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Shreveport-Bossier Getaways - July 2020
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The 2020 Krewe of Harambee Martin Luther King Jr. Mardi Gras Parade rolls through downtown Shreveport in January.

We Stand Against Racism and Injustice

Racism and intolerance are problems that have plagued our communities and our nation for far too long. It’s time we all take a hard stance against injustice. Recent events have highlighted the disparities, undue police brutality and systematic racism against Black people. The Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau wants our staff, partners, clients, and visitors to know that we condemn racism in any form and support fairer and more just treatment for Black people and all people marginalized and discriminated against for any reason.

We pledge to promote unity and peace within our community in all that we do.

Explore (and support!) black-owned restaurants in Shreveport-Bossier.

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Harrah’s Louisiana Downs opened their live thoroughbred racing season on June 6. Photo courtesy of Harrah’s Louisiana Downs.

Shreveport-Bossier Casinos, Hotels and Attractions Reopen


Many of Shreveport-Bossier’s most popular attractions, including five riverboat casinos and Harrah’s Louisiana Downs, Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets, Sci-Port Discovery Center, Shreveport Aquarium, Great Raft Brewing, and Holiday Lanes, along with countless other businesses, have resumed welcoming guests. All local hotels have reopened, and nearly all restaurants and bars have reopened.

Curious about the status of your favorite Shreveport-Bossier casino, attraction or restaurant? Let us help! Visit our website for daily updates, send us a Facebook message, or give us a call at 1-800-551-8682.

We’ve launched a new campaign called Press Play Shreveport-Bossier to support local businesses as they reopen. Join in the effort by sharing photos of your next adventure in Shreveport-Bossier on social media with the hashtag #PressPlaySB.  

Planning a visit? Request a free copy of the 2020 Official Visitors’ Guide to Shreveport-Bossier by mail or check out our mobile-friendly online edition
Blueberry Hill, a popular you-pick berry and vegetable farm in Haughton, has opened for the summer.

Farmers’ Markets and You-Pick Farms Open for Summer


Looking for a unique and fun way to spend a day outdoors? Visit one of Shreveport-Bossier’s you-pick berry and produce farms including Blueberry Hill, Lenox Acres, and McKinney Hill Farms. Beginning in June of each year, these family-run farms welcome guests to pick their own blueberries, blackberries and more for deeply discounted prices. You-pick farm visitors can also shop for locally made preserves and other goods while spending a relaxing day in the countryside.

June and July also mark the height of farmers’ market season in Shreveport-Bossier, with all sorts of fresh vegetables, locally raised meats and more available at Saturday markets. Check out the large, bustling marketplaces at Bossier City Farmers’ Market or Shreveport Farmers’ Market or meet rural farmers at off-the-beaten-path markets like the Blanchard Farmers’ Market and Greenwood Farmers’ Market.     

Read more about local you-pick farms on our blog, 20x49.com.
Planning a food-themed visit to Shreveport-Bossier? Download or view the latest edition of Eat Here: A Food Lover’s Guide to Shreveport-Bossier.

 

Wanted: Your Opinions for Our Visitor Survey     

Have you ever visited Shreveport-Bossier? If so, we hope that you’ll help our local tourism and hospitality industry better serve you by answering a few brief questions here.

Get Social With Us


Pictured: See and share images of summer in Shreveport-Bossier on our Instagram account, @SeeShreveportBossier. Sunflower photo by Kyle Johnson Photography.

Summer has arrived, and we’ll be sharing photos of our favorite summer activities in Shreveport-Bossier–as well as reopening updates from local attractions, restaurants, and more–on Instagram at @SeeShreveportBossier. Sunflowers blooming along the Boom or Bust Byway near Gilliam are always a favorite subject among photographers. Share your summer adventure pics with #PressPlaySB!

Follow @SeeShreveportBossier on Instagram.     
Pictured: Subscribe to the Boom or Bust Byway’s new Youtube channel for video updates from the scenic back roads of Caddo and Bossier Parish.

Our friends at the Boom or Bust Byway have launched a new Youtube channel! Check out their first few videos or subscribe to follow along with fun videos about all of the great things to see, do, taste, and experience along this 136-mile road trip through rural Caddo and Bossier Parishes.

Visit the Boom or Bust Byway Youtube channel. 

Upcoming Events


A Note on Events
Due to evolving state regulations and federal guidance involving public gatherings, it is recommended that visitors confirm event details with the host organization or venue prior to traveling.

Blanchard Farmers’ Market
First Baptist Church of Blanchard
Saturdays through July 11

Bossier City Farmers’ Market
Pierre Bossier Mall
Saturdays through Nov. 21

Greenwood Farmers’ Market
9831 Greenwood Road
Saturdays through Aug. 31

Shreveport Farmers’ Market
Festival Plaza
Saturdays through Aug. 29

Downtown Shreveport Artwalk
Downtown Shreveport
Thursday, July 2

GLOW Greenwood
Boothill Speedway
Friday, July 3

KTBS Freedom Fest Finale
Multiple Locations
Saturday, July 4

Holy Angels’ Culinary Sale at Provenance
Provenance Community
Thursday, July 9

3-State Harley Davidson One-Year Anniversary Party
3-State Harley Davidson
Saturday, July 11

Ladies’ Night Affair
2601 Event Building
Friday, July 17

Simply A-Dough-Able Cookie Decorating Summer Class
Hobby Lobby Shreveport
Saturday, July 18

The Stage Play: “Forget Me Not”
Bossier Arts Council
Saturday, July 18

The Magnificence of Words and the Grandeur of Pain: A Poetry and Spoken Word Event
East Bank District and Plaza
Saturday, July 25

YMCA of Northwest Louisiana’s 2020 Kids Triathlon
BHP Billiton YMCA
Sunday, July 26

 
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