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Westlake

Westlake, nestled among cypress trees along the Calcasieu River, is a friendly community and an integral part of an ever expanding industrial area that includes a population of over 5,000 people. Westlake, Louisiana features 175 diversified businesses, 5 financial institutions, 18 churches, and 4 schools. Westlake’s beautiful lakeside casino and hotels are the areas most popular attractions. Westlake, Louisiana’s beautiful parks are another of its assets, featuring facilities for swimming, softball, basketball, boating and fishing.

Westlake River
Beautiful Calcasieu River

As a gateway to Sam Houston Jones State Park, the community of Westlake has flourished with amazing dexterity and zeal. Improvements have been taking place rapidly making Westlake, Louisiana an ideal place to live.

Westlake River 2
Scenic Calcasieu River

Prior to being known as the lumber and shipbuilding capital in West Calcasieu Parish, Westlake was known as “Rio Hondo” (No Man’s Land) to cattle rustlers, pirates and renegades. In the early 1800’s settlers came to the area and purchased land. The first official recorded land transaction was made on November 1, 1824 which was the purchase of 640 acres that included part of the area now known as Westlake, Louisiana. A post office was established around 1883, which lead to the eventual establishment of the Westlake area. A few years later the town became known as Westlake, Louisiana. The city was officially incorporated in 1945.

For more information about Westlake, Louisiana visit the Westlake city website.

Events

Events

2017 Airshow Dates and Gate Times Friday, April 28 Gates open at 6:00 p.m. Show begins at Read More →
CJ Solar live at Jack After Dark. With the fuel of both Southern rock and country music influences pumping through his veins, it's no surprise that Sea Gayle Music's CJ Solar is a Read More →
MONITOR ALL WEATHER DELAYS & CANCELLATIONS AT Read More →
Restless Heart is an American country music band established in 1984. The band's lineup consists of Larry Stewart, John Dittrich, Paul Gregg, Dave Innis, and Greg Jennings. Their hits include Read More →
Movies Under the Stars is back with lots of quirky animals and one determined princess for the spring series this April. The antics begin Friday, April 7th and continue through Friday, April Read More →
Each year on the last Friday in April, the Arts Council of SWLA and the City of Lake Charles brings Spring Art Walk to downtown Lake Charles. This free event concentrates the Lake Area 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 →
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 →
Jake Bush Band live at Jack After Dark. About Offering Texas Country music with an original vibe. Keep your toe tapping and good times flowing!! Biography Jake Bush Read More →
REO Speedwagon is an American rock band. Formed in 1967, the band cultivated a following during the 1970s and achieved significant commercial success throughout the 1980s. Hi Infidelity 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 →