The town of Sulphur is getting geared up for this weekend's  Heritage Days Festival and now they have an award to go along with it too.

SULPHUR—The Southeast Tourism Society (STS) recently honored the Sulphur Heritage Days Festival as a 2011 Top 20 Event for the month of May.

The festival will be held May 27-28, at Heritage Square, located near the Brimstone Museum Complex, 900 S. Huntington St. Featured events will include live music, carnival rides, and delicious food.

The Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & 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 distributed to 125 American Automobile Association offices and to more than 300 newspapers, periodicals, radio stations and television stations. 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 bureau at (337) 436-9588 or visit


Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana

Convention & Visitors Bureau