More About Louisiana Pirate Festival

Almost three centuries ago, a pirate named "Jean Lafitte" and his band of buccaneers were fleeing enemy ships and heading west to Galveston. Legend has it that Lafitte & his band of buccaneers would hide out along the waterways in Lake Charles. Legend also has it that Jean Lafitte's favorite hideout was in Lake Charles where his treasure (silver & gold) was hidden and buried by Lafitte in his favorite hideaway Contraband Bayou and hence given why the bayou is named Contraband Bayou.

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May 12, 2024


Lake Charles Civic Center
900 Lakeshore Dr.
Lake Charles, LA 70601

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