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.
Although the City of Shreveport will not be hosting traditional Mardi Gras parades this year due COVID-19 restrictions, that doesn't mean you can't have lots of Mardi Gras fun in the sister cities!
Some of the best parts of Mardi Gras are the tastes of Mardi Gras. King cake, boudin, beignets and gumbo are just some of the local favorites associated with Carnival in Shreveport-Bossier. Many local restaurants serve up these delicious dishes. You can also find a vast selection of Mardi Gras beads for sale at Tubbs Hardware and Cajun Gifts. Enjoy decadent and delicious king cakes at a number of bakeries including Lilah's King Cakes, Lowder Baking Company, and Julie Anne's Bakery and Café. And get right into the spirit of Mardi Gras with the Krewe of Highland's Yardi Gras - a new, fun, and socially distant way to celebrate Carnival season.
Looking for videos about Mardi Gras in Shreveport – Bossier? Check out our Youtube playlist here.
Mardi Gras 2021 falls on Tuesday, February 16.
In 2022 we hope to be back to a regular schedule of parties, bals and parades. Plan ahead for these dates:
Twelfth Night - January 6, 2022
Krewe of Sobek Parade - Friday, January 21, 2022
Krewe of Harambee MLK Day Parade - Monday, January 17, 2022
Krewe of Centaur Float-Loading Party - Friday, February 18, 2022
Krewe of Centaur Parade - Saturday, February 19, 2022
Krewe of Barkus and Meoux Parade - Sunday, February 20, 2022
Krewe of Gemini Float-Loading Party - Friday, February 25, 2022
Krewe of Gemini Parade - Saturday, February 26, 2022
Krewe of Highland Parade - Sunday, February 27, 2022
Fat Tuesday 2022 - Tuesday, March 1, 2022