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Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards issued a notice that Louisiana is currently in Phase 2 of the White House’s reopening strategy. There is a statewide face mask mandate in addition to a limit on social gatherings of more than 50 people. Many businesses and events have adjusted to accommodate patrons during this time. View Updates

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Finding Pirate Swag: 5 Way to Dress Like A Pirate!

Ahoy Mateys! Shiver me timbers, there be pirates among us! In honor of the legendary pirate Jean Lafitte, the annual Pirate Festival will be making its way back to Lake Charles, with a Costume Ball to boot! As a fan of the Texas Renaissance Festival, and a loyal fan of their Pirate weekend, I am…

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Louisiana Pirate Festival 2015

By Linda Aksomitis Witness the cannon fire on May 2 as the city militia try to defend the seawall only to be overtaken by Jean Lafitte. Photo by David Aksomitis There’s nothing like a good pirate story—or event—to lure me into driving two thousand miles. And Louisiana Pirate Festival in…

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