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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

Don Felder, Best known as lead guitarist for the Eagles, will perform in Golden Nugget’s Grand Event Center on Friday, February 23 at 8:30 PM. Felder submitted “16 or 17 tracks” that resulted Read More →
The Home Builders Association (HBA) of Southwest Louisiana will hold its 27th Annual Home, Garden & Lifestyle Show February 24-25, at the Lake Charles Civic Center. The Read More →
If you love rock ‘n’ roll, you will not want to miss Joan Jett & The Blackhearts in concert on Saturday, February 24 in the Grand Event Center of Golden Nugget Lake Charles at 8:00 PM. Read More →
If you enjoy a good brew, make your way to the Historic Calcasieu Marine National Bank Building for the 4th Annual Louisiana Winter Beer Festival on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 from 1-5 p.m. This Read More →
Country singer, songwriter Randy Houser will perform in the Grand Event Center at Golden Nugget on Friday, March 2 at 8:30 PM. Houser has been nominated for multiple ACM and CMA awards. His Read More →
Traxxas Monster Truck Destruction Tour, the motorsports entertainment epicenter with the nation’s most competitive monster trucks, will be invading The Lake Charles Civic Center for two Read More →
Bell Biv DeVoe will bring their “new jack swing” sounds to the Grand Event Center on Saturday, March 3 at 8:00 PM. BBD’s debut album, Poison , was released in 1990 and reached Number Read More →
Authentic Louisiana Cajun cuisine will be on the menu at the Lake Charles Symphony’s 18th Annual Wild Beast Feast from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, at the VFW Post 2130, 5676 Lake St., Lake Read More →
TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2018 | 7 PM Benjamin W. Mount Theatre, Central School Arts & Humanities Center $20 Adults | $5 Children (under 18) | Free to McNeese and Sowela Students Read More →
THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2018 | 7 PM F.G. Bulber Auditorium, McNeese State University $20 Adults | $5 Children (under 18) | Free to McNeese and Sowela Students with current ID a Read More →
Live at the Lakefront is a free outdoor concert series hosted by the Arts Council of SWLA and the City of Lake Charles, featuring a variety of Louisiana musicians, an eclectic art market, and Read More →
Country music legend Willie Nelson will perform on Friday, March 9 at 8:30 PM in the Grand Event Center at Golden Nugget Lake Charles. Nelson rose to fame with the critical and commercial Read More →
If you're hungry for mouthwatering food, terrific music and great family fun then this is the festival for you. Taking place at the Lake Charles Civic Center, entertainers will perform gospel, Read More →
Saturday, March 10 | 3 pm | Free and open to the public | Stokes Auditorium, Hardtner Hall, McNeese State University No tickets required. First come, first served. Open to everyone. 2005 Read More →