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 4-7, 2019.
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. Enter for a chance to win a Shreveport-Bossier vacation getaway complete with hotel accommodations, DARE Daypool passes and gift certificates to locally owned restaurants.
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.