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Things To Do In Shreveport

Explore all that Shreveport has to offer while you're here! From aquariums, to parades and festivals, make your stay with us even more memorable.

Krewe of Centuar Parade

Krewe of Centaur Mardi Gras Parade Saturday, February 11 | 3:30PM - 10PM

The Krewe of Centaur Mardi Gras Parade has grown over the years to become the largest, single parading Krewes in the State of Louisiana (including New Orleans).

Expect masked revelers on floats, marchers, and horseback riders responding to the age old cry “Throw me something, Mister!” by tossing beads, toys, and trinkets.

Get a front row seat to the start of the parade by staying at Bally's Shreveport!

Krewe of Gemini Parade

Krewe of Gemini Mardi Gras Parade Saturday, February 18th | 3:30PM - 10PM

Feel the Mardi Gras spirit with the Krewe of Gemini - the first parading Krewe in modern times in Shreveport and Bossier City, Louisiana!

Expect masked revelers on floats, marchers, and horseback riders responding to the age old cry “Throw me something, Mister!” by tossing beads, toys, and trinkets.

Get a front row seat to the start of the parade by staying at Bally's Shreveport!

Shreveport Aquarium

Shreveport Aquarium Come curious and leave inspired!

Explore an underwater world of wonder with over 3,000 animals, ranging from starfish to snapping turtles to sharks and understand how you can make a difference in their world and ours - Located next door to Bally's Shreveport!

  • Observe a shark feeding in action and check out the unique behaviors of these magnificent (and often misunderstood) creatures
  • Get up close and personal with our friendly stingrays: touch and even hand-feed them
  • Interact with our mesmerizing moon jellies and learn how these animals adapt and survive in their environment
  • Visit our touch pools and learn fascinating fun facts about sea stars, cleaner shrimp, anemones and more
  • Hunt for gold, gems, ancient shark’s teeth and fossils in our Red River Treasure Mine 
Sci-Port Discovery Center

Sci-Port Discovery Center Science and "Edu-tainment" Center

Sci-Port Discovery Center is a 92,000 square-foot science and edu-tainment center made up of a Space Center, the Sawyer Space Dome Planetarium, the Power of Play (PoP) Children’s Museum, the Gallery of Intrigue, and Louisiana’s only Digital Laser IMAX® Dome Theatre. In all, there are 200+ hands-on exhibits, interactive programs, live demonstrations, and planetarium programs, and both IMAX documentary style films as well as full length feature films.

Located one block away from Bally's Shreveport! 

Mudbug Madness Festival

Mudbug Madness Festival Memorial Day Weekend | 11AM-11PM Daily

What began in 1984 as a two-day street festival in downtown Shreveport is now one of Louisiana’s largest and most popular Cajun festivals, featuring renowned Cajun, Zydeco, Blues and Jazz artists, mouth-watering Cajun cuisine, raucous contests, and fun for all ages. Now a three-day festival held each Memorial Day weekend, Mudbug Madness is nationally recognized as one of the Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 Events, drawing as many as 56,000 people in one day!

Located at Festival Plaza, within walking distance (0.3mi) of Bally's Shreveport!
SB Rides Bicycle Tours

SB Rides Bicycle Tours Tour Downtown Shreveport In Style

Take a guided bicycle tour through historic downtown Shreveport with SB Rides!