February 18, 2012 – February 18, 2012 Louisiana Gumbo


Times: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: Lake Charles Civic Center
Address: 900 Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles, LA 70601
Phone: 337-475-7393
Admission: $5. Children 5 & Under are free


The Louisiana Travelin’ Man has been chosen to be one of the judges for one of the most popular cook-offs in Louisiana, The World Famous Cajun Extravaganza Gumbo Cook-Off contest.


This event is open to the public and they come out in droves to participate in all the festivities and to sample approximately 30 Louisiana Gumbos to see whose is the best. The cook-off doors open at 8AM and live music starts at 10AM, with the judging to begin about 12N. Doors close at 2PM. Come join the Louisiana Travelin’ Man for a day of great fun, food and music.


Mardi Gras in Lake Charles has a very Cajun flair, so if you haven’t experienced it, now is the time. Here are the Mardi Gras events for Saturday, February 18, 2012 you may want to include in your planning:


Krewe of Omega Parade
Saturday, February 18, 2 p.m.
Downtown Lake Charles.

*Zydeco Dance
Saturday, February 18, 3—5 p.m.
Live bands playing Mambo and Zydeco.

*Krewe of Barkus Parade
Saturday, February 18, 3 p.m.
Fantastically disguised canines parade in full Mardi Gras attire, all vying for the title of “Mystical Dog.” Entry fee applies.

Krewe of Cosmos Presentation
Saturday, February 18, 6:30 p.m.
The Krewe of Cosmos presents their royal court in style at the Sulphur High School Auditorium with skits, songs and more.


*Krewe of Illusions
Saturday, February 18, 7:30 p.m.
Celebrate Mardi Gras with the 23rd annual presentation of the Krewe of Illusions. Tickets are $30 orchestra, formal attire required. $18 balcony reserved seating and $15 standard balcony seating, casual attire.


*Denotes events taking place at the Lake Charles Civic Center.


For a complete list of Mardi Gras events, go to


I will give you complete details with photos following the Gumbo Cook-Off.

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