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.
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.
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.