COVID 19 Guidelines

Governor John Bel Edwards has formally renewed the state's public health emergency. A statewide mask mandate has now been extended through September 29 for all people, regardless of vaccination status, if 6 feet of physical distance cannot be maintained indoors. Please be sure to have a mask with you when traveling. More Info

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South Beach Volleyball & More!🏐

South Beach Sports Bar & Grill Palm trees, white sugar sand, and a cool breeze. One thing that holds true on a universal level - is that everyone can use a little more fun in their life! With the abundance of screen time for the modern family, getting away from it all can be just want your heart…

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Farmers' Markets in Lake Charles

Feeling the Love at Farmer’s Markets Farmer’s markets are designed with a lot of love; they bring out a community’s best offerings and place them on a gingham tablecloth for your enjoyment. Lake Charles touts its two popular farmer’s markets – the Charlestown Farmer’s Market on Saturdays and the…

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Coffee:30 Gourmet Coffee & Beignets

Coffee:30 Gourmet Coffee & Beignets! So, coffee is my jam. I love it, probably a bit too much. Imagine my surprise when someone else understands that anytime is coffee time – Coffee:30 – right? My coworker, Kathryn, and I saw some movement on social media about a new coffee place located where a…

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Top Things to do with Kids this Summer!

Top Things to Do with Kids! It’s summer, and the kids need an outlet to play! So, where to begin? Here’s a list of some fun ideas to do with your kids in Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana from swimming to biking, paddle boarding to jet skiing – there is something in store for your family. There are…

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Brunch Adventures in Lake Charles!

The Brunch Tour Brunch! It’s that magical time of day when day drinking is socially acceptable, and you can carb-load in the name of classy living. Over the past several years, the brunch scene has ramped up in the Lake Area, and the city is teeming with brunch options - with each one tastier and…

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SPAR Waterpark - Cool Down this Summer!

Fun Things to Do with Kids in #LouisianasPlayground! A remarkable, watery adventure for the entire family is Sulphur Parks & Recreation’s (SPAR) Waterpark, and it might even be a best kept secret for visitors. It's a refreshing escape for so many families who want to cool off from the hot Southwest…

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The Cellar - New Wine Experience in Lake Charles!

Wine Lovers Rejoice! The Cellar is Here! Get ready, oenophiles...this is not a drill! Your next wine hangout spot is here! The Cellar at Crave, located next to Crave Gourmet at 2801 Ryan Street in Lake Charles, just opened - and at the right time too - when Lake Charles is looking for reasons to get…

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Live @ the Lakefront is Back!

L@LF = June 11, 18, 25 Mark your calendars, because Live @ the Lakefront is back! The Arts & Humanities Council & First Federal Bank are thrilled to bring back the wildly popular Live @ the Lakefront music festival. After canceling last year’s event due to the pandemic Devan Corbello, the executive…

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Celebrate Father's Day in Louisiana's Playground!

Every year, millions of dads, step-dads, uncles, grandfathers, and dog-dads get the dreaded “Best Dad Ever” mug (or equally ironic gift from Amazon), and this epidemic has to stop. With Father’s Day literally around the corner, we’re here to let you in on a secret – Lake Charles has the thoughtful…

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