Mardi Gras Season Coming to Shreveport-Bossier City

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SHREVEPORT, La (press release) – Louisiana’s Shreveport-Bossier City region is preparing to kick-off the 2023 Mardi Gras season with events scheduled Jan. 16 – Feb. 21, 2023. From family-friendly parades and entertainment to balls and parties, visitors and residents alike will find a variety of Mardi Gras fun to experience.

“We absolutely love sharing this time of year with our guests and encourage everyone to make travel plans now, booking hotel rooms, reserving a spot at a favorite restaurant and getting the perfect costume pulled together,” said Stacy Brown, president of the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau (SBCTB).  “Activities include numerous parades, formal events, food and wine tastings and athletic events.”

Events include:

Krewe of Sobek Parade
Sat., Jan. 14, 2023; Louisiana State Fairgrounds

Krewe of Harambee MLK Day Parade
Mon., Jan. 16, 2023; Downtown Shreveport

African American History Parade
Sat., Feb. 4, 2023; Shreveport Municipal Auditorium; 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Krewe of Centaur Parade
Sat., Feb. 11, 2023; Clyde Fant Pkwy., Shreveport; 3 p.m.

Krewe of Barkus and Meoux Parade
Sun., Feb, 12, 2023; Louisiana State Fairgrounds

Krewe of Gemini Parade
Sat., Feb. 18, 2023; Clyde Fant Pkwy., Shreveport; 3 p.m.

Krewe of Highland Parade
Sun., Feb. 19, 2023; Highland Neighborhood, Shreveport; 1 p.m.

Mardi Gras 2023
Tuesday, February 21, 2023

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