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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

The 4th Annual Jennie Finch World Series Softball Tournament will be held in Sulphur, LA from June 20th - 24th, 2018. Age categories are 6 & under, 8 & under, 10 & under, and 12 Read More →
Kenny Loggins is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. His early songwriting compositions in the 1970’s were recorded with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and the group band Loggins Read More →
Vintage Market Days is an upscale vintage-inspired market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings consumable yummies, seasonal Read More →
Crowd favorite, Aaron Lewis, will perform at the Grand Event Center at Golden Nugget Lake Charles on Saturday, June 23 at 8 PM. Lewis' career path has been diverse. He was the lead singer for Read More →
This year’s event will showcase other jazz musicians, artists, events, and a wide variety of shrimp and other good foods. A crowd of 500 – 1000, ranging in age from infancy to the older Read More →
Lake Charles Community Band Summer Concert Series Every Monday in June The Lake Charles Community Read More →
USSSA Baseball World Series - SWLA at various locations, June 26 - July 2, 2018. See website for more information. Read More →
Goo Goo Dolls multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated Goo Goo Dolls are one of the most globally respected and influential forces in popular music, selling more than 12 million Read More →
The Firecracker Derby will be held at Delta Downs Racetrack and Casino Hotel, June 30, 2018. For more information Read More →
Ronnie Milsap is an American country music singer and pianist. He was one of country music's most popular and influential performers of the 1970s and 1980s. He became Read More →
The Firecracker Futurity will be held at Delta Downs Racetrack and Casino Hotel, July 4, 2018. For more information Read More →
The City of Lake Charles is making plans for the annual Red White Blue & You Celebration. As part of the celebration, participants and spectators are invited to join in the fun for the Read More →
Love The '90s Tour invites attendees to reminisce about the trend-setting decade with some of the most iconic, indelible names in rap and hip-hop. Audiences can expect to hear chart-topping Read More →