Free Family-Friendly Events in Southwest Louisiana April 1 – 7, 2019

Free Family-Friendly Events in Southwest Louisiana April 1 – 7, 2019

A weekly list of free family-friendly events in Southwest Louisiana during Spring and Summer.

If you are viewing this after April, please check the Life section of our website for an updated list.

Groovin at the Grove with the Royal BluGarou featuring Wayne Toups
Dates: April 4, 2019 – Rescheduled for Wednesday, April 10 due to the possibility of inclement weather.
Location: Walnut Grove Neighborhood – Directions
Time: 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
People are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair to enjoy the music. Food and beverages will be available from local vendors. Street and lot parking is available throughout the neighborhood.

Smallfoot – Movies Under the Stars at Prien Lake Park in Lake Charles
Dates: April 5, 2019
Location: Prien Lake Park – Directions
Time: 7:30 PM

5th Annual Family Fishing Festival at Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge 
Dates: April 6, 2019
Location: Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge
Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
State licensing and fishing regulations apply.
Participants are encouraged to bring their own baits, life jackets, lawn chairs, ice-filled coolers for fish, sunscreen, drinks, bug repellent, and a wagon or cart to transport gear from the parking lot to the festival area, which is about a quarter mile walking distance. Participants will have an opportunity to fish for bass, bream and/or catfish from three ponds covering 6.5 acres. There will be a variety of learning activities for children to participate in as well as exhibits to explore. Drinks and snacks provided by sponsors will be available while supplies last. A limited supply of loaner fishing poles may be checked out on a first come first served basis. Bait worms and minnows will be provided while supplies last.

Cajun Navy Search and Rescue Games 2019
Entergy Kilowatt Club
Dates: April 6, 2019
Location: Entergy Kilowatt Club – Directions
Time: 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM
More information

Douglas Doty Exhibit
Dates: Weekdays until April 30, 2019
Location: Arts & Humanities Council of SWLA – Directions
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Hitnes, The Image Hunter: On the Trail of John James Audubon
Dates: Recurring daily except Sunday until April 27, 2019
Location: 1911 Historic City Hall Arts & Cultural Center – Directions
Time: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m

No Man’s Land Free For All Bass Tournament
Presented By: Louisiana Travel & Kayak Bass Fishing
Dates: Ongoing until October 30, 2019
Location: Publically accessible waterways in Western Louisiana
More information

32nd Annual National Works on Paper Exhibition
Dates: Weekdays until May 9, 2019; Closed Saturday and Sunday
Location: McNeese State University, Grand Gallery –  Directions
Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Charlestown Downtown Farmers Market in Lake Charles
Dates:  Weekly on Saturday
Location: Behind the 1911 Historic Lake Charles City Hall or inside the Historic City Hall if there is inclement weather – Directions
Time: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
More information

If you are hosting or know of any free family-friendly events in Southwest Louisiana, please let us know using our Contact Us page.

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