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Lake Charles is located in Calcasieu Parish (of which it is the parish seat) within the Cajun Country Region, between Sulphur and Jennings along Interstate 10 on the banks of the Calcasieu River near DeQuincy, the Intracoastal Waterway, Calcasieu Lake, Prien Lake, Moss Lake, and Westlake.

Mcneese State University and Sowela Regional Technical Institute are located here.

The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 70,766, an increase of 186 since 1990.


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Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival Breaux Bridge LA May3-5 The Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival has become one of the largest gatherings of world famous Cajun, Zydeco and Swamp Pop musicians and plays host to over 30 bands on three stages during the three-day festival.
Le Festival de la Viande Boucanee Ville Platte LA June29-30 This festival, which translates into the "Smoked Meat Festival", has a World Championship Cookoff, culinary demos, Cajun smokehouse in action, and Cajun Heritage exhibitions. Thirty hours of non-stop music are also an attraction of the festival.
Cracklin Festival Port Barre LA November8 This festival is held in November in Port Barre. Four days of fun include family entertainment, Cajun and Country music, food, cooking contests, arts and crafts, and a parade.
Pepper Festival St Martinville LA September14-15 This annual festival, usually taking place on the third Sunday of October, celebrates the pepper industry in Louisiana. Benefits kids, and attractions include Cajun food, bands, and a Poker Run. One day only. Call or write for dates and times.
Texas Rice Festival Winnie TX October2-6 Bar-B-Que Cook-off Weekend, Horseshoe & Washer Pitching Tournaments, Rice Run 5k & Kids Fun Run, Queen’s Coronation & Street Dance