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Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras In Shreveport-Bossier, La.

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.

Big Parade Weekends

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. Download a map of the parade route for these two parades.

For a full list of events taking place in Shreveport-Bossier throughout Mardi Gras season, visit The hotels in Shreveport and the Shreveport-Bossier area at-large are waiting for you to join in the fun. Or download our digital Gris Gris guide to Mardi Gras 2016 to get all the scoop in one spot.

Shreveport-Bossier Parade Dates for 2016:

Krewe of Sobek: Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016
Krewe of Harambee: Monday, Jan. 18, 2016
Krewe of Centaur: Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016
Krewe of Barkus and Meoux: Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016
Krewe of Gemini: Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016
Krewe of Highland: Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016

Mardi Gras Bash

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, Jan. 30, 2016. 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 $40 per person when purchased in advance and $45 per person at the door. 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 2016 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 fun by browsing our Flickr photos of Mardi Gras in Shreveport-Bossier:

Krewe of Harambee MLK Mardi Gras Parade

Krewe of Barkus and Meoux Mardi Paw Parade

Krewe of Highland Mardi Gras Parade

Mardi Gras Bash

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