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4 Reasons to Go to Louisiana Pirate Festival

1. Dress Like a Pirate Let’s ALL be honest. When you’re an adult and there’s a chance to act like a kid – WE TAKE IT! Join your fellow buccaneers and Jean Lafitte for the first ever Pirate Costume Ball! The costume ball is the premier event of this year’s festival. The Buccaneer Room at the Lake…

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Finding Pirate Swag: 5 Way to Dress Like A Pirate!

Ahoy Mateys! Shiver me timbers, there be pirates among us! In honor of the legendary pirate Jean Lafitte, the annual Pirate Festival will be making its way back to Lake Charles, with a Costume Ball to boot! As a fan of the Texas Renaissance Festival, and a loyal fan of their Pirate weekend, I am…

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Trip Advisor Says: Best Comfort Food Spots

It’s been one of those days, and the only thing that is going to keep you from losing what’s left of your mind is to sit down next to a big ol’ plate of your FAVORITE comfort food. Here in Louisiana, we know comfort foods well. In fact, most of the region’s most popular meals are consider comfort…

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10 Performing Arts Events Coming to Lake Charles

Creative expression is abundant here in Southwest Louisiana, and you don’t want to miss out on the wonderful local talent in our community. Here’s what’s hitting the stage from April through June. Curtains Up Lake Charles Little Theatre’s Production of Godspell | April 13-29 – This fantastically fun…

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5 Spots to Check Out Sulphur's Art Scene

Sulphur is well-known as a hub of industry and a top destination for sports tournaments, and rodeos. The town also boasts some interesting history. But there is also an artsy side to Sulphur that may surprise you. Check out these locations. The Henning Cultural Center is located in a restored…

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Lake Charles Local: New Video Series

It's been the trend for the last couple of years - when you visit a destination you want to dive right in and experience the area on a more LOCAL level. Seeing an area from a local's perspective can reveal those hidden gems and one of a kind experiences that can be overlooked if you are only…

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