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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

2017 Airshow Dates and Gate Times Friday, April 28 Gates open at 6:00 p.m. Show begins at Read More →
A fun and kitschy country fair-like festival that features nearly four covered acres of anything. A true bargain hunter’s dream, the semi-annual flea market event has grown dramatically since Read More →
Jake Bush Band live at Jack After Dark. About Offering Texas Country music with an original vibe. Keep your toe tapping and good times flowing!! Biography Jake Bush Read More →
MONITOR ALL WEATHER DELAYS & CANCELLATIONS AT Read More →
REO Speedwagon is an American rock band. Formed in 1967, the band cultivated a following during the 1970s and achieved significant commercial success throughout the 1980s. Hi Infidelity Read More →
Established in 1992 after years of being the St. John Bosco Church Bazaar, the Westlake Family Fun & Food Festival started as a small town festival bringing the community together for Read More →
Come out to the Lake Charles Civic Center the first weekend in May, Thursday-Sunday, May 4-7, to celebrate the Contraband Days Louisiana Pirate Festival’s 60 th anniversary. There Read More →
Thursday, May 4, 2017 in the Coliseum of the Lake Charles Civic Center Speaker: Former NFL player, Aaron Shawn Harper div Read More →
Cory Morrow live at Jack After Dark. General Admission Only Cory Takes the Read More →
Live music by Serabee starting at 8 p.m. Read More →
Trace Adkins is an American singer and actor. He made his debut in 1995 with the album Dreamin' Out Loud, released on Capitol Records Nashville. Since then, Adkins has released seven more Read More →
Come watch and place your bets on your favorite horse in the Kentucky Derby at the annual Derby for Dollars right here in Lake Charles! Derby for Dollars is a unique, one of a kind event held Read More →
Nashville South live at Jack After Dark. Nashville South is a New Orleans-based country cover band that plays modern country with classic country & classic rock hits mixed in. Read More →
Patti LaBelle is an American singer, author, actress, and entrepreneur. LaBelle began her career in the early 1960s as lead singer and front woman of the vocal group, Patti LaBelle and the Read More →
Join us for this thrilling series with Grammy-Nominated, Music Educator, Saxophonist, and Louisiana native, Huber "Mickey" Smith Jr. Quickly becoming one of jazz's most thrilling and emotive Read More →