Red River Revel expanding across downtown Shreveport

Published: Sep. 27, 2022 at 5:23 PM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - The Red River Revel is expanding its boundaries beyond Festival Plaza this year!

The annual arts festival has partnered with the Shreveport Downtown Development Authority for what they’re calling Revel+. It’s a free shuttle service that will have seven different stops and 34 points of interest to explore across downtown Shreveport.

The Revel Band will allow attendees access to dozens of shopping, dining and drink specials!

Revel+ shuttle map
Revel+ shuttle map(Red River Revel)

“What’s in it for us is the ability to expand the footprint of the festival to the entirety of downtown, without having to go through all the steps it would take to secure the property and program throughout downtown. What’s in for our partners and downtown businesses is that hopefully they will be able to receive some lift from the increased traffic that the festival brings,” said Logan Lewis, executive director of the revel.

The shuttle will run on Thursday and Friday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., and on Saturdays from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m.

“We love our festivals but have never truly had them integrate into downtown until now. Revel Plus is going to encourage the thousands of Revel visitors to really explore what downtown has to offer, but with benefits! We’ll be unveiling all sorts of downtown Revel week specials that will be unlocked with your Revel digital wristband” said Liz Swaine, executive director of the Downtown Development Authority.

The Red River Revel begins Oct. 1 and goes through Oct. 9.

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