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 most recent 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.

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:
Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020 - Krewe of Barkus and Meoux pet parade
Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020 - Krewe of Centaur parade and Red River Mardi Gras Bash
Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 - Krewe of Gemini parade
Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020 - Krewe of Highland parade
Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 - Annual Fat Tuesday 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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