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Mardi Gras in Southwest Louisiana

The best part about celebrating Mardi Gras in Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana is the atmosphere. There is a type of warmth that is genuine along with a simple spirit of joy which is what we Cajuns call the "joie de vivre" or the "joy of living." In Lake Charles, you can experience lavish costumes and the big city pageantry of Mardi Gras along with a family-friendly feel.

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If you are looking for a first-rate casino getaway, you will hit the jackpot when booking your trip to Southwest Louisiana/Lake Charles. From golf greens and spas to horseracing and island time getaways, you will fall in love with the variety of casino venues. Casino Listings >>

This corner of the state is showered with gifts from natural beauty to nature's bounty, and while it thrives with tradition, culture and mouthwatering cuisine, there is a sense of home mixed in with exciting nightlife. Visit the itineraries below to see what's in store for you! 

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The Home Builders Association (HBA) of Southwest Louisiana will hold its 27th Annual Home, Garden & Lifestyle Show February 24-25, at the Lake Charles Civic Center. The Read More →
Country singer, songwriter Randy Houser will perform in the Grand Event Center at Golden Nugget on Friday, March 2 at 8:30 PM. Houser has been nominated for multiple ACM and CMA awards. His Read More →
Traxxas Monster Truck Destruction Tour, the motorsports entertainment epicenter with the nation’s most competitive monster trucks, will be invading The Lake Charles Civic Center for two Read More →
Bell Biv DeVoe will bring their “new jack swing” sounds to the Grand Event Center on Saturday, March 3 at 8:00 PM. BBD’s debut album, Poison , was released in 1990 and reached Number Read More →