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Why Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana? No matter what your group is into, we have you covered and will leave you begging for more. From history and culture to the Creole Nature Trail and big time gaming, and let’s not forget the savory food, your biggest problem will be deciding what to do next. Let the Convention and Visitor Bureau (CVB) help you with the details. Check out what others are saying about the area and the CVB. We offer welcoming committees, group tours, and so much more, click here to check out our Group Services.

Whether you want to experience the excitement of an authentic Mardi Gras experience or explore nature’s bounty in Louisiana’s Outback on the Creole Nature Trail, All-American Road, we have what you need to assemble the perfect itinerary. Click here to check out some sample Tour Ideas.

For more information on group tours, accommodations and travel arrangements, contact Anne Klenke, tourism director, at aklenke@visitlakecharles.org or call 800-456-7952.



The 43rd Annual Palm Sunday Tour of Homes will feature homes throughout historic Lake Charles with gracious homeowners sharing their gardens and interiors Read More →
Amarillo, Texas native Kevin Fowler will perform at Golden Nugget Lake Charles on Friday, March 30 at 8:30 PM in the Grand Event Center. Fowler has released five studio albums and charted four Read More →
Tired of Easter activities being only for kids? Join us at the Bayou Rum Distillery in Lacassine, LA for a special Adult Only Easter Egg Hunt on the distillery grounds. Come out on Read More →
Smash Mouth is an American rock band from San Jose, California. The band was formed in 1994 and are known for songs such as "Walkin' on the Sun" ,"All Star" and a cover of Read More →
Friday-Sunday, April 6-8, CyPhaCon is bringing another convention to Southwest Louisiana in its long stream of exceptional Sci-Fi/Fantasy & Gaming culture conventions. Formed by a group of Read More →
Chaka Khan is an American recording artist whose career has spanned five decades, beginning in the 1970’s as the lead vocalist and focal point of the funk band Rufus. Known Read More →
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, and the Friends of the Southwest Louisiana National Wildlife Refuge Complex and Wetlands are working with Read More →
The Louisiana Railroad Days Festival is a family orientated celebration of the railroad industry and the impact it had on the City of DeQuincy. Admission is free and it is an alcohol free Read More →
The Listening Room features some of the Lake Area's finest musicians, singers, songwriters, and storytellers in an intimate setting where we connect the artist with the Read More →
The Original DownTown Lake Charles Crawfish Festival - the SPICIEST Event in Southwest Louisiana - promotes awareness of the crawfish season, the history of it, and how the seafood industry Read More →
Established in 1992 after 25 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 →
Guests will enjoy champagne punch with a table service lunch while listening to music by The Barbe High School Buccaneer String Orchestra. Eight games of bingo will follow, with Joseph Frazier Read More →
TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2018 | 7 PM Parra Ballroom, Holbrook Student Union, McNeese State University FREE and open to the public The travels of Zeb Hogan, research assistant Read More →
FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2018 7 PM F.G. Bulber Auditorium, McNeese State University $20 Adults | $5 Children (under 18) | Free to McNeese and Sowela students with current ID a Read More →
Foreigner, the iconic band with ten multi-platinum albums and sixteen Top 30 hits will perform on Saturday, April 21 in the Grand Event Center at Golden Nugget Lake Charles. Foreigner Read More →
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