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.  Before you visit a business, please call to confirm that they are open, and to find out what restrictions are being enforced. There is a statewide mandate for face masks and social distancing.

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2021 CenterPoint Energy Red River Balloon Rally

June 11 - June 12, 2021

The sixth annual CenterPoint Energy Red River Balloon Rally returns this summer, June 11-12, at Louisiana State University Shreveport. This vibrant two-day experience offers families and couples a chance to have an affordable summer getaway at north Louisiana’s largest hot air balloon festival. Attracting thousands of attendees, visitors can revel in everything from live entertainment and food trucks to tethered hot air balloon rides, a reserved play area for kids, and more. It’s all happening in a scenic field of hot air balloons. Purchase tickets today at or at participating Super 1 Foods and Brookshire Grocery Stores to save the online purchase fee. Tickets will not be sold at the gate.

In addition to the festival, we will also be hosting US Team Nationals. The US Team Nationals is an annual week-long competition that brings together the top 30 balloon pilots from across the United States. These ten teams of three will have two practice days, and five days of competition, June 7-13, 2021.

2021 CenterPoint Energy Red River Balloon Rally