Entertainment

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

It’s that time of year again! 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. 18 at 1 p.m. Starts at the Fair Grounds.

Krewe of Harambee
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Jan. 20 at 1 p.m.
Starts at Milam Street at Texas Street

Krewe of Centaur
Feb.15 at 3:30 p.m.
Starts downtown Shreveport on Clyde Fant Parkway

Krewe of Barkus and Meoux Pet Parade
Feb. 9 at 12 p.m.
Held at 2000 Reeves Marine Drive, Bossier City

Krewe of Gemini
Feb. 22 at 3;30 p.m.
Starts downtown Shreveport on Clyde Fant Parkway

Krewe of Highland
Feb. 23 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 Centaurl
Feb. 14 time TBA
351 Aero Drive

Krewe of Gemini
Feb. 21 at 5 p.m.
2101 E. Texas Street, Bossier City

GRAND BALLS:

Krewe of Sobek
Jan. 17 at 6 p.m.
Shreveport Convention Center

Krewe of Justinian
Jan. 21 at 6 p.m.
Riverdome at Horseshoe Casino and Hotel

Krewe of Elders
Jan. 24 at 6 p.m.
American Legion Post 14, 5315 S. Lakeshore Drive

Krewe of Centaur
Feb. 1 at 6:30 p.m.
Shreveport Convention Center

Krewe of Atlas
Feb. 7 at 7 p.m.
Shreveport Convention Center

Krewe of Gemini
Feb.8 at 6:30 p.m.
Shreveport Convention Center

Krewe of Des Ambassadeurs
Feb. 14 at 6:30 p.m.
Sam’s Town Casino and Hotel

Krewe of Highland
Feb. 24 at 6:30 p.m.
Randall T. Moore Center

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

KING CAKES:

Lilah’s Bakery
1718 Centenary Blvd.

Julie Anne’s Bakery & Cake
825 Kings Hwy

Lowder Baking Company
4019 Fern Ave


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 currently serves as Director of Marketing, Communication, and Public Relations for the Greater Shreveport Chamber. He also owns a full-service, integrated marketing agency, Savage Creative Solutions. 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.
Related posts
Entertainment

Steve's Snaketuary looks to change perception of snakes

EntertainmentEvents

Prize announces winners of Film, Food, Music, Fashion & Comedy Prize

EntertainmentEvents

Brandezvous Productions looks to end summer with a bash

EntertainmentEvents

Crash the Wedding event to be held at Petroleum Club