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

Mardi Gras in Southwest Louisiana is a family-friendly festival and even has an entire day devoted to kids! Children’s Day, a free event open to children ages 3 to 11, combines Mardi Gras fun Read More →
A purple, green and gold parade in Lake Charles for the young and young at heart. Parade Routes All parade Read More →
Be dazzled by the glowing boat parade on shimmering Lake Charles. Read More →
Pots and pots of traditional Louisiana cuisine ready to be sampled, all for a $10 admission fee. Sponsored by Kroger. img Read More →
The Cinderella night of Mardi Gras manifests on Lundi Gras, Monday, February 27 at 7 p.m. with a lavish promenade of more than 60 krewes’ royalty in extravagant, glittering costumes before Read More →
Catch a chicken at the 38th annual Mardi Gras Run on Tuesday, February 28 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 503 E Highway 90, in the town of Iowa. Doors open at 8 a.m., the Mardi Gras floats Read More →
In conjunction with Seven Slots Society, jeep lovers unite to roll down Ryan Street in this jammin' jeep parade. To participate, visit a Read More →
Downtown-Midtown Lake Charles - parade rolls at 5 p.m. Hundreds of elaborate krewe floats, costumes, beads and more wind through the city in the culmination of the Fat Tuesday Read More →
Downtown-Midtown Lake Charles. Hot rods, classics and motorcycles. Starting at 3pm Parade Routes style="margin-right: Read More →
Area groups strut their Mardi Gras spirit down Ryan Street to the tunes of Mardi Gras music in this walking parade. This is Lake Charles' first walking parade! style="font-size: Read More →
Parents looking for a family-friendly option this Mardi Gras are invited to bring their kids to “The Zone” presented by the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury. This 9 th annual event will Read More →
Traxxas Monster Truck Destruction Tour, the motorsports entertainment epicenter with the nation’s most competitive monster trucks, will be invading The Lake Charles Civic Center for two Read More →
Country music legend Charley Pride returns to the Delta Event Center for a live performance of his favorite country classics. In addition to 52 top-10 hits, this incomparable singer/musician's Read More →
Easton Corbin Saturday, March 4, 2017 • 7:00pm Event Center General Admission: $30 with a Fan Club card - $35 without a Fan Club Card - $25 Standing Room Read More →
The Louisiana Winter Beer Festival will be held on March 4, 2017 at the Historic Calcasieu Marine National Bank building in Downtown Lake Charles. This is the third year for the beer festival Read More →