Shreveport-Bossier COVID-19 update: Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has instituted a gradual reopening of many businesses with occupancy restrictions, enhanced sanitation, social distancing, personal protection equipment and other appropriate protection measures necessary to protect the health and safety of the people in Louisiana. Although many businesses have been approved for limited reopening, some nonessential businesses will remain closed to the public. Before you visit a business, please call to confirm that they are open, and to find out what restrictions are being enforced.

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Reopening Attractions and #PressPlaySB

Ready to take life off of "pause" and get out of the house? Lots of popular casinos and attractions in Shreveport-Bossier are reopening to the public with restrictions in place for public health. Shreveport Aquarium reopened on Monday, May 18. Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets, one of the most popular shopping destinations in Shreveport-Bossier, reopened on Saturday, May 16. The lovely Gardens of the American Rose Center reopened to the public on Monday, May 18. Several local casinos, have also reopened; see our blog post about casino reopenings for regularly updated information.     

Events are beginning to return to local calendars, as well. The Red River Balloon Rally will not be hosting its huge annual festival in Shreveport-Bossier this year, but visitors and locals will still be able to enjoy balloons in the sky, June 12-13. Check out The 2020 Red River Balloon Rally: Overflight Edition and make plans to see the balloons in-person.

If you're looking for fun, free activities for families to enjoy together, check out the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau's downloadable coloring and activity sheets as well as 100-piece and 10-piece online puzzles featuring local attractions.

Planning a visit to Shreveport-Bossier? Download or view the 2020 Official Visitors' Guide to Shreveport-Bossier or request a print copy by mail. We're also delighted to share the fifth edition of Eat Here: A Food Lover's Guide to Shreveport-Bossier, which was released in February 2020 and may be downloaded here or viewed in an e-reader here.

Want to stay up-to-date with happenings in Shreveport-Bossier? Sign up for "Getaways," the monthly e-newsletter of the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau.