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Attendance Promotion
The bureau will supply and mail promotional materials including a welcome letter and brochure to your delegates in advance to stimulate excitement about their event in Southwest Louisiana.

Registration Assistance
A registration link with pdf registration forms are available for events on visitlakecharles.org for groups using 500 or more total room nights.  The bureau will post downloadable forms, which must be completed by participants and sent to the organizer.  Groups blocking 100 rooms or more per night qualify for one complimentary assistant for four consecutive hours as well as name badge assistance, if needed. A list of delegates is needed seven days prior to the event to allow the bureau time to prepare the badges.

Area Information
Ditty bags with area brochures and Gumbeaux Gator stickers are available for groups booking 50 rooms or more.  The bureau will be happy to provide you with a mailing list of area businesses and organizations who may contribute items for your ditty bags.  In lieu of individual brochures, the CVB can set up an information display at your venue. Complimentary general area maps that include points of interest and accommodations are also provided.  When it comes time for your event to begin, the CVB staff is always on hand to provide event support, whether it's on-site or behind the scenes. It's our job to make your planning as stress-free as possible.

Publicity
A press release form is available upon request to be completed and returned to the bureau three weeks prior to your event.  The release will be disseminated to local media outlets, applied to KPLC-TV's Breakfast Bar, and posted on www.visitlakecharles.org free of charge.  For events with 500 or more total rooms blocked, the CVB can schedule out of town media appointments.  For events with 1,500 total rooms blocked, the CVB will host a press conference, upon request.

*The CVB cannot guarantee that the media will publicize every event.

Other Services
For a list of caterers, venues, entertainment and more, contact the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau at 800-456-7952.

Events

Events

The Cinderella night of Mardi Gras manifests on Lundi Gras, Monday, February 27 at 7 p.m. with a lavish promenade of more than 60 krewes’ royalty in extravagant, glittering costumes before Read More →
Catch a chicken at the 38th annual Mardi Gras Run on Tuesday, February 28 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 503 E Highway 90, in the town of Iowa. Doors open at 8 a.m., the Mardi Gras floats Read More →
In conjunction with Seven Slots Society, jeep lovers unite to roll down Ryan Street in this jammin' jeep parade. To participate, visit a Read More →
Downtown-Midtown Lake Charles - parade rolls at 5 p.m. Hundreds of elaborate krewe floats, costumes, beads and more wind through the city in the culmination of the Fat Tuesday Read More →
Downtown-Midtown Lake Charles. Hot rods, classics and motorcycles. Starting at 3pm Parade Routes style="margin-right: Read More →
Area groups strut their Mardi Gras spirit down Ryan Street to the tunes of Mardi Gras music in this walking parade. This is Lake Charles' first walking parade! style="font-size: Read More →
Parents looking for a family-friendly option this Mardi Gras are invited to bring their kids to “The Zone” presented by the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury. This 9 th annual event will Read More →
Prien Lake Park is just one of 11 tobacco-free Calcasieu Parish parks celebrating “Smell the flowers, not the smoke” by hosting an extra Movie Under the Stars event, Friday, March Read More →
Known for merging their country roots with strong melodies and rich vocals, Lonestar, comprised of Richie McDonald (lead vocals), Michael Britt (lead guitar & backing vocals), Keech 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 →
Country music legend Charley Pride returns to the Delta Event Center for a live performance of his favorite country classics. In addition to 52 top-10 hits, this incomparable singer/musician's Read More →
Easton Corbin Saturday, March 4, 2017 • 7:00pm Event Center General Admission: $30 with a Fan Club card - $35 without a Fan Club Card - $25 Standing Room Read More →
The Louisiana Winter Beer Festival will be held on March 4, 2017 at the Historic Calcasieu Marine National Bank building in Downtown Lake Charles. This is the third year for the beer festival Read More →
The O'Jays are an American R&B group from Canton, Ohio that was formed in 1958. The O'ays made their first chart appearance with "Lonely Drifter" in 1963, but reached their greatest Read More →
Friday: 8pm-12am: Throwback Part /Time Machine Party; Admission $10.00 Saturday: Festival hours: noon-6pm; Read More →
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