African American Parade - Begins at Municipal Auditorium.
Featuring a black history parade. Shreveport. 318-635-2329.
Krewe of Aesclepius Parade - Features royalty in colorful cos-
tumes. Great for families with children! Mall St. Vincent Parking Lot,
Krewe of Barkus & Meoux Mardi Paw Parade - Dress your pet
and come enjoy Mardi Gras with “The Animal Krewe.” A. C. Steere Park,
Krewe of Centaur Parade - Parade through Shreveport, featuring
several entries of floats, bands and more. 318-677-4222.
Krewe of Gemini Parade - Large parade featuring several entries of
large floats, marching bands, and plenty of throws. 318-741-9264.
Krewe of Highland Parade - Parade through the Highland area with
many entries. Carnival ends the parade at Columbia Park.
Mardi Gras in the Ark-La-Tex - A regional celebration of the carnival sea-
son, which features parades, balls, and other special events. 318-746-0252.
Mardi Gras Upstate - The closing day of Mardi Gras. Celebration
with live bands, outdoor entertainers, concessions and Royalty presen-
tations. Festival Plaza, Shreveport. 318-677-4222.
Twelfth Night Celebration - Official beginning of Mardi Gras. All
Krewes present their Royalty. Shreveport Expo Hall. Shreveport.
Louisiana Redbud Festival - Hundreds of redbud trees bloom during
this festival. The festival features arts and crafts, parade, carnival, games,
and contests the third Saturday in March. Vivian, La. 318-375-4708.
Dogwood Festival - Arts and crafts,
entertainment, food, parade, treasure hunt.
Plain Dealing, La. 318-326-5544.
First Bloom Celebration -
The American Rose Center
celebrates the blooming
season. Highlighting the event
is a seminar on growing roses
and other activities. I-20, exit 5.
Features a carnival, live
activities, treasure hunt, art
shows, contests, air shows,
parades, and tournaments
in a 10-day celebration of
Spring and the Louisiana
Purchase. Festival Plaza,