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.  The statewide mask mandate has been lifted. However, mask policies in Louisiana will be set by local leaders and business owners. Under the Governor’s new public health order, masks will still be required on public transit and in state government buildings, K-12 schools, early childhood education centers, colleges and universities, and healthcare facilities. Before you visit a business, please call to confirm that they are open, and to find out what restrictions are being enforced at that location.

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Sunflower Trail & Festival

June 19, 2021

Annual Sunflower Trail and Festival will be held on Saturday, June 19, in Gilliam from 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. in Festival areas in the center of town and in the Park on the Bayou. The festival is a family-friendly annual event of arts, crafts, music, delicious food, and lots of activities. There will be a sunflower photography contest and sunflowers in bloom in Gilliam and along the Sunflower Trail.

Festival activities will take place behind the Crossroads Museum in Gilliam and in the Park on the Bayou.
On the Sunflower Trail, interesting places to visit are the Veterans Memorial in Belcher, the Lynn Plantation Commissary between Belcher and Gilliam, and the Red River Crossroads Museum in Gilliam.

Gilliam is just off of Highway 3049 (also known as Dixie/Shreveport Road) and can be reached from Shreveport by heading north on Grimmet Drive and turning right onto Highway 3049. The physical address of the Crossroads Museum is 12797 Main Street (LA-3049) in Gilliam and can be reached easily from Highway 71 North. For more information on the Annual Sunflower Trail and Festival, like the Sunflower Trail and Festival page on Facebook or contact Gilliam Mayor Gail Moore 318 296-4218 or Karen Logan at (318) 296-4303. For more information on the Red River Crossroads Historical Association, visit

Sunflower Trail & Festival