27th Cajun Music and Food Festival kicks off in Lake Charles - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

27th Cajun Music and Food Festival kicks off in Lake Charles

27th Cajun Music and Food Festival kicks off in Lake Charles

The Cajun Music and Food Festival is this weekend and bringing in visitors from out of town.

Mariciuz Garcia from Texas said, "We heard about the festival online and decided to make a little stop since I like festivals."

She also experienced her first cajun food where she said, "it's a little spicy but we like spicy so its okay. I bought some jambalaya which I hadn't had and I'm enjoying it."

The cajun food is one of the highlights of this event, but it was the cajun music that attracted Ronald Leblanc from Beaumont, Texas and he said, "It's a traditional cajun band and you don't hear very many of these bands anymore, but they play great music, great music."

The festival is sponsored by the Cajun French Music Association as their main fundraiser and this year is the 27th anniversary of the event.

Lee Adams, Festival Chairman, said, "We're trying to keep up the cajun culture. That's our main reason."

The festival will be held July 18-20 at the Burton Coliseum in Lake Charles.

Doors open at 4 p.m. on Friday, 9 a.m. on Saturday and 8 a.m. on Sunday.

Admission is $7 for adults. Children ages 12 and under get in free.

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