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What can I expect the weather to be like?
The weather is mild in Southwest Louisiana. In the summer months, during the day, it can climb into the 90s, so be sure to bring light clothing. Afternoon showers are frequent during the late spring and early summer months, so a good rule is to always be prepared with an umbrella. The winter months vary, but if it's cold, it's usually a damp cold, so a scarf might help keep the chill out. Most of the year, it's comfortable, so you don't have to pack a ton of coats or sweaters, leaving room for souvenirs!

What is transportation like in Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana?
We have a regional airport with daily flights coming into Lake Charles from Houston through United Airlines and Dallas through American Airlines. Once here, you can easily rent a car at the airport. That's the best bet for getting around town if you are not on a tour being hosted by the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana CVB, in which case, transportation is provided.

Can I participate in a Mardi Gras, culinary or other media tours with other writers?
Most major media tours are planned a year in advance, and the spots are filled leading up to the event. For consideration, contact Amanda Reeves, public relations manager, at areeves@visitlakecharles.org for special media tour programs being offered. Consideration for inclusion will depend upon your past work, current assignment(s) and professional deadlines.

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Events

Events

It’s the “12 Days of Christmas,” only this time, it’s not just a song! Thanks to several community organizations in Sulphur, we are proud to announce that Christmas will last almost two full Read More →
Lake Charles Civic Ballet’s “Christmas in Louisiana: Once Upon a Time” Dec. 8 - 10, Lake Charles Civic Center. This beautiful ballet tells the Read More →
About Jennifer Nettles: Jennifer Nettles music has been with us for so long, it is easy for ticket buyers to forget that she is only now starting her journey as a Read More →
Iowa Christmas Parade and Christmas in the Park Dec. 10, Lawrence Toups Park, Downtown Iowa. Christmas Parade begins at 4 p.m. from the VF Read More →
The Ward One Economic Development Board and the Moss Bluff Civic Club will sponsor the Moss Bluff Christmas Parade on Read More →
***Due to the weather on Dec. 3, the Christmas parade has been postponed til December 10, 2016 at Read More →
Everyone in town is bustling about getting ready for the Westlake Christmas Festival on Saturday, Dec. 10. The celebration kicks off at 1 p.m. with a parade in the heart of downtown. br Read More →
Performing for you live in the Grand Event Center starting 8pm, Saturday. Tickets available a Read More →
The City of Lake Charles will present A Cajun Christmas Concert on Thursday, December 22 in the Rosa Hart Theatre at 7:00 pm. Grammy winner Steve Riley will perform with his famous Mamou Read More →
A world of brass bands, rock and roll, pop radio, country, hip-hop and reggae all rolled into one big, beautiful band of color. In the great tradition of stunning acts, Bag of Donuts has to be Read More →
Celebrate 2016 at Jack Daniel’s New Year’s Eve Party! Party begins at 8pm and includes midnight celebration Read More →
Celebrate 2017 at Blue Martini Lake Charles with live entertainment by Frankie Moreno! Twice Voted "Las Vegas Entertainer of the Year" - Saturday, Dec. 31. Read More →
The Temptations are an American vocal group known for their success with Motown Records during the 1960s and 1970s. Having sold tens of millions of albums, the Temptations are one of the Read More →
Jerry Lee Lewis is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and pianist, often known by his nickname, The Killer. He has been described as "rock & roll's first great wild man." His Read More →
Mardi Gras makes its flamboyant entrance with the Twelfth Night Parade Extravaganza inside the Lake Charles Civic Center Coliseum. There will be a lively, mini-parade featuring members of Read More →