Events There are many vibrant, colorful ways to pass the time in the Bossier City area. The area hosts many festivals throughout the year, so there is never a dull time here in Bossier. Our area is a unique combination of two great American heritages – part Cowboy, part Cajun. You’ll find the combination reflected in the sister cities’ food, music and festivals. Whether it’s filling up on all the crawfish you can eat, getting your hands on art by some of the region’s best artists or dancing all night to your favorite musician, when you go to a northwest Louisiana festival you can always count on three things – good food, good music and good times. MARDI-GRAS IN SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER “Mardi Gras”, French for Fat Tuesday, is the day before Lent, however, the memorable festivities take place in the days and weeks leading up to Mardi Gras. The Krewe of Rex from New Orleans sets the stage for every other krewe and parade in our great state. As for Mardi Gras in Shreveport-Bossier, our festivities have delivered memorable fun for locals and tourists alike since 1990. In our area, there are a great deal of festivities to take part in during the Mardi Gras season. It all begins with the Twelfth Night celebration, which introduces the royal court to the public. There’s the Krewe of Harambee MLK Day Parade that rolls through downtown Shreveport, the Krewe of Highland parade that rolls through Shreveport’s historic Highland Neighborhood, and even our pets get their time to shine with the Krewe of Barkus and Meoux Pet Parade. The Krewe of Gemini and the Krewe of Centaur are two of the area’s oldest parading krewes, and are Shreveport-Bossier’s two largest parades. DON’T MISS ANYTHING! CHECK OUT THE FUN GUIDE.