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Should Contraband Days Change its Name? [POLL]

Here's a short, simple poll about Contraband Days. Do you think they should change the name of the festival?

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The Problem With Contraband Days – [UPDATE]

The annual Louisiana Pirate Festival means different things to different people. And that's a problem.

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Contraband Days Final Weekend Schedule

It's the final weekend for Contraband Days 2016 and the weather is going to be perfect for getting out and enjoying the rides, entertainment and, of course, carnival food!

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Contraband Days Schedule for this Weekend

Contraband Days wraps up this weekend and the weather should be pretty good for having fun and riding rides.

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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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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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Final Weekend — Contraband Days Schedule

Another Contraband Days has just about come and gone. the concerts for the final weekend have all been moved indoors due to the high chance of rain each day.

Here is the line-up for this final weekend...

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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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