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Great food, family activities, sports, nightlife…Shreveport is all about entertainment. Whether you are traveling alone or with a family, there are a multitude of opportunities to enjoy all the city has to offer. Check out some facts below and start planning your trip. 

Restaurants

When it comes to food, Shreveport-Bossier’s got it all: the Cajun and Creole traditions of South Louisiana, the slow-smoked barbecue of Texas, the soulful comforts of country cooking, and much more. Wherever your taste buds lead you in Shreveport-Bossier, be sure to share your favorite bites with the hashtag #Eat318.

Bars, Breweries, & Lounges

Shreveport-Bossier nightlife is the stuff of legends. From hole-in-the-wall whiskey bars and drive-through daiquiri joints to craft beer tasting rooms and brewpubs, there’s a perfect local watering hole for everyone. After the game, make plans to attend the After Party at Shreveport’s widely-praised tasting room at Great Raft Brewing.

Casinos

Gamers love a thrilling game of blackjack, world-class poker, and the jingle-jangle of a winning slot machine. Indulge in these and more at Shreveport-Bossier’s six riverboat casinos and one “racino.” Several casinos have recently introduced new guest amenities including new restaurants, bars and resort-style spas.

Arts & Culture

Shreveport has a rich history of supporting the arts. The R.W. Norton Art Gallery, North Louisiana’s largest museum, houses an exceptional collection of art spanning more than four millenia. Local live music venues host nightly performances of blues, jazz, and more. Visitors of all ages will find worthwhile experiences at a number of attractions in the area.

Family Fun & Attractions

Family-friendly attractions abound from an interactive aquarium, to a scientific learning center, or an adventure park where you can race go-karts, ride ponies, and even zip line over alligators! Follow the link below to learn more about the family-fun activities available and plan a week worth of fun on your trip to Shreveport.

Shopping

A vacation to Shreveport-Bossier wouldn’t be complete without shopping for Louisiana gifts and souvenirs. Shop for quirky, Louisiana-themed gifts at Tubb’s Hardware & Cajun Gifts, browse the work of local artists at The Agora Borealis, or indulge in retail therapy at Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets. Follow the link below for more information on shopping in the area.

Rally on the Red

The Rally on the Red is the annual FREE event the day before the Walk-On’s Independence Bowl to bring local fans and traveling fans together in the Red River District and downtown Shreveport. The Rally on the Red includes:

  • Pub Crawl
  • Mardi Gras Preview Parade
  • Pep Rally and Battle of the Bands
  • Concert

More information on all the Rally on the Red is below.

 

Pub Crawl

Downtown Shreveport
5 pm

The Pub Crawl features many of downtown Shreveport’s best bars and restaurants. The full list of locations will be announced at a later date.

MARDI GRAS PREVIEW PARADE & PEP RALLY

Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets, Downtown Shreveport & Red River District
6 pm

The FREE parade will feature the bands, cheerleaders and mascots from each team, as well as over 20 Mardi Gras floats and other festivities down the main street of the Boardwalk.

Following the parade, the two schools’ bands will gather in the Red River District for a Pep Rally and Battle of the Bands. 

 

Free Concert

Red River District

8 pm

Following the Pub Crawl, Mardi Gras Preview Parade and Pep Rally/Battle of the Bands, fans can gather in the Red River District for a FREE concert! The first two years of the event have featured performances from The Toadies and Parish County Line.

Independence Bowl Foundation

P.O Box 1723, Shreveport LA 71166  |  401 Market Street, Shreveport, LA 71101  |  318.221.0712