Free Family-Friendly Events in Southwest Louisiana April 15 – 21, 2019




Free Family-Friendly Events in Southwest Louisiana April 15 – 21, 2019

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

If you are viewing this after April 21, 2019, please check the Life section of our website for an updated list.

Lake Charles Senior Easter Egg Hunt
Dates: April 17, 2019
Location: J.D. Clifton Center – Directions
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
The City of Lake Charles’ Recreation and Parks Department will host a free Easter Egg Hunt for senior citizens (60+).
There will be games, door prizes, and lunch will be provided.
For more information, call 491-1535.

Coco – Movies Under the Stars at Prien Lake Park
Dates: April 19, 2019
Location: Prien Lake Park – Directions
Time: 7:30 PM

Cumulus Broadcasting Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Dates: April 19, 2019
Location: Lake Charles Civic Center – Directions
Time: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
This Easter egg hunt is for ages 12 and under. There will be thousands of Elmers Chocolate Eggs for participants to hunt. The Easter Bunny will also be at the event for photos.

Easter Egg Hunt at Heritage Square!
Dates: April 20, 2019
Location: The Grove at Heritage Square – Directions
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Participation in the Easter Egg Hunt is free, just bring your own basket.
Zones will be reserved for ages 0 – 12 and Special Needs.
Refreshments and pictures with the Easter Bunny will be available but are not free.

Easter at Church of The King
Dates: April 20 and 21, 2019
Location: Church of The King – Directions
Time: April 20 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
April 21 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
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Glad Tidings Church Car and Truck Show
Dates: April 20, 2019
Location: Glad Tidings Church
Time: 8:00 AM
Free for all vehicles and spectators. Judging will take place throughout the day, and awards will be presented beginning at 1 p.m. All proceeds raised will benefit Veterans.
Complimentary food, train rides, pony rides, and fun jumps will be included in this free family fun day.
For more information, contact Jimmy Fontenot at 337-304-1337, Jim Stratton at 337-855-3664 or Wesley 337-884-4349

Lake Area Easter Fest Presented by Trinity Baptist Church – Trinity Center
Dates: April 20, 2019
Location: Trinity Baptist Church – Trinity Center
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Join Trinity Baptist Church for family fun as to celebrate Easter at the Lake Area Easter Fest. There will be games, fun jumps, snacks, candy, and thousands of Easter Eggs in a huge egg hunt.
All games and egg hunt areas are separated by ages. You can pre-register your children through the links below.
More information and pre-register

Sam Houston Jones State Park Egg Hunt in the Park
Dates: April 20, 2019
Location: Sam Houston Jones State Park – Directions
Time: Two hunts – one at 11:00 AM and another at 1 PM
Food trucks and other events will be available. There may be a park entrance fee and a charge for food.
For more information call 888.677.7264 toll-free or 337.855.2665 locally or follow this link for more information.

The Great Vigil of Easter Presented by St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church
Dates: April 20, 2019
Location: St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church – Directions
Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
More information

Freedom Live Church Children’s Easter Party
Dates: April 21, 2019
Location: Freedom Life Church
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
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Easter Egg Hunt and Butterfly Release at St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church
Dates: April 21, 2019
Location: St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church – Directions
Time: 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
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Easter at Christ Community Church
Dates: April 21, 2019
Location: Christ Community Church – Directions
Time: 9:00 AM to 10:15 AM
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
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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

Reflections Exhibit
Dates: Monday – Friday, Continuing through May 17, 2019
Location: Black Heritage Gallery – Directions
Time: Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Spring Senior Thesis Exhibition
Dates: Monday – Friday until May 9, 2019
Location: McNeese State University, Abercrombie Gallery located inside the Shearman Fine Arts Annex – Directions
Time: Monday – Friday 9am-4pm

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