One of my fondest memories of Holiday in Dixie was during my sophomore year of high school at Haughton High. I had been invited to the Airline prom and for some reason I thought that made me extra cool or something! The dance was at the University Club, high atop the American Tower in downtown Shreveport. I remember it vividly because we were able to look down on the riverfront and all of the pretty carnival lights during Holiday in Dixie! Holiday in Dixie celebrates the Louisiana Purchase and was first held in 1949! Check out all the festival has to offer you this year, from the parade this Saturday to the new BBQ cook off April 19th and 20th! We're lucky to have so many fabulous festivals in our area... BTW, my don't miss event pick for the festival is the Matthew Davidson Band tomorrow night from 8:30-10:30! Don't forget to look for the treasure in the Holiday in Dixie Treasure Hunt! It's worth $1,500!

Festival Events

Carnival Schedule

Holiday in Dixie Carnival – April 12-21, 2013

Opens Friday, April 12; 5pm -close $20 UNLIMITED RIDES

Saturday, April 13; 1pm-close 1-6pm and 6-11pm $20 UNLIMITED RIDES

Sunday, April 14; 1pm-close 1-6pm $20 UNLIMITED RIDES

Monday-Thursday, April 15-18; 5pm-close $20 UNLIMITED RIDES

Friday, April 19; 5pm-close $20 UNLIMITED RIDES

Saturday, April 20; 12noon-11pm 1-6pm and 6-11pm $20 UNLIMITED RIDES

Sunday, April 22 1pm-close 1-6pm $20 UNLIMITED RIDES

Admisson is FREE for all ages.

Children under 12 MUST be FREE accompanied by an adult.

Monday-Thursday are ARMBAND NIGHTS!!! $20 for all rides (height requirements apply)

Fantastic Rides, Games, Food and Beverages, Arts and Crafts, and Live Music all at the Downtown Shreveport Festival Plaza!

Carnival Tickets

Carnival tickets sell for 4 for $5 or 22 for $25.

All kids’ rides are 2 tickets each.

All adults’ rides are 3 tickets each. Freak Out and Himalaya are 4 tickets.