Festivals & Events
Southwest Louisiana is Cajun Fun Country! There are over 75 festivals and special events celebrated every year. The Cajun Music Fest, Contraband Days, Mardi Gras, Marshland Festival and Black Heritage Festival are only a few of the region’s festivals.
The region is home to at least four museums that house several items and artifacts depicting the history of Southwest Louisiana. The historic "Charpentier District" can be found in Lake Charles, the hub city of the region. The district is nearly 20 blocks of unique Victorian-era homes, each with characteristics reflecting the individual style of the area carpenters who built them.
Visitors and area residents can also try their luck at one of the region’s casinos.
For more information on recreational and cultural attractions in our region contact the Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau.