The Louisiana Pirate Festival is a 10-day festival held on the grounds of the Lake Charles Civic Center and Seawall. The 61-year old festival is the oldest festival in the City of Lake Charles, one of the oldest festivals in Louisiana. 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); 1st ever Swashbuckler Pirate Party; Pirate Parade Extravaganza; Fireworks Display; a Children's Area complete with stations for the wee-mateys to paint their own eye patches and pirate flags, children's costume contest, Bed Races, Pirogue Building Contest, Arm-Wrestling Contest, 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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