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Lake Charles, LA
The best part about celebrating Mardi Gras in Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana is the atmosphere. There is a type of warmth that is genuine along with a simple spirit of joy which is what we Cajuns call the "joie de vivre" or the "joy of living." In Lake Charles, you can experience lavish costumes and the big city pageantry of Mardi Gras along with a family-friendly feel. In fact, there is a whole day dedicated to children and family activities during the celebration, and parade routes are filled with families lining the streets, so that makes Mardi Gras in Lake Charles a unique place to experience Carnival.
You will grin from ear to ear in Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana. Our warm, Cajun personalities will make you feel at home while exploring our diverse offering with the glitz of casino gaming, quiet golf greens, live music at trendy nightspots, Cajun culinary creations and restaurants, not to mention year round fishing and hunting that are second to none. Outdoor adventures also include a journey into Louisiana's Outback along the Creole Nature Trail All-American Road. Southwest Louisiana is the Festival Capital of the state boasting over 75 fairs and festivals including Mardi Gras, the Contraband Days Pirate Festival and the Cajun Music & Food Festival. And, the Charpentier Historic District and area museums give visitors a glimpse into our past.
For the perfect family trip, group tour, reunion or full-fledged convention, it's Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana and its six cities: Lake Charles, Sulphur, Westlake, DeQuincy, Vinton and Iowa.
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