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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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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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