For over 26 years, the Cajun French Music Association of Louisiana – Lake Charles Chapter has held its Miss Cajun Music pageant annually on the second weekend in July. There are 10 divisions ranging in ages from babies to Ms. Our Cajun Music queens reign over our festival but also participate in our monthly meetings, Chapter events, and attend the other CFMA Chapter festivals. Our chapter events include the McNeese State University Homecoming Parade, Annual Queens Halloween Party, Hall of Fame Ceremony, Food for The Needy drive, City of Lake Charles Christmas Parade, Children’s Christmas party, Mardi Gras of SWLA Children’s Day events & parade, & Children’s Easter Party just to highlight a few.
In addition to these events, The Miss Cajun Music Queen represents the Lake Charles Chapter at the Annual Louisiana Association of Fairs & Festivals Convention and competes for the titles of LAFF Queen of Queens. Every other year, the Cajun French Music Association of Louisiana, sends a queen to represent the organization during the Washington D.C. Mardi Gras Ball festivities. The three older queens are also given the opportunity to participate in our Chapter Christmas Party and ride as a guest of our Krewe De Les Cajuns in the Mardi Gras of SWLA Krewe of Krewe’s parade. Being a Cajun Music Queen is not just a crown and banner, our queens are the official spokespeople of our Chapter. We believe in the saying “you only get out of something, what you put into it.” It is so often said that once you’re a Cajun Music Queen, your family. This is true because we are together enjoying and promoting our culture so much, we become a family. There have been countless lifelong friendships and memories made from just your one year reign.
Being a Cajun Music Queen is not something that can be explained, but something that you should experience for yourself.
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