Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards took significant measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in Louisiana and has issued a statewide "stay at home" order until April 12, requiring Louisiana residents to shelter in place unless going out for essential tasks, as one of the most stringent steps yet to stanch the “community spread” of COVID-19.
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Events in May, June and Beyond

Due to the ongoing, nationwide response to the COVID-19 pandemic, numerous popular spring festivals and events have been cancelled in March and April. With that in mind, we're featuring May and June events! The Kegs & Corks Craft Beer and Wine Festival, a new food and wine event held in Bossier City's East Bank District & Plaza, will be held on Saturday, May 9. The Shreveport Stuffed Shrimp Festival, a celebration of one of Shreveport's most popular local delicacies, will return on Sunday, May 10. The Mudbug Madness Festival, a Memorial Day Weekend tradition that features live zydeco music, local art and food vendors, and more, will return May 22-24. Big e vents coming up in June include the Let the Good Times Roll Festival, June 19-21, and the 2020 CenterPoint Energy Red River Balloon Rally, June 12-13. Looking to spend a fun day in the country? Gilliam's annual Sunflower Trail & Festival will be back on Saturday, June 20.     

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.

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