On October 21, from 10 am. - 6 p.m., Culture Fest Louisiana will take place at the Lake Charles Civic Center, where art, music, dance, fashion, food, and storytelling performances will be on display, many from "cultures and ethnicities found in Southwest Louisiana", said a City of Lake Charles media release.

Last year's event had a reported attendance of 5,000 people!

Culture Fest Louisiana is a FREE family event that will spotlight and also introduce SWLA to cultures from around the world, including the hands-on History of Musical Instruments exhibit, and the House of Angklung, D.C. (Indonesia) will bring 150 instruments for attendees to play during their musical workshop and performance.

Teo Chew Temple Lion & Dragon Dancers, Solero Flamenco and the Mexican Folkloric dancers, and the Muggivan Irish dancers from New Orleans are also set to perform.

“Our city and our own lives are enriched as we build upon our similarities and celebrate our differences. Ironically, in the process we strengthen our own heritages while gaining respect for others.” - Patricia Kelty, owner of Kelty Design, and volunteer event coordinator.

Get more details at CultureFestLouisiana.com, email info@culturefestlouisiana, or call 337.409.9636. Also, like them on Facebook!

There will be cultural display booths from around the world.