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Lake Charles Festivals

Known as the Festival Capital of Louisiana, we host more than 75 fairs, festivals and special events each year! Here are a few favorites.

Upcoming

 

A Year at a Glance

*Dates of festivals subject to change. Check out the detail pages for our most up-to-date information.

January

February

  • Southwest Louisiana District Livestock Show & Rodeo - Details ►
  • Mardi Gras of Southwest Louisiana - Details ►

March

  • Black Heritage Festival - Details ►
  • Banners Series, McNeese State University
  • Iowa Rabbit Festival - Details ►
  • Live at the Lakefront - Details ►
  • Palm Sunday Tour of Homes - Details ►

April

  • Banners Series, McNeese State University
  • Louisiana Railroad Days Festival - Details ►
  • Westlake Family Fun and Food Festival - Details ►
  • Downtown Lake Charles Crawfish Festival - Details ►

May

  • Louisiana Pirate Festival - Details ►
  • Starks Mayhaw Festival - Details ►
  • Downtown at Sundown - Details ►
  • Memorial Day Avenue of Flags - Details ►

June

  • Catch a Concert - Details ►

July

  • Red, White, Blue & You - Details ►
  • Lake Charles Symphony Summer Pops
  • Cajun French Music and Food Festival 
  • Marshland Festival  - Details ►

August

September

October

November

  • Mistletoe & Moss Holiday Market - Details ►
  • Veterans Day Parades - Details ►
  • Veterans Day Avenue of Flags

December

  • Christmas Lighting Festival
  • Light Up the Lake Christmas Festival - Details ►
  • Christmas Under the Oaks