Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Lake Charles

Clovers, Culture, and a Wee Bit of Craic In Lake Charles, celebrations extend well beyond the actual holiday and St. Patrick's Day is no exception. Get ready to paint the town green with four days of Celtic-inspired events, including festivals and cookoffs with live entertainment, downtown pub…

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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. Additionally, innovators of all…

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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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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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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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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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