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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

Presented annually by the Arts & Humanities Council and the SWLA Convention & Visitors Bureau, this signature culinary event will take place on Saturday, August 18th, 5pm-8pm, at the Read More →
Creedence Clearwater Revisited was formed in 1995 by former Creedence Clearwater Revival members Stu Cook (bass) and Doug Clifford (drums). Following their induction into Read More →
Little Anthony and the Imperials is an American rhythm and blues/soul vocal group from New York City founded by Clarence Collins in the 1950s and named in part for its lead Read More →
Ron White is an American stand-up comedian and actor, best known as a charter member of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour. Nicknamed "Tater Salad," he is the author of the book I Had the Right to Read More →
Our rich musical heritage continues to live on with BooZoo's Labor Day Festival. The entire family is invited to come out and celebrate the festival's 33rd year in grand style and enjoy the Read More →
Jamey Johnson is an American country music artist. Signed to BNA Records in 2005, Johnson made his debut with his single "The Dollar", the title track to his 2006 album The Read More →
St. Theresa Bon Ton Festival is a local tradition that began over 38 years ago. We pride ourselves in being family friendly. We offer something for everyone! There is a wide variety of Read More →
Saturday 1:30 pm, 4:30 pm, 7:30 pm Sunday 1:00 pm, 3:30 pm, 6:00 pm THE ELEPHANTS ARE BACK! In the All New 3 Rings! This year’s production is packed with breathtaking Read More →
McNeese Cowboys vs. Nicholls State University - Time TBA at Cowboy Stadium Read More →
Tickets go on sale Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 10am Dwight Yoakam is an American singer-songwriter, actor and film director, most famous for his pioneering country music. He Read More →
Gallery Promenade, the Arts Council of SWLA’s annual gallery and museum showcase, returns Friday, September 28th, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Select galleries, art spaces, and businesses from across Read More →
The Lost Hollows, a locally owned and family-operated attraction, is the largest and most terrifying outdoor haunt in Lake Charles, Louisiana! The fright-filled trail is open every Friday and Read More →
In the Grand Event Center Tickets go on sale Friday, June 29, 2018 @ 10am Vince Neil , the legendary front man of Motley Crue is an international Read More →
September 29 & 30, 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 →
Join Westlake for its annual picnic for the city. It is called La Ville Uni (French for the City United ) The event will take place on Read More →