Special Alert
Special Alert
City Skyline

Conventions / Meetings

In the spirit of being unconventional, there are several new venues in downtown Lake Charles for small meetings and events that are unique and appealing. Interesting options include the Historic Calcasieu Marine Bank Building, the Brickhouse, the Governor’s Mansion, and the Charleston Ballroom, located in the historic Charleston Hotel which has been converted into quaint shops with event space throughout.

 
Lake Charles Meeting Incentive Badge
 

The Lake Charles Civic Center, with a sweeping view of the lake, has also undergone major renovations with more upscale décor and plush seating along with high tech friendly equipment and versatile lighting options. Let’s not forget the options of L’Auberge Lake Charles, Golden NuggetIsle of Capri Lake Charles, and Delta Downs. If your meeting or organization wishes to make an impact by volunteering in the local community, check out our Voluntourism Opportunities. Whether it’s a full-scale convention/conference, a business meeting/retreat, or a wedding/reunion,  let the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau assist you!

Submit an RFP
For more information on all local venues and accommodations, contact our Sales Department at 800-456-7952 or view the sales team contacts here.

  • Accommodations Assistance
  • Appearances by the Southwest Louisiana Goodwill Ambassador "Gumbeaux Gator"
  • Official Invitations
  • Attendance Pre-convention/Meeting Promotion
  • Registration Assistance and Name Tags
  • Opening Ceremony Assistance
  • Welcome by Local Celebrities and Dignitaries
  • Brochures/Area Information
  • Event and Tour Coordination
  • Recreational Facilities
  • Publicity/Media Releases
  • Entertainment Assistance
  • Ditty Bags and Favors List Suggestions
  • Spouse Programs
  • Itineraries
  • Voluntourism Opportunities

Fill out the Group Services & Activities Checklist

Events

Events

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 →
Called “The Greatest Show on Dirt,” the Southwest District Livestock Show and Rodeo returns to the Burton Complex with rodeo performances, livestock shows, a Queen’s Pageant, a stick-horse Read More →
Tracy Lawrence is an American country music singer, songwriter, and record producer. Lawrence signed to Atlantic Records in 1991, and debuted that year with the album Sticks and Stones. He has Read More →
Join us as we celebrate our fans during our all-new Fan Powered World Tour! Interact with Globetrotters stars more than ever before, both on and off the court. New this year, you can Read More →
Paris by Night is a direct-to-video series featuring Vietnamese-language musical variety shows produced by Thúy Nga Productions. Originally, Paris by Night was filmed exclusively in Paris, Read More →
Johnny Gill is an American singer-songwriter and actor. He is the sixth and final member of the R&B/pop group New Edition, and was also a member of the super group called LSG, with Gerald Read More →
Legendary rock band STYX will perform at Golden Nugget Lake Charles in the Grand Event Center on Saturday, February 16 at 8:00 PM. With sixteen Top 40 hits to their credit, STYX is best known Read More →
The parade will consist of Mardi Gras Krewes, merchants, individuals, groups and organizations, and the route will be from Cypress Street through the S-Curve to South Huntington Read More →
Line up along the seawall at the lakefront promenade behind the Civic Center and be dazzled by the glowing boat parade on shimmering Lake Charles. style="height: 600px; width: 100%; Read More →
Join the Merchants' Parade- href="https://assets.simpleviewcms.com/simpleview/image/upload/v1/clients/lakecharles/merchants_parade_db70a734-475e-4b9b-8ced-b155939c9d68.pdf" Read More →
Join the Krewe of Barkus Parade- Krewe Read More →
Enter the Gumbo Cook-Off- href="https://assets.simpleviewcms.com/simpleview/image/upload/v1/clients/lakecharles/Entry_Form_2019_ad54b07c-9fa6-47cc-8afe-c8a455510232.pdf" Read More →
Mardi Gras in Southwest Louisiana is a family-friendly festival and even has an entire day devoted to kids! Children’s Day, a free event open to children ages 3 to 11, combines Mardi Gras fun Read More →
Join the Children's Day Parade- href="https://assets.simpleviewcms.com/simpleview/image/upload/v1/clients/lakecharles/childrens_parade_828bb615-9772-4b7d-ad36-972cd6714bf8.pdf" Read More →
Pots and pots of traditional Louisiana cuisine ready to be sampled, all for a $10 admission fee. Sponsored by Kroger. Read More →
Destination Guide
Explore Our

Planner Guide

online or print
RFP
RFP
Request information on our area specifically meeting your needs, or send us an RFP