Zydeco Roots in Lake Charles, LA

One of the fascinating things to me about Louisiana is the beauty that results from the cultural blending of its people and traditions, and with that - music. Whenever I was researching Cajun and Zydeco music for a festival years ago, I was literally blown away by the vast depth of Zydeco roots in…

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The Black Heritage Gallery - Sneak Peek!

*Cover Image by Brandon Lewis Looking ahead to February being Black History Month and an upcoming exhibit debuting with an opening reception on Friday, Feb. 4 celebrating the works of John Whaley, Jr., I wanted to make sure that everyone had a clear vision of what’s in store at the Black Heritage…

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Farmers' Markets in Lake Charles

Feeling the Love at Farmer’s Markets Farmer’s markets are designed with a lot of love; they bring out a community’s best offerings and place them on a gingham tablecloth for your enjoyment. Lake Charles touts its two popular farmer’s markets – the Charlestown Farmer’s Market on Saturdays and the…

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Mardi Gras Shoebox Floats - Fun Craft Idea for Kids!

Get Ready to Build a Mardi Gras Shoebox Float with #VisitLakeCharles! We're carrying the 2021 Mardi Gras craft into 2022 so break out those arts & craft 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 –…

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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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10 Places to Go for $10 or Less

I don’t know about you but I love nothing more than something inexpensive to do! The idea of not stressing over cost and being able to unwind, enjoy and of course, soak up the Southwest Louisiana culture is incredibly appealing to me. I love being able to do that right here locally. With this in…

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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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