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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.

Celebrate Spring and the Louisiana Purchase at the 10-day Holiday in Dixie Festival, April 10-19.

Comedians Cedric The Entertainer, Mike Epps, Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley, George Lopez and Charlie Murphy hit the Centurylink Center stage with the Black & Brown Comedy Get Down tour on April 18.

Million Dollar Quartet, April 23, is the smash-hit musical inspired by the famed recording session that brought together rock 'n' roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time.

Celebrate the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby on May 2 with an afternoon of music, cocktails and contests at Derby Day at R.W. Norton Art Gallery.

Thrill to the aerial acrobatic show by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels at the 2015 Barksdale Air Force Base Airshow, Saturday and Sunday, May 2-3.

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.

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

- Living legend Smokey Robinson on Friday, April 10
- ABBA CADABRA pays tribute to legendary pop icon band, ABBA, on Friday, April 17
- Radio Contraband Rock Radio Award winners Five Finger Death Punch on Thursday, April 30
- Grammy-winning rock favorites, Huey Lewis and the News on Friday, May 1
- Six-time Grammy winner and Louisiana music legend Dr. John on Thursday, May 14
- Broadway veteran Jeri Sager on Saturday, May 16
- Grammy-winning pop superstar Taylor Swift on Wednesday, May 20
- Pioneering country music star Dwight Yoakam on Saturday, May 23

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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