Big Mardi Gras Parades This Weekend in Shreveport- Bossier
The second week of Mardi Gras fun is about to start in Shreveport- Bossier City, Louisiana.
Krewe of Gemini Parade XXIX at 4PM this Saturday, February 10 and the quirky, family-friendly Krewe of Highland Parade XXIII at 2PM on Sunday, February 11.
According to a press release, both parades are among the largest in North Louisiana, with dozens of large, colorful floats as well as marching bands and more. In addition to the parades, ancillary events such as the Krewe of Gemini Float-Loading Party on Friday, Feb. 9 and the Seventh Annual Marilynn’s Place Mardi Gras Bash on Sunday, Feb. 11 provide fun for parade-goers before and after the parades. For complete information on Mardi Gras events in Shreveport-Bossier, visit www.ShreveportMardiGras.com.
The Krewe of Gemini Parade XXIX will begin at 4PM at the intersection of Lake Street and Clyde Fant Parkway in downtown Shreveport. The parade will proceed south along Clyde Fant Parkway, turn right onto Shreveport-Barksdale Highway and end near the Duck Pond in Shreveport's Broadmoor neighborhood. The Krewe of Gemini is the oldest parading krewe in Shreveport-Bossier. The parade theme for 2018 is “For Those About to Rock...Gemini Salutes You.”
The Krewe of Highland Parade XXIII will begin at 2PM on Sunday, at the intersection of Gregg Avenue and Gilbert Drive in Shreveport’s South Highlands neighborhood. The Krewe of Highland Parade is known for its fun, funky, do-it-yourself floats and marching units as well as floats that toss unusual “throws” including grilled hot dogs, packaged ramen noodles and moon pies. More than 100 units are expected to take part in the three-mile-long parade. The parade theme for 2018 is “Highland Ever After”. Both parades will take place rain or shine.
The Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau provides numerous, free resources for anyone planning a trip to experience Mardi Gras in Shreveport-Bossier. For complete information on parades in Shreveport-Bossier, including parade route maps, parade day tips and food and drink recommendations, download the 2018 edition of The Gris Gris Guide to Mardi Gras in Shreveport-Bossier. A free copy of the guide may also be requested by calling 800-551-8682.
For more information, including hotel discounts being offered exclusively during Mardi Gras season, visit www.ShreveportMardiGras.com.