On Friday, December 15 from 6:30-10 p.m. at the Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets & East Bank District, the Rally on the Red gets fans ready for game day with four free events for fans of all ages. The Explore Louisiana Mardi Gras Preview Parade will start the night at 6:30 p.m. The parade will feature floats from local Mardi Gras Krewes and the two school's bands and spirit squads. It will begin at the Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets and roll through the East Bank District in Bossier City.
Following the parade's conclusion, the two school marching bands will play in a Battle of the Bands at 7:15 p.m. in the East Bank District Plaza. After the two bands duke it out, there will be a fireworks show at 7:45 p.m. behind Hurricane Alley in the East Bank District.
Culminating the night at 8 p.m. will be a free concert from a Taylor Swift Tribute Band in Hurricane Alley – located behind Beauxjax Crafthouse, Frozen Pirogue and Bayou Axe Co. Hurricane Alley is a great outdoor music venue with access to all three restaurants and bars for food and drinks.