Festival Activities

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!

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...

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...

Festival Activities · 13. April 2022
Are you a motor head? Do you love the look and feel of a fully restored old car? If you are that person then you surely will not want to miss this car, truck, and bike show. Many people from many miles around Lake Charles will be bring out some of the old classics just for your viewing pleasure. And as you can see by the title, it's not just about the cars, there will be several cool motorcycles on display. If you think you might have something to display, then contact Myron LeLeux at...

Festival Activities · 09. April 2022
The Louisiana Pirate Festival is proud to bring you the Salty Dog Parade and Pirate Costume contest! 1st place is split the pot with other prizes to be announced. So come one come all to the festivities! We will have face painting for the kiddos, Homemade dog treats, rescues, and so much more. If you think your dog has what it takes to be crowned Louisiana Pirate Festival's Salty Dog, then bring them on out. Even if you don't have a dog costume, there will be vendors there to answer your...

Festival Activities · 08. April 2022
The Dive Pirates supports, trains, equips and provides dive travel to individuals with disabilities through Adaptive Scuba Diving. The Dive Pirates Foundation is dedicated to bringing scuba diving to persons with mobility disabilities. What began in 2003 as a social club for divers is now a non-profit foundation that teaches, equips and takes disabled people on life changing scuba diving adventures. While the program is open to all medically qualified physically disabled people, Dive Pirates...

Festival Activities · 08. April 2022
This is an exhibit that you will want to see. The U.S. Army special forces will be bring their special operations semi to the festival and it is a site to see. Inside this vehicle you will be truly amazed by what is displayed. There will be a virtual reality parachute simulator for you to experience. Also included in the virtual simulator will be things like the Oculus Rift VR System, and the Augmented Reality Sand Table. As far as the Army system displays you will experience the AH-6 Flight...

Festival Activities · 07. April 2022
This is a fun free event to test the agility of Emergency Responders of all kinds through an obstacle of events. This event is organized by SW Louisiana Firefighter's Association to promote physical health in connection with mental health, promote Emergency Responders to the community and to build relationships between agencies. Test yourself and compete against your co-workers and friends. Don't be afraid to try the course, it is free and there are no penalties for not finishing. There will be...

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