Things to See & Do

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We are Louisiana's Other Side, and here, we are a mix of spicy Cajun attitude and wide open Texas spirit. We took the best of big Texas and the tastiest of Louisiana and blended it into our own brand of entertainment and fun. From big, outdoor festivals to laugh-til-your-side-hurts indoor comedy shows, this northwestern corner of the state has it all.

Festivals are our trademark, and we hold them from the time the first warm breeze dances across our faces to the time cool air convinces us it's time to go indoors. Shreveport Bossier’s festivals draw hundreds of thousands, from this state and others, all ready to experience our family-friendly fun with loads of good food, days of dancing, art and a whole lot more.

Our artistic legacy runs deep. We have live theater and symphony performances, and on any given weekend you're likely to find concerts by today's popular artists as well as those by yesterday's favorites to take you on a whimsical trip down memory lane. Our museums showcase our rich history, including our place in musical lore as the place where Elvis Presley got his start on the Louisiana Hayride.

Take a trip down to the Red River, and get ready for good shopping at the Outlets of Louisiana Boardwalk and exciting gaming at our casinos. It's no wonder we do sOutlets of o much on the riverfront – the river is an important part of who we are! The Red River is how we got our start when a boat captain by the name of Capt. Henry Miller Shreve cleared a logjam on the Red River in the 1830s, opening the way for trade and leading to the establishing of Shreveport. Bossier City came along shortly thereafter, bringing with it Barksdale Air Force Base, the world's largest airfield of its time and a key player in today's military.

We show off all this. Whether it's an afternoon of riverfront shopping, gaming and eating or a visit to our famous Barksdale Air Show, you get a chance to engage your fun-loving side because we turn history into an experience.