana based musicians into on…

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14 Tips for New Families in Southwest Louisiana

Local Culture: Some of the best places to experience true Southwest Louisiana culture are at our fairs and festivals! Virtually any weekend, you can catch a local band, eat some delicious Cajun cuisine and pass a good time! Download the free Lake Charles Events App to have area event information at…

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