The Lakefront Promenade, otherwise known as Bord du Lac Drive has something for everyone. An area that borders Lake Charles and wraps around the Lake Charles Civic Center, it is home to many annual events and festivals such as the Louisiana Pirate Festival; Red, White, Blue and You 4th of July Festival; Light Up the Lakefront during the Christmas season; and Mardi Gras.
The lake provides the perfect backdrop for evening strolls or bike rides. For romantic evenings, consider a sunset carriage ride. Visit various monuments along the lakefront at Veteranâs Memorial Park such as a WWII Patton Tank, a Vietnam Huey Helicopter and a large American flag waving majestically overhead. A short walk toward the marina will lead you passed the 9/11 Memorial which includes a slab of limestone from the Pentagon and 2 steel beams from the World Trade Center featured in a beautiful fountain.