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Contraband & Mom’s Big Weekend

Let the celebration begin! This is one of my favorite weekends of the year...it's mother's day and contraband festival all in the same weekend.

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Contraband Flyboarding Fun

When I get to the end of my life, I don't want to be filled with regrets of coulda, woulda, shoulda. I want to be filled with smiles and memories of great adventure. Bring it Contraband Days, I'm IN!

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Contraband Days Is HERE!

Contraband Days is here again and it's the 59th year of celebrating for SWLA. With two weeks of fabulous activities, it's a great time to party with your family and friends...

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How Did We Get Here — 65 Year Old Woman Busted For Dealing Pot

How do we (as a society) get to this point. A 65 year old woman is busted for dealing pot so she can raise her 4 granddaughters after the death of their mom.

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What You May Not Have Known About Elvis Presley’s 1975 Lake Charles Concerts [VIDEOS]

On May 4, 1975, The King of Rock 'n' Roll landed in Lake Charles, La., for two sold-out shows at the Civic Center during Contraband Days. For some Lake Charles residents, it's still the biggest show that ever rocked the lake.

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Photo and Vidoe from 80s Contraband Days Events [VIDEO]

Do you remember some of the old Contraband Days events like the Bed Pushing Races, Titubic Bathtub Races, Beach Volleyball Tournament, Egg Drop, Show us your Tan and Tug 0 War? Well we found a Picture from the 1984 Bed Pushing Races and a video from 1986 and the Contraband Days Tug O War on the north beach.

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Lake Charles Mayor Walks the Plank Today as Pirates Take Over

Jean Lafitte and his Buccaneers will find some resistance as they prepare to take over Lake Charles for the Contraband Days Festival. They will eventually over power the militia as they always do and it's time for Randy Roach to "take a dip in the drink."

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Tonight 10:15 — Contraband Days Fireworks Spectacular — Soundtrack on The Lake

Do you ever really outgrow fireworks? Even if you think you are all grown up and sophisticated, there's just something about all those colors in the night sky that touches something in all of us.

The Contraband Days fireworks will be a bit late this evening because they are not going to start until the conclusion of the Cajun Music Concert.

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Contraband Days Regatta — Sailing Races Set For Saturday

The weather conditions are forecast to be near perfect for this Saturday's Contraband Days Regatta. Want to race? Want to watch? We have details.

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Lawnmower Races — Would This be Cool for Contraband Days? [VIDEO]

Contraband Days is always looking for new and fun events. Why not try lawnmower racing?

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Contraband Days Retold — My One and Only Titubic Bathtub Race

In 1984 I was working for Bayou 104. One of our Contraband Days events was the Titubic Bathtub Race. It was a race across the lake in floating bathtubs. Most of these racing tubs were designed for speed. That was not the case with the station's tub as I would soon find out.

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What’s Your Favorite “Carny” Food? [POLL]

You know, I'm a pretty healthy eater. In the past month or so I've dropped a lot of weight and started getting back in shape. Yeah, great. It's Contraband Days and that means great Carnival Food (Yes, I used caps) and a dent in my healthy eating.

This is a short simple quiz! What is your favorite Carnival Food? I left a blank in case our options didn't include your favorite diet buster!

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