07. May 2022
Really big day today folks, BBQ cookoff, off road car show, carnival and a lot of good music. Weather is beautiful and we encourage you to come down to the Lake Charles Civic Center for some great family fun. Arm bands are $30 and good all day from noon till close. Lake Charles, we are proud to have done our part to help rebuild and get back to normal after all these storms. We thank you and hope you and your family will come enjoy a beautiful day with us.

Ship to Shore Demo
Festival Activities · 29. April 2022
Free event, fun for the whole family. Don't worry, we won't make you walk the plank!

Announcements · 27. April 2022
It's so close to time for the pirates to be here you can almost see it. But wait, seeing is believing so come on out and check it out. Thursday will be the opening but Friday will be the official landing of the pirate flotilla. Once the pirates capture the seawall, you will see the big boats as they park along the seawall. You will see local officials and even the Lt. Governor. Come check out and see what the Louisiana Department of Tourism and Travel will bring; a virtual place to take a...

Festival Activities · 26. April 2022
It's always a noisy time when the pirates come to Lake Charles. Yes on Friday April 29th, the buccaneers will be landing in grandiose style. A many of boats they are and they will be on the lake Friday evening and will docking at the Lake Charles Civic Center around 7pm. Boats with names like "Christina Gayle", "My Bud", "Sea Esta", "Redemption", "Ya Ya", "Bijou Du Lac", "Lady Anne" "Ney's Dream", "Seaspiration " will become the flotilla which will escort those rascal pirates onto shore . Make...

21. April 2022
Louisiana Pirate Festival is proud to team up with LifeShare Blood Center here in Lake Charles. They will be on the festival grounds May 6, 2022 from 11am to 4pm. If you wish to participate just come on by during the time they will be there or if you like you can schedule a blood drive appointment at a time convenient to you by clicking here. We want to help them meet a goal of 10 donations as our local hospitals are counting on it. Will you help? Louisiana Pirate Festival wants to thank you...

Announcements · 20. April 2022
You have probably asked for this in the past, well now you can certainly buy a festival t-shirt. These shirts are available in both white and grey with a variety of sizes from small to 3x and really look good. And if that was enough, we even have a festival t-shirt with this years poster on the front. Very impressive work by local artist Candice Alexander which you can show off to your friends and family. Just click on the link below to order your t-shirt today.

Festival Activities · 18. April 2022
Looking for something really cool to do with the kids, then don't miss out on this. It's new, it's exciting, and it's totally free of charge to the public. Louisiana Pirate Festival is proud to announce the arrival of Gymfit's Mobile Adventures and it is amazingly fun for kids. A first to any Lake Charles event, these folks will put your kids through a challenge course totally designed for them. There are balance beams, rings, basically everything gym but designed for an outdoor experience....

Festival Activities · 16. April 2022
One of the coolest sites to be seen in Lake Charles during the festival is the Armstrong Shows carnival rides at night. Bright dazzling lights that literally light up the entire festival and when you get to the very top of the Ferris Wheel; well you just have to come experience it yourself. As always, TAS , INC will be putting together a fine selection of rides to choose from. Rides appropriate for all ages along with carnival games and food. Oh by the way, did someone mention funnel cakes?...

Things that go BOOM!
Festival Activities · 15. April 2022
Have you ever stood next to a real cannon when it's being fired? Well if not, here's your chance to experience something that will take your breath away. Yes there will be cannons firing upon the lake to keep those pirate at bay. According to Wikipedia, the cannon first appeared in China sometime during the 12th and 13th century. It was most likely developed in parallel or as as evolution of an earlier gunpowder weapon called the fire lance. At the festival, the Buccaneers of Lake Charles will...

Announcements · 14. April 2022
WoW! Just like ladies from a a different era such as Farrah Fawcett, Betty Grable, Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor Southwest Louisiana has their own version of the Pin-Up's. Yes these fabulous ladies represent all things pin-up, retro, pirate that help or that are associated with the development of helping veterans (Patriots). Come out on Saturday May 7th from 10am till 4pm for a meet and greet with the ladies. They will be located next to the Axiall clock on Bord 'du Lac drive and you can...

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Lake Charles Civic Center

900 Lakeshore Dr, Lake Charles, LA 70601

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