The Louisiana Pirate Festival is a multi-day festival held on the grounds of the Lake Charles Civic Center and Seawall. The 62-year old festival is the oldest festival in the City of Lake Charles and Louisiana. This year the festival is undergoing an exciting format update with more fun packed into one weekend! Festivities begin with the Buccaneer Landing when they take over the City of Lake Charles. Come and enjoy great live entertainment, showcasing Louisiana musicians, sample great Louisiana cuisine in the Galley Alley Food Area, Family Night (alcohol-free); a Pirate Ball; Pirate Parade Extravaganza; Fireworks Display, Boat Parade, and daily Pirate Parades through the festival ground and much more. The Louisiana Pirate Festival is committed to offering a unique experience for all ages and cultural backgrounds while giving visitors a chance to experience Southwest Louisiana's joie de vivre or "Joy of Life."
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