Special Alert
Special Alert

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

Bill Engvall is an American comedian and actor best known for his work as a stand-up comic, his signature "Here's Your Sign" bit, and as a member of the Blue Collar Comedy group. Read More →
Gallery Promenade is an annual event that celebrates the art spaces, galleries, cultural districts, and museums that work year-round to provide cultural resources, exhibits, and opportunities Read More →
The City of Lake Charles Sesquicentennial Planning Committee has announced plans for its fall Sesquicentennial Celebration Kick-off to be held Friday, September 29 through Sunday, October 1, Read More →
The exhibition will consist of a series of panels outlining the history of Lake Charles. The panels will be accompanied by objects on display, as well as a slide show of photographs. The 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 →
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 →
September 30 & October 1, 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 Read More →
Kenny Wayne Shepherd takes to the Delta Event Center stage with a raw, rootsy musicality that's been a common thread in the nine acclaimed albums that he's released since he first emerged as a Read More →
The Lake Charles Symphony is happy to celebrate its 60th season with the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau’s 45th anniversary and the City of Lake Charles’s Read More →
Mickey Smith, Jr.'s "Sax in the City 150" concert, benefitting MusicMakers2U on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at the Lake Charles Civic Center. Tickets: $30 to include art Read More →
The Lake Charles Film & Music Festival once again will be using the historic Central School Arts & Humanities Center to host the 2017 festival. All film screenings, seminars/workshops Read More →
Fine wines and culinary treats are in store for those attending the Rouge et Blanc event to be held Saturday, Oct. 7 set on the beautiful campus of McNeese State University. More than 200 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 →
Celebrate Vinton’s 106 th birthday at the 2017 Vinton Heritage Festival. The annual event on Saturday, Oct. 14 , celebrates the town’s rich history with plenty of Read More →
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 →