Krewe of Sobek ready for 2020 Grand Bal and Parade

Krewe of Sobek talks about its 2020 Grand Bal and Parade

SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — One of the first Mardi Gras parades to hit the streets of the ArkLaTex is the Krewe of Sobek.

Queen Valerie Thomas-White and parade Chairwoman Shirley Pierson stopped by KSLA News 12 at Noon to talk about their Grand Bal XVII and Parade happening Jan. 17 and Jan. 18, respectively.

“Harlem Nights!" is the krewe’s theme for this Mardi Gras season.

The Grand Bal, a formal event, will be held Jan. 17 at the Shreveport Convention Center. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the tableau will start at 8 p.m.

On the day of the parade, participants will start staging at 11 a.m. Jan. 18 at the Louisiana State Fair Grounds.

The route will run west on Greenwood Road, then north on Mertis Avenue, then east on Lakeshore Drive then south on Missouri Avenue and back to the Fair Grounds.

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