Shreveport-Bossier Getaways - January 2020
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Float rider in the Krewe of Harambee Martin Luther King Jr. Day Mardi Gras Parade
The Krewe of Harambee Martin Luther King Jr. Day Mardi Gras Parade will roll through downtown Shreveport on Jan. 20.

Mardi Gras Madness Returns in January

A new year means a new Mardi Gras season! Members of Shreveport-Bossier’s Mardi Gras krewes will welcome the season during their annual Twelfth Night Celebration on Saturday, Jan. 4 at Bossier Civic Center. Tickets are available now for the party, which will feature an open bar, live music, and—in the anything-goes spirit of Carnival season­—a performance by an Elvis tribute artist.

Other Mardi Gras festivities coming up in January include the Krewe of Sobek Parade on Saturday, Jan. 18 at the Louisiana State Fairgrounds and the Krewe of Harambee Martin Luther King Jr. Day Mardi Gras Parade on Monday, Jan. 20 in downtown Shreveport. Shreveport-Bossier’s largest Mardi Gras events take place during the month of February. For a complete schedule of parades, parties, concerts, and more, view or download the 2020 edition of the Gris Gris Guide to Mardi Gras in Shreveport-Bossier.

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A new, free app guides users to points of interest along North Louisiana’s Boom or Bust Byway.

Explore the Boom or Bust Byway with New Mobile App

Thanks to a new, free mobile app, the Boom or Bust Byway, a 132-mile scenic highway that travels through Caddo, Bossier, Webster and Claiborne Parishes, is easier than ever to explore. The GPS-powered app named “Boom or Bust Byway” is now available to download in Apple’s App Store and Google Play. As app users drive through Boom or Bust Byway towns like Oil City, Vivian and Plain Dealing, the app acts as a virtual tour guide, highlighting nearby historic sites and points of interest.

Love to drive scenic highways and backroads? Be sure to like the Boom or Bust Byway pages on Facebook and Instagram. The Byway also has an outstanding blog, The Byway, My Way, where blogger Shalisa Roland explores restaurants, parks, festivals and shopping in rural communities located along the Boom or Bust Byway.
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A “living wall” and an Instagram-friendly neon sign welcome visitors to Glow Alchemy Kitchen.   

20x49 Blog: Local Restaurants Offer New, Healthy Options

Glow Alchemy Kitchen, Chef Jessica Comegys’s beautiful new restaurant located at 955 Pierremont Road in Shreveport, feels like a little slice of Beverly Hills in South Shreveport. From the breathtakingly beautiful interior, complete with white marble countertops and hot pink neon, to the mostly-vegan menu, Glow is a great new option for diners who are seeking healthier options. Read our review and see photos at

Also of interest to those who aim to eat healthy in the New Year: SALT, the restaurant located inside of Shreveport Aquarium in downtown Shreveport, recently introduced a new menu with numerous vegan and vegetarian dishes. Chef Libby Smith, a well-known local vegan caterer, recently joined the team and has led efforts to update the menu. Read the full story at

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Shreveport-Bossier’s official destination Instagram account, @SeeShreveportBossier, will be documenting Mardi Gras festivities in Shreveport-Bossier during the months of January and February. Follow along to see some of our favorite photos of parades, masked balls, food events, live music, and more.

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Pictured: The Krewe of Sobek Parade is the earliest Mardi Gras parade of the season.
Looking to bring a group of 10 or more to Mardi Gras in Shreveport-Bossier? Check out our video featuring the Red River Mardi Gras Bash. This unique parade day experience offers VIP treatment and “behind-the-scenes” access for groups of 10 or more during one of the largest Mardi Gras parades in Louisiana. Tickets are available now. Visit our website for complete details.

Watch our Mardi Gras video playlist for more on Shreveport-Bossier’s parades.
Pictured: Get familiar with the Red River Mardi Gras Bash in our latest video.
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Upcoming Events

Sno-Port: The Science and Wonders of Snowflakes
Nov. 30 – Jan. 30
Sci-Port Discovery Center  

12th Night Party
Saturday, Jan. 4
Bossier Civic Center

Mardi Gras Mass
Saturday, Jan. 4
St. Pius X Catholic Church

A Benefit Concert Featuring Tasha Cobbs Leonard
Saturday, Jan. 11
Shreveport Municipal Auditorium

Criss Angel RAW
Saturday, Jan. 11
Horseshoe Casino & Hotel Riverdome

Shreveport Symphony Orchestra: The Music of Queen
Saturday, Jan. 11
Shreveport Riverview Theater

Krewe of Sobek Parade
Saturday, Jan. 18
Louisiana State Fairgrounds

Krewe of Harambee Martin Luther King Jr. Day Mardi Gras Parade
Friday, Jan. 20
Downtown Shreveport

Riverbend Revue Gala
Thursday, Jan. 23
East Ridge Country Club

Monster Nation
Jan. 24 & 25
CenturyLink Center

Friday, Jan. 24
Shreveport Municipal Auditorium

25th Annual Robert Burns Supper
Saturday, Jan. 25
Hilton Garden Inn Shreveport-Bossier City
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