Special Alert
Special Alert

DeQuincy

In 1897 the Kansas City, Pittsburgh and Gulf Railway, now the Kansas City Southern, reached the point where its main line bent toward the southwest to Beaumont and the old Calcasieu River. Vernon & Shreveport tram line, now the Lake Charles branch of the K.C.S., joined the main line and the town of DeQuincy was formed. DeQuincy was at this time a pine forest, no timber having been cut except on the railroad right-of-way. Two small stores, two boarding houses, and four small dwellings constituted the village.

DeQuincy has seen tremendous growth since those pioneering days and now is a thriving city hosting one of the most unique museums in the state of Louisiana, the DeQuincy Railroad Museum. Home to the DeQuincy High School Fighting Tigers, numerous delicious restaurants, and a variety of community events, DeQuincy's busiest time of year is during the Louisiana Railroad days held annually in April.

 Click here to take a video tour of the DeQuincy Railroad Museum.

Events

Events

Bill Engvall is an American comedian and actor best known for his work as a stand-up comic, his signature "Here's Your Sign" bit, and as a member of the Blue Collar Comedy group. Read More →
Gallery Promenade is an annual event that celebrates the art spaces, galleries, cultural districts, and museums that work year-round to provide cultural resources, exhibits, and opportunities Read More →
The City of Lake Charles Sesquicentennial Planning Committee has announced plans for its fall Sesquicentennial Celebration Kick-off to be held Friday, September 29 through Sunday, October 1, Read More →
The exhibition will consist of a series of panels outlining the history of Lake Charles. The panels will be accompanied by objects on display, as well as a slide show of photographs. The Read More →
Begin your terrifying Halloween journey with a hayride at The Lost Hollows! After traveling to the creepiest woods in Southwest Louisiana, get lost on the Deadly Pines trail, a spine-tingling Read More →
Come out to Louisiana's largest corn maze! Our 2017 season will be open September 30th- November 26th! October hours: Friday nights from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM, Saturday from 10:00 AM Read More →
September 30 & October 1, at the Lake Charles Civic Center, the Habibi Shrine Circus will return! The Shrine Circus is the only Circus with a purpose!! Show times are on Saturday at Read More →
Kenny Wayne Shepherd takes to the Delta Event Center stage with a raw, rootsy musicality that's been a common thread in the nine acclaimed albums that he's released since he first emerged as a Read More →
The Lake Charles Symphony is happy to celebrate its 60th season with the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau’s 45th anniversary and the City of Lake Charles’s Read More →
Mickey Smith, Jr.'s "Sax in the City 150" concert, benefitting MusicMakers2U on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at the Lake Charles Civic Center. Tickets: $30 to include art Read More →
The Lake Charles Film & Music Festival once again will be using the historic Central School Arts & Humanities Center to host the 2017 festival. All film screenings, seminars/workshops Read More →
Fine wines and culinary treats are in store for those attending the Rouge et Blanc event to be held Saturday, Oct. 7 set on the beautiful campus of McNeese State University. More than 200 Read More →
Zombies are coming to Louisiana…again. Early reports say they are feeding in the area of Sulphur…and their numbers are growing. The wait is over! Bayou Games presents Zombie Hunt Read More →
Celebrate Vinton’s 106 th birthday at the 2017 Vinton Heritage Festival. The annual event on Saturday, Oct. 14 , celebrates the town’s rich history with plenty of Read More →
Sulphur’s annual Cal-Cam Fair is a fall tradition for many Southwest Louisiana residents - and for good reason. Sponsored by the Cal- Cam Fair Association, the 93-year-old fair will take place Read More →