Shreveport-Bossier Getaways - June 2019
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Shreveport-Bossier offers farmers’ markets, festivals and annual food events during the month of June.
Shreveport-Bossier offers farmers’ markets, festivals and annual food events during the month of June. 

Food Events and Festivals Welcome Traveling Foodies

If you’re traveling to Shreveport-Bossier during the month of June, you may want to pack your stretchy pants! A busy slate of foodie-friendly festivals, events, and fundraisers are planned throughout the month. SALT Restaurant at Shreveport Aquarium will host North Louisiana Seafood Week, June 3-8. Shreveport Green’s annual Feast, an extravagant meal featuring locally sourced cuisine, will take place on Thursday, June 6. Southern University Foundation’s 20th Annual Gentlemen’s Cooking Classic will be held on Saturday, June 8, showcasing dishes prepared by area chefs, politicians and community leaders. Slow Food North Louisiana will present Husk, Hull & Rind, a celebration of wine, beer and cheese, on Tuesday, June 11.

The Let the Good Times Roll Festival, June 21-23, is also well-known for its incredible food vendors including barbecue, local seafood specialties, and more. Get a taste of rural North Louisiana cuisine at the Sunflower Trail and Festival on Saturday, June 15. Several wonderful farmers’ markets are also back in session for the summer, including Shreveport Farmers’ Market and Bossier City Farmers’ Market.  

Planning a foodie trip to Shreveport-Bossier? Visit for tips on where to “find your tasty side” in Louisiana’s Other Side or download volume four of Eat Here: A Food Lover’s Guide to Shreveport-Bossier.

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Enter to win a $50 gift certificate to El Cabo Verde, and other great prizes, in our latest giveaway.

Enter to Win: Stay and Play with Our #SBFunSide Giveaway

Could you use a summer getaway? The Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau’s latest sweepstakes is accepting entries now through July 31. Visit our “Find Your Fun Side” site and enter to win a trip including accommodations at DiamondJacks Casino and Hotel, dining at El Cabo Verde, axe-throwing at Bayou Axe Co., shopping at The Enchanted Garden, and coffee or lunch at Retro 521 Coffee. This prize package has an estimated value of more than $300. Read the contest rules or enter to win today!

Last call for entries! If you’re reading this newsletter before May 31, there’s still time to enter two other great giveaways before they close for entries. Enter to win $105 in gift certificates from great local restaurants courtesy of 318 Restaurant Week or enter to win dining, shopping, and hotel accommodations at

Debbie Williamson and Donna Higgins co-own May the Cheese Be With You, a new food truck serving Shreveport-Bossier. New Food Truck Caters to Hungry Star Wars Fans

The Force is strong with May the Cheese Be With You, a new food truck based in the Shreveport-Bossier area. Co-owners Debbie Williamson and Donna Higgins recently bought the grilled cheese truck, which was an established business in East Texas, and relocated it to Shreveport-Bossier. They bought the entire package: truck, grilled cheese recipes, and colorful, Star Wars-themed branding. The menu includes sandwiches with names like “Cheesebacca”, “C3-Pepperoni-O” and “Ham Solo”. Read more about this outrageous food truck at

Also new to Shreveport’s local dining scene, Cassandra’s Louisiana Kitchen serves outstanding versions of classic Southern staples like fried catfish, collard greens, and sweet potato pie. Get the scoop on this popular new eatery at

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Donna Chance Hall shared photos of local art galleries and museums on the @SeeShreveportBossier Instagram account during the month of May.
What do art galleries, petting zoos, and water slides have in common? Photographer Donna Chance Hall featured them all during the month of May on our official destination Instagram, @SeeShreveportBossier. From hiking the trails at Red River National Wildlife Refuge to stopping to smell the roses at the American Rose Center, her colorful photos were a hit with our Instagram community. Check them out here. Learn more about Donna’s photography on her website.

Are you on Instagram? Remember to share your posts with the hashtag #SBFunSide all year long in 2019 – you could win a share of $1,000 in cash prizes!

Follow @SeeShreveportBossier on Instagram.

Pictured: Donna Chance Hall shared photos of local art galleries and museums on the @SeeShreveportBossier Instagram account during the month of May.  
Starting to think about things to do with the kids this summer? Gator Raceway, the high-speed go-kart racing track now open at Gators & Friends Adventure Park, is a great option for summer fun. Travel at speeds up to 35 miles per hour around a course filled with twists and turns. Watch our video to learn more about what to expect from a trip to this outrageously fun attraction.

Watch more videos about Shreveport-Bossier on our Youtube channel.    

Pictured: Gator Raceway, located at Gators & Friends Adventure Park in Greenwood, Louisiana, is a popular destination for summer fun.
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Upcoming Events

Bossier City Farmers Market
Saturdays, April through November
Pierre Bossier Mall

Shreveport Farmers’ Market
Saturdays, June through August
Festival Plaza

Summer Market and Music Series
Windrush Park at Provenance
Saturdays through June 15

Total Choice at Sam’s Town Live
May 31-June 1
Sam’s Town Live

Little and Miss Juneteenth Scholarship Pageant
Saturday, June 1
Jada Dance Center

Fly Tying 101
June 3-July 22
Bass Pro Shops

North Louisiana Seafood Week and Cook-Off
June 3-8
SALT at Shreveport Aquarium

Shreveport Green’s Annual FEAST
Thursday, June 6
Provenance Clubhouse

2019 Empty Bowls Fundraiser
Thursday, June 6
Eldorado Resort Casino Shreveport

Please Touch the Art: A Show for the Senses
Friday, June 7
Bossier Arts Council

North LA Gris-Gris Live at The Bar
Saturday, June 8
The Bar

Rydaz Bar Annual Summer All-White Party
Saturday, June 8
Rydaz Eatery & Events

Southern University Gentlemen’s Cooking Classic
Saturday, June 8
Shreveport Convention Center

Walk-On’s Independence Bowl Youth Football Clinic
Saturday, June 8
Independence Stadium

World Oceans Day Celebration
Saturday, June 8
Shreveport Aquarium

Action Movie Summer Film Camp
Tuesday, June 11
Robinson Film center

Slow Food North Louisiana presents Husk, Hull and Rind
Tuesday, June 11

AJGA David Toms Foundation Shreveport Junior All-Stars Golf Tournament
June 11-14
Southern Trace Country Club

Black in the Day Comedy Tour
Saturday, June 15
Artipsy Wine and Arts Bar

Cross Lake Floatilla
Saturday, June 15
Barron’s Landing & Marina

Sunflower Trail & Festival
Saturday, June 15
Red River Crossroads Museum

Super Hero Summer Film Camp
Monday, June 17
Robinson Film Center

Let the Good Times Roll Festival
June 21-23
Festival Plaza

The Brewery Comedy Tour
Friday, June 28
Flying Heart Brewing & Pub
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