Summer Guide to Lake Charles

Beat the Heat 👓🍧🦀

Temperatures are rising. The last bell of the school year has rung and it's time to occupy your time or your children's time with fun activities. Planning a getaway or staycation to Lake Charles is easy and has plenty of activities that will keep everyone in the family happy. This summer has great concert series at unique venues such as L'Auberge Casino Resort's Party by the Pool or Crying Eagle Brewing Company. You don't want to miss fun summer festivals like the Red, White, Blue and You Fireworks Extravaganza, Marshland Festival, and many more. And, let's not forget about all of the fun summertime activities like paddle boarding, waterparks, shelling, and snow cones.

Outdoor Rental Activities

Southwest Louisiana is known for its beautiful outdoor scenery and waterways; so you may very well want to experience our beautiful outdoor vibes for yourself. Some of our outdoor rental companies even feature guided tours for you to partake in that can really enhance your experience.

Cool Treats

If you’re from Louisiana, then more than likely you grew up pretty much living off snocones as a kid. Especially during our hot summer months, which is almost year-round. No matter what you call them—snowballs, snocones, or just shaved ice— this Louisiana treat is a must!

Summer is for Crabbing

There's nothing like packing up your car with supplies and heading out to catch some crabs for a boil! From May through September, crabbing is a time-honored activity along the Creole Nature Trail. Nothing can compare to fresh Louisiana blue crab! They’re easy to catch, and the whole…

Summer Festivals & Events