Ahoy matey! Please save the dates, May 4-May 14, because it's time for the 66th Annual Louisiana Pirate Festival! Plan another exciting weekend at the Lake Charles Civic Center (900 Lakeshore Drive) along the entire Lakefront. The annual event will begin at 5 pm Thursday and take place from 12 noon to 11 pm each night afterwards.

Hoist ye flags and set sale to Lake Charles for family-friendly entertainment, including cannon demonstrations, games, attractions, local arts & crafts, a pirate costume contest, themed souvenirs, and so much more. For more info about being a vendor at this event, email info@louisianapiratefestival.com or call (337) 436-5508.

Enjoy riding carnival rides, great food vendors, and of course, a lot of pirates! This festival is unique to the culture of SWLA and features talented local musicians and performers. Join in on family-friendly games and attractions, watch the cannon demonstrations, and check out costume contests, local arts and crafts, themed souvenirs, including carnival rides, and more!

We'll see you at the Louisiana Pirate Festival ya scallywags!

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