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Marchin' Into Mardi Gras Season in Shreveport and Bossier City 

Mardi Gras season is underway in Shreveport and Bossier City! Upcoming parades and events include the Krewe of Centaur Parade XXVI on Saturday, Feb. 18, the Krewe of Barkus and Meoux Pet Parade on Sunday, Feb. 19, the Krewe of Gemini Parade XXVIII on Saturday, Feb. 25 and the Krewe of Highland Parade XXII on Sunday, Feb. 26. On Fat Tuesday, the Krewe de Les Femmes Mystique Children's Mardi Gras Parade will be the final parade event of the year.

Planning a trip to Shreveport-Bossier? Many of Shreveport-Bossier's best hotels are offering special Mardi Gras packages and discounts exclusively through our website.  

In addition to the parades, Carnival time brings float-loading parties, masked balls, loads of live music events and more. Check out the Shreveport-Bossier Fun Guide for a complete list of local events. For a fun, full-color brochure listing all of the upcoming Mardi Gras events in Shreveport-Bossier, download the Gris Gris Guide to Mardi Gras in Shreveport-Bossier.     

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