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Shreveport/Bossier City offers a large selection of events and festivals for all ages and interests. Festivals usually feature touring artists, craftsmen, and musicians and offer ethnic foods of all types. A sampling of these events is listed:
JANUARY/FEBRUARY: Mardi Gras offers parades, balls, parties, and special events; African American Parade.
MARCH: Louisiana Redbud Festival offers parades, 5k run, crafts, food booths, and entertainment.
APRIL: Dogwood Festival; Holiday in Dixie ; Hal Sutton & David Toms Christus Schumpert Charity Classic (two-day golf event).
MAY: Poke Salad Festival (carnival & parade); Mudbug Madness (crawfish and Cajun food are the highlights); Jazz & Gumbo Festival; Cinco de Mayo Fiesta (Hispanic festival); and ARTBREAK - dance, music, theater, food, fun, and a 5K road race.
JUNE: Annual Sunflower Trail & Festival; Black Eyed Pea Festival; Cross Lake Floatilla; and Let the Good Times Roll Festival - celebrates African-American culture, music, art, and food.
JULY: Red River Western Festival - western events; Riverblast - Fourth of July celebration with fireworks, food, music and fun.
SEPTEMBER: Super Derby Festival; Pioneer Days - arts, crafts, games, parade, and contests; Pumpkin Shine on Line - entertainment, jack-o-lanterns, and concessions.
OCTOBER: Boomtown Days; Monterey Days Heritage Festival; Red River Revel Arts Festival; Mooringsport Fall Festival; State Fair of Louisiana.
NOVEMBER: Christmas in Roseland; Holiday Trail of Lights; Rockets Over the Red.
DECEMBER: Festival of Trees; Christmas on Caddo; Christmas On The Red; Country Christmas Festival; December On The Red; Independence Bowl - post-season college football bowl game featuring teams from the Big 12 and Southeaster Conferences. A number of ancillary events surround the game.
JANUARY TO DECEMBER: Around the clock food, entertainment, and gaming on the Riverboats on the Red River. Scores of special events all year.
APRIL to AUGUST: The Shreveport Sports baseball season.
APRIL to NOVEMBER: Thoroughbred racing at Louisiana Downs.
SEPTEMBER TO MAY: Shreveport Symphony Orchestra.
OCTOBER to MARCH: Professional hockey. Shreveport 's Mudbugs take to the ice.