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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2019 Red River Balloon Rally

July 12 - July 13, 2019

2019 Red River Balloon Rally will be held at LSUS Shreveport on Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13 at 5 p.m. Admission is $10 and up. Parking is $5. 

The Red River Balloon Rally is the home of the U.S. Southeast Regional Balloon Championship Race. Drawing more than 20,000 attendees, this annual hot air balloon smackdown is accompanied by live music from a list of regional and nationally acclaimed musicians, food and specialty vendors, children's rides, tethered balloon rides, and a wonderful sight of scores of hot air balloons dotting the southern landscape. To top each of the two night's events off, a spectacular balloon glow is accompanied by a fabulous fireworks display to celebrate the winner of the race and the wonderful class of aviation that is the hot air balloon.

2019 Red River Balloon Rally