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Hurricane Laura recently impacted the entire Southwest Louisiana region on August 27. There is devastation to many properties, businesses and homes. As our resilient community has done many times before, we will rebuild and restore our community. For information on the destination regarding relief efforts, news, assistance and how you can help, learn more at RebuildSWLA. Learn More

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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