Thursday, January 30


We apologize for the inconvenience, but due to parade permitting constraints that are beyond our control, horses other than those in the pre-approved SWD Rodeo Trail Riding group are not permitted to be entered in the parade. We thank you for your understanding in this matter. For information on joining this group for future events and parades, please contact us at (337) 802-4879.

Western Heritage Parade

81st Annual SW District Livestock Show & Rodeo

Bring the whole family to line the streets for the annual Western Heritage Parade, as we celebrate the return of the Southwest District Livestock Show and Rodeo to Lake Charles! Individuals, groups, and organizations are invited to take part in this one of a kind tribute to the history and pageantry of our rodeo heritage. The parade begins at the corner of Lagrange and Patrick Street, travels west on Lagrange to Ryan Street, and then south on Ryan Street to McNeese stadium. Then be sure to join us later that evening for the opening performance of the 80th annual Southwest District Livestock Show and Rodeo - The Greatest Show on Dirt!

Parade Marshal for this year’s parade is Euland Guidry. A former agriculture teacher at South Cameron High School, Mr. Guidry began his career as an LSU Ag Center Agent in 1967. He also served many as a Cameron Parish 4-H agent and FFA advisor. A 2015 inductee into the Southwest LA Rodeo Hall of Fame, Guidry has served on the SWD Livestock Show and Rodeo board for nearly 30 years and remains a vital member of the organization.