Okay, when you hear about a regatta, Lake Arthur isn't the first name that comes to mind. Just the thought of a regatta makes you think of something that only happens on the east coast in some exclusive seaside resort, but this annual event in Lake Arthur gets bigger every year.

We may tend to over look Lake Arthur when it comes to family event destinations, but the Lake Arthur Regatta really has a lot to offer everyone in the family.

In addition to the regatta itself, this festival offers everything Louisianians love in their festivals. Of course, you're going to find every kind of food you can imagine from Cajun favorites to good old carnival food.

No festival in our state would be complete without music and the Lake Arthur Regatta has a great line-up of line entertainment this year. Headlining this year's musical entertainment is the one and only Wayne Toups.

 This great family event starts Friday, June 12 and Saturday, June 13, 2015. In addition to the music and food, the festival includes the  Miss Sizzlin' Sailor Bikini Contest  on Saturday and for the ladies, there's the  Mr. Sizzlin' Sailor Swimsuit Competition is also Saturday.