Red River Revel announces 2024 signature events

Red River Revel signature events in downtown Shreveport

Red River Revel, Inc. is thrilled to announce the dates of their four signature events happening in 2024. Each year, the Red River Revel team works year-round to ensure that Festival Plaza is programmed with curated events to cater to a diverse range of interests, ensuring that there is something for everyone to enjoy. No matter what your interests may be – whether you are an art enthusiast, a music lover, a beer and wine connoisseur, a supporter of local businesses and farmers, or simply someone who enjoys a good time – the Red River Revel’s events provide unique and unforgettable experiences for all. 

Cork - Shreveport Wine Festival

CORK XVIII: A Red River Revel Fundraiser 

Saturday, April 6, 2024 from 2 – 5 pm / Festival Plaza, Shreveport, Louisiana  

CORK was created in 2005 as a fundraising event benefiting the Red River Revel Arts Festival. The annual event attracts over 1,000 wine enthusiasts and revelers to Festival Plaza for an afternoon of wine, music, art, food, and fun with the star of the event being the wine. The event features multiple wine booths pouring 90+ quality wine varieties from a carefully curated list including reds, whites, sparkling, sweets, and rosés.

In addition to the wine, guests will enjoy bite-size food portions from local restauranteurs, live music, a chance to win raffle items, and a Thrifty Liquor special pop-up store to purchase bottles of their favorite wine tastings.

CORK XVIII returns to Festival Plaza on Saturday, April 6, 2024 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm. Tickets to CORK XVIII are $100.00 each and are on sale now at https://redriverrevel.ticketspice.com/cork-18. Raffle tickets are $10 each and may be purchased with cash or card on site during the event. (Guests must be 21 or older) 

Shreveport Farmers Market

Shreveport Farmers’ Market 

Saturdays, June 1 – August 24, 2024 from 7:30 am – 12:30 pm / Festival Plaza, Shreveport, Louisiana  

The award-winning Shreveport Farmers’ Market will return for the 38th consecutive summer season with bountiful weekly markets every Saturday starting June 1st through August 24th and will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Festival Plaza.

The Shreveport Farmers’ Market has over 75 vendors that sell a variety of homegrown and homemade items such as fruits, vegetables, herbs, plants, honey, breads, jams, jellies, pastries, candies, pickles, cheeses, shrimp, various canned goods, seasonings, sauces, and meats.

In addition to the variety of foods, there will be local artisans that have handcrafted items such as art, jewelry, crafts, candles, soaps, and dog treats. Prepared breakfast and lunch meals will be available for purchase and consumption.

The Shreveport Farmers’ Market is the only USDA-Approved farmers’ market in the Shreveport-Bossier community, which allows shoppers with a Louisiana Purchase (SNAP) card to utilize their benefits for fresh, nutritious, local produce, in addition to receiving a dollar-for-dollar match of up to $20 in purchases at the Shreveport Farmers’ Market from our partners Louisiana Healthcare Connections and Greaux the Good. Through these partnerships, the Red River Revel helps boost the local economy by supporting local farmers, ranchers, and artisans. The Shreveport Farmers’ Market is free to attend.  

Red River Revel - Live Music in downtown Shreveport

48th Annual Red River Revel Arts Festival 

Saturday, September 28 – Sunday, October 6, 2024 / Festival Plaza, Shreveport, Louisiana  

Created in 1976, the Red River Revel is a 9-day annual arts festival bringing together visual, musical, and performing artists, along with the regional community for a celebration of the arts. This “Celebration of the Arts” encompasses quality in visual and performing arts, seminars, workshops, children’s arts education, and a variety of creative experiences.

In addition, the Red River Revel is a community partner with local nonprofits, over 20 of which serve food and raise funds using the unique blend of culturally inspired flavors of the area and beyond. Each year during the festival, thousands of area 4th grade students spend the school day at the Red River Revel learning about and participating in arts education programs.

Local, regional, and national musical acts perform on four stages during the event. Approximately 60,000 visitors from all over the country visit the Red River Revel Arts Festival each year. The 48th Annual Red River Revel will be nine days of art, music, food, and family fun for everyone!  

Shreveport Brew Festival

BREW: Shreveport’s Original Beer Festival 

Saturday, October 26, 2024 / Festival Plaza, Shreveport, Louisiana  

Experience an afternoon sampling internationally acclaimed and domestically micro-brewed ales, pilsners, stouts, and everything in between at the 15th annual event. The annual event attracts over 800 beer enthusiasts and socialites to Festival Plaza for an afternoon of beer, food, music, and fun.

In addition to more than 100 beers to sample, BREW patrons will experience live music, college football games on big-screen TVs, and samples of signature dishes from some of Shreveport’s most popular restaurants.

Guests will also vote on their favorite home brewed beer, where the winner will be awarded the “Best of BREW 2024”. BREW is a fundraiser for the Red River Revel and Mudbug Madness. Tickets to BREW: Shreveport’s Original Beer Festival will go on sale in the summer of 2024. (Guests must be 21 or older) 

“We are excited to host a large number of high-quality events in Festival Plaza in 2024,” said Logan Lewis, Executive Director. “In addition to these, the Red River Revel enjoys a great working relationship with other events in the space such as Mudbug Madness, Let the Good Times Roll Festival, Battle of the Gumbo Gladiators, and many others. We look forward to an exciting and dynamic slate of events in 2024.” 

For more information, please visit https://redriverrevel.com or follow the Revel on Facebook and Instagram at @RedRiverRevel.

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