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If you know, you know! Revelers in Shreveport-Bossier City and the rest of the Ark-La-Tex celebrate Mardi Gras all year long! From parties to parades to coronations and grand bals, if it's about Carnival, you'll find what you're looking for here! Make sure you bookmark this page so you don't miss a single bead, throw, or party!

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2024 NWLA Mardi Gras Calendar

Jan 05, Friday
· Mardi Gras Mambo (12th Night) – Krewe of Dionysos, Natchitoches
· Krewe of Excellence – 12th Night/Float Loading Party (Closed to membership only)

Jan 06, Saturday
· 12th Night Opening Party – Bossier Civic Center, 6 pm, $65
· Krewe of Excellence Parade, Natchitoches, 2 pm. NSU through downtown Natchitoches

Jan 12, Friday
· Sobek Bal
· Nemesis Bal


Jan 13, Saturday
· Sobek Parade
· Demeter Bal
· Justinian Bal – Horseshoe Casino Riverdome

Jan 14, Sunday
· Barkus & Meoux Jazz Brunch

Jan 15, Monday
· Harambee Parade – MLK Day

Jan 19, Friday
· Elders Bal

Jan 20, Saturday
· Centaur Bal at – Shreveport Convention Center, 6 pm
· Excellence Bal

Jan 21, Sunday
· Oceanus Brunch Bal – “Oceanus Rides Holiday Road”, LeBossier Event Center, Bossier City. $70 per person, $35 for 12yo and under. Doors open at 12:30 pm. Brunch buffet and cash bar. Attire is your Sunday best

Courtesy of the Krewe of Centaur
Courtesy of the Krewe of Centaur

Jan 26, Friday
· Atlas Bal – LeBossier Hotel Event Center

Jan 27, Saturday
· Gemini Bal – Shreveport Convention Center, 6 pm
· Minden Fasching Parade
· Dionysos Bal

Jan 28, Sunday
· Demeter Parade

Feb 2, Friday
· Ambassadeurs Bal
· Akewa Bal

Feb 3, Saturday
· Centaur Parade

Feb 4, Sunday
· Barkus & Meoux Pet Parade


Feb 09, Friday
· Highland Bal
· Oceanus Parade – Mall St. Vincent, Shreveport, 6 pm

Feb 10, Saturday
· Gemini Parade
· Harambee Bal
· Dionysos Parade

Feb 11, Sunday
· Highland Parade

Feb 13, Tuesday
· Fat Tuesday Children’s Parade
· Closing Celebration – hosted by the Krewes of Harambee & Sobek

Krewe of Gemini Inaugural Bal and Parade 1990

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Gallery Credit: Bruce Mikells

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