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

School Performances Nov 15, 2018 – 9:00 am Nov 16, 2018 – 9:00 am Public Performance Nov 17, 2018 – 2:00 pm & 7:00 Read More →
Jumpstart your Christmas spirit at the Junior League of Lake Charles’ annual Mistletoe & Moss Holiday Market, which will be held Thursday, November 15th through Saturday, November 17th, Read More →
Check out the best live horse racing in the region, or watch a simulcast from another track. Whatever option you choose, Delta Downs offers ample seating in grandstands and a Read More →
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Holiday House Nov. 29-Dec. 1, Brimstone Museum Complex, Sulphur . The Preview Party on Nov. 29 will be this year’s premier event of Read More →
A Magical Cirque Christmas Nov. 30 at 8:30pm, Golden Nugget Lake Charles . A holiday entertainment blockbuster set to dazzle audiences of all ages. Read More →
Christmas Under The Oaks Festival Nov. 30-Dec. 1, Heritage Square, Sulphur . There is plenty to put you in the holiday Read More →
Parades, fireworks, concerts, crafts, and Santa appearances will warm even the “Scroogiest” of hearts at this family-friendly holiday event. The Light Up the Lake Christmas Festival in Lake Read More →
Kiwanis Christmas Lighted Parade Nov. 30, Cypress St., Sulphur . The colorful, giant balloons and Christmas light parade begins at 6pm. Read More →
Clint Black & Lisa Hartman Black- Will perform their “Christmas With You”show featuring: Christmas Favorites, Clint’s Top Hits and the Duets: “When I Said I Do”, “You Still Get To Me”. Read More →
This beautiful story told through the wonder of classical dance and music is a Lake Charles tradition. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is originally choreographed by Read More →