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Shreveport-Bossier is home to some of Louisiana’s largest parading Mardi Gras organizations, known locally as “krewes." These krewes produce a busy calendar of parties, parades and other events each Carnival season. Here are some of the highlights of the 2020 Carnival season in Shreveport-Bossier:
The fun begins in Shreveport-Bossier with the Krewe of Sobek Parade - the earliest parade on Shreveport-Bossier's Carnival calendar! Parade season keeps rolling with the Krewe of Harambee Martin Luther King Jr. Day Mardi Gras Parade. The Krewe of Barkus and Meoux Pet Parade is a fun parade with costumed animals and owners.
One of the largest parade weekends in Louisiana begins on Friday, Feb. 5, with the Krewe of Centaur Float-Loading Party. On Saturday, Feb. 6, the fun continues with the Krewe of Centaur Parade. During the Krewe of Centaur Parade, the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau produces a huge party for visiting groups of 10 or more who are seeking a fun, easy parade day experience. Learn more about the Annual Red River Mardi Gras Bash by contacting Erica Telsee, Tourism Sales Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or watch a short video about this one-of-a-kind party.
The Krewe of Gemini will host the Krewe of Gemini Float-Loading Party on Friday, Feb. 12. The massive Krewe of Gemini Parade will be held on Saturday, Feb. 13. The second major parade weekend in Shreveport-Bossier concludes on Sunday, Feb. 14, with the Krewe of Highland Parade, a funky and unpredictable neighborhood parade that winds its way through the Highland neighborhood of Shreveport.
The Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau also produces a free, annual printed guide to local Carnival festivities, the 2020 Gris Gris Guide to Mardi Gras in Shreveport-Bossier, which can be requested by calling 800-551-8682. You can also view the 2020 Gris Gris Guide in digital format or download the parade routes. The 2021 Gris Gris Guide to Mardi Gras in Shreveport-Bossier will be issued later this year.