School is out and there's no reason to sit inside! There are endless ways to play this month from spending the day floating in the lazy river and braving the waterslides at SPAR waterpark to witnessing the magic and illusions of Lance Burton & Friends. Your family will delight in the affordable family-friendly activities scattered throughout Southwest Louisiana. Read on for top activities and events happening in June in Louisiana's Playground.

Outdoor Activities

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Snow White Animal Sanctuary
Snow White Animal Sanctuary | Vinton, LA

Southwest Louisiana Abolitionists Summer Social

June 1, 2024
Snow White Animal Sanctuary | Vinton, LA

Kick off the month of June by visiting the beautiful grounds of the Snow White Animal Sanctuary at the SWLAA Summer Social. Play with your share of animals while dancing to live performances, shopping from local vendors, and enjoying delicious jambalaya and sweet treats. When the sun, sets get ready for fire dancing! Proceeds from this event benefit the Southwest Louisiana Abolitionists and their efforts to end human trafficking in SWLA and the world. Click here for more information on their work.


Friday Night at the Movies

June 7, 2024
Huber Park

Grab your picnic blankets and lawn chairs for Friday Night at the Movies! Eat your heart's content of buttery popcorn, cheesy pizza, and other delicious treats while watching The Super Mario Bros. Movie. Don't miss the games, fun jumps, and your chance to win prizes!


Gumbeaux Gators Baseball

All Summer Long
AM Barbe Ball Park & Joe Miller Ball Park

Experience the thrill of minor league baseball as you cheer on the talented Gumbeaux Gators. Get your photos and autographs because these players may one day be on your favorite professional teams. Various games will have themes and fans are encouraged to dress the part! The discounted snacks make this the perfect activity for the whole family! View their full schedule and purchase tickets here

Partners in Parks

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mallard golf club sign and golf clubs
Mallard Golf Club | Lake Charles, LA

Pack up the kids and head to the park! The City of Lake Charles hosts weekly events at local parks that provide free hands-on activities led by professionals.

Phillips 66 STEM Day in the Park

June 1, 2024
Drew Park

Start the summer with a plethora of activities from STEM experiments and hands-on crafts to rides on Chuck the Train, and a fun jump! Children will learn how to make elephant toothpaste, glitter slime, and more with no need to stress over the mess!


Free Junior Golf Clinic

June 3, 2024
Mallard Golf Club

This month learn from experienced golfers at the Free Junior Golf Clinic at the picturesque Mallard Golf Club. Children ages 6-14 will receive an introduction to the golf, games, and drills. Golf clubs and treats will be provided, but attendees will need to RSVP.

Lulu's Snocones
Enjoy sky-high snocones and more all summer long!

Sensational Sweet Treats

Various Locations


It's no secret that the temperature rises quickly in Southwest Louisiana. While you're exploring the city don't forget to cool down with delicious ice cream and snocones treats from local favorites like The Buzz Coffee & More, Shuga Mama's, Lulu's Specialty Snocones and More, and PT's Snowballs Coffee and Ice Cream. Each offers unique flavors and the presentation is out of this world!


Lazy Rivers and Monster Slides

SPAR Waterpark


You'll easily spend the whole day at SPAR Waterpark with entertainment for the entire family. Those prioritizing relaxation will love Larry's Lazy River while thrill seekers brave the gigantic waterslides like the Constrictor Tube and the Twisted Serpent. Younger swimmers can brave small drops and little waves at Pirate Island.


In Lake Charles, there's something for everyone to enjoy. For more family-friendly activities and trip planning ideas visit Top Things to Do with Kids. Check out our event calendar for a full list of activities in Southwest Louisiana.