Shreveport-Bossier Getaways - February 2014
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Poboy sandwich at Kim's Seafood

Enjoy the Tastes of Carnival Season in Shreveport-Bossier

Mardi Gras season wouldn’t be complete without enjoying the food and drink that make Louisiana one of the world’s most unique destinations. If you’re planning to visit Shreveport-Bossier during Carnival season, be sure to download the 2014 Gris Gris Guide to Mardi Gras in Shreveport-Bossier. In addition to a complete list of parades, float-loading parties and more, this guide to local Mardi Gras celebrations includes a list of local food and drink items popular among Mardi Gras revelers.

Included among the recommendations are: authentic po-boys at Kim’s Seafood and Po-Boy; crispy and sweet beignets at Marilynn’s Place; rich crawfish etouffee at Herby-K’s; the classic Sazerac cocktail at Wine Country Bistro; the Pimm’s Cup at 2Johns Steak and Seafood; and more.

Upcoming major events include the Krewe of Centaur (Feb. 22), Krewe of Gemini (March 1) and Krewe of Highland (March 2) parades. Print copies of the 2014 Gris Gris Guide may be requested by calling (800) 551-8682 or e-mailing A complete list of places to eat and drink during your next visit to Shreveport-Bossier can be found at
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The Krewe of Highland Parade is Funky, Unpredictable Fun

Held each year on the Sunday before Fat Tuesday (the 2014 parade rolls at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 2), Shreveport’s Krewe of Highland Parade is one of the largest neighborhood Mardi Gras parades in Louisiana. A funky, eclectic affair, the parade includes a wide range of floats, marching societies, dance troops and more in a miles-long procession that winds its way through the historic Highland neighborhood.

“The Krewe of Highland Parade is like a three-mile-long block party,” said Robert Trudeau, Mardi Gras historian and author of How to Mardi Gras. “The entire neighborhood comes together in a spirit of celebration.”
Last year, the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau produced a fun, 3-minute short film about the what makes the Krewe of Highland special. Watch it on Youtube here. For up-to-date reports on all of the Carnival season fun happening in Shreveport-Bossier, including previews of every parade, check out our blog at

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Mardi Gras Bash Offers Groups an Unforgettable Experience

For groups seeking an unforgettable parade day experience in Shreveport-Bossier, Mardi Gras Bash provides a convenient, all-in-one package that includes an ideal location on the parade route, authentic Louisiana cuisine, access to a climate-controlled tent, live entertainment and more. The 2014 Mardi Gras Bash will be held during the Krewe of Centaur Parade on Saturday, Feb. 22. Tickets are just $35 per person, with discounts available for groups of 10 or more. Must be 21 years of age or older to attend.

For group rate information and more details, contact Erica Howard, group sales manager at the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau, at (800) 551-8682 ext. 104 or or visit

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Krewe of Centaur Float-Loading Party
Fri, Feb 21, 2014 @ Krewe of Centaur Den

Regions Archery Pro-Am
Fri, Feb 21-Sun, Feb 23, 2014 @ Cypress Black Bayou Park

Heroes on the Water Kayak Fishing Tournament
Sat, Feb 22, 2014 @ Red River National Wildlife Refuge

Katt Williams: Growth Spurt
Sat, Feb 22, 2014 @ CenturyLink Center

Krewe of Centaur Mardi Gras Parade XXIII: "Fables, Folklore, and Fairy Tails"
Sat, Feb 22, 2014 @ Clyde Fant Parkway
Krewe of Barkus and Meoux Mardi Paw Parade
Sun, Feb 23, 2014 @ Riverview Park

Krewe of Gemini Float-Loading Party
Fri, Feb 28 @ Krewe of Gemini Den

Krewe of Gemini Mardi Gras Parade XXV: "Throw Me a Memory, Mister"
Sat, Mar 01, 2014 @ Clyde Fant Parkway
Krewe of Highland Mardi Gras Parade XIX: "Cirque du Highland"
Sun, Mar 02, 2014 @ Creswell Avenue
Krewe of Aesclepius Children's Parade XXIV
Tue, Mar 04, 2014 @ Pierre Bossier Mall

Clint Black
Sat, March 08, 2014 @ Margaritaville Resort Casino – Bossier City

Sat, March 15, 2014 @ Horseshoe Casino & Hotel Riverdome

Mad Scientist Ball
Sat, March 15, 2014 @ Sci-Port: Louisiana’s Science Center

7th Annual ASEANA Spring Festival: China
Sat, March 22, 2014 @ ASEANA Asian Gardens

Warrior Run 5K & 10K
Sat, March 22, 2014 @ Veterans Park


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