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

Gallery Promenade, the Arts Council of SWLA’s annual gallery and museum showcase, returns Friday, September 28th, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Select galleries, art spaces, and businesses from across Read More →
"The Haunted Ship - Lake Charles" Set to Open Friday, 28 September at the USS ORLECK Naval Museum Read More →
The Lost Hollows, a locally owned and family-operated attraction, is the largest and most terrifying outdoor haunt in Lake Charles, Louisiana! The fright-filled trail is open every Friday and Read More →
In the Grand Event Center Tickets go on sale Friday, June 29, 2018 @ 10am Vince Neil , the legendary front man of Motley Crue is an international Read More →
September 29 & 30, at the Lake Charles Civic Center, the Habibi Shrine Circus will return! The Shrine Circus is the only Circus with a purpose!! Show times are on Saturday at 10 am, Read More →
Join Westlake for its annual picnic for the city. It is called La Ville Uni (French for the City United ) The event will take place on Read More →
McNeese Cowboys vs. Stephen F. Austin - Time TBA at Cowboy Stadium Read More →
Southwest Louisiana Down Syndrome Group invites you, your family & friends to support our 11th Annual Step UP 4 Down Syndrome Family Fun Day and Read More →
Anyone who likes to eat, dance, and have fun will enjoy this festival. Calca-Chew Food Festival is an alcohol free festival centered around our French Heritage. Everything about the festival Read More →
McNeese Cowboys vs. Abilene Christian University - Time TBA at Cowboy Stadium Read More →
Lake Charles Toyota presents Mickey Smith, Jr.'s "Sax in the City Cocktails & Cake" at the Golden Nugget Lake Charles Grand Event Center on Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 6pm. The concert will Read More →
Purchase a VIP Package and become a VIP - Very Important Pup! The VIP Package includes a premium seat, special souvenir gift and exclusive access to a Meet & Greet with Ryder and two Read More →
Join us for free concert at MorganField. Join us on the beautiful grounds of The Village at MorganField in October for Music at MorganField! This free, family event will feature live Read More →
Fine wines and culinary treats are in store for those attending the Rouge et Blanc event to be held Saturday, Oct. 13 set on the beautiful campus of McNeese State University. More than 200 Read More →
Celebrate Vinton’s 107 th birthday at the 2017 Vinton Heritage Festival. The annual event on Saturday, Oct. 13 , celebrates the town’s rich history with plenty of Read More →