It's official the Lake Charles Chuck Fest has been scheduled for October 22, 2022! It's been a long time coming, being the last event was in 2019. The COVID-19 pandemic,  two hurricanes, an ice storm, and a flood kept us busy, but it wasn't near as fun. Thank goodness, things are looking up and the city's annual fall music fest is planning a major comeback.

A huge part of Chuck Fest is the vendors and live entertainment. For those of you looking to participate in this year's event, details on merchant and vendor booth space as well as the music line-up will be coming out in the next couple of months. Now is the time to subscribe to the newsletter, so you can get updates on registrations and much more. Go to to subscribe to the HeARTbeat Weekly newsletter or follow the Arts & Humanities Council of SWLA on social media.

For the 2022 event, the Chuck Fest Foundation will join forces with the Arts & Humanities Council of SWLA. Just like years past the entire day will be a celebration of Louisiana culture in the heart of Downtown Lake Charles 12-10 PM with plenty of food, music, art, and much more. Devan Corbello, executive director of the Arts & Humanities Council of SWLA said “Lake Charles is ‘Louisiana’s playground’ and we can’t wait to bring back one of the staple events in the area.” Corbello continued, “This festival celebrates everything that makes Louisiana one of the most unique states in the Union, and after a two-year hiatus, this year will be better than ever!”

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