1. Casino-Hop around Shreveport-Bossier like a pro.

The casinos never sleep. Get the Vegas experience with Louisiana flair in Shreveport-Bossier 24/7. Choose from our five riverboat casinos and racino to receive Southern hospitality, great amenities, and pulse-pounding gaming excitement…or leave it up to chance. Click here for a full list of casinos in Shreveport-Bossier or take advantage of this three-day casino.

2. Run the 2020 Turkey Trot 5K on Thanksgiving morning.

The 33rd Annual Turkey Trot 5K is a Shreveport tradition that will not be broken this year. This year’s race is scheduled for 8:30 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 26 and will begin at Stoner Boat Launch along Clyde Fant Parkway. Registration fees are $15-$35. Click here to for more details.

3. CANCELED – Rockets Over the Red and Mudbug Market is happening in downtown Shreveport


Families, couples, friends and more can gather in downtown Shreveport to experience holiday cheer, a firework show, food trucks, and a shopping market on Nov. 28 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is free. Click here for more details.

4. Enjoy live music, good drinks and bar food at Bear’s on Thanksgiving Eve.

Bear’s is a bar located on Fairfield Avenue near downtown Shreveport. This popular hangout spot is perfect to enjoy cocktails, food, and live music. On Wednesday, Nov. 25 at 8:30 p.m., singer-songwriter T. D. McMurry will take the stage on Bear’s patio and soothe everyone with melodies throughout the night. Click here for more details.

5. There’s four ongoing Christmas events opening on Thanksgiving weekend.

  • Sno-Port at Sci-Port Discovery Center, Nov. 27-Jan. 31

Families can enjoy interactive, STEM-based, winter-themed learning activities, including ice fishing, igloo brick-building, make-a-flake, snowball castle, icicle forest, snow-mazing, let it blow and more. Tickets are $5-$20. Click here to purchase tickets.

  • Believe! The Magic of Christmas opens at Shreveport Aquarium, Nov. 27–Dec. 23

Families can dive into a trail of clues and riddles from Santa with a magic motion-activated wand that transforms the typical underwater experience into a supernatural one. This interactive experience will have everyone believing in the magic of Christmas! Tickets are $5-$25. Click here to purchase tickets.

  • Christmas in Roseland at American Rose Center, Nov. 27–Dec. 23

The American Rose Center will transform into a whimsical winter wonderland that features local performances, vendors, thousands of twinkling lights, giant Christmas cards, nightly entertainment, train rides, photos with Santa and more. Tickets are $5-$20. Click here to purchase tickets.

  • Boardwalk Blizzard at the Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets, Nov. 27-Jan. 2

The Boardwalk Blizzard consists of a snow-blowing machine that disperses artificial snowflakes at the Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets. The fountain is located at the main entrance near The GAP Factory store. The machines run for about 5-7 minutes throughout the day, making the perfect Instagrammable winter photo op. Click here for more details.

6. Fill up on food truck cuisine and lush gardens at R.W. Norton Art Gallery.

By Sunday, Nov. 29 you’ll be tired of turkey leftovers. Visit the R. W. Norton Art Gallery to eat up some of your favorite Shreveport-Bossier food truck meals in the garden area. Ono Hawaiian Grill and Hot Dawg Hut will be present. Admission is free. Click here for more information.

7. Participate in the First-Ever Thanksgiving Eve Pub Crawl in downtown Shreveport.

Before you stuff yourself with turkey and dressing, spend a Wednesday night in downtown Shreveport bar-hopping at six locations offering cocktail specials, live music, and more. Tickets are $14. Click here to purchase tickets.

8. Experience a Great Raft beer dinner at Fat Calf Brasserie.

Indulge in a four-course beer dinner prepared by Fat Calf Brasserie and paired with beer from Great Raft Brewing. This event takes place on Tuesday, Nov. 24 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets are $65. Click here to purchase tickets.

9. Pick a drive-In movie to attend, The Grinch or Elf.

You can watch Elf, a live-action comedy starring Will Ferrell, at Red River Brewpub on Saturday, Nov. 28 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 per car. Click here to purchase tickets.

…or you can watch The Grinch (2018), a computer-animated comedy starring Benedict Cumberbatch, at the Louisiana State Fairgrounds on Saturday, Nov. 28 at 6 p.m.. Tickets are $20-$30 per car. Click here to purchase tickets.

10. Reserve a Thanksgiving brunch at Sauvage.

Tired of the typical Thanksgiving meal? Sauvage, a Southern contemporary restaurant, has scheduled a brunch on Thanksgiving Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Choose from their brunch or regular menu items. Call 318-671-4964 to reserve your spot!

For a full list of events happening in the Shreveport-Bossier area, visit www.SBFunGuide.com, or visit www.Shreveport-Bossier.org for hotel deals and packages during your stay.