Memorial Day weekend events in SWLA

KPLC is helping you kick-off your Memorial Day weekend. Here are some of the events happening in SWLA.

Friday, May 25

Downtown at Sundown

Time: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Where: Downtown Lake Charles

The annual concert series takes place every Friday in the month of May. The event features variety of music from local and regional bands, food and beverages, table top galleries and activities for kids.

For more information about Downtown at Sundown [CLICK HERE].

Friday, May 25

Sulphur Heritage Days

Time: 5 – 10 p.m.

Where: Heritage Square, 923 Ruth Street, Sulphur, LA 70663

Admission: Free

Bring the whole family out to celebrate the "rich" history at the 9th annual Sulphur Heritage Days, Memorial Day weekend.

While you're at the festival, enjoy arts and crafts booths, great music, food vendors, carnival rides and even the queens of the festival! Break out your chef's hat and enter the Grill-off, where all proceeds benefit the Brimstone Historical Society.

For more information [CLICK HERE].

Saturday, May 26

Lake Arthur Regatta

Time: All Day

Admission: $10 per day (ages 6 & up)

You won't be able to resist the food so get ready to tempt your taste buds with some good ole' Cajun favorites. Come out to see some of the hottest regional and national bands playing your favorite music in Downtown Lake Arthur.

For more information [CLICK HERE].

Saturday, May 26

Sulphur Heritage Days

Time: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Where: Heritage Square, 923 Ruth Street, Sulphur, LA 70663

Admission: Free

Bring the whole family out to celebrate the "rich" history at the 9th annual Sulphur Heritage Days, Memorial Day weekend.
While you're at the festival, enjoy arts and crafts booths, great music, food vendors, carnival rides and even the queens of the festival! Break out your chef's hat and enter the Grill-off, where all proceeds benefit the Brimstone Historical Society.

For more information [CLICK HERE].

Saturday, May 26

The Taste of Louisiana Festival

Time:  11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Where: Lake Charles Civic Center

Admission: $7 presale online or $12 at the gate (admission for children 3-12 years old is $3)

The 2nd Annual Taste of Louisiana Festival is a one of a kind event combining and celebrating the unique culture of the State of Louisiana as a whole. The Taste of Louisiana Festival will feature some of the greatest attributes of the state such as an assortment of Creole and Cajun dishes from various vendors statewide including 10,000 pounds of Crawfish, on-site cooking demonstrations by notable chefs, children's play area, locally created arts and crafts for sale and music performances from local and national Cajun and Zydeco bands.

For more information about The Taste of Louisiana [CLICK HERE].

Saturday, May 26

2012 Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday

Louisiana residents can stock up on flashlights, batteries, generators, and other storm-related items free of the 4 percent state sales tax during the 2012 Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday on Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27.

For more information [CLICK HERE].

Sunday, May 27

Lake Arthur Regatta

Time: All Day

Admission: $10 per day (ages 6 & up)

You won't be able to resist the food so get ready to tempt your taste buds with some good ole' Cajun favorites. Come out to see some of the hottest regional and national bands playing your favorite music in Downtown Lake Arthur.

For more information [CLICK HERE].

Sunday, May 27

2012 Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday

Louisiana residents can stock up on flashlights, batteries, generators, and other storm-related items free of the 4 percent state sales tax during the 2012 Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday on Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27.

For more information [CLICK HERE].

Monday, May 28

Memorial Day Avenue of Flags

Time: All Day

Location: Orange Grove/Graceland Cemetery

Admission: Free

See patriotic spirit in all its glory at the Orange Grove/Graceland Cemetery. Casket Flags line the drive through the cemetery in honor of fallen men and women. These flags were donated just for this day and special memoriam. The flags will be on display from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Memorial Day. In addition to the memorial flags, the Avenue of Flags also features a history circle where replicas of eight previous United States flags are flown. The memorial flags measure 5 ft. by 9 1/2 ft., and are generally too large for proper display at home.