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

2017 Airshow Dates and Gate Times Friday, April 28 Gates open at 6:00 p.m. Show begins at Read More →
A fun and kitschy country fair-like festival that features nearly four covered acres of anything. A true bargain hunter’s dream, the semi-annual flea market event has grown dramatically since Read More →
Established in 1992 after years of being the St. John Bosco Church Bazaar, the Westlake Family Fun & Food Festival started as a small town festival bringing the community together for Read More →
Come out to the Lake Charles Civic Center the first weekend in May, Thursday-Sunday, May 4-7, to celebrate the Contraband Days Louisiana Pirate Festival’s 60 th anniversary. There Read More →
Thursday, May 4, 2017 in the Coliseum of the Lake Charles Civic Center Speaker: Former NFL player, Aaron Shawn Harper div Read More →
Cory Morrow live at Jack After Dark. General Admission Only Cory Takes the Read More →
Live music by Serabee starting at 8 p.m. Read More →
Trace Adkins is an American singer and actor. He made his debut in 1995 with the album Dreamin' Out Loud, released on Capitol Records Nashville. Since then, Adkins has released seven more Read More →
Come watch and place your bets on your favorite horse in the Kentucky Derby at the annual Derby for Dollars right here in Lake Charles! Derby for Dollars is a unique, one of a kind event held Read More →
Nashville South live at Jack After Dark. Nashville South is a New Orleans-based country cover band that plays modern country with classic country & classic rock hits mixed in. Read More →
Patti LaBelle is an American singer, author, actress, and entrepreneur. LaBelle began her career in the early 1960s as lead singer and front woman of the vocal group, Patti LaBelle and the Read More →
Join us for this thrilling series with Grammy-Nominated, Music Educator, Saxophonist, and Louisiana native, Huber "Mickey" Smith Jr. Quickly becoming one of jazz's most thrilling and emotive Read More →
Live music by Band Camp starting at 8 p.m. Read More →
Logan Brill live at Jack After Dark. Logan Brill is an American singer/songwriter from Knoxville, Tennessee. She currently writes for Carnival Music and released her debut album, Read More →
Vicki Lawrence is an American actress, comedian, and singer known for the many characters she originated on CBS's The Carol Burnett Show, where she appeared from 1967 to 1978, for the entire Read More →