The 2019 Carnival season is underway in Shreveport-Bossier, which means that the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau (which publishes 20×, by the way) is hosting its annual Mardi Gras Vacation Package Giveaway. If you love Mardi Gras parades – or if you have friends or relatives who you’d like to invite to Shreveport-Bossier for a genuinely unique Mardi Gras experience – please enter the giveaway and share it with others.

Here are the details of this year’s prize package:
Hotel accommodations for two nights at Sleep Inn & Suites
Positions for two riders in the Krewe of Highland Parade XXIV, Sunday, March 3, 2019
Mardi Gras bead package for two valued at $150
$50 gift card to shop at Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets
$25 gift card to The Enchanted Garden
$10 gift card to Twisted Root Burger Company of Shreveport

A photo of the 2019 Gris Gris Guide
The 2019 Gris Gris Guide to Mardi Gras in Shreveport-Bossier is available now.

The cash value of this prize package is probably about $400, but the opportunity to ride in the enormous Krewe of Highland Mardi Gras Parade will be a priceless experience for whoever wins this contest. Entries must be received by midnight on Sunday, Feb. 3. There are some restrictions (you’ve got to be 21 or older to win the prize, for example), so please check out the contest rules prior to submitting your entry.

If you’d like more information on Mardi Gras in Shreveport-Bossier, check out for a complete list of upcoming parades, parties, and events taking place now through Fat Tuesday. If you’d rather read a brochure than browse a website, there’s also the 2019 Gris Gris Guide to Shreveport-Bossier, which can be viewed or downloaded now. The Gris Gris Guide is a colorful, pocket-sized guide to parade routes, parade day tips, local Mardi Gras souvenir shops, king cake bakeries, and more. If you live outside of Shreveport-Bossier, you can call to request a free copy of The Gris Gris Guide by mail at 800-551-8682.