Louisiana Travel 2023 Rose Parade Float Rendering

Shreveport-Bossier to Appear in the 2023 Rose Parade®

Shreveport-Bossier will be featured on the Louisiana Travel 2023 Rose Parade float, in Louisiana's second-ever Rose Parade appearance.

When/Where to Watch

Tune in on Monday, January 2 at 10 a.m. CST to ABC or NBC or stream online on the Peacock app for the 2023 Rose Parade® and to see the Louisiana Travel float in all of its splendor.


Press Release 11/18/2022 - Shreveport-Bossier City to Appear in the 2023 Rose Parade®
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Press Release 12/22/2022 - Where to Watch Shreveport-Bossier City in the 2023 Rose Parade®
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Shreveport-Bossier Float Riders and Walkers


Amber DeFatta Headshot

Amber DeFatta
2023 Rose Parade® Rider

Amber DeFatta is one of the thousands of children whose life was changed by Shriners Children’s Hospital. After receiving care for Trevor’s Disease, a rare bone condition found in one in 1,000,000 children, DeFatta is now a volunteer at the hospital and helps to raise awareness for the care they provide to children throughout Louisiana. She will be riding on the Louisiana Office of Tourism float at the 2023 Rose Parade®, representing Shriners Children’s Hospital in Shreveport, Louisiana.


Diane Sommers Headshot

Diane Sommers
2023 Rose Parade® Walker

Diane Sommers is the 57th President of the American Rose Society (ARS). She has been growing roses for over forty years and currently grows over 200 varieties. Diane has served as ARS Treasurer, NCD District Director and Region 5 Regional Director in addition to chairing many ARS Committees. Most recently, as chair of the Strategic Planning Committee, Diane spearheaded the implementation of technology solutions that increase access to quality programs and speakers for consulting rosarians (CRs), local rose societies and members. Diane is a past president of two local rose societies and has been awarded the ARS Silver Honor Award and two Bronze Honor Awards for her contributions. She has also been recognized with the ARS Outstanding Consulting Rosarian Award and the ARS Outstanding Judge Award for service. Diane is an ARS Master Rosarian, and Accredited Horticulture and Arrangement Judge. Diane holds an MBA from UW-Milwaukee and has led financial organizations and international contract negotiations for over 35 years.

Shreveport-Bossier Staff Representatives


Katharyn DeVille Headshot

Katharyn DeVille
Vice President of Marketing and Communications,
Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau

Prior to joining the travel industry, Katharyn DeVille enjoyed a 30+ year career in TV news and marketing both at the local and corporate levels. Her communications career began in Shreveport and took her to New Orleans and Dallas, TX. She also earned many awards, including a regional Murrow Award and three regional Emmy Awards. Her career focus turned to marketing during her tenure at WFAA which led her to move to WFAA’s (former) parent company, BELO Corporation, as Digital Marketing & Product Manager. Her second stint in the corporate media realm was as a Regional Marketing Director for Raycom Media. Over the course of her career, Katharyn has worked at the three major stations in her adopted hometown of Shreveport. Katharyn currently serves as a Commissioner and student mentor with the Commission for Women of Bossier City. Katharyn and her husband, Charles, are fortunate to have a lot of family in the area, including one daughter who is attending Centenary College.