The annual Contraband Days celebration is in full swing for another year. If you haven't been in awhile, I'll tell you that the folks at Contraband Days have been working hard to "clean up thier act. I think you'll be pleased with the way the festival has changed and evolved,

This weekend at Contraband should be pretty much ideal and the weather is going to cooperate. The forecast is formostly sunny skies with no mention of rain at all. I'm sure all of us remember several years where the weather interfered in this much maligned 2 week party.

We've got a pretty nice weekend coming up, so get the family together and head over to Contraband Days. Here's what's going on this weekend

 

 

Thursday, May 5, 2016 - Family Day

11:30 AM: National Day of Prayer Luncheon - Lake Charles Civic Center Coliseum

 

04:00 PM:  Festival Gates Open

Galley Alley Food Booths

Galley Alley Dining Area - Sponsor:  Lloyd Lauw Collision Center

Pirate Marketplace

* Todd Armstrong Carnival Rides

 

Activities:

**Heroes for Hire costumed superheroes on grounds to take photos

04:00 PM:Festival Gates Open

05:00 PM: Registrations begins for Children's Pirate Costume Contest - Boater's Stage

05:30 PM: Wolves of the World Show

06:00PM: Children's Pirate Costume Contest Begins on Boater's Stage

06:30 PM: The Areno's

07:00 PM: Wolves of the World

07:30 PM: Pirate Parade

08:00 PM: Michael Sarver

Friday, May 6, 2016

04:00 AM:  Festival Gates Open

Galley Alley Food Booths

Galley Alley Dining Area - Sponsor:  Lloyd Lauw Collision Center

Pirate Marketplace 

Escape Room Louisiana

 

05:00 PM:    * Todd Armstrong Carnival Rides

 

Activities:

04:00 PM: Festival Gates Open

05:00 PM: Cannon Demonstration

05:30 PM: Flyboard Demonstration

05:30 PM: Backyard Cowboys

06:00 PM: Wolves of the World Show

07:00 PM: Pirate Parade

07:30 PM: Bag of Donuts

08:00 PM: Wolves of the World Show

09:30 PM: Flyboard Demonstration

10:00 PM: Jason Boland & The Stragglers

Saturday, May 7, 2016


09:30 AM:  Festival Gates Open

Galley Alley Food Booths

Galley Alley Dining Area - Sponsor:  Lloyd Lauw Collision Center

Pirate Marketplace

Escape Room Louisiana

 

12:00 PM:    * Todd Armstrong Carnival Rides

 

Activities:

06:30 AM: Farm Bureau BBQ Cookoff Participants Arrive

07:30 AM: Contraband Days 5-Miler begins

09:30 AM: Sailboat Regatta Registration

10:00 AM: Seven Slot Society &  O'Reilly Auto Parts Car Show

11:00 AM: Flyboard Demonstration

11:00 AM: St. Louis Show Band

12:00 PM: Farm Bureau BBQ Cookoff Judging Begins

01:00 PM: Pirate Parade

01:00 PM: Wolves of the World Show

01:00 PM: Strange Theories

02:00 PM: Cannon Demonstration

03:00 PM: Boat Parade 

04:00 PM: Flyboard Demonstration

04:30 PM: Wolves of the World Show

05:15 PM: Red Republiq

05:30 PM: Farm Bureau BBQ Cookoff Awards Ceremony

06:00 PM: Wolves of the World Show

06:30 PM: Cannon Demonstration

07:00 PM: Pirate Parade

07:30 PM: Atomic Punks

09:45 PM: Contraband Days Annual "FIREWORKS  SPECTACULAR!"

10:15 PM: Cupid