Shreveport & Bossier City Mardi Gras – Spanning the River

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Shreveport and Bossier City Mardi Gras tour guide:

Don’t expect the raging party scene of New Orleans here in Shreveport-Bossier. Mardi Gras is a family affair in the historic Shreveport neighborhoods. But after the last bead necklace is thrown, there is another side of the sister cities that appeals to tourists and locals alike.

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Spanning both sides of the Red River, Shreveport and Bossier City Mardi Gras offers a wide range of activities. From riverboat gambling to river walk amusements, or from musical hot spots to the famous gastronomical creation called the ‘Muffy.’ Most anticipated in northwest Louisiana is the Mardi Gras season. Carnival is a farewell to flesh. A celebration of abundance before renouncing Earthly pleasures on Ash Wednesday. But not before the exclamation: laissez les bons temps rouler, or ‘let the good times roll!’ Mardi Gras is French for ‘Fat Tuesday,’ the biggest party day before the devout repentance of Lent. On the ‘Other Side of Louisiana,’ the fun-loving people of Shreveport and Bossier City celebrate an alternative version of Mardi Gras. Explore these and more with your expert personal guide, available 24/7 on your schedule!

Shreveport and Bossier City Mardi Gras Tour Highlights:

  • Where Cajun Meets Cowboy
  • The Mardi Gras Spirit
  • Shreveport Style
  • Bossier City
  • Music and Muffies
Transportation Walking & Driving
Specialty City/Town, Historical/Heritage
Tour Type Guided Tour – play before & while you tour
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Brad Olsen

Brad Olsen is a Contributing Editor for World Explorer magazine and has written several guide books. His seventh, 'Sacred Places Europe: 108 Destinations,' was released in March, 2007. The second edition of "Sacred Places North America: 108 Destinations" was released in 2008 and won the "Best Travel Guide for Planet Earth" Award in 2010. Brad's commentaries have appeared on National Public Radio, CNN and the Travel Channel. He enjoys extended global travel (particularly to exotic locations), and public speaking on the subject of sacred places.


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