Winter Festivals in Lake Charles

Lake Charles earns its title as the “Festival Capital of Louisiana,” even in the winter months. Christmas markets and holiday celebrations pop up in nearly every town, but the fun doesn’t end after the Christmas holidays. Some of the area’s biggest and most beloved festivals take place in January and February, including Mardi Gras 12th Night, the Louisiana Fur & Wildlife Festival, the Martin Luther King Jr./Family Day Festival, and the Southwest Louisiana District Livestock Show & Rodeo.