Shreveport/Bossier’s Mardi Gras Calendar of Events 2012-2013
Get the full scoop here for what’s going on for Mardi Gras in the SBC! Laissez les bons temps rouler!
Friday, January 4 — Royalty Mixer, Centaur Krewe Events Center, 351 Aero Drive, 6:30 PM
Dinner will be served, Cash Bar, dress is Mardi Gras Casual, second line.Jackets, Sashes, Crowns, and Tiaras. Catering by the Cypress Inn.
RSVP to Ricky Bridges at 318-393-8560 or email@example.com.
Saturday, January 5 — Mardi Gras Mass, St. Pius X Catholic Church 4300 North Market Street, (behind the old church) @ 9:00 AM
King Cake and coffee will be served after the Mass. RSVP to Jean Nixon at 318-221-8662.
Saturday, January 5 — 12th Night Celebration, Bossier Civic Center, 6:30 PM – Midnight
Royalty Intros at 8:00 PM, concessions available, open bar, Mardi Gras Festive Attire, Music by Chee Weez. Tickets $40.00 online at www.KreweofCentaur.org, other locations TBA. Hotel room blocks at the new Hilton Garden Inn, 2015 Old Minden Road with Complimentary Shuttle running all night. Reserve by December 21st.
Contact Susan Shofner 318-470-0006 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Saturday, January 5 — Krewe of Dionysos 12th Night Celebration, Knights of Columbus Hall Natchitoches
Doors open at 7:00 PM, Food, Live Band, Beer and Setups Provided, Captains, Kings & Queens Complimentary all others $30.00 at the door.
Thursday, January 10 — Krewe of Sobek Wine & Cheese Reception, Multicultural Center of the South 520 Spring Street, Shreveport. 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
This is the kick off to a month-long exhibit of the history of the Krewe of Sobek. All Krewes are invited to attend. Contact Shirlel Pierson at 318-222-0132 for more information.
Friday, January 11 — Krewe of Elders Grand Bal XV Music Legends, 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM @ American Legions Cross Lake
Attire is Black Tie optional. Dinner buffet, cash bar, 50/50 raffle and live music. Tickets $40.00 in advance and $45.00 at the door. Contact Gail Cascio at 564 6581, email@example.com.
Friday, January 11 — Krewe of Akewa Grand Bal’s “Cajun Fairy Tale” - Krewe of Centaur Den, 351 Aero Dr.
Doors open 7:00 PM and Tableau at 8:00 PM, Attire is Black Tie, Cash Bar. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and live Music. Tickets $50.00. RSVP by January 7 to firstname.lastname@example.org or 578 So. Main, Sibley, LA 71073. Captain, King & Queen complimentary.
Saturday, January 12 — Krewe of Aesclepius Grand Bal XXIII, “Wild Blue Yonder,” – Hoban Hall, Lindberg Ave., Barksdale Air Force Base in Bossier City. (Enter through the North Gate. ID required getting on base.)
Doors open at 7:00 PM and Tableau at 8:00 PM, Attire is Formal (masking optional), Cash Bar, Music by DJ Extraordinaire. Tickets $50.00. Please RSVP by December 20 to Co-Captain Marsha Patterson at RinaKiel@aol.com or 5827 North Lakeshore Dr, Shreveport, LA 71107 or 318-210-8325 (cell) or (318) 990-5598 (work).
(NOTE – We will have to provide a list of names in advance as part of the Base’s regulations. Our suggestion for the RSVP is [example] “Krewe of (Name) will have 4 people attending from the list of 6 names – King (name), Queen (name), Captain (name), King’s wife (name), alternate/substitute (name), alternate/substitute (name).” That way if there are changes in who is able to come, we already have the name on the list for the Base, and we know the number to expect for proper seating (arranging and assigning tables).
Saturday, January 12 — Krewe of Artemis LA - Grand Bal XI, Anything Goes! Springhill Civic Center.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., tableau at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $45. Advanced reservation required due to city ordinance.
Live Band, BYOB, set ups provided , heavy hors d’oeuvres. Attire is formal; 20s costume strongly encouraged! You’ll need the password ‘Artemis’ to get into our little Speak Easy. Expect a show!
For more info, contact Captain Michelle 318-243-4698
Friday, January 18 — Krewe of Sobek Grand Bal X, Shreveport Convention Center, 400 Caddo St, Shreveport.
Doors open at 6:00 PM, Tableau at 8:00 PM, Attire is formal, cash bar, hors d’oeuvres and music by Con Funk Shun. Tickets $60. RSVP to Toni Thibeaux at email@example.com.
Friday, January 18 — Krewe of Justinian Grand Bal, “That’s So Cool.” The Horseshoe Riverdome @ 6:30 p.m.
Tableau is at 8 p.m.. Attire is black tie. Open bar at 6 p.m. for a limited period of time and then cash bar. Silent auction ends at 10 p.m., Heavy hors d’oeuvres. Music by Lipstick Blonde from Nashville. King, Queen and Captain complimentary. Tickets $75.00.
Saturday, January 19 — Krewe of Sobek Parade, 1:00 PM, Queensborough neighborhood, Stage at the Fairgrounds
Single Entry is $45.00, motor and riding clubs $75.00. For more information, contact Shirley Pierson at 222-0132.
Saturday, January 19 — Krewe Les Femmes Mystique @ Diamond Jacks. Kicks off 6:30 p.m., tableau 8:00 p.m.
Attire is black tie. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. Music by “Identity Crisis.” Tickets are $65.00 until January 10. Tickets after that date are $75.00. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 936-0340.
Saturday, January 19 — Krewe of Centaur Grand Bal XXII, “Festival of Lights” at the Bossier Civic Center, 620 Benton Road, Bossier City, 6:30 PM to Midnight
Attire is black tie/formal. Open Bar, heavy hor d’oeurves by Ernest Orleans. Entertainment by Lipstick Blonde. Tickets $75.00 per person. Contact Susan Shofner 318-470-0006 or email@example.com with questions.
Sunday, January 20 — Krewe of Barkus and Meoux Jazz Brunch, Eldorado Casino, 11 a.m.: ”Stars,Guitars, and Animals from Mars”
Music by Professor Pork Chops, Cocktail Attire. Admission with reservations $45 for adults and $25 for children under 12. Tickets at the door $50. Captain, King and Queen (or their representative) are complimentary.
Monday, January 21 — Krewe of Harambee MLK Parade, Staging at 11:00 PM in front of the Municipal Auditorium, 705 Grand Street
Parade rolls at 1 p.m. Contact Beverly Paige at 318-470-9843.
Friday, January 25 — Krewe Des Ambassadeurs Grand Bal XII “Love is in the Air,” @ Diamond Jacks Crown Bal Room
Doors open at 6:30 PM, Tableau at 8:00 PM. Attire is Black Tie. Heavy hors d’oeuvres. Cash Bar. Music by Louisiana Crossroads. Tickets are $70.00 RSVP to Mahala Hutto at MHutto@unimin.com by January 9.
Saturday, January 26 — Springhill Main street Mardi Gras Parade @ 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 26 — Minden Fasching Karneval Parade @ 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 26 — Krewe of Gemini Grand Bal XXIV, “Gemini Loves Television” Shreveport Convention Center, 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Attire is formal. Open Bar. Entertainment by “Souled Out.” Admission is $75.00. Contact 318-218-2865.
Saturday, January 26 — Krewe of Dionysos Grand Bal, Natchitoches Events Center
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., tableau at 7:30 PM. Live Band. Attire is formal. Heavy hors d’ouevres. Admission is $45.00 for members and $75.00 for guests. Contact: 318-663-1172.
Sunday, January 27 — Krewe of Barkus and Meoux Royal Raffle – Petco @ 6596 Youree Drive, 2 p.m.
Your pet can be royalty at the parade. Signup at event, registration is $10.00. Royal Raffle chances are $1.00 each. Come and stuff the ballot box for your pet to be King or Queen.
Friday, February 1 — Krewe of Centaur Float Loading, Centaur Krewe Den 948 N. Market Street, Shreveport, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Dress is casual. Food and drink available to purchase. Music and dancing. Entrance is free to the public. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Friday, February 1 — Krewe of Atlas Grand Bal V ’5 Years of Mardi Gras Madness,’ Diamond Jacks Casino Resort. 6:30 p.m. to Midnight, tableau at 7:30 PM.
Attire is black tie is optional. Silent Auction, cash bar and heavy hors d’Oeuvres. Music by Bushrod Jenkins. Purchase tickets online at kreweofatlas.org. Members $45. Duke, Duchess or Consorts $50. General Admission is $55 before January 20. All tickets $60 after that date. RSVP by January 20 at email@example.com.
Saturday, February 2 — Krewe of Centaur Parade
Sunday, February 3 — Krewe of Barkus and Meoux Pet Parade, Riverview Park across from Sci-Port
“Stars, Guitars, and Animals from Mars.” Registration at 1:30 p.m. Parade rolls at 3:00 p.m. Cost to enter parade is $20.
Friday, February 8 — Krewe of Highland Bal Masque, “Rebel! Rebel!” at the Randall T. Moore Center
Doors open at 7 p.m. Tableau at 8 p.m. Attire is black tie optional or costumes encouraged, masks required. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. Entertainment by In 10City Band. Admission is $40. Contact 318-773-8349.
Friday, February 8 — Krewe of Gemini Float Loading, Gemini Krewe Den
Saturday, February 9 — Krewe of Gemini Parade
Saturday, February 9 — Krewe of Dionysos Parade. Details TBA
Saturday, February 9 — Krewe of Harambee Saada Maskhara Bal XIII, “Coming to America” at the Horseshoe Riverdome.
Doors open at 7 p.m., tableau at 8 p.m. Attire is black tie or African. Heavy hors d’oeuvres, cash Bar and live band. Tickets $75.00. Contact Jackie White at 318-286-5878.
Sunday, February 10 — Krewe of Highland Parade
Tuesday, February 12 — Krewe of Aesclepius hosts the Upstate Party at Den 1049 on Grimmett Drive, Shreveport @ 7 p.m.
Dress is Casual or Mardi Gras festive (2nd line jackets). Food, a cash bar and music. $10 at the door. The Upstate Party ends with the journey to the Bridge Closing Ceremony. Contact David Duggar at 318-747-4939 or Brandi Brooks (Krewe President) at 318-426-2772 with questions.
Tuesday, February 12 — Fat Tuesday Bridge Closing Ceremony. Middle of the Texas Street Bridge @ Midnight
Dress is Casual or Mardi Gras attire (2nd line jackets). The Upstate Party ends with the journey to the Bridge Closing Ceremony. Come for the annual toasts to the end of Mardi Gras and distribution of Lenten ashes. Contact David Duggar at 318-747-4939 or Brandi Brooks (Krewe President) at 318-426-2772 with questions.
Saturday, May 11 — Krewe of Harambee White Linen Wine Tasting, Randle T. Moore Cetner @ 7 p.m.
Complimentary wine and cash bar. Attire is all white.Tickets $20.
Saturday, August 3 — Krewe of Artemis Coronation
Saturday, August 10 — Krewe of Les Femmes Coronation
Friday, August 16 — Krewe of Justinian Coronation
Saturday, August 17 — Krewe of Centaur Midway to Mardi Gras Coronation, Shreveport Riverview Hall
6:30 p.m. to midnight. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Friday, August 23 — Krewe Des Ambassadeurs Coronation XIII
Saturday, August 24 — Krewe of Gemini Coronation
Saturday, October 5 — Krewe of Atlas Coronation, details TBA
Saturday, January 4 — 12th Night Celebration
Friday, January 10 — Krewe of Elders Grand Bal
Saturday, January 11 — Krewe of Les Femmes Mystique Grand Bal
Friday, January 17 — Krewe of Akewa Grand Bal
Saturday, January 18 — Krewe of Atlas Grand Bal, Tentative Date
Friday, January 24 — Krewe of Justinian Grand Bal (Tentative Date)
Saturday, January 25 — Krewe of Artemis Grand Bal
Friday, January 31 — Krewe Des Ambassadeurs Grand Bal XIII
Saturday, February 8 — Centaur Traditional Ball Date
Sunday, February 9 — Barkus & Meoux Jazz Brunch Traditional Date
Saturday, February 15 — Gemini Traditional Bal Date
Friday, February 21 — Centaur Traditional Float Loading Date
Saturday, February 22 — Centaur Traditional Parade Date
Friday, February 28 — Gemini Traditional Float Loading Date
Saturday, March 1 — Gemini Traditional Parade Date
Sunday, March 2 — Highland Parade Traditional Date