Chuck Fest to be held Oct. 16, 2021 in Downtown Lake Charles

13879328 1233379446692296 2656524053771126472 NLAKE CHARLES, La (press release) – The Chuck Fest Foundation Board of Directors have announced the 7th annual Chuck Fest, which will be held on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021 in Downtown Lake Charles. This announcement comes after a one year pause on festivities due to COVID-19. 

What initially began as an idea to celebrate Luna Bar and Grill’s 10th birthday in 2014, Chef Dave Evans founded Chuck Fest, now one of Lake Charles’ largest annual free festivals. Held every third Saturday in October, Chuck Fest is a culmination of Lake Charles and Southwest Louisiana’s music, arts, culinary scene, and culture.

“Bringing back Chuck Fest after a year hiatus is exactly what Southwest Louisiana needs after the many setbacks we’ve had over the past year,” said Chef Dave Evans, founder of Chuck Fest. “Locals and tourists alike are ready to celebrate Lake Charles’ music, culture, food, and art safely again.”

In its sixth year, the 2019 festival boasted six stages, including 52 acts and of which over 30 were from Southwest Louisiana. 

Nearly 100 artists, chefs, artisans, and food trucks line Ryan and Broad Streets each year. Only Louisiana craft beer is sold to visitors, a part of the festival that organizers plan to never change, keeping true their commitment to celebrating what the region has to offer. 

In the festival’s fifth year, The Chuck Fest Foundation was born. Becoming a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization has allowed the festival to donate each year to philanthropic arts and musical organizations such as the Arts and Humanities Council and MusicMakers2U, providing musical instruments to Southwest Louisiana’s youth. 

More information on Chuck Fest 2021 will be announced soon via social media and For vendor information, please stay tuned to the Chuck Fest Facebook page for a vendor announcement: For partnership opportunities, visit For volunteer information, email Sally Brockman at 




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