Since you are already here or thinking about coming to the Lake Charles, LA area stay a while and check out some of our really cool attractions and events happening in and around Lake Charles and SWLA (Southwest Louisiana).  Sometimes our hotels are chosen to be the host hotel for some of these events and may offer discounted rates for your selected Lake Charles area event. 

Art by Sterling West (Thu, 20 Sep 2018)
08/03/2018 to 09/21/2018 - OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, 6-8PM FREE ADMISSION Refreshments by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. & Sweets & Treats Exhibit Dates: Aug. 3 - Sept. 21, 2018 Gallery Hours: M-F 9:00AM to 5:00PM
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Cajun Dance Lessons (Thu, 20 Sep 2018)
Starting 07/16/2015 - Cajun dance lessons are held the 3rd Thursday of every month at the CFMA building starting at 7:00 PM.  Learn the Two Step, Cajun Waltz, and more! 
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Chaos Theory Exhibit (Thu, 20 Sep 2018)
09/20/2018 to 11/08/2018 - The Henning Cultural Center invites you to its annual "Chaos Theory" exhibit. This exhibit is a salute to pop culture artists around the area, regardless of their professional artistic affiliations.
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Disney Vacation Hacks (Thu, 20 Sep 2018)
09/20/2018 to 09/20/2018 - A Disney vacation can absolutely be magical but it can also be extremely overwhelming to plan! This free seminar by a local Disney Vacation expert will go a long way in making sure you maximize your
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Fluctuations: An Installation of Handmade Paper (Thu, 20 Sep 2018)
08/31/2018 to 10/27/2018 - Fluctuations: An Installation of Handmade Paper at Historic City Hall Historic City Hall Arts and Cultural Center will host an opening reception for “Fluctuations: An Installation of Handmade Paper”
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McNeese Annual Faculty Exhibition (Thu, 20 Sep 2018)
09/13/2018 to 12/06/2018 - The Annual Faculty Exhibition features 45 recent works by visual arts faculty members through a variety of media including ceramics, drawing, graphic design, illustration, book arts, painting,
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Robbie Austin Pantomime Exhibit (Thu, 20 Sep 2018)
09/06/2018 to 11/08/2018 - Robbie Austin Pantomime Exhibit Sept. 6- Nov. 8 Abercrombie Gallery Gallery hours are 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and are closed on weekends and university holidays. The McNeese
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Student Art Association Show (Thu, 20 Sep 2018)
08/30/2018 to 09/28/2018 - Group Show, Student Art Association, 30 August-28 September, Reception: 6-8pm, Friday 28 sSept
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The Crucible Project (Thu, 20 Sep 2018)
09/06/2018 to 10/20/2018 - The Crucible Project September 6th – October 20th 2018. More information to be announced soon Hours of Operation: Tuesday-Friday: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Saturday: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
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Through My Eyes Exhibit (Thu, 20 Sep 2018)
07/10/2018 to 09/22/2018 - Through My Eyes Gallery by the Lake, (106 W Pryce St.) is now featuring “Through My Eyes”, their first national juried art show, in the Creative Arts Center at the gallery. Visitors are invited to
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"Ghadi" film screening (Fri, 21 Sep 2018)
09/21/2018 to 09/21/2018 - Calcasieu Cinema International opens its 8th season with the Lebanese film "Ghadi " (2013). Dr. and Mrs. David (Mia) Buttross will be discussants for this film about a young boy and his place in his
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Ian and The Websters (Fri, 21 Sep 2018)
09/21/2018 to 09/22/2018 - Live music by Ian and The Websters at Isle of Capri starting at 8 p.m.
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Rik@Nite (Fri, 21 Sep 2018)
01/26/2018 to 12/29/2018 - Fridays: Live DJ from 11 PM - 3 AM Saturdays:  Late Night Karaoke 12 AM - 4 AM NO Cover!  Late night drink specials and food. Indoor and heated outdoor seating. 
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Charlestown Farmers Market (Downtown) (Sat, 22 Sep 2018)
01/06/2018 to 12/29/2018 - The Market highlights Louisiana-made items including seasonal produce, eggs, grass-fed beef, pork and lamb; gumbo, canned goods, baked goods, local honey, organic juices, plants, and homemade arts &
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Dwight Yoakam (Sat, 22 Sep 2018)
09/22/2018 to 09/22/2018 - Tickets go on sale Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 10am Dwight Yoakam is an American singer-songwriter, actor and film director, most famous for his pioneering country music. He has recorded more than 21
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Rebel Run 5k (Sat, 22 Sep 2018)
09/22/2018 to 09/22/2018 - The students of W. W. Lewis invite you to help us raise money for the Texas Children's Hospital's cancer center. Last year, the students were able to donate 60 no hair American Girl dolls to the
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61st Season Opening Concert (Sun, 23 Sep 2018)
09/23/2018 to 09/23/2018 - Sunday, September 23, 2018McNeese Tritico Theatre | 3 p.m.William Rose, Guest Conductor Lina Morita, Piano There’s no doubt that Southwest Louisiana is brimming with talented musicians. This concert
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Live Music: ACOUSTIC PIE & Jay Ecker Quartet (Sun, 23 Sep 2018)
01/28/2018 to 12/16/2018 - Live Music:  ACOUSTIC PIE, 3:30-6:30  Jay Ecker Quartet: 7- 10 
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Open Play Family Day (Sun, 23 Sep 2018)
04/22/2018 to 01/20/2019 - Join us EVERY SUNDAY for Open Play Family Fun Day! Enjoy our indoor, sensory-friendly kid's gym that welcomes kids of ALL ABILITIES. We offer a toddler area, zip line, swing apparatus, trampoline, rock
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Sunday Brunch - Live Music by Chester & Jairus Daigle (Sun, 23 Sep 2018)
08/05/2018 to 09/30/2018 - Join us for brunch every Sunday from 11am-3pm! Cypress Grill at Gray Plantation Live music by Chester & Jairus Daigle.
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Sunday Brunch w/Live Music (Sun, 23 Sep 2018)
01/28/2018 to 12/30/2018 - Live music by Bluesiana Red for Sunday Brunch. Brunch: Every Sunday between 10:30 and 2:00. Adults: $22.95, 6 & under: $7.95, 3 & under: FREE Our weekly BUFFET menu includes the following dishes:
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Open Mic @ Rikenjaks (Mon, 24 Sep 2018)
01/29/2018 to 12/17/2018 - Open Mic at Rikenjaks. Rikenjaks on Ryan invites all area songwriters and musicians to join in on the weekly ACOUSTIC OPEN MIC NIGHT happening from 7:30-10:30 Mondays. Acoustic PA and vocal mics will
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Cash & Carry Farmers Market (Tue, 25 Sep 2018)
01/02/2018 to 12/25/2018 - Come visit us at the beautifully restored historic Cash & Carry building on the corner of Enterprise and Broad in downtown Lake Charles. While you're here, you will enjoy a unique market experience
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Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz at Rikenjaks Brewing Co. (Tue, 25 Sep 2018)
Starting 07/25/2017 - Lake Charles' most popular trivia night is the Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz every Tuesday at Rikenjaks Brewing Co. Teams of up to six vie for the top spots. Topics range from high to low culture and
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Boozin' Bingo | Karaoke Ladies Night (Wed, 26 Sep 2018)
01/31/2018 to 12/19/2018 - Oh ladies... Wednesday means BOOZIN' BINGO / LADIES NIGHT at Rikenjaks on Ryan! Play for free and win cool prizes starting at 9. You can also show off your inner pop star with Front Row Karaoke hosted
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Karaoke at The Lone Wolf (Wed, 26 Sep 2018)
09/05/2018 to 09/26/2018 - Karaoke at The Lone Wolf 7:00pm – 11:00pm
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Open Sew (Wed, 26 Sep 2018)
Starting 06/11/2014 - Every Wednesday, quilters bring their sewing machines and projects to visit and work in our classroom.
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Fashion Gives Back (Thu, 27 Sep 2018)
09/27/2018 to 09/27/2018 - For the past three years Fashion Gives Back has been a completely SOLD OUT event! We are extremely excited to be bringing this one-of-a-kind event to Lake Charles once again! As always, we promise a
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Chamber SWLA 19th Annual Golf Tournament (Fri, 28 Sep 2018)
09/28/2018 to 09/28/2018 - The 19th Annual Chamber SWLA Golf Tournament will be held at the Lake Charles Country Club. Morning and Afternoon Flights Available Chamber Member 4 Person Team- $525.00 General Admission 4 Person Team-
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Gallery Promenade (Fri, 28 Sep 2018)
09/28/2018 to 09/28/2018 - Gallery Promenade, the Arts Council of SWLA’s annual gallery and museum showcase, returns Friday, September 28th, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Select galleries, art spaces, and businesses from across the
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