It’s a New Year and we are so excited for all we have planned over at The Louisiana Wedding for 2018!

AND we are excited because it’s that time again – to not only have date night, but to let the good times roll! January signals the start of Mardi Gras season in Southwest Louisiana, so there’s lots of local carnival activities to enjoy! Starting with Twelfth Night (on January 6th) the good times just keep coming.

Without further ado….

Twelfth Night
Dance, party and watch all the beautiful dressings of members of various Mardi Gras Krewes strut their stuff and kick off the start of Mardi Gras.

Date: January 6th, 2018
Location: Lake Charles Civic Center (Convention/Entertainment Center)
Address: 900 Lakeshore Drive Lake Charles, LA 70601
Phone: 337-425-8623
Admission: $6 in advance, $7 at the door. (Children under 5 are Free)


McNeese Women’s and Men’s Basketball
vs. New Orleans

This should be interesting! A double header against competition from the other end of the bottom of the boot. Geaux Pokes!

Date: January 6, 2018
Time: Women at 1:00 pm; Men at 3:30 pm
Location: Burton Complex – 7001 Gulf Hwy Lake Charles, LA 70607
Phone: (337) 562-4678
Admission: $8-$10

vs. Nicholls
January 10, 2018
Time: Women at 6:30 pm
Location: Burton Complex – 7001 Gulf Hwy Lake Charles, LA 70607
Phone: (337) 562-4678
Admission: $8-$10


Family Art Night
Go take an painting class, learn how to make pottery or one of the other many workshops offered at the Art Factory.

Date: January 9, 2018 – Recurring monthly on the 2nd Tuesday
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: The Art Factory – 1753 Common Street Lake Charles, LA 70607


Annual Louisiana Fur and Wildlife Festival
We are in Sportsman’s Paradise after all! Enjoy the pageants, gumbo cook offs, and more that come along with this annual fare of Louisiana outdoor culture.

Dates: January 12 & 13, 2018
Times: Friday – Noon to Midnight; Saturday – 9:00 am to Midnight
Location: Downtown Cameron – 513 Marshall Street Cameron, LA 70631
Phone: (337) 250-6322


Martin Luther King Festival
Starting with the MLK Breakfast and awarding of the MLK essay contest winners, this local favorite honoring the civil rights’ activist is full of music, food, and ways to help out in the community.

Dates: January 12-15, 2018
Phone: 337-491-9955
Location: Lake Charles Civic Center & Various Locations


Of course, we can’t forget our standing favorites like Trivia Nights at Luna Live, Zydeco Brunch at Sloppy Taco, the local Open Mic Nights also at Luna’s, and discounted movie days every Tuesday at both Cinemark at Prien Lake Mall and the Cinemark Bistro! But we figured we’d give you some out of the ordinary ideas as we head into carnival and festival season. For more information on any of the provided Date Night ideas, please contact the numbers listed.

Have a great date night this month and we will see you next month!



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