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Upcoming group opportunity - Mardi Gras Bash


SportsEvents Media Group, the leading industry publication focused exclusively on helping sports event planners produce excellent competitions in the United States, has announced Shreveport/Bossier Convention & Tourist Bureau as one of its 2015 Readers’ Choice Award winners.

“It is clear, based on our readers’ experiences, that these award winners are willing to go above and beyond typical service levels to help sports event planners produce outstanding events that participants, their families and spectators will want to experience again and again. It is our privilege to announce their selection by sports event planners as among the best in the United States.”

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We make planning for groups easy and convenient. Our helpful staffers and friendly vendors welcome your questions and have solutions to your planning problems. When you plan your group's visit to Shreveport-Bossier City: Louisiana's Other Side, you can count on a good time. Whether you’re planning travel for your company or organizing a big family get-together, with Shreveport-Bossier City in your plans, you’re sure to score big.

Let everyone relax with a nice cruise on the Red River, then revel in imagination at the Sci Port Discovery Center and its new, 25,000-square-foot space center. Working with lots of tastes and styles? That’s no problem here – we pamper them all! Bring everyone to the Louisiana Boardwalk for a convenient shopping experience with more than 60 outlet shops and restaurants.

Take in more shopping on Line Avenue and get trendy items or one-of-a-kind pieces in our boutiques and antique shops. Spend an afternoon at our museums or cheer at a sporting event. It doesn’t matter what your Shreveport-Bossier City tour buddies want to do, you’ll find it all here.

Read on for some of our exciting upcoming group opportunities.

Louisiana Holiday Trail of Lights in Shreveport-Bossier

The Louisiana Holiday Trail of Lights is eight festive north Louisiana cities – Shreveport-Bossier, Minden, Monroe-West Monroe, Natchitoches and Alexandria/Pineville. If you are an operator, agent or wholesaler, let us help you plan your group travel tours during the holidays. Tours can be one day to one week. The Louisiana Holiday Trail of Lights tour will dazzle your group tour participants and create unforgettable memories.

Download our Louisiana Holiday Trail of Lights Group Tour Guide today!

Get a virtual tour of the eight cities by browsing our Flickr photos of Louisiana Holiday Trail of Lights.

Or, preview the holiday cheer on our video:

For a full list of events taking place in Shreveport-Bossier throughout Christmas season, visit

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Mardi Gras Bash

Tons of beads, mouth-watering king cake in every flavor imaginable, décor in shades of purple, green and gold, family fun parades, glitzy parties and glamorous balls: there’s just nothing like Mardi Gras season in northwest Louisiana, and every year it’s one of Shreveport-Bossier’s biggest celebrations. A combined total of more than 400,000 revelers are expected to attend the Krewe of Centaur and Krewe of Gemini parades, which are the largest parades in northern Louisiana.

Motorcoach group tours are invited to join us for a rockin’ tent party located along the route of one of the largest Mardi Gras parades in the South – the Krewe of Centaur parade on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. Savor authentic Louisiana cuisine, dance to Cajun tunes, see outrageous Mardi Gras personalities, parades and more and be sure to catch lots of Mardi Gras beads. No one leaves empty-handed!

This event is for groups of 10 or more. Tickets are just $35 per person. For group information, hotel accommodations or customized group tour itineraries, contact Erica Howard, group sales manager at the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau at 800-551-8682 ext. 104 or Must be 21 years of age to attend.

Click to download the 2015 Mardi Gras Bash flyer.

For a full list of events taking place in Shreveport-Bossier throughout Mardi Gras season, visit


A Glimpse of Mardi Gras in Shreveport-Bossier

Get an idea of Mardi Gras Bash fun by browsing our Flickr photos of Mardi Gras in Shreveport-Bossier.

Or, see the fun in action on our video:

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