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SWLA Christmas: A to Z

11/30/2018 by Visit Lake Charles
Posted In:  Festivals & Events
Cooler weather, colorful Christmas lights, warm cups of hot chocolate, and the big guy himself, Santa Claus. It must be the holiday season! Southwest Louisiana has one festive collection of Christmas fun. Here’s a Cajun Christmas list from A to Z. A is for Amazing Decorations along Shell Beach Dr. Shell Beach Dr. is a hotspot for Christmas light
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Veterans Day in Lake Charles

11/5/2018 by Visit Lake Charles
Posted In:  Festivals & Events
This time of year, it's easy to get swept up in the hustle and bustle of the various holidays. Jumping from Halloween candy to Thanksgiving turkey, and then to Christmas! While these holidays are fun and enjoyable, let's take a moment on Veteran's Day to remember and thank those who have so selflessly sacrificed
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Sax in the City Featuring Mickey Smith, Jr. & Friends: Cakes & Cocktails

9/27/2018 by Angie Manning
Posted In:  Festivals & Events
My first experience with Sax in the City was absolutely moving. I had heard about it for quite a while, but you know how it is with life, commitments, and such, it’s not always possible to do everything! So, the stars aligned, and I was able to drum up my parents and husband to see what all the buzz was about. Three-time “GRAMMY nominated music educator” Mickey Smith is not only a musician, performer and saxophone player extraordinaire, but he is an inspiration.
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5 Things to Look Forward to at Chuck Fest

9/25/2018
Posted In:  Festivals & Events
The event we've all been waiting for, Chuck Fest 2018! And it’s going to be bigger and better with a fantastic lineup of artists and fun for the whole family. Here are the top 5 things to get excited about for this festival happening on Oct. 20, 2018. 1. HUGE music lineup Chuck Fest was centralized to the 700 block of Ryan St. But this year the
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Living History Cemetery Tour

9/24/2018
Posted In:  Festivals & Events
Friday, October 26, from 5 - 8:30 p.m No matter where we live, we are surrounded by history. As kids, we grow up on streets like Ryan, Pujo, and Touchy, and as adults, we learn about the names that inspired these streets – John “Jacob” Ryan, Jr., Paul Pujo, and Ozeite Guillory Touchy. But all we can do is read their biographies and listen to
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Tailgating in Southwest Louisiana

8/28/2018 by Colten Miller
Fall is coming for us, which means two things: relief from the summer heat (hopefully) and football! Whether your cheering for Local State University or Hometown Tech, personally we prefer our McNeese Cowboys , tailgating and other gatherings are sure to ensue no matter where you are. So why not spice them up with some cajun and creole dishes? Being
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Top 9 Free Things to Do in Lake Charles

8/13/2018 by Elizabeth Eustis
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’ at the Groove , Downtown at Sundown , and Catch a
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