Tonight is the night to get out of the house after the rain and enjoy the Royal Gala. This is when all of the Krewes will unveil their new kings, queens, and royal court. A spectacular event for all of the family to enjoy.

The Gala will start at 7:00pm with a promenade of more than 60 Krewes at the Lake Charles Civic Center that is open to the public. Come see kings, queens, royal dukes and duchesses, captains, courtesans, and jesters, complete with music and dancing.

Tickets are $7 in advance, $8 at the door. Children age five and younger are admitted free.

For more information, contact the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau at (337) 436-9588 or visit www.swlamardigras.com for a full schedule of Mardi Gras events.