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Southwest Louisiana Christmas: A to Z

11/10/2017 by Elizabeth Eustis
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 Angel Decorations along Shell Beach Dr. Shell Beach Dr. is a hotspot for Christmas light
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10 Best Photo Ops in Southwest Louisiana

4/25/2017 by Kacie Carlson
Posted In:  Outdoors, Arts
You don’t have to be a professional photographer to capture great pictures. There are so many places around the lake area to help you out through your camera lens journey. Here are a few of my favorite spots. 1. When I have my little one running around me, Millennium Park has been a place for me to capture some pretty sweet pictures as a
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Paqueing: An Egg-cellent Easter Tradition in Cajun Country

4/3/2017 by William Precht
Posted In:  Festivals & Events, History
When it comes to Easter traditions, most folks think of dressing in their finest pastel colored clothing for Easter Sunday church service followed by gigantic family meals. But let’s not forget about the famous Easter egg. We hard-boil and dye ‘em, not fry ‘em. We hide ‘em for kids to find ‘em. Yep, that just happened, but stay with me here. Here
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Top Spots for a Picnic in Southwest Louisiana

9/19/2016 by Colten Miller
Posted In:  Outdoors
Fall is a great time to enjoy a crisp breeze, your toes in the sand (or grass) and a fulfilling picnic with friends and family. Whatever your preference, there are several locations in the area that offer prime real estate for picnicking! So grab a blanket, wicker basket, sandwiches and a few drinks and take in all that nature offers. Along the
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16 Best Parks in Lake Charles

7/18/2016 by Kayla Semien
Posted In:  Outdoors
Summer is the perfect time to get out of the house and appreciate the outdoors. When I was younger, my sisters and I would beg my mama to take us to feed the ducks at the civic center, literally anytime the sun was shining. We’d pack up our loaves of bread, a blanket and just spend the day at the park. The park is one of the best places to relax
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Father’s Day in Lake Charles: Best Things to Do with Dad

6/1/2016 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Festivals & Events
***Updated June 9, 2017*** Father’s Day is coming up – you didn’t forget that, right? My sister and I have a few ideas for our dear ol’ dad and I wanted to share some “Things To Do with Dad.” For the outdoorsy dad From the secluded rivers and trails of Sam Houston Jones State Park to unparalleled paths of the Creole Nature Trail , take your dad on
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It's Mardi Gras Time in Lake Charles!

1/4/2016 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Festivals & Events
Here in Southwest Louisiana, Mardi Gras is an exciting time! This year, Mardi Gras falls on February 9. But leading up to Fat Tuesday, Southwest Louisiana offers a ton of events and better still, Lake Charles’ Mardi Gras is family-friendly. ( For a downloadable event & parade schedule, click here) Events are hyperlinked below. For a full listing of
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