Food, Festivals and Fun: September in Shreveport-Bossier  

As summer draws to a close, Shreveport-Bossier’s busy calendar of annual events kicks into high gear. The Highland Jazz and Blues Festival returns on Saturday, Sept. 16 with live music headliners Marc Broussard, Chris Thomas King and Maggie Koerner. The free event takes place, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., at Columbia Park in Shreveport’s Highland neighborhood. Other outstanding September events include: the annual Red River Margarita Pour-Off on Sunday, Sept. 3; the Powerboat Nationals Grand Prix of Louisiana on Sept. 2-3; the Greenwood Pioneer Heritage Festival, Sept. 15-16; and the Heritage and Harvest Tour on Saturday, Sept. 23. 

Thoroughbred racing fans will not want to miss Super Derby 38 at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs on Saturday, Sept. 9. Another popular event returning in September is Chimp Haven’s Chimpanzee Discovery Days, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 16. Explore the complete calendar of events for September at

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