Mardi Gras Bash 2023 Event Graphic in foreground, purple gradient background
Red River Mardi Gras Bash 2023 Event Artwork in foreground, green background

Let's Mardi Gras, Y'all!

Give Your Group an Unforgettable Mardi Gras Experience

The Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau will host the 17th Annual Red River Mardi Gras Bash during the Krewe of Centaur Parade in downtown Shreveport on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023. This unique parade day experience offers VIP treatment and “behind-the-scenes” access for groups of 10 or more during one of the largest Mardi Gras parades in Louisiana. Tickets include access to a climate-controlled party tent, live music, Cajun food, king cake, a commemorative Mardi Gras bead, and more.

For tickets or more information, contact Matthew Hammock at 318-429-0649 or

Before the parade, Mardi Gras Bash guests will have the opportunity to meet krewe royalty and take guided tours of the parade route. Once the Krewe of Centaur Parade begins, the Mardi Gras Bash area is showered in beads, trinkets and toys thrown by krewe members aboard dozens of huge, brightly colored floats. Following the parade, groups often enjoy nearby nightlife and casino gaming located just blocks from the Mardi Gras Bash tent. 

Groups looking to add Mardi Gras experiences to their itineraries can take a behind-the-scenes tour at Lilah’s King Cakes to see how authentic king cakes are made or shop for Mardi Gras souvenirs and parade essentials at Tubbs Hardware and Cajun Gifts.

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