Special Alert
Special Alert


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.



SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 2018 | 7 PM F.G. Bulber Auditorium, McNeese State University $20 Adults | $5 Children (under 18) | Free to McNeese and Sowela Students with current ID a Read More →
Singer, songwriter, actress and entrepreneur Olivia Newton John will perform in the Grand Event Center at Golden Nugget Lake Charles on Saturday, March 24 at 8:00 PM. She is best known for Read More →
The 43rd Annual Palm Sunday Tour of Homes will feature homes throughout historic Lake Charles with gracious homeowners sharing their gardens and interiors Read More →
Amarillo, Texas native Kevin Fowler will perform at Golden Nugget Lake Charles on Friday, March 30 at 8:30 PM in the Grand Event Center. Fowler has released five studio albums and charted four Read More →
Tired of Easter activities being only for kids? Join us at the Bayou Rum Distillery in Lacassine, LA for a special Adult Only Easter Egg Hunt on the distillery grounds. Come out on Read More →
Smash Mouth is an American rock band from San Jose, California. The band was formed in 1994 and are known for songs such as "Walkin' on the Sun" ,"All Star" and a cover of Read More →
Friday-Sunday, April 6-8, CyPhaCon is bringing another convention to Southwest Louisiana in its long stream of exceptional Sci-Fi/Fantasy & Gaming culture conventions. Formed by a group of Read More →
Chaka Khan is an American recording artist whose career has spanned five decades, beginning in the 1970’s as the lead vocalist and focal point of the funk band Rufus. Known Read More →
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, and the Friends of the Southwest Louisiana National Wildlife Refuge Complex and Wetlands are working with Read More →
The Louisiana Railroad Days Festival is a family orientated celebration of the railroad industry and the impact it had on the City of DeQuincy. Admission is free and it is an alcohol free Read More →
The Listening Room features some of the Lake Area's finest musicians, singers, songwriters, and storytellers in an intimate setting where we connect the artist with the Read More →
The Original DownTown Lake Charles Crawfish Festival - the SPICIEST Event in Southwest Louisiana - promotes awareness of the crawfish season, the history of it, and how the seafood industry Read More →
Established in 1992 after 25 years of being the St. John Bosco Church Bazaar, the Westlake Family Fun & Food Festival started as a small town festival bringing the community together for Read More →
Guests will enjoy champagne punch with a table service lunch while listening to music by The Barbe High School Buccaneer String Orchestra. Eight games of bingo will follow, with Joseph Frazier Read More →
TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2018 | 7 PM Parra Ballroom, Holbrook Student Union, McNeese State University FREE and open to the public The travels of Zeb Hogan, research assistant Read More →