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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Holiday in Dixie
Holiday in Dixie
Holiday in Dixie celebrates the beginning of spring and the Louisiana Purchase.
Mudbug Madness Festival
Mudbug Madness
Held every Memorial Day weekend, this crawfish festival features Cajun and Zydeco music, food and more.
Cork Festival
Cork Wine Festival
Adults can taste more than 80 wines from around the world, while enjoying live music and great food.

Downtown Shreveport

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards took significant measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in Louisiana and has issued a statewide "stay at home" order until April 12, requiring Louisiana residents to shelter in place unless going out for essential tasks, as one of the most stringent steps yet to stanch the “community spread” of COVID-19. All non-essential businesses are closed through April 12, 2020. Operations may be able to resume on April 13. However, the situation will be reevaluated seven days prior.

We will continue to monitor the situation and announce plans to reopen when appropriate. For visitor information and updates, please call 318-222-9391 or visit You can also get updates by following our social media pages on Facebook at and Twitter at However, things are changing every day, so please call ahead before you visit a business to be sure they can accommodate you. If you would like to receive email updates as businesses are reopened and go back to regular hours, click here.

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To take the pulse of a destination, the best place to check is the heart of the city – its downtown. From the 24-hour gaming action at riverfront casinos to engaging exhibits at local museums and galleries, downtown Shreveport offers one adventure after another.

Festival Plaza is home to many of Louisiana’s best annual festivals including Mudbug Madness Festival, Let the Good Times Roll Festival, and Red River Revel Arts Festival. These multi-day events offer various genres of music, great Southern food, and arts and crafts.

Experience a performance by the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra or delve into the arts at Artspace. Stop in for a great cup of coffee or dine in the Red River District. Food, live music, entertainment, gaming and adventure – all are within reach.

Explore this section for a complete list of events in downtown Shreveport. You can personalize your search by category, date range or keywords.