Shreveport-Bossier COVID-19 update: Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has instituted a gradual reopening of many businesses with occupancy restrictions, enhanced sanitation, social distancing, personal protection equipment and other appropriate protection measures necessary to protect the health and safety of the people in Louisiana.  Before you visit a business, please call to confirm that they are open, and to find out what restrictions are being enforced. There is a statewide mandate for face masks and social distancing.

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Check Out Shreveport-Bossier on Your Way To or From Essence Music Festival

Shreveport-Bossier, located in northwest Louisiana, is only 2 ½ hours east of Dallas on Interstate I-20. It’s a great destination to stop before or after your amazing trip to New Orleans for the annual Essence Music Festival, July 3-6, 2020.

The sister cities are connected by the Red River and offer many opportunities for gaming, food, attractions, festivals, and events.

If you want to start the party before you arrive in New Orleans for Essence or keep the party going afterwards, Shreveport-Bossier invites you to game and play. We'd love for you to visit again. 

On your way to or from New Orleans, here are some recommendations of places to visit that are right off the exits on Interstate 20.

Shreveport stops

Bossier City stops