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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

THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 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 Read More →
Tickets on sale Jan. 16, 2018 Tickets start at $20! Celebrate what’s possible as the adventures of five daring Disney heroines spark the courage inside us all at Disney Read More →
Multi-Grammy award winner, George Benson will bring his smooth jazz/R&B style to the Golden Nugget’s Grand Event Center on Friday, April 27 at 8:30 PM. Raised in Pittsburgh, Benson was Read More →
Each year on the last Friday in April, the Arts Council of SWLA and the City of Lake Charles brings Spring Art Walk to downtown Lake Charles. This free event concentrates the Lake Area arts Read More →
Get ready to enjoy four fantastic movies on Fridays this month during “Movies Under the Stars.” Movies start at sundown - close to 8 p.m. - but get there early to get a good seat. Read More →
SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2018 | 3 PM Stokes Auditorium, Hartdner Hall, McNeese State University FREE and open to the public (no tickets. first come, first served.) 2016 Read More →
Sponsorship Opportunities are now open for CHRISTUS St. Patrick’s sixth annual Dragon Boat Race, scheduled for Saturday, April 28, 2018. Each dragon boat will have 22 people Read More →
Mark your calendar for our upcoming second year Crawfish and Music Festival, we are lining up the music. We already lined up a fabulous blues band and will have a lot more to offer. Bring a Read More →
The Louisiana Pirate Festival is a 10-day festival held on the grounds of the Lake Charles Civic Center and Seawall. The 61-year old festival is the oldest festival in the City of Lake Read More →
Thursday, May 3 4PM – 9PM – FAMILY NIGHT 4PM Buccaneer Pirate Read More →
Thursday, May 3, 2018 in the Coliseum of the Lake Charles Civic Center Read More →
Friends of Shannon Cox are hosting the 6th Annual Derby for Dollars at The Stables at LeBocage on Saturday, May 5, 2018 to benefit Family & Youth’s Shannon Cox Counseling Center. Read More →
ABOUT THE BAND Amanda’s fiddle continues to make wonderful melodies as she holds a firm place in music history in a city that delivers harmony like no other. Between the release Good Read More →