Lake Charles, Louisiana is a place filled with exhilaration, adventure, and natural beauty. As one of the largest cities in the “Pelican State”, Lake Charles attracts guests in droves thanks to the magnificent entertainment. Concerts, festivals, and much more help friends and families enjoy the activities while making memories. This summer from July 10 to September 10, check out the wonderful festivities with friends and family as you witness Louisiana’s exciting events.
Cajun Food & Music Festival
Help celebrate Cajun culture at The Cajun Food & Music Festival starting July 17th. Experience the laughter and fun of the musical and artistic atmosphere as you listen to music and indulge in Cajun cooking. Children will enjoy the music, arts & crafts booths, and games. The Cajun French Music Youth Band will play authentic Cajun music on July 18th while adults may participate in a live auction or sit back and drink an ice cold beer.
The Cajun Food & Music Festival is taking place at the Burton Complex, located at 7001 Gulf Hwy. Admission is $8.00; children under the age of 12 get in for free. Learn more about this fun-filled event by visiting http://cfmalakecharles.com/.
Cash Out at Lake Charles Casinos
Looking to win at blackjack or play the slot machine? Lake Charles has excellent, luxurious casinos such as the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino. Over 1,000 slot machines and various table games, Golden Nugget gives you chances to win extra cash. Not only does Golden Nugget have great games, but club programs that allow you to receive complimentary game plays and invitations to special events. Enjoy amenities including the bar, pool, spa, and arcade.
If you come to the casino July 10th, you can see country music singer Travis Tritt perform. The Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino is located at 2550 Gold Nugget Boulevard. For room reservations, call 844-777-GOLD (4653), or call for casino info at 337-508-7777. Visit the website for more information at http://www.goldennugget.com/.
Art in Lake Charles
If you are the type to be attracted to the splendor of performance art, then spend a Saturday with the Lake Charles Symphony and First Federal Bank of Louisiana. On July 11, watch the Cirque de la Symphonie, a new production taking place at the Lake Charles Civic Center. Witness professional acrobats flying high in the sky! Let’s not forget the brawn of veteran strongmen as they complete amazing feats of strength. The performance is played with modern and classical music with a live orchestra. Be amazed by the artistic expression of these men and women on July 11.
Tickets are $25 for adults, $10 for students, and free for children under six years. The Lake Charles Civic Center is located at 900 Lakeshore Drive. Get your tickets and learn more at http://www.lcsymphony.com/summer-pops-2015/.
March Over to Marshland Festival
Speaking of the Lake Charles Civic Center, don’t forget to walk over to the Marshland Festival on July 24 and 25. If you are searching for authentic Cajun, country, and zydeco music, this festival is just for you! Besides music, mouthwatering Cajun cuisine will be sold in booths. Exhibits, games, and much more will be available for kids and adults.
Active military and kids 12 and under enter for free. General admission on Friday is $10; Saturday will cost $15. For more information about the event, call (337) 802-2025 or (337) 540-3182. Check out the website to learn more at http://www.marshlandfestival.com/.
Foodies Head to Farmers Market
Ever wonder where these Southern cooks find fresh ingredients to prepare many delicious Cajun foods such as jambalaya or gumbo? The Charleston Farmers Market is a great venue to visit with its fruit, vegetables, grains, canned and baked goods, and much more. It is a great place to see every Saturday from 8 AM until noon.
Admission is free for everyone. The Charleston Farmers Market is on Bilbo Street behind the Historic City Hall Arts & Cultural Center (1001 Ryan Street). You can learn more and download the flyer here: http://www.cityoflakecharles.com/department/division.php?structureid=80.
Louisianan Labor Day
Thankfully, not all of Lake Charles’s events take place in July; even September has a celebration many would enjoy. On September 7, the Boo Zoo’s Labor Day Festival will be filled with yummy BBQ, delectable crawfish etoufee, and upbeat zydeco music to listen to while eating.
The event begins at 10 a.m. with general admission at $15 and $2 for kids under 12 years. It will take place at 900 Lakeshore Drive.
Enjoy the rich Louisianan heritage this summer either by yourself or with loved ones. Food, art, entertainment, and fun will come from the experiences you will have during these events. Create memories of the wonderful adventures you will have at Lake Charles, Louisiana.