A photo of a family at Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras maskers celebrate the season with colorful costumes.
Red River Mardi Gras Bash

Mardi Gras in Shreveport and Bossier City

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. 

Riding in a Mardi Gras parade is an exhilarating, surreal experience – tens of thousands of parade-goers line the parade route, shouting and waving in hopes of catching beads, cups and other “throws.” The experience is wild, colorful and entirely unforgettable. In 2016, hundreds of hopefuls entered our Mardi Gras Sweepstakes for a chance to win this amazing opportunity. The prize package includes:

- Two spaces for riders in the Krewe of Highland Parade on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016
- A two-night stay at Wyndham Garden Shreveport for two people, (check-in Feb. 6 and check-out Feb. 8)
- Two buffet dinners from Margaritaville Resort Casino
- Beads and throws for the parade, valued at $200

The contest closed at 9 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016. Sonja McDonald is the proud winner of the package.