There are many ways to enjoy local sounds and delicacies. Lake Charles, the Festival Capital of Louisiana has more than 75 festivals and special events each year, including Mardi Gras, the Louisiana Pirate Festival, the Black Heritage Festival, the Calcasieu-Cameron Fair, and Chuck Fest. Savor delicious food at one of our culinary festivals or catch a live concert just about every weekend! View our calendar of events to see what’s going on this week in Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana.