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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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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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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Lost Landmarks of Lake Charles

History buffs visiting Lake Charles will appreciate the efforts of the Calcasieu Historical Preservation Society. Three years ago, this group initiated the Lost Landmarks project. The program strives to preserve the history of significant buildings, once a vital part of the Lake Charles community…

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Creole vs. Cajun Ancestry

One of the most frequently asked questions from visitors in Southwest Louisiana, is what is the difference between Creole and Cajun? Creoles as an ethnic group are harder to define than Cajuns. Creoles are of French and European descent, mainly aristocracy who settled in cities, specifically New…

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