Shreveport-Bossier Fun Guide

Let's Mardi Gras, Y'all! 

Carnival season is quickly approaching, and Shreveport-Bossier is gearing up to host an incredible variety of parades, parties, food and drink events, and more. Shreveport-Bossier's earliest Mardi Gras parades are the Krewe of Sobek Parade, Saturday, Jan. 19 and the Krewe of Harambee Martin Luther King Jr. Mardi Gras Parade on Monday, Jan. 21. Before the parades get started, check out events like the Pardi Gras Bal on Friday, Jan. 4, the Krewe of Centaur's Twelfth Night Celebration on Saturday, Jan. 5, and the Enchanting World of Fantasy Masks Exhibit opening on Sunday, Jan. 6. For complete details of Shreveport-Bossier's upcoming Carnival festivities, visit or download The 2019 Gris Gris Guide to Mardi Gras in Shreveport-Bossier.     

Want to ride in a Mardi Gras parade? Enter to win our annual Mardi Gras vacation getaway. The prize package includes accommodations, dining, shopping, and the opportunity for two people to ride in the Krewe of Highland Mardi Gras Parade held on Sunday, Mar. 3. Entries must be received by Jan. 15. Read the complete giveaway rules here

Use the My Favorites tool to build a printable list of events and attractions, then print and use it as your itinerary. Or save your favorite events to your personal calendar for future reminders by clicking "Add to Calendar" on each event. You can also visit our local brochures page to download the Official Visitors' Guide to Shreveport-Bossier, our annual events calendar and other handy guides, or request that a guide be mailed to your home

To book a hotel room or learn more about Shreveport-Bossier, visit for visitor information or call 1-800-551-8682.

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