Shreveport - Bossier, Louisiana's Other Side


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Fall brings cool things to do in Shreveport-Bossier City

As the temps fall, the excitement heats up with lots of fun things to do in Shreveport and Bossier City. 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, please visit

What could be cooler than a farmers' market?
- Shreveport Farmers' Market continues every Saturday morning through Nov. 21.
- The newest local farmers market, the Bossier City Farmers Market, is at Pierre Bossier Mall each Saturday through Dec. 19.
- The Haughton Farmers Market & Artisan Fair is Saturdays through Nov. 21, with a holiday market on Dec. 12.

The baddest show on dirt, the National Black Rodeo, comes to CenturyLink Center on Nov. 21.

Music lovers can choose from a plethora of musical blockbusters like:
- Frank Sinatra, Jr. on Nov. 21
- The Guitar Event of the Year with Joe Bonamassa on Dec. 1
- Jennifer Nettles on Dec. 4
- The 65th Annual Wideman International Piano Competition, Dec. 4-6
- Moe Bandy on Dec. 5

And as winter approaches, the Holiday Trail of Lights offers an exciting variety of seasonal events and celebrations:
- Bass Pro Shops Christmas Parade at Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets on Nov. 14
- Les Boutiques de Noel at Bossier Civic Center, Nov. 19-21
- The Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker at Strand Theatre on Nov. 21
- Christmas in Roseland at the American Rose Center, Nov. 27 through Dec. 23
- Rockets Over the Red Fireworks Festival at Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets on Nov. 28
- Christmas on Caddo Fireworks Festival in Oil City on Dec. 5
- Songs of the Season music spectacular, Dec. 11-19
- The Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet's The Nutcracker, Dec. 12-13
- Holiday Pops Stars on Stage at Shreveport RiverView Hall on Dec. 19

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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