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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Sunflower Trail

June 15 - July 15, 2020

The 22nd annual Sunflower Trail & Festival, scheduled for June 20, has been canceled due to COVID-19. This popular summer event is taking a step back from its typical festivities this year and is proceeding with the community’s safety in mind. The sunflower trail was planted in early April, and is expected to be in full blossom in mid-June and last as late as mid-July. As usual, the sunflower trail will be open to the public, while social distance is still heavily encouraged.

Although there will not be live entertainment and food vendors this year, the event organizers are keeping a couple of traditions alive for visitors to enjoy during the sunflower’s peak blooming season, including the sunflower photography contest. For more information about the sunflower photography contest, follow the Sunflower Trail & Festival Facebook page for updates.

The event organizers will still produce the Sunflower Trail Brochure, which highlights sunflower field locations, small-town restaurants, and more throughout rural Caddo Parish, such as Ryan Farms Produce in Dixie, Main Street Restaurant in Gilliam, and an authentic quilt shop in Mira. For more information about the Sunflower Trail & Festival and brochure, visit www.redrivercrossroadshistorical.org/sunflowertrail.

For a full list of things to do in rural Caddo and Bossier Parish, visit www.BoomOrBustByway.com

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