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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 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

Aaron Neville - is an American R&B singer and musician. He has had four Platinum-certified albums and four Top 10 hits in the United States, including three that went to Read More →
Certain details have changed. This event was updated on 11/28/2018. Due to forecast inclement weather on Nov. 30, the street parade has been Read More →
Nelly , is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, investor, and occasional actor from St. Louis. His music career with Midwest hip hop group “St. Lunatics” Read More →
Rick Springfield , Australian musician, singer-songwriter, actor and author. He was a member of the pop rock group Zoot from 1969 to 1971, then started his solo career with Read More →
Featuring The Flamethrowers Followed by Jose Mata Dress code enforced Read More →
This special night includes music, libations and some lucky person will win an Audi A5! Countdown to midnight at Delta Downs for a good time! Read More →
Dance the night away and ring in the New Year at this rocking party! Read More →
The festivities include a balloon drop in Lone Wolf with music performed by Mustang Sally playing that night. As always there will be a Champagne toast in Lone Wolf and on the casino Read More →
Shen Yun invites you to travel back to the magical world of ancient China. Experience a lost culture through the breathtaking art of classical Chinese dance, and see legends come to Read More →
Mardi Gras Twelfth Night Car Show Saturday, Jan. 5, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lake Charles Civic Center South Parking Lot 900 Lakeshore Drive Lake Charles, LA 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 →
The 61st Annual Louisiana Fur and Wildlife Festival will highlight all the local, natural resource industries in the area. The festival caters to all ages and interests featuring parades, a Read More →
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Festival January 18-12 The MLK Coalition announces plans for Martin Luther King Jr. Festival, which will be held January 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 →