The Cajun French Music Association Festival in July has been named one of the  Southeast Tourism top 20 events!!!!  Some of the board members of the CFMA were on hand to receive the award.

LAKE CHARLES— The Southeast Tourism Society (STS) recently honored the 24th Annual Cajun Music and Food Festival as a Top 20 Event for the month of July.  The festival will be held July 16-17 at Burton Coliseum with a Cajun French Mass, Cajun dance contests, live Cajun music from top performers, and of course, good old Cajun cuisine among its festivities. The Cajun French Music Association, a nonprofit organization devoted to the preservation and promotion of Cajun music and culture, sponsors the event.

The Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau is a member of STS, an organization that promotes travel to and within the southeastern part of the United States. The bureau nominates all area fairs, festivals and events quarterly. The STS Top 20 Events marketing program highlights the “best of the best” from submitted entries. Events are selected from each of the following STS member states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

The Top 20 Events publication is sent to over 1,600 newspapers, magazines, radio stations, TV stations, AAA publications and others. The combined circulation of organizations using the publication is well into the millions. The potential media coverage of these events has made the Top 20 Events list a coveted honor.

For more information, contact the Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau at (337) 436-9588, or visit

Congrats to the CFMA and there great Festival!!!!