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Entertainment & Events in Lake Charles, Louisiana

Special Events

  • Art on Wheels Ultimate Bike Show 337-433-3033
    900 Lakeshore Drive
    Lake Charles, LA 70601
    Lake Charles Civic Center
    "Art on Wheels" Ultimate Bike Show will feature vendors, arts, art activities, children's activities, food & beverages, live music, and tattoo & pin-up girl contests. All proceeds will benefit The Special Olympics of Southwest Louisiana and Buddy Ball & Arts of the Southwest Louisiana area. Held in September. more


  • Charles Cinema 337-477-4500
    115 West Sale Road
    Lake Charles, LA 70605
    Charles Cinema is a three-screen discount movie theatre. Features shows for children during the summer.  more

  • UA Lake Charles 10 337-477-1216
    3416 Derek Drive
    Lake Charles, LA 70605
    Features critically-acclaimed films, alternative productions, restored classics and first-run foreign movies.  more

  • Cinemark 348 337-562-0050
    548 West Prien Lake Road
    Lake Charles, LA 70601
    Features the hot, new movies and stadium seating. more

Night Life

  • VFW Post 2130 318-477-7546
    5676 Lake Street
    Lake Charles, LA 70605
    This VFW in southern Lake Charles claims to have the longest continually running Cajun dance in Southwest Louisiana, held each Saturday night since the 1960's.

  • Thibodeaux's Hall 318-439-4255
    626 Enterprise Boulevard
    Lake Charles, LA 70601
    The two-story dance hall still features the best in Zydeco entertainment a couple of weekends each month.

  • Cigar Club 337-562-8889
    1700 East Prien Lake Road, Suite 5
    Lake Charles, LA 70601
    The Private Club is for the area's "over 21" crowd to relax with a cool drink from their exquisite bar and maybe lounge in the Safari Room's leather seating. Pool table, wine tastings and many more events are planned for the members and their guests. The Cigar Club is a unique store offering an elegant retail shopping area open to the public. With the largest walk in humidor in Southwest Louisiana, they offer an abundant variety of premium cigars, pipes and tobaccos kept at the perfect humidification to assure your smoking pleasure. Their gift items include many unique lines including desk and pens sets from New York Designer Jac Zagoory, Colognes and Perfumes, Humidors, Michael Goddard items, etc.

Concerts & Performances

  • Lake Charles Symphony 337-433-1611
    809 Kirby Street
    Lake Charles, LA 70602
    After a history that covers nearly 70 years, the Lake Charles Symphony celebrates its 50th consecutive season of great music. This season features concert performances by David Friend, piano; Judy Hand, flute; Michael Buckles, violin; Eric Kushner, French horn; and Paul Groves, tenor. more

Plays & Productions

  • ACTS Theatre 337-433-2287
    1 Reid Street
    Lake Charles, LA 70601
    A theatre and studio where members of the public are welcome to participate in productions that are staged. more

  • Children's Theatre Company 337-433-7323
    809 Kirby Street, Suite 313
    Lake Charles, LA 70601
    The Children's Theatre Company (CTC) exists to create extraordinary theatre experiences that educate, challenge and inspire young people. They are constantly seeking to be a role model for excellence in theatre, striving to lead in the creation of new works for young people, excelling in theatre training and generating initiatives for using theatre in education and community development.  more

  • Lake Charles Little Theatre 337-433-7988
    813 Enterprise Boulevard
    Lake Charles, LA 70601
    Providing the Lake Area with theatrical entertainment for 74 seasons. more

Festivals & Fairs

  • Louisiana Fur & Wildlife Festival
    Lake Charles Civic Center and Cameron Elementary
    There will be a pageant and outdoor events. Held in January. more

  • Contraband Days 337-436-5508
    Located on Lake Charles Civic Center Grounds
    Each year during the first two weeks of May, this lively festival celebrates Lake Charles' pirate legacy with outdoor concerts, food booths, a carnival, and a swashbuckling atmosphere. more

  • Black Heritage Festival 337-488-0567
    Downtown and the Civic Center
    The Annual Black Heritage Festival kicks off in March at the Lake Charles Civic Center. If you are hungry for mouthwatering food, terrific music and great family fun, then this is the place for you. Entertainers perform gospel, zydeco, blues, spoken word and more on the Kids and Main Stages. There are approximately 70 vendors displaying and selling a wide variety of goods and services. more

  • Celtic Nations Heritage Festival of Louisiana 337-905-2358
    900 Lake Shore Dr
    Diverse and comprehensive lineup of Celtic musicians, workshops and living history encampment more

  • Celtic Nations Heritage Festival of Louisiana 337-439-4888
    900 Lake Shore Dr
    Lake Charles, LA 70601
    Diverse and comprehensive lineup of Celtic musicians, workshops and living history encampment. Held in November. more

  • Pony Fest 337-794-8222
    Central School
    Blugrass, rock, cajun, funk, Hip-hop and folk music. Held in May. more

  • Efest Florida's Green Living Music And Arts Festiv 337-491-1256
    900 Lakeshore Drive
    Lake Charles, LA 70601
    To give thanks for the survivors of Cancer and remember the loved ones that have been taken from us by raising awareness, and funding for Cancer support centers and Cancer research foundations. Held in September. more

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