Twenty-six years ago the inaugural celebration of all things Lake Charles gave birth to the Downtown at Sundown concert series. An outside event takes place in front of the Historic City Hall and Calcasieu Parish Courthouse at the 1000 block of Ryan Street.

Since then, the festival has grown by leaps and bounds, spanning over four consecutive Fridays starting on May 24 through June 14, from 6 pm to 9 pm. Save the dates and come out to enjoy this free family-friendly. An estimated 2,500 attendees are expected to each week to gather and enjoy this free and family-friendly event.

Proceeds from beverage sales will benefit the Literacy Council of SWLA. These funds will go right back into the community, allowing the Literacy Council to offer extended summer services for adult education students., which has made it possible for an estimated 2,500 attendees each week to gather and enjoy the free, family-friendly event in the heart of Downtown Lake Charles. Lawn chairs and blankets are encouraged on festival grounds.

For more information, call (337) 491-9159, visit or follow the Downtown at Sundown social. Please note that ice chests and pets are prohibited. 

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