Shreveport Festivals & Shows

Shreveport Festivals & ShowsRepetition is a significant and necessary component of tradition, and the annual festivals and events that take place in Shreveport not only strive to become a part of the city's tradition, they also count education, awareness, and fun among their primary goals. Here are some of the area's events that should not be missed.

Artbreak
Artbreak takes place every April and May. Students from Bossier and Caddo Parish take part in several hands-on art projects and also serve as judges for the various pieces that are completed. This festival is a weekend of dance, music, theater, food, fun and even a 5K race.

Address: 400 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport Convention Center, Shreveport, LA 71101 - MAP
Phone: (318) 673-6500
Web: www.shrevearts.org

Barksdale Air Show
Every spring, you'll find locals and visitors looking up to the skies because that's where all the action is during the Barksdale Air Show. Vintage aircraft is on display and in the air, and often the personnel who commandeer the planes are available for questions and photo ops with spectators. It's a supersonic time for the whole family!

Address: Barksdale Air Force Base, Bossier City, LA - MAP
Phone: (318) 456-5650
Web: www.barksdaleafbairshow.com

3rd Annual Brew
Got beer? If you are a fan of ales, lagers and kegs, you don't want to miss the 3rd Annual Brew. Shreveport echoes Germany's Oktoberfest, but adds its own local spice to the proceedings. Enjoy domestic, foreign, and microbrew beers as well as live entertainment. The festival is a partnership between Mudgub Madness, Red River Revel Arts Festival, Eldorado Casino and downtown Shreveport Unlimited. Proceeds benefit additional programs provided by the DSU and the Revel so a good cause benefits from such a fun and highly attended event.

Address: 101 Crockett Street, Festival Plaza, Shreveport, LA 71101 - MAP
Phone: (318) 222-7403
Web: www.shreveportbrew.com

Cork-A Red River Revel Wine Event
Uncork the possibilities of a first class event at the Cork-A Red River Revel Wine Event. Enjoy a selection of over eighty wines as you take part in an epic wine tasting festival. There are also informative wine seminars, a premiere wine dinner and some soothing smooth jazz played live by local and regional musicians. It's a celebration not to be missed, so make plans to fill your glass with the incredible bouquet of wine, music and fun at Cork!

Address: 101 Crockett Street, Festival Plaza, Shreveport, LA 71101 - MAP
Phone: (318) 424-4000
Web: www.corkwinefestival.com

Highland Jazz and Blues Festival
Each November, the area's best local and regional musicians along with some nationally recognized artists gather for the Highland Jazz and Blues Festival. Known as Shreveport's "party in the park," there's a whole lot more than just the incredible music. You'll see unique jewelry, home décor, and other one-of-a-kind items for sale by participating artisans. Two stages feature rotating musical acts, and the five hours of live music and fun are absolutely free!

Address: Columbia Park, corner of Line Ave. and Columbia, Shreveport, LA 71105 - MAP
Phone: (318) 869-5706
Web: www.highlandjazzandblues.org

Mudbug Madness Festival
Shreveport's Mudbug Madness Festival all started when people began to view the people in Shreveport more as Texans than natives of Louisiana. In response to that erroneous perception, a group of citizens wanted to stage the largest crawfish boil in the downtown area, add lots of music and fun, and reinforce the Cajun culture and attitude in the city. What started as a two day festival has become a four-day tradition that happens every Memorial Day Weekend and draws as many as 56,000 people in one day.

Address: 290 Crockett Street, Shreveport, LA - MAP
Phone: (318) 222-7403
Web: www.mudbugmadness.com