Hurricane Recovery Updates

Hurricane Delta made landfall on Oct. 9 in Southwest Louisiana, which was also recently impacted by Hurricane Laura on August 27. There is devastation to many properties, businesses and homes. Click the link for information on the destination in addition to helpful links to local media and agencies. Learn More

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Four Ways to #ReDiscoverSWLA This Summer

Sweet, sweet summertime. It’s all about making unforgettable memories, and there’s no better way to do that than to explore and rediscover Lake Charles. It may not look like the typical summer in Southwest Louisiana, but it’s still going to be a fun one. Whether you choose kayaking at Sam Houston…

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Celebrate & Listen to Local Musicians!

Music Brings People Together 🎶 If you ever take a road trip with a bunch of people, you’ve probably experienced a backseat DJ. People are passionate about the music they like, and while we all can’t agree on what kind of music is the “best” kind – we can all agree that music is powerful stuff. It…

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The Big Reveal for Mardi Gras 2020

It's Official! Mardi Gras has Begun! 🎉 On January 3rd, the 2020 Mardi Gras Season in Lake Charles kicked off with a downtown party that brought the community together to enjoy music, food, libations and the big reveal of the official 2020 Mardi Gras Artwork! So who is behind this festive piece of…

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Dancing our way Through the Holidays

‘Tis the season of hope and good cheer. What better way to spread the love than to be whisked away by the tulle and glitz of live dance and classical music. Lake Charles is home to not one but three Christmas dance productions! All highlighting the city’s talented youth in varying ways. Get your…

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Top 9 Free Things to Do in Lake Charles

Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana has so much to offer AND plenty of fun activities/experiences that will cost you NOTHING! Even better, right? 1. Free Concert Series Lake Charles offers several free concert series throughout the year, so cut loose and enjoy the music! Live at the Lakefront, Groovin’…

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Downtown at Sundown 2018 Concert Highlights

What’s better than unwinding on a Friday evening in the backdrop of the downtown Lake Charles with great music from hot bands drifting into the sunset? How about four Fridays of cool, FREE outdoor concerts? It’s one of my favorite events – Downtown at Sundown. It’s the perfect mix of cool nightlife…

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9 Reasons to Take a Lake Charles Road Trip

While I’ve traveled this world over, Southwest Louisiana is where I call home. And in my travels, when someone finds out I’m from Louisiana, the inevitable “Oh I love New Orleans!” or “ I’ve always wanted to visit New Orleans!” happens. And yes, New Orleans rocks. I, too, love New Orleans but I also…

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