|Pirate lovers will be saying"Shiver me timbers!" at the Contraband festival. Set to the backdrop of Lake Charles, the annual festival celebrates the legend of pirate Jean Lafitte. Pirates of all ages are encouraged to come out during the two-week long festival with carnival rides, games, entertainment and live music on multiple stages! The festival closes with a spectacular fireworks display over beautiful Lake Charles. With activities throughout the day and special family nights the whole family will be saying, "Yo Ho Ho" by the end of their visit.