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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.

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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

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
  • Palm Sunday Tour of Homes - Details ►

April

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

May

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

June

  • Catch a Concert

July

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

August

  • Arts & Crabs Fest

September

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

October

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

November

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

December

  • Christmas Lighting Festival
  • Light Up the Lake Christmas Festival
  • Christmas Under the Oaks