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Fun is Springing Up in Shreveport-Bossier

Spring is a great season for outdoor fun and Shreveport-Bossier has plenty to offer, from cultural celebrations to annual events. We’ve included a few of our top picks here, but for a complete listing of the many festivals and events happening in the area this spring, please visit

Take in the views of the Red River and learn its wildlife and history on the Spirit of the Red River Cruise.

Thrill to live thoroughbred racing at Harrah's Louisiana Downs now through Saturday, Sept. 19.

Feast on everyone's favorite Cajun crustacean at the Mudbug Madness Festival and enjoy great music, contests and fun in downtown Shreveport, Thursday-Sunday, May 21-24.

Franky Zapata, inventor of the Flyboard, will be here all the way from France to reveal the new 2015 Flyboard at the 2015 North American Flyboard Championship.

Blues, Bugs & BBQ is an event you can really sink your teeth into, Friday, May 22.

Legacy Kickboxing returns to the Horseshoe Riverdome Friday, May 29.

Float on your tube all day at The Cross Lake Floatilla 2015, Saturday, May 30.

Drivers hit daredevil speeds, requiring lightening quick reactions at the NHRA Summit Racing Series -Bracket Races, Saturday and Sunday, June 6-7.

The magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship in Mamma Mia!, Thursday, June 18.

Take in a sea of yellow with the Sunflower Trail and Festival, Saturday, June 20.

National and local talent combines with an array of food, fun and music selections for the whole family over a three-day weekend at the 29th Annual Let the Good Times Roll Festival, Friday-Sunday, June 19-21.

In honor of the United States military, KTBS-3 Independence Day Festival features food, music, fireworks and fun for the whole community in downtown Shreveport Saturday, July 4.

Music lovers can choose from a plethora of musical blockbusters like:

- Grammy-winning pop superstar Taylor Swift on Wednesday, May 20
- Pioneering country music star Dwight Yoakam on Saturday, May 23
- Country hits by Ronnie Milsap on Saturday, June 6
- Americana sensation Harpeth Rising on June 7
- Country superstar Mickey Gilley on June 20

Wow! All that entertainment can really work up a hunger. So be sure to check out our guide to local dining.

Our legacy . . . East Texas Cowboy, with a Cajun Twist; Shreveport-Bossier: Louisiana’s Other Side
It’s that unique combination of two great American heritages that sets Shreveport-Bossier apart. It’s a little Texas, a little Cajun. You’ll find the combination reflected in our mouth-watering dining, where flavorful Texas steak may be combined with spicy crawfish. Or you might find it in our music, with nightclubs and concerts for jazz, country, bluegrass, folk, zydeco, and everything in between. There’s no place like it in America, a world of color and sound, taste and entertainment, elegant Southern charm and a relaxed attitude that suggest you kick off your boots and stay a while.

Six Riverboat Casinos
Our six riverboat casinos are floating palaces, tributes to the frontier tradition of 24-hour fun and excitement. Along with traditional gaming, our casinos host fabulous entertainment and an assortment of restaurants and buffets. And don’t be surprised to find a famous star or two at your gaming table or favorite club. For horse-racing fans, Harrah's Louisiana Downs offers thoroughbred racing May through September, Quarter Horse racing January through March, and year-round simulcast.

Find out what so many people already know . . . Shreveport-Bossier: Louisiana’s Other Side is a great place to be. Whether you visit for a day or stay for a lifetime, you can't help but have a good time in Shreveport-Bossier!

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