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Media FAQ

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 flights daily coming into Lake Charles from Houston through United 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 Megan Hartman, senior public relations manager, at mhartman@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

On October 1st and 2nd, 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 10 am, Read More →
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Shuttle lines start at 6:00pm, shuttles depart at 6:30pm Begin your terrifying Halloween journey with a hayride at The Lost Hollows! After traveling to the creepiest woods in Read More →
Sax in the City has featured and showcased artists such as Louisiana sax sensations Marcus Davis and JB Saax; stellar Gospel Sax performer Alex Allen; Washington, Read More →
Calcasieu residents are invited to three family-friendly movies at Prien Lake Park and one movie at Mallard Junction Park, when Movies Under the Stars returns this October. The silver screen Read More →
The Lake Charles Film Festival is an annual event founded to bring the very best of independent film and video to Calcasieu Parish. It was also founded to spotlight and award the achievements Read More →
Cheech and Chong will perform on Saturday, October 8:00 PM in the Grand Event Center of Golden Nugget Lake Charles. The Grammy-award winning comedy duo, Richard "Cheech" Marin and Tommy Chong, Read More →
Join Westlake for its annual picnic for the city. It is called La Ville Uni (French for the City United ) Read More →
Fine wines and culinary treats are in store for those attending the Rouge et Blanc event to be held Saturday, Oct. 8 set on the beautiful campus of McNeese State University. More than 200 Read More →
Crafts, door prizes and food vendors will be in abundance. No festival would be complete without exciting activities, rides and games for spry youngsters and of course, Gumbeaux Gator. The Read More →
The first concert of the season will present a side-by-side concert of the Lake Charles Symphony and the Francis G. Bulber Youth Orchestra performing Peter and the Wolf followed by Beethoven’s Read More →
The Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana CVB is proud to announce Community Professional Development Sessions for "Smarter Time Management" as well as "Visual Communication through Social Media" Read More →
Sulphur's annual Cal-Cam Fair is a fall tradition for many Southwest Louisiana residents -- and for good reason. The 93-year-old event brings in an average of 30,000 visitors each year, and it Read More →
Golden Nugget Lake Charles will host .38 SPECIAL in the Grand Event Center on Friday, October 14 at 8:30 PM. Known for their Southern rock style, the band’s sales top 20 million albums. The Read More →
Calcasieu residents are invited to three family friendly movies at Prien Lake Park and one movie at Mallard Junction Park, when Movies Under the Stars returns this October. The silver screen Read More →