Trump Expected to Arrive in Lake Charles Around 6 PM, Rally at 7

Trump Expected to Arrive in Lake Charles Around 6 PM, Rally at 7

Published October 11, 2019

President Donald Trump is scheduled to attend a rally in Lake Charles today, October 11, 2019. He is expected to arrive in Southwest Louisiana around 6 p.m. and the rally at the Lake Charles Civic Center is expected to start at 7 p.m.


Live Video of the Trump Rally in Lake Charles

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Tickets for the Trump Rally in Lake Charles were available at no charge, however, those who plan to attend should keep in mind that having a ticket does not guarantee entry into the event. There were already around 100 people at the Civic Center waiting to get into the rally as early as 9 a.m.

If you are planning to attend, you should also be aware that the screening process for entry into the rally will be similar to that at airport security checkpoints and may include metal detectors, ID checks, pat-downs, and other security measures.

Traffic delays are not expected to be as bad as they were during the president’s last visit to Southwest Louisiana, but drivers should be aware that there may be some barricades or roadblocks in place before and after the event. Drivers can view current traffic conditions by visiting our Southwest Louisiana Live Traffic Maps and Updates page.

Below is also a list of items that are not allowed at the rally.

List of items not allowed into the Trump Rally at the Lake Charles Civic Center

In addition to the list below, security screeners may not allow some other items into the event at their discretion.

  • Aerosols and Spray containers including mace and pepper spray
  • Air horns, drums, whistles or other noisemakers
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Backpacks or bags larger than 12”x14”x5”
  • Balloons, balls, or other blow-up items
  • Banners or signs
  • Chairs, stools, etc.
  • Coolers, ice chests, cooler bags, lunch boxes
  • Drones, quadcopters, model planes or other unmanned aircraft or remote control devices
  • Explosives 
  • Glass or metal containers
  • Laser lights, pointers, or high-powered lights
  • Packaged goods or other packages
  • Sticks or poles, including those used for cameras or cell phones
  • Supports or structures including those for signs
  • Tripods
  • Umbrellas
  • Weapons