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Shreveport-Bossier Getaways - April 2017
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Holiday in Dixie will return to Festival Plaza in downtown Shreveport, April 14-23.
Holiday in Dixie will return to Festival Plaza in downtown Shreveport, April 14-23.

Spring Festivals Are Blooming
in Shreveport-Bossier

Spring is a busy time for festivals in Shreveport-Bossier, where weekends are packed with non-stop events. New for 2017, the first BLOOM Festival at R.W. Norton Art Gallery will be held, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., on Saturday, April 1. This free event will include botanical garden tours, food trucks, educational programs for kids and more. The Texas Avenue Makers Fair, an enormous arts and crafts fair that takes place on historic Texas Avenue in downtown Shreveport, will also be held on April 1. Other exciting April events include: Holiday in Dixie, April 14-23; Louisiana Comic Con, April 22-23; and Artbreak, April 24-30.

For a complete calendar of upcoming events, browse SBFunGuide.com or download the 2017 Festivals and Annual Events Guide.

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Country star Dwight Yoakam will perform at Margaritaville Resort Casino on Saturday, April 8.
Country star Dwight Yoakam will perform at Margaritaville Resort Casino on Saturday, April 8.

Live Entertainment Scene Heats Up


Some of the biggest names in music and comedy will make early spring tour stops in Shreveport-Bossier. Comedy legend Sinbad will take the stage at DiamondJacks Casino and Hotel in Bossier City on Saturday, April 1. Shreveport Symphony: An Evening with The Blade Family will include performances by Grammy winner Brian Blade’s Fellowship Band and “The Hallelujah Train” on Saturday, April 8. Shreveport Municipal Auditorium will host classic rock veterans Boston on April 23 and blues rockers Alabama Shakes on April 27. 

Country icon Dwight Yoakam will perform at Margaritaville Resort Casino on Saturday, April 8 in support of his new album, Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars…. Chart-topping songwriter Brantley Gilbert will bring his Devil Don’t Sleep Tour to CenturyLink Center in Bossier City on Thursday, April 20. The Stage in Bossier City will host several concerts by up-and-coming country artists in March and April, Eli Young Band on March 31 and Stoney LaRue on April 7.

Browse a complete list of upcoming live music events at SBFunGuide.com.
More than 80 wines from around the world will be poured at CORK – A Red River Revel Wine Event.
More than 80 wines from around the world will be poured at CORK – A Red River Revel Wine Event.

Upcoming Events Celebrate Wine, Barbecue


If you’re planning to visit Shreveport-Bossier in April, pack your appetite! Several upcoming events will tempt the taste buds of food and wine lovers. Cork – A Red River Revel Wine Event will feature more than 80 wines as well as food from some of Shreveport-Bossier’s most popular restaurants. The fun happens Saturday, April 1, 3-6 p.m.   

The Ark-La-Tex Ambassadors Barbecue Cook-Off will return to Festival Plaza in downtown Shreveport on Saturday, April 8. This afternoon-long barbecue competition will include barbecue sampling (beginning at 12:15 p.m.), a rib-eating contest and more. Wine Country Bistro’s annual whole hog roast and wine tasting, Wine and Swine, will be held on Sunday, April 9. Wine and Swine is well-known among food lovers for its decadent mix of locally sourced, slow-smoked meats, celebrity chef guests and an exciting selection of wines available for sampling.

Guests must be 21 years of age or older to attend CORK – A Red River Revel Wine Event and Wine and Swine.

 
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oconut flan from Bamboo Asian Café at Margaritaville Resort Casino Bossier City.  
Love food photos on Instagram? In addition to our main Instagram profile, @SeeShreveportBossier, the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau has launched an Instagram account dedicated exclusively to sharing our most mouth-watering shots from local restaurants. If you’re a food-loving ‘Grammer, be sure to give us a follow at @ShreveportBossierFood to see where we eat next.

Pictured: Coconut flan from Bamboo Asian Café at Margaritaville Resort Casino Bossier City.  

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Farmers' Markets in Shreveport and Bossier City
Two popular local farmers’ markets in Shreveport and Bossier City will be opening for the Summer 2017 market season soon. With live music, food vendors and dozens of booths selling locally grown produce and vegetables, Shreveport Farmers’ Market and Benton Farmers’ Market offer family-friendly fun and a festival-like atmosphere. Check out our video about the markets on Youtube and start planning your visit! 

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Upcoming Events


Big Bad VooDoo Daddy
Friday, March 31
Margaritaville Resort Casino
 
Eli Young Band
Friday, March 31
The Stage
 
Shreveport Mudbugs Hockey vs. Corpus Christi Icerays
March 31 – April 1
Hirsh Memorial Coliseum
 
All Y’all Live: “I Just Work Here”
Saturday, April 1
Woman’s Department Club
 
Bloom Festival
Saturday, April 1
R.W. Norton Art Gallery
 
Cork: A Red River Revel Wine Event
Saturday, April 1
Festival Plaza
 
Defenders of Liberty Mud Run
Saturday, April 1
Barksdale Air Force Base
 
Sinbad
Saturday, April 1
DiamondJacks Casino and Hotel
 
Bossier City Farmers Market
April 1 – Dec. 2
Pierre Bossier Mall
 
44th Annual Street Rod Reunion
April 7-8
Boomtown Casino & Hotel
 
Ark-La-Tex Ambassadors BBQ Cook-Off
Saturday, April 8
Festival Plaza
 
Dwight Yoakam
Saturday, April 8
Margaritaville Resort Casino
 
Shreveport Symphony: An Evening with the Blade Family
Saturday, April 8
Shreveport RiverView Theater
 
Once – A New Musical
Thursday, April 13
Strand Theatre
 
Holiday in Dixie
April 14-23
Festival Plaza
 
Auntie Mame
Thursday, April 20
Shreveport Little Theatre
 
Brantley Gilbert: The Devil Don’t Sleep Tour
Thursday, April 20
CenturyLink Center
 
Chimp Haven Spring Fling
Saturday, April 22
Chimp Haven
 
Louisiana Comic Con
April 22-23
Hirsh Memorial Coliseum
 
ArtBreak
April 24-30
Shreveport Convention Center

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