Mardi Gras in Shreveport and Bossier

Mardi Gras is one of the greatest parties on earth. It is best celebrated with family and friends in Shreveport-Bossier. Use this website to browse dozens of events including masked balls, parades, float-loading parties, live music events and more or download the 2019 edition of The Gris Gris Guide to Mardi Gras in Shreveport-Bossier, our popular annual guide to Carnival season festivities. You can also request a free copy of the guide by mail by completing this form and indicating that you'd like to receive Mardi Gras information. The 2020 edition of the Gris Gris Guide to Mardi Gras in Shreveport-Bossier will be released in late 2019.

Some of the best parts of Mardi Gras - besides the beads! - are the tastes of Mardi Gras. King cake, boudin, beignets and gumbo are just some of the local favorites associated with Carnival in Shreveport-Bossier. Many local restaurants serve up these delicious dishes.

Major 2020 Mardi Gras dates are:
Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020 - Krewe of Centaur parade and Red River Mardi Gras Bash
Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020 - Krewe of Barkus and Meoux pet parade
Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 - Krewe of Gemini parade
Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020 - Krewe of Highland parade
Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 - Fat Tuesday, Krewe de Les Femmes Mystique Children's Parade

If you are part of a group of 10 or more, reserve your space for the Red River Mardi Gras Bash hosted by the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau during the Krewe of Centaur Parade, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020.

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