Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau update: Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards took significant measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in Louisiana. A statewide "stay at home" order was issued through April 30 requiring Louisiana residents to shelter in place unless going out for essential tasks, as one of the most stringent steps yet to stanch the “community spread” of COVID-19.
Shreveport-Bossier has big city amenities at small city prices and no shortage of Southern hospitality. The area’s average hotel rate is $77. There are more than a dozen free museums, parks, and more. Great value is what reunion attendees get when meeting up in Shreveport and Bossier City. Click here to learn more about hotels.
2. Convenient Location
Shreveport-Bossier is conveniently located in the northwest corner of Louisiana where I-20 and I-49 converge. The Shreveport Regional Airport is serviced by four airlines to seven major destinations.
3. Geat Hotels and Flexible Venues
Whether you’re looking for a downtown rooftop for 50 people or a picturesque park for 500 people, we’ve got you covered. Ford Park, Shreveport Aquarium, community recreation centers, museums, and hotel banquet space are just a few venue options.
Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets is a one-stop shop for clothes, dining, and entertainment. Other great shopping hot spots include the Agora Borealis; Shoppes at Bellemead; Line Avenue Shopping District, a five-mile stretch of boutique shops and restaurants; local malls and more. Click here to learn more.
Louisiana’s reputation for vibrant, musical nightlife is upheld in Shreveport and Bossier City, where many bars and nightclubs offer live music. Along the downtown riverfront, six riverboat casinos provide 24/7 gaming action and a variety of nightclubs. Bars and entertainment venues entice visitors with cold drinks, spicy food and the sounds of live jazz, rock, blues, country, folk, hip-hop, soul and R&B. Beyond the downtown nightlife scene, explore Shreveport-Bossier to discover everything from world-class music venues to off-the-beaten-path craft beer breweries. Click here to learn more.
6. Group Experiences
Groups of 10 or more looking for something fun can choose from six local experiences and tours to immerse themselves in the unique culture of Shreveport-Bossier:
There’s no better way to experience the unique blend of cultures found in Shreveport and Bossier City than to sit down to a meal at a local restaurant. Traditional Cajun, Creole, soul food, Texas-style barbecue, and international flavors are all on the menu in local eateries. Us Up North Food Tours are a fun way for your group to experience all of Shreveport-Bossier’s top restaurants. Contact us and request a list of local caterers for your next reunions. Click here to learn more.
8. Affordable Public Park Rentals
Shreveport-Bossier’s beautiful public parks are the ideal spot to host your reunion. Our parks are affordable venues that offer a diversity of amenities including splash pads for children, indoor facilities for a banquet, golf courses, swimming pools, lakes, rivers, bayous, and more.
9. Year-Round Festivals
The sister cities love to party! Shreveport-Bossier is home to a year-round calendar of more than 65 festivals and annual events celebrating everything from Mardi Gras and music to hot air balloons and spicy crawfish. Plan a reunion in conjunction with a festival for built-in entertainment. For a complete calendar of festivals and events, visit www.SBFunGuide.com.
10. Family-Friendly Attractions
Visitors can dive into an underwater world of wonder at the Shreveport Aquarium, hold a baby alligator at Gators and Friends Adventure Park, wander through beautiful museums and art galleries, or stop and smell the roses at the American Rose Center. Click here to learn more.
Looking for a group-friendly experience for your next reunion, meeting or gathering in Shreveport-Bossier? Check out the Art and Soul of Shreveport, a group experience hosted by Southern University Museum of Art Shreveport. Thanks to the Vaughns Family Reunion for allowing us to film their get-together and to Southern University Museum of Art Shreveport for sharing their wonderful collection.