Events in Lake Charles

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 Cajun French Music & Food Festival and the Calcasieu-Cameron Fair.

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. 

DeQuincy Railroad Days

Full Calendar of Events

Whether you're looking for big festivals with parades or a local band in an intimate setting, Visit Lake Charles is your go-to source for events happening in Southwest Louisiana. We have everything organize for you, find local farmers markets times and locations, special culinary events, art exhibits, and stage performances. Here’s what’s coming up in Lake Charles.
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Chuck Fest

Festivals - Year at a Glance

Celebrating pirate legends to Mardi Gras royalty to our famed Cajun and Creole culture, Lake Charles has something going on during every month of the year. Head on out to any one of these events a make good memories and new friends along the way.
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Mickey Smith and Music Makers 2U

Live Music

Music, just like food, is a way of life in Louisiana. In fact, Cajun and Zydeco music are unique to Louisiana, which makes for an interesting blend of cultural elements. Live music thrives, including local songwriters and performers of all musical tastes all the way up to national acts and performers. 
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Sports Football Players

Sporting Events

Known as the Youth Sports Capital of Louisiana, Southwest Louisiana hosts major state tournaments as well as playing home to the regional favorite McNeese State Cowboys athletics. Mix in special sporting events that come to the area including rodeos, motorsports, horse racing, and performances from the likes of the Harlem Globetrotters; you just might find your sports fix.
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Jack Daniels Live Music

Submit an Event

Have an event you want to promote? We have the tools to help you succeed in getting the word out. In addition to the Visit Lake Charles website calendar, when you submit an event and it is approved, your event will also be featured on the Lake Charles Events app for IOS and Android. The same events can be displayed in multiple places on the website and the app such as the main events calendar,  category specific event pages, venue listing detail pages, and more! 
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