1. Krewe of Highland Yardi Gras Celebration, Happening Daily Through Fat Tuesday, Feb. 16

Shreveport’s Krewe of Highland Parade traditionally rolls through the historic Highland neighborhood every year on the Sunday before Fat Tuesday. Although COVID-19 restrictions prevent the parade for 2021, this legendary Mardi Gras celebration will continue with Yardi Gras fun! Krewe of Highland members and Highland residents are decorating their homes and yards with Mardi Gras colors and adornments to celebrate the Carnival season. Visitors can ride by and enjoy the spirit of Mardi Gras at a safe distance. The majority of the participating homes can be found along the original Krewe of Highland parade route. The path begins at the corner of Gregg Avenue and Gilbert Drive and winds through the Highland neighborhood, then ends at Gladstone and Gilbert. Visit the Krewe of Highland’s Facebook page for more updates on this year’s Yardi Gras.

2. DUMC Mardi Gras Parade, Saturday, Feb. 6 at noon

Doyline United Methodist Church (DUMC) will host their annual Mardi Gras Parade at Lake Bistineau State Park. Parade will begin at The Rally Shelter at 11 a.m. for float loading and will roll through the campgrounds at 1 p.m. sharp. Click here for more details.

3. King Cake Classic Virtual 5K/10K/Fun Run, Feb. 6-16

Join the Junior League of Shreveport-Bossier for the Virtual King Cake Classic, a Mardi Gras-themed run that is perfect for the whole family. Create your own race experience with friends and family around the world. All registrants will receive a t-shirt, custom medal, beads, and more. All proceeds will go toward community projects that serve at-risk families in Northwest Louisiana. For more details, click here.

4. Mardi Gras at Sci-Port Discovery Center, Feb. 13 at 9 a.m.

Sci-Port Discovery Center is having their inaugural Mardi Gras event on Saturday, February 13, sponsored by Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers. Traditional Mardi Gras beads and other throws will be tossed to honor the age-old Louisiana celebration. Families will enjoy a full day of play at Sci-Port and some other fun surprises too. Click here for more information.

5. Mardi Gras Bossier Night Market, Saturday, Feb. 13 at 4 p.m.

The Bossier Night Market, hosted by the Bossier City Farmers Market, returns with a Mardi Gras theme at Pierre Bossier Mall’s parking lot. The Krewes of Centaur, Highland, and Gemini will be in attendance. Hours are 4 p.m.-9 p.m., Saturday only at Pierre Bossier Mall. This event includes a variety of vendors, food trucks, kids’ activities, and free Bossier swag, Mardi Gras beads, and giveaways. Click here for more information.

6. East Bank Mardi Gras Market, Saturday, Feb.13 at 4 p.m.

The Bossier Arts Council and East Bank District will host a Mardi Gras Market for artisans. This market will include local shopping by various arts and craft vendors. Click here for updates on the event.

7Mardi Gras Bowl-Making at Ed’s Emporium Art Glass Studio, Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 6:30 p.m.

Spend Fat Tuesday night fusing a glass bowl in celebration of Mardi at Ed’s Emporium Art Glass Studio in Bossier City. Leave this class with a custom-made Mardi Gras themed bowl for $25. No experience is necessary. Click here to sign up.

For more information about things to do, eat, see and experience in Shreveport, visit www.Shreveport-Bossier.org or visit www.SBFunGuide.com to find local events.