Shreveport-Bossier Getaways - February 2020
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Float riders toss beads to the crowd at Shreveport's Krewe of Highland Mardi Gras parade.
Enter our latest giveaway for a chance to win a ride in the Krewe of Highland XXV Parade.

Enter to Win a Ride in a Mardi Gras Parade!

Why settle for catching beads when you and a friend could win the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to ride on a Mardi Gras float and toss beads to thousands of parade-goers? Enter our latest giveaway and you could win a prize package that includes spaces for two riders in the Krewe of Highland XXV Parade on Sunday, Feb. 23! The winner will also receive a bead package, a one-night hotel stay courtesy of Sunrise Hospitality, dining at Orlandeaux’s Café and Bistro Byronz, and shopping at The Enchanted Garden. Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 31. View the complete contest rules or submit your entry.

North Louisiana’s largest Mardi Gras parades and parties take place in Shreveport-Bossier during the month of February. Mark your calendar for the Krewe of Barkus and Meoux Pet Parade on Sunday, Feb. 9, the Krewe of Centaur XXIX Parade on Saturday, Feb. 15, and the Krewe of Gemini XXXI Parade on Saturday, Feb. 22.

For complete information on upcoming Mardi Gras events, visit

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Mardi Gras is a family affair in Shreveport-Bossier.

Kid-Friendly Mardi Gras Celebrations in Shreveport-Bossier

Carnival season brings out the kid in everyone, and many of Shreveport-Bossier’s most popular Mardi Gras events are especially kid-friendly. Bring the entire family to see hundreds of costumed pets at the Krewe of Barkus and Meoux Pet Parade on Sunday, Feb. 9. Families can relax in the alcohol-free family zone near downtown Shreveport during the Krewe of Centaur and Krewe of Gemini parades. Download the parade route map here for directions to the family zone. With the Krewe of Centaur and Krewe of Gemini parades now scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m., North Louisiana’s largest parades are expected to begin and end during daylight hours for viewers at the beginning of the route.

The final week of Mardi Gras festivities in Shreveport-Bossier includes the Krewe of Highland XXV Parade on Sunday, Feb. 23—which begins and ends during daylight hours—as well as the alcohol-free Fat Tuesday Children’s Parade on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at Pierre Bossier Mall.  

Watch a video tour of the downtown Shreveport parade route.  

Explore family-friendly attraction listings at
Cover of the 2020 edition of the Official Visitors’ Guide to Shreveport-Bossier
The 2020 edition of the Official Visitors’ Guide to Shreveport-Bossier is now available.

2020 Official Visitors’ Guide to Shreveport-Bossier Now Available

The 2020 edition of The Official Visitors’ Guide to Shreveport-Bossier, an annual publication of the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau, is now available in print and electronic editions. This photo-filled, 76-page guide is filled with useful information on local attractions, festivals, restaurants, and more. Articles in the 2020 edition address topics including dog-friendly restaurants, local Mardi Gras traditions, and much more.    

The guide may be read online or downloaded at Printed copies may be picked up in-person at the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau’s Visitor Center locations at 629 Spring Street in downtown Shreveport and Shreveport Regional Airport. To request a free copy of the guide by mail, contact the Tourist Bureau at 1-800-551-8682 or complete this online request form.

Download or view the 2020 Official Visitors’ Guide to Shreveport-Bossier.

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Diners celebrate during a 318 Restaurant Week party at Parish Taceaux.
318 Restaurant Week, a community-wide celebration organized by the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau, will return, March 16-21, 2020. During 318 Restaurant Week, participating restaurants offer promotional pricing, special menus, and one-night-only dining experiences. Interested in taking part? Sign up to receive updates from 318 Restaurant Week, join the 318 Restaurant Week community on Facebook, and follow @318RestaurantWeek on Instagram.

Pictured: Diners celebrate during a 318 Restaurant Week party at Parish Taceaux.
video of Mardi Gras in Shreveport-Bossier
Let’s Mardi Gras, y’all! The 2020 Carnival season officially began on Sunday, Jan. 5 and continues through Fat Tuesday, Feb. 25. Now through Fat Tuesday, calendars will be packed with parades, parties, concerts, and more. Check out our Youtube playlist of Mardi Gras videos for an inside look at upcoming parades.
Pictured: Get familiar with Mardi Gras in Shreveport-Bossier in our latest Youtube video.
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Upcoming Events

Bossier Night Market
Saturday, Feb. 1
Pierre Bossier Mall

Heart Gates Vineyard 2020 Calendar Signing Party
Friday, Feb. 7
C & C Mercantile

Finding Neverland
Saturday, Feb. 8
The Strand Theatre

Lit AF Tour Featuring Martin Lawrence
Saturday, Feb. 8
CenturyLink Center

Krewe of Barkus and Meoux Pet Parade
Sunday, Feb. 9
200 Reeves Marine Center, Bossier City

Friday, Feb. 14
Shreveport Municipal Auditorium

Krewe of Centaur Float-Loading Party
Friday, Feb. 14
Krewe of Centaur Den

‘90s Night Out with Gin Blossoms and Fastball
Saturday, Feb. 15
Horseshoe Casino & Hotel Riverdome 

Gordon Lightfoot
Saturday, Feb. 15
Margaritaville Resort Casino

Krewe of Centaur Parade XXIX
Saturday, Feb. 15
Lake St. @ Clyde Fant Pkwy.

Vivian Black History Festival and Parade
Saturday, Feb. 15
Downtown Vivian

Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet presents AILEY II
Thursday, Feb. 20
The Strand Theatre

Krewe of Gemini Float-Loading Party
Friday, Feb. 21
Krewe of Gemini Den

Krewe of Gemini Parade XXXI
Saturday, Feb. 22
Lake St. @ Clyde Fant Pkwy.

Krewe of Highland Parade XXV
Sunday, Feb. 23
Gregg Ave. @ Gilbert Dr.

Fourth Annual Fat Tuesday Children’s Parade
Tuesday, Feb. 25
Pierre Bossier Mall

Jason Aldean: We Back Tour
Thursday, Feb. 27
CenturyLink Center

Art in the Dark
Friday, Feb. 28
Bossier Arts Council
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