Special Alert
Special Alert

Iowa

Iowa (pronounced eye'-oh-way) beckons travelers from nearby Interstate 10 to stop off and relax awhile. Located just off I-10 and only fifteen minutes from Lake Charles, Iowa, Louisiana is one of the smaller municipalities that make up Calcasieu Parish and also one of the busiest.

Iowa is a town on the grow with some of the highest rated public schools in the parish, a professional police department and volunteer fire department. It has all the conveniences of a big city with the cozy flavor of a small town. While visiting Iowa, Louisiana, take the opportunity to sample some of their famous Acadian Creole cuisine.

Iowa Factory
Factory Stores of America in Iowa, Louisiana
Credit: Photo by Jim Dunn

You might like to take some time to enjoy the City Park located behind City Hall at 115 North Thomson Avenue. If you’re in the mood for shopping, you’ll definitely want to visit the indoor, climate controlled outlet mall; then cruise downtown and see what unique items the Iowa, Louisiana merchants have to offer.

If your visit falls during the third weekend in March, you can enjoy the celebration of the Iowa Rabbit Festival, complete with live Cajun music, delicious authentic foods, carnival rides and much more. Remember, though, if you stop long enough to enjoy the quiet beauty of Iowa, Louisiana, you may soon find yourself living there… and that would be just fine with them!

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Events

Events

Sulphur’s annual Cal-Cam Fair is a fall tradition for many Southwest Louisiana residents - and for good reason. Sponsored by the Cal- Cam Fair Association, the 93-year-old fair will take place Read More →
Come out to Louisiana's largest corn maze! Our 2017 season will be open September 30th- November 26th! October hours: Friday nights from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM, Saturday from 10:00 AM Read More →
Zombies are coming to Louisiana…again. Early reports say they are feeding in the area of Sulphur…and their numbers are growing. The wait is over! Bayou Games presents Zombie Hunt Read More →
Begin your terrifying Halloween journey with a hayride at The Lost Hollows! After traveling to the creepiest woods in Southwest Louisiana, get lost on the Deadly Pines trail, a spine-tingling Read More →
This October: Get ready to enjoy four fascinating movies on Fridays this month during "Movies Under the Stars." Movies start at sundown - close to 8 p.m. - but get there early Read More →
Something unexpected & totally twisted: Carnival of Screams is the latest spine-tingling offering from The USS ORLECK Naval Museum Haunted Ship division! Carnival of Screams Read More →
On Saturday, October 21, ArtsFest returns to engage area children in a free arts festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Lake Charles Civic Center’s Exhibition Hall. This event is hosted Read More →
Chuck Fest is a festival dedicated to celebrating Lake Chuck’s rich cultural bounty. The single-day event is free to the public and will feature local restaurant favorites, Louisiana-made beer Read More →
Culture Fest Louisiana is a celebration of all the many cultures represented in SWLA. It is an opportunity to travel the world and learn how diverse our community is. There is music and art, Read More →
Join Westlake for its annual picnic for the city. It is called La Ville Uni (French for the City United ) The Read More →
McNeese Cowboys vs. Incarnate Word - 6 PM at Cowboy Stadium Read More →
Best-selling author, speaker and role-model, Sadie Robertson, announces her 16-city Live Original Fall 2017 Tour. The tour encourages tens of thousands of young adults “to live uniquely and be Read More →
Join us for an evening with spirits at the Museum! We invite our guests to join us for a spooky evening of scary ghost stories and wine tasting at the Museum. Throughout the evening Read More →
This October: Get ready to enjoy four fascinating movies on Fridays this month during "Movies Under the Stars." Movies start at sundown - close to 8 p.m. - but get there early Read More →
ENTERTAINMENT BY THE MOLLY RINGWALDS! L’AUBERGE EVENT CENTER DOORS OPEN AT 9PM Advance tickets are $10. Tickets sold October 28 are $20. Tickets may be purchased at Read More →