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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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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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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Where to Eat During Lent in Lake Charles

If you are looking for restaurant options during Lent, there are several places to eat in Lake Charles that have special options to discover. Not to mention—March through Easter, April 9—is directly in the heart of crawfish season! Crawfish is being boiled at eateries throughout Louisiana’s…

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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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