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.

Cajun Music and Food Festival Jul 16

Cajun Music and Food Festival

Continuous live Cajun French Music both days, a French Mass on Sunday morning at 8 AM, arts and crafts, and the best Cajun foods…

Chuck Fest Oct 22

Chuck Fest

What initially began as an idea to celebrate Luna Bar and Grill’s 10th birthday in 2014, Chef Dave Evans founded Chuck Fest, now…

Flea Fest Nov 12

Flea Fest

Flea Fest is a truly unique market and festival that features acres of anything and everything! A bargain hunter’s dream, the…

 

A Year at a Glance

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

January

  • Mardi Gras Twelfth Night Revelry - Details ►
  • Louisiana Fur & Wildlife Festival - Details ►
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Festival - Details ►

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 ►
  • Gulf Coast Jazz Festival ►

July

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

August

  • Arts & Crabs Fest - Details ►

September

  • Calca Chew Food Festival - Details ►
  • Stars & Stripes Classic Car Show - Details ►
  • Boudin Wars - Details ►
  • Gallery Promenade - Details ►

October

  • Cal-Cam Fair - Details ►
  • Rouge et Blanc - Details ►
  • Vinton Heritage Festival
  • ArtsFest - Details ►
  • Culture Fest - Details ►

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