MARDI GRAS WEEKEND: List Of Mardi Gras Parades Happening In The Ark-La-Tex - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

MARDI GRAS WEEKEND: List Of Mardi Gras Parades Happening In The Ark-La-Tex

The good times will officially start rolling this weekend in the Ark-La-Tex as several local Mardi Gras Krewes prepare to take over area streets.  

Here's a list of Mardi Gras-related events happening here in the Ark-La-Tex:

The Krewe of Caddo will hold their parade on Saturday, February 3rd.  The parade will line up at 12:30 p.m. at the Old Grocery Store on Highway 1.  For more information call Neicy Bass at 318-995-7031 or Carol Schmidt at 318-995-6570.

The Town of Springhill will hold its parade Saturday, February 3rd at 1 p.m. The parade will being at the mall on South Main Street and travel north to City Park and end at the mall.  For more information call 318-539-5699.

The Krewe of Centaur Parade is Saturday, February 10th at 4 p.m. The theme this year is "Centaur Comics". This parade travels through Shreveport featuring several entries of large floats, marching bands, and plenty of throws. The parade will start in downtown Shreveport at Lake Street and Clyde Fant Parkway, will proceed south down the parkway to Shreveport-Barksdale Hwy., then west to East Kings Hwy., from East Kings Hwy. to Preston St. where the parade will end.

The Barkus and Meow Parade will be held Sunday, February 11th.  The theme this year is "Disco Dogs & Kool Katz". Dr. Diane Sino will be grand marshall.  The activities start at 1:30 p.m. and the parade begins at 3 p.m. The parade starts along the park walkways. $10 per pet to parade. Prizes go to animals in best costume, best representation of theme, most unique, pet owner look-alike, animal star, and most talented pet. For more information call 318-868-7842 or online at www.animalkrewe.org.

The Mooretown branch of the Shreve Memorial Library will celebrate Mardi Gras with a parade in the park on Thursday, February 15th at A. B. Palmer Park on Line Avenue.  The parade will begin at 10:30 am and run until Noon.  The theme is "Celebrating Our Community."  The Krewe of Sobek and the Woodlawn High School Marching Band will provide entertainment and parade throws.  King cake will also be served.

The Krewe of Gemini rolls through Shreveport on Saturday, February 17th at 4 p.m. This parade will feature several entries of large floats, marching bands, and plenty of throws.  The parade begins downtown Shreveport at Lake Street and Clyde Fant Parkway, proceeds south down the parkway to Shreveport-Barksdale Hwy, then travels west to East Kings Hwy., and from East Kings Hwy. to Preston St. where the parade ends. The theme for this year's parade is "World Celebration".

The Krewe of Hebe runs through Jefferson, Texas on Saturday, February 17th. A motorcycle parade kicks things off at 1:30 PM, followed by the Grande Parade starting at 2:00 PM. Go to "Links In The News" to find out more information about this year's Mardi Gras activities in Jefferson.

The Krewe of Highland Parade is Sunday, February 18th.  The parade begins and ends at Columbia Park where Carnival de Columbia takes place. The parade will feature Blanc et Noir Marching Society, Shreveport's newest Krewe.  The grand marshall of the parade will be Mayor Cedric Glover. The King of the Krewe is Chuck Reid and the Queen is Laura Goosen. 2 p.m. For more information call 318-869-4897 or 219-3763.

The final parade of the Mardi Gras Season is on Fat Tuesday, February 20th in Bossier City.  The Krewe of Aesclepius is geared toward families and children, and royalty will ride on floats and in convertibles.  The parade will begin at the south end of the Louisiana Boardwalk near the entrance to the Louisiana Wildlife Carousel and wind through the facility's streets and end at the Bass Pro Shops. The parade begins at 6:30 p.m. There will be a Mardi Gras Festival After Party for all krewes and the public following the parade. There is no charge for the parade and no charge scheduled at this time for the after party.

Stay Tuned to KSLA News 12 for all your Mardi Gras 2007 coverage.

Story by Kristi Woodard

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