Mardi Gras season is almost here and kicks off Saturday, January 3rd with 12th Night, an event presented in conjunction by the Krewes of Centaur and Gemini at the Bossier Civic Center!

You don't have to be a member of a krewe to participate in many of these events, so if you've ever thought of getting involved, come on out! Mardi Gras activities and parades represent a significant economic impact in our community with tons of hours of community service and philantropy as an added bonus. Mardi Gras isn't all about partying, but then again, who's opposed to having fun?!?!?

Event Date Function Location Info
1/2/2015 Centaur Royalty Mixer Centaur Events Building, 948 North Market, Shreveport 6:30 PM; Cash Bar; Dinner Served; Mardi Gras jackets or casual attire; sashes and tiaraa
1/3/2015 Mardi Gras Mass St. Pius, 4300 N. Market St., Shreveport LA 71107 9:00 AM
1/3/2015 Loblobby 12th Night Luncheon TBA 2:00 - 4:00 PM; followed by Red River Cruise party to announce opening of the season
1/3/2015 12th Night Party Bossier Civic Center, 620 Benton Rd., Bossier City LA 71111 8:00 PM Presentation of Royalty; Tickets $40; Drink cups $10; 21 and over only
1/3/2015 Dionysos 12th Night Party Knights of Columbus Hall, Natchitoches TBD
1/9/2015 Les Femmes Mystique Bal Diamond Jacks, 711 Diamondjacks Blvd, Bossier City, LA 71111 6:30 PM Doors open; 8:00 PM Tableau; Tickets $75 before 12/26/14, $100 thereafter; Cash bar; Heavy horsd'ourves; Black tie
1/10/2015 Atlas Bal Shreveport Convention Center, 400 Caddo St., Shreveport LA 71101 6:30 PM Doors open; 7:30 PM Tableau; Tickets $70; Black tie
1/11/2015 Barkus & Meoux Jazz Brunch TBD TBD
1/16/2015 Justinian Bal Horseshoe Riverdome TBD
1/16/2015 Sobek Bal Shreveport Convention Center, 400 Caddo St., Shreveport LA 71101 6:00 PM Doors open; 8:00 PM Tableau
1/17/2015 Sobek Parade
1/17/2015 Artemis Bal Springhill Civic Center, 101 Machen Dr., Springhill LA 71075 6:30 PM Doors open, 7:00 PM Dinner, 8:00 PM Tableau; Tickets $50; BYOB; Semi Formal attire.
1/18/2015 King's Rehearsal Dinner Woman's Department Club, 802 Margaret Place, Shreveport LA 71101 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
1/19/2015 Harambee MLK Breakfast Petroleum Club 8:00 AM; Tickets $15
1/19/2015 Harambee MLK Parade Downtown Shreveport 1:00 PM
1/23/2015 Elders Bal TBD TBD
1/24/2015 Centaur Bal Shreveport Convention Center, 400 Caddo St., Shreveport LA 71101 6:30 PM Doors open, 7:00 PM Dinner, 8:00 PM Tableau; Tickets $80 until 1/15/15, $85 thereafter; Black tie; Cash bar; Music "Side FX"
1/24/2014 Minden Mardi Gras Parade Minden Historic District through Downtown Minden 5:00 PM
1/24/2014 Springhill Mardi Gras Parade 11:00 AM
1/30/2015 Aesclepius Bal TBD TBD
1/30/2015 Akewa Bal TBD TBD
1/31/2015 Woman's Dept. Club 802 Margaret Place, Shreveport LA 71101 11:30 AM
1/31/2015 Gemini Bal Shreveport Convention Center, 400 Caddo St., Shreveport LA 71101 6:30 PM Doors open; 8:00 PM Tableau; Tickets $80; Open Bar; Breakfast at 11:00 PM; Black tie
1/31/2015 Dionysos Bal TBD TBD
2/1/2015 Barkus & Meoux Royalty Raffle TBD TBD
2/6/2015 Benton Elementary 562 Hwy 162, Benton LA 71006 Parade
2/6/2015 Centaur Float Loading
2/6/2015 Des Ambassaduers Bal Diamond Jacks Crowne Ballroom, 711 Diamondjacks Blvd, Bossier City, LA 71111 6:30 PM Doors open; 8:00 PM Tableau; Tickets $75; Cash bar; Heavy horsd'ourves; Black tie
2/7/2015 Centaur Parade
2/7/2015 Harambee Bal Horseshoe Riverdome 7:00 PM; Tickets $75; Formal or African attire
2/8/2015 Barkus & Meoux Pet Parade TBD TBD
2/13/2014 Eden Gardens 626 Eden Blvd., Shreveport LA 71106 10:00 AM; 3rd Grade Louisiana Learning Carnival (Group of 60-80; ages 8-10)
2/13/2015 Gemini Float Loading TBD
2/13/2015 Highland Bal TBD TBD
2/13/2015 Dionysos Float Loading TBD TBD
2/14/2015 Gemini Parade
2/14/2015 Dionysos Parade
2/15/2015 Highland Parade
2/17/2015 Fat Tuesday
2/17/2015 Aesclepius Childrens Parade
2/17/2015 Aesclepius Bridge Closing Ceremony