February in Shreveport-Bossier City has hearts a-flutter. On top of the endless ways to spend Valentine’s Day, there are incredible cultural arts performances, live music and of course, a little thing called Mardi Gras to keep you busy. Get inspired to have fun in February with our list of things to do.

February 2

MUSIC Clay Walker, 8 p.m., Riverdome at Horseshoe Casino & Hotel, Bossier City

Certain artists just seem to have an innate sense of what it takes to please an audience. Clay Walker is one of those artists. Whether on stage or in the recording studio, Walker never gives less than a hundred percent, and it’s that kind of dedicated work ethic combined with God-given talent that have made him one of the most successful country acts of the past decade. With a string of hits that includes What’s It To You, If I Could Make A Living, This Woman and This Man and Rumor Has It, he’s best known for his high-energy concerts. Come see multi-platinum country music artist and East Texas native, Clay Walker perform at 8 p.m. Horseshoe Casino & Hotel in the Riverdome.

EVENT Krewe of Centaur Float-Loading Party, 5:30-9 p.m., Krewe of Centaur
Den (351 Aero Drive), Shreveport

February 3

EVENT Red River Mardi Gras Bash, 1 p.m., Lake Street at Clyde Fant Parkway, downtown Shreveport

The Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau is hosting the 12th Annual Red River Mardi Gras Bash in downtown Shreveport during the Krewe of Centaur Parade. The party starts at 1 p.m. Attendees will enjoy a front row experience to the Krewe of Centaur parade – one of the largest Mardi Gras parades in Louisiana. The climate-controlled party tent is located along the riverfront, and tickets to the bash include live entertainment, savory Cajun and Creole food, king cake, a commemorative Mardi Gras bead and t-shirt and several hands-on experiences.

EVENT Krewe of Centaur Parade, 4:30 p.m., starts on Clyde Fant Parkway in downtown Shreveport

The Krewe of Centaur is one of the largest parading krewes in Louisiana, and their giant, colorful parade is a must-see. The parade begins, rain or shine, at 4:30 p.m. on Clyde Fant Memorial Parkway in downtown Shreveport. The massive parade proceeds south along Clyde Fant Memorial Parkway from downtown Shreveport, turns right onto Shreveport-Barksdale Highway and ends in the Broadmoor neighborhood at East Kings Highway Park.

EVENT Trivia Night at Red River Brewing Taproom, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., Shreveport

February 4

EVENT Krewe of Barkus & Meoux Pet Parade, 12-4 p.m., Reeves Marine, Bossier City

The annual Krewe of Barkus & Meoux Pet Parade will roll at the old Reeves Marine in Bossier City. Bring your pets, children and all your family and friends. Parade day activities, including the judging of registered pets for prizes in such categories as Best Dressed, Best Float, Best Interpretation of theme and Pet/ Owner Lookalike, begins at 1 p.m. The parade typically marches at 3 p.m.

EVENT Cornhole Tournament at Red River Brewing Taproom, 3:30 p.m., Shreveport

February 6

ARTS A Chorus Line, 8 p.m., The Strand eatre, Shreveport

A Chorus Line is musical theater in its purest form. Its celebration and true-to-life depiction of performers and their struggle to achieve greatness on the Broadway stage has earned the show unanimous praise as one of the true masterpieces of live theater. The iconographic stories, simultaneously touching, funny and inspiring, will haunt you long after you leave the theater. A Chorus Line is gripping live theater with world famous songs, choreography that’s become part of popular culture, and a laugh-out-loud, refreshingly honest storyline.

EVENT Garden Bros. Circus, 4:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m., Hirsch Memorial Coliseum, Shreveport

Come see the all-new Garden Bros. Circus! This year’s production is packed with breathtaking special effects, concert-style lighting and three rings bursting with excitement, laughter and memories that families will cherish. Showcasing the very best performers featuring Motorcycle Daredevils in the Sky, the World Famous Human Pyramid, elephants, daring aerial artists, six motorcycles in the Globe of Death, the Crazy Cossack Horse Riders, Chinese acrobats, death-defying trapeze, contortionists, the funniest clowns, and jugglers as seen on America’s Got Talent. Free children’s tickets have been distributed at all elementary schools, pre- schools, day care centers and churches. The free tickets are also available at sponsoring businesses in the area.

February 9

EVENT Krewe of Gemini Float-Loading Party, 6-9 p.m., Krewe of Gemini Den (2101 E.Texas St.), Bossier City

EVENT Krewe of Harambee Saada Maskhara Bal, 6 p.m., Horseshoe Casino and Hotel, Bossier City

MUSIC Rockin’ Dopsie, Jr., 8 p.m., DiamondJacks Casino, Bossier City

February 10

EVENT JAMfest Shreveport Nationals Cheer & Dance, 8 a.m., Shreveport Convention Center

EVENT Krewe of Dionysos, 6 p.m., starts at Red River South Common Shopping Center South Drive in Natchitoches

EVENT Krewe of Gemini Parade, 4 p.m., starts on Clyde Fant Parkway in downtown Shreveport

The Krewe of Gemini is the rst parading krewe in modern times in Shreveport-Bossier City. The popular parade begins in downtown Shreveport at 4 p.m. at the intersection of Clyde Fant Memorial Parkway and Lake Street. The parade will proceed south along Clyde Fant Memorial Parkway, turn right onto Shreveport-Barksdale Highway and end near the Duck Pond in Shreveport’s Broadmoor neighborhood.

February 11

EVENT Krewe of Highland Parade, 2 p.m., Highland Neighborhood, Shreveport

The Krewe of Highland Parade is a funky and unpredictable neighborhood parade that winds its way through the historic Highland neighborhood of Shreveport. The parade, which is known for unique throws including hot dogs, packaged ramen noodles and more, begins at 2 p.m. at the intersection of Gregg Avenue and Gilbert Drive in Shreveport, and travels a circular route through the neighborhood that includes sections of Creswell Avenue, Olive Street and Centenary Boulevard.

EVENT Marilynn’s Place Mardi Gras Bash, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Marilynn’s Place, Shreveport

Each year on the day of the Krewe of Highland Mardi Gras parade, Marilynn’s Place hosts a huge party beginning at 10 a.m. with breakfast and Bloody Mary’s. However, the party really kicks into high gear after the Krewe of Highland parade ends, with live music, food, libations and great people- watching. Admission is free but food and drink must be purchased.

February 13

EVENT Shreveport Public Assembly & Recreation’s Mardi Gras Dance, 5:30 p.m., Riverview Hall, Shreveport

Shreveport Public Assembly & Recreation is hosting its annual Mardi Gras Dance for individuals with disabilities at 5:30 p.m. at Riverview Hall, 601 Clyde Fant Memorial Parkway in Shreveport. The free event features music, refreshments, door prizes and more and is open to all ages.

EVENT Krewe de les Femmes Mystique Children’s Mardi Gras Parade, 6:30 p.m., Pierre Bossier Mall, Bossier City

Throw me something, mister! Created to foster a fun, family-friendly Mardi Gras event for children in the community, the last Mardi Gras parade of the season in Shreveport- Bossier City is the Children’s Mardi Gras Parade. The parade begins at 6:30 p.m. and rolls around the Pierre Bossier Mall.

February 14

EVENT Valentine Dinner & Dance, 7 –10 p.m., Ramada Inn and Conference Center, Shreveport

February 15

MUSIC Luke Combs, 7:30 p.m., Shreveport Municipal Auditorium

With gritty, grizzled vocals, brazen songwriting talent and one fantastic live show, Luke Combs stormed onto the country music landscape in 2017 as a force to be reckoned with. This North Carolina native brings his Don’t Tempt Me With A Good Time Tour to the Municipal Auditorium. Joining him on stage is special guest Ashley McBryde.

SPORTS The Harlem Globetrotters, 7 p.m., George’s Pond Hirsch Coliseum, Shreveport

Grab the kiddos for an evening of wild basketball tricks and comedy with the world famous Harlem Globetrotters. Combining athleticism and performance theater, the Harlem Globetrotters have played more than 26,000 exhibition games in over 100 countries. The Harlem Globetrotters will perform at George’s Pond Hirsch Coliseum in Shreveport at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $20.

February 16

EVENT Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live, 6 p.m.,The Strand eatre, Shreveport

SPORTS Odessa Jackalopes v. Shreveport Mudbugs, 8 p.m., George’s Pond Hirsch Coliseum, Shreveport

February 17

MUSIC KC and the Sunshine Band, 8 p.m., Margaritaville Resort Casino, Bossier City

KC and the Sunshine Band are as widely popular today as they were when they first danced onto the music scene nearly 45 years ago. Founded in 1973 in Hialeah, FL, its style has included disco and funk. Their best-known songs include the hits That’s the Way, Shake Your Booty, I’m Your Boogie Man, Keep It Comin’ Love, Get Down Tonight, Boogie Shoes, Please Don’t Go and Give It Up. Get ready to shake your booty as they perform at Paradise eater inside Margaritaville Resort Casino Bossier City.

EVENT Health and Wellness Expo, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Shreveport Convention Center

SPORTS Odessa Jackalopes v. Shreveport Mudbugs, 8 p.m., George’s Pond Hirsch Coliseum, Shreveport

February 23

EVENT The Northwest Louisiana Money Show, 1 – 6 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn, Bossier City

EVENT Platinum Comedy Tour, 8 p.m., Shreveport Municipal Auditorium

SPORTS Kenai River Brown Bears v. Shreveport Mudbugs, 8 p.m., George’s Pond Hirsch Coliseum, Shreveport

February 24

EVENT Polar Plunge, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., East Ridge Country Club, Shreveport

EVENT The Northwest Louisiana Money Show, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn, Bossier City

ARTS A Secret Lie in Love, 7:30 p.m., East Bank eatre, Bossier City

MUSIC Shreveport Symphony with Erich Bergen, 7:30 p.m., Riverview eater, Shreveport

MUSIC Creedence Clearwater Revisited, 8 p.m., Riverdome at Horseshoe Casino and Hotel, Bossier City

SPORTS Kenai River Brown Bears v. Shreveport Mudbugs, 8 p.m., George’s Pond Hirsch Coliseum, Shreveport

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