Festivals & Annual Events
Shreveport-Bossier City loves a good party. We celebrate everything from the crawfish to poke salad. Festivals abound here nearly year round with Mardi Gras kicking things off. An estimated 500,000 people come from all around to enjoy all the trappings of the two-weekend Mardi Gras celebration.
Some popular festivals and events include: Louisiana Redbud Festival (March), Barksdale Air Force Base Air Show (May), Mudbug Madness Festival (May), Sunflower Trail and Festival (June), Riverblast (July) and Red River Revel Arts Festival (October). December on the Red rounds out the year with great holiday attractions, exhibits and events.
This is just a sampling of the many festivals and special events held in Shreveport-Bossier City.
|30th Annual Mudbug Madness Festival|
Through Sunday, May 26
The 30th Annual Mudbug Madness Festival will take place on Memorial Day Weekend, May 23-26, in downtown Shreveport's Festival Plaza. The annual event, which is known for around-the-clock live zydeco music and Louisiana crawfish served every imaginable way. Last year's Mudbug Madness Festival was attended by more than 200,000 guests who consumed more than 80,000 pounds of boiled crawfish. Special to this year's festival, organizers have announced a closing night fireworks show in celebration of the 30th anniversary milestone. The closing night fireworks show will take place at 8:45 p.m., Sunday, May 26.
|SeaLife Sundays: Dining with Stingrays
Sunday, June 2 through Sunday, June 30
Sci-Port: Louisiana's Science Center
|PAC the Park! Joint Venture Presents ''Jazz in the Park''
Saturday, August 3
Chris Hayes Park & Recreation Center
|Chimpanzee Discovery Day: African Peace Festival
Saturday, September 21
|Our 30th Anniversary. Annual Quilt Show
Friday, October 4 through Sunday, October 6
|Chimpanzee Discovery Day: Second Annual Fall Harvest Festival
Saturday, October 19
|Highland Jazz and Blues Festival
Saturday, November 16
|Christmas in Roseland
Friday, November 29 through Sunday, December 22
Gardens of the American Rose Center
|Country Christmas Festival
Saturday, December 7
|March for Meals
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
|Centenary Book Bazaar Book Drop
Through Monday, August 12