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Mardi Gras maskers celebrate the season with colorful costumes.
Mardi Gras parade route
Red River Mardi Gras Bash

Let's Mardi Gras, Y'all!

Give Your Group an Unforgettable Mardi Gras Experience


A photo of Mardi Gras BashThe Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau will host the 13th annual Red River Mardi Gras Bash during the Krewe of Centaur Parade XXVIII in downtown Shreveport on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. 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 are $40 apiece and include access to a climate-controlled party tent, live music, Cajun food, king cake, a commemorative Mardi Gras bead and t-shirt, and more.

For tickets or more information, contact Erica Telsee at 800-551-8682 ext. 104 or etelsee@sbctb.org. Attendees must be 21 years of age or older. 

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 attend the free Krewe of Centaur Float Loading Party on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, 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.

Download a 2018 Red River Mardi Gras Bash flyer. This document will be updated for the 2019 event.

For more information on Mardi Gras traditions in Shreveport-Bossier, download The Gris Gris Guide to Mardi Gras in Shreveport-Bossier.

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