Let's Mardi Gras, Y'all!

Give Your Group an Unforgettable Mardi Gras Experience

Visit Shreveport-Bossier will host the 19th Annual Red River Mardi Gras Bash during the Krewe of Centaur and Krewe of Gemini parades in downtown Shreveport on Saturday, February 22, 2025, and Saturday, March 1, 2025. This unique parade day experience offers VIP treatment and “behind-the-scenes” access for groups during one of Louisiana's largest Mardi Gras parades. Tickets include access to live music, Cajun food, king cake, a commemorative Mardi Gras bead and more.

For tickets or more information, contact Matthew Hammock at 318-429-0649 or mhammock@visitshreveportbossier.org.

For hotel arrangements, contact Claire Guin at 318-429-0658 or cguin@visitshreveportbossier.org.

Before the parade, Mardi Gras Bash guests will have the opportunity to meet Krewe royalty and take guided tours of the parade route. Once the parades begin, the Mardi Gras Bash area is showered in beads, trinkets and toys thrown by Krewe members aboard dozens of huge, brightly colored floats. Following the parade, groups often enjoy nearby nightlife and casino gaming located blocks from the Mardi Gras Bash venue.

Groups looking to add Mardi Gras experiences to their itineraries can take a behind-the-scenes tour at Lilah’s King Cakes to see how authentic king cakes are made or shop for Mardi Gras souvenirs and parade essentials at Tubbs Hardware and Cajun Gifts.