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Shreveport-Bossier 2022 Mardi Gras Guide: Parades, Grand Balls, King Cakes, More

It’s that time of year again! Despite the circumstances of COVID-19, Shreveport Mardi Gras floats will once again ride in 2022! We’ve compiled everything you need to know about Mardi Gras in Shreveport-Bossier, from the list of parades to the best place to find king cakes. We’ve got you covered!

PARADES: 

Krewe of Sobek 
Jan. 15 at 1 p.m. Starts at the Fair Grounds.

Krewe of Harambee
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Jan. 17 at 1 p.m.
Starts at Milam Street at Texas Street

Krewe of Barkus and Meoux Pet Parade
Feb. 13 at 11 a.m.
Held at Louisiana State Fair Grounds.

Krewe of Centaur
Feb.19 at 3:00 p.m.
Starts downtown Shreveport on Clyde Fant Parkway

Krewe of Gemini
Feb. 26 at 3:00 p.m.
Starts downtown Shreveport on Clyde Fant Parkway

Krewe of Highland
Feb. 27 at 2 p.m.
Starts at intersection of Gregg Avenue at Gilbert Drive

FLOAT LOADING PARTIES:

Krewe of Harambee
Jan. 19 at 3 p.m.
1049 Grimmett Drive

Krewe of Centaur
Feb. 18 time TBA
351 Aero Drive

Krewe of Gemini
Feb. 25 at 5 p.m.
2101 E. Texas Street, Bossier City

GRAND BALLS:

Krewe of Sobek
Jan. 14 at 6 p.m.
Shreveport Convention Center

Krewe of Oceanus
Feb 4. at 7 p.m.
Cordaro’s Events Center

Krewe of Centaur
Feb. 5 at 6:00 p.m.
Shreveport Convention Center

Krewe of Atlas
Jan. 22 at 7 p.m.
Shreveport Convention Center

Krewe of Gemini
Feb.12 at 6:30 p.m.
Shreveport Convention Center

Krewe of Highland
Feb. 25 at 6:00 p.m.
TBA

Krewe of Harambee
Feb. 22 at 7 p.m.
Shreveport Convention Center

KING CAKES:

Lilah’s Bakery
1718 Centenary Blvd.

Prep Cakes Bakery
504 E Kings Hwy Ste B

Julie Anne’s Bakery & Cake
825 Kings Hwy

Lowder Baking Company
4019 Fern Ave

OTHER EVENTS:

East Bank Mardi Gras Market and Golf Cart Parade
Feb. 12 at 4 p.m.
East Bank District

Pardi Gras – Flashback Friday
March 4 at 6 p.m.
Hurricane Alley LIVE in the East Bank District


Don’t see a Mardi Gras event in Shreveport-Bossier listed above? Don’t see your favorite king cake vendor? Let us know and we’ll add it! Just send an email to paul@savagecreative.solutions.

Photo courtesy of the Shreveport-Bossier Tourism Bureau

About author

Paul Savage, Jr. is a graduate of Centenary College of Louisiana and is the owner, founder, & designer of Savage Creative Solutions. Savage Creative Solutions is a full-service, integrated marketing agency headquartered in Shreveport, LA with a growing national footprint across multiple industries. Savage is a local marketing and communication professional, entrepreneur, and accomplished author. His debut memoir, "Diary of A Testicular Cancer Survivor," has been featured on Amazon's best-seller list.
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