Shreveport-Bossier Getaways - August 2014
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Adventure Tourism Arrives in Shreveport-Bossier

In recent months, several new adventure experiences have debuted in Shreveport-Bossier. The newest is Ark-La-Tex Flyboard, a company based on Cross Lake that allows thrill seekers of all ages to participate in an emerging watersport called “flyboarding.” Flyboarding involves using a water-powered jetpack to propel a rider, who can dive underneath the surface of the water or soar high above it. Read about our experience flyboarding at or visit the Ark-La-Tex Flyboard website to book your flyboarding excursion.

Adventurers who prefer to remain on dry land will find a unique adrenaline rush at Thunder Road Raceway, located at 5700 Thunder Road in Gilliam. The race track offers visitors a rare opportunity to strap in for “the ultimate drag racing experience.” For a fee, the general public can ride-along in the 1,000 horsepower Driven 2 Win dragster, which takes passengers from 0 to 100 miles per hour in less than three seconds. Those interested in booking a ride should contact Thunder Road Raceway at (318) 296-4466.

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Harrah's Louisiana Downs

Super Derby 35 Set for September 6

The 35th annual Super Derby Festival of Racing will be held on Saturday, Sept. 6 at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs in Bossier City. One of the premiere races for 3-year-old thoroughbreds in North America, the Super Derby attracts many of the top horses, trainers, and riders from around the country to compete in a day of pulse-pounding live racing. Racing begins at 2:50 p.m. and will include a day-long program of top-quality races, concluding with the $400,000, Grade 2 Super Derby. 

In addition to live racing, the day also features a variety of giveaways, contests and promotions. There will be a kids’ play area with bounce houses, a Celebrity Donut Eating Contest, a free handicapping seminar at 11 a.m. and a meet-and-greet with the Super Derby jockeys at 12 p.m. A popular tradition, the Super Derby Hat Contest will award prizes in three categories: Spirit of Louisiana, Classic and Most Original. 

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Red River Revel

Red River Revel Announces 2014 Headliners

The 39th annual Red River Revel Arts Festival will be held, Oct. 4-11, 2014, at Festival Plaza in downtown Shreveport. Event organizers recently announced the list of headliner performances, which include: The Newsboys’ We Believe 2014 Fall Tour, Wednesday, Oct. 8; Dustin Lynch, Thursday, Oct. 9; Jana Kramer, Friday, Oct. 10; and Blackberry Smoke, Saturday, Oct. 4. 

In addition to musical acts from a variety of genres, this year’s Red River Revel Arts Festival line-up includes performances by cultural groups like New Orleans’ Washitaw Nation Mardi Gras Indians, 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 5 and the Kaminari Taiko Japanese Drum Group of Houston, 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 4. For a complete schedule of live entertainment at the 39th annual Red River Revel Arts Festival, visit the festival’s official website.

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Wynonna and the Big Noise
Thu, Aug 14, 2014
Municipal Auditorium
DigiPitch Kick-off Workshops & Pitch Contest
Thu, Aug 14, 2014 - Fri, Aug 22, 2014
Bossier Arts Council - East Bank
Ark-La-Tex Flyboard Pro Demonstration
Sat, Aug 16, 2014
Krewe of Centaur's Midway to Mardi Gras Coronation Party
Sat, Aug 16, 2014
Shreveport RiverView Hall
Restless Heart
Sat, Aug 16, 2014
Strand Theatre
Master Gardener Horticulture Series
Tue, Aug 19, 2014
Louisiana State Exhibit Museum
James Burton & Friends Concert
Sat, Aug 23, 2014
Municipal Auditorium
Ark-La-Tex Drift Returns
Sat, Aug 23, 2014
Thunder Road Raceway Park
Jamie Lynn Spears
Sat, Aug 23, 2014
Silver Star Smokehouse
North Louisiana Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
Fri, Sep 05, 2014 - Thu, Sep 11, 2014
Robinson Film Center
PAC The Park! Joint Venture Presents "Jazz In The Park"
Sat, Sep 06, 2014
Chris Hayes Park & Recreation Center
Super Derby Festival of Racing
Sat, Sep 06, 2014
Harrah's Louisiana Downs
African-American Chamber Annual Benefit Golf Tournament
Tue, Sep 09, 2014
Querbes Park Golf Course
Eric Church Outsiders World Tour
Thu, Sep 11, 2014
CenturyLink Center

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