Shreveport-Bossier throws the best family-friendly Mardi Gras. From grand balls to authentic Cajun food and dazzling parades, there’s a way for everyone to celebrate Mardi Gras in Shreveport-Bossier.

Pointe Coupee

Parades held in Pointe Coupee Parish the week of Mardi Gras include the Livonia Carnival Association, Lundi Gras, the Community Center of Pointe Coupee and the New Roads Lions Club. Catch them all!

Baton Rouge

Mardi Gras in Baton Rouge offers many family-friendly—and even pet-friendly—parades and new traditions full of lively crowds and an exciting atmosphere.

Bayou Jean de Jean

To paddle Bayou Jean de Jean just north of the town of Boyce, paddlers can put in at the Corps of Engineers Boyce landing on the Red River. Since both the landing and the entrance to the bayou are in an oxbow, paddlers are not exposed to the river currents. Due to a small log jam, only about two miles of the bayou are passable from the oxbow.

Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga 101

Pack & Paddle is hosting its first paddleboard yoga class at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Fieldcrest Park in Youngsville. The price is $45 per person (reservations required) and includes a stand up paddleboard, paddle, PFD and instruction. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and shoes that can get wet and will grip on the board. They should also bring water. Participants must have either experience in either stand up paddleboarding or yoga to take this class. Click here for more information.


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