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Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards issued a stay-at-home order to combat coronavirus spread. The order requires Louisiana residents to shelter-at-home unless going out for essential tasks effective until April 30. Many attractions, concerts, events, and festivals have either been postponed or canceled activities until that time. View Updates

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All aboard SWLA!🚂

Soon Lake Charles will be in full swing of holiday cheer. Lights lining every tree and house, hot chocolate in the air and gumbo in the pot! Lake Charles is known for the iconic lights located at the Civic Center and Prien Lake Park, but what else comes to mind when you think about Christmas? A…

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Great Fall Fun for Families in Lake Charles

Whether you want to play outdoors or in, hit a fall festival or enjoy a memorable meal, Lake Charles offers a full slate of family fun. Outdoor Parks & Playgrounds Ready to run and jump, swing and skate, play and putt? Lake Charles is calling you for a great family getaway this fall. Taking a…

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Tailgating in Southwest Louisiana

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…

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The Event that Helped Change Downtown

Downtown at Sundown One of my favorite memories as an event planner took place in 2010 when I was working for the Arts Council of SWLA under Matt Young. It was May, hot (well, hotter than normal), and our staff had just completed the first week of staging the four-week outdoor concert series…

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