Shreveport-Bossier City has something for everyone this March. Events include Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations, Crawfest at Betty Virginia Park, Dirty Dancing on stage at the Strand Theatre and several live musical performances including Leon Bridges, Blake Shelton, Aaron Lewis, plus many, many more. Check out a few of the events below.


March 1

EVENT Designer Bag Bingo, 6-10 p.m., Centenary Fitness Center, Shreveport

EVENT Crash the Wedding, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Petroleum Club, Shreveport

ARTS Godspell presented by Stage Center, 7 p.m. Shreveport Regional Arts Council in Shreveport

ARTS On Golden Pond, 7:30 p.m., Shreveport Little Theatre

MUSIC Leon Bridges, 8 p.m., Shreveport Municipal Auditorium
Texas soul singer Leon Bridges, best known for his song Coming Home, will bring his guitar mastery to Shreveport this month. Watch the young musician perform in concert at the historic Shreveport Municipal Auditorium at 8 p.m.


March 2

MUSIC Home Free: Timeless World Tour, 8 p.m., the Strand Theatre, Shreveport

SPORTS Fairbanks Ice Dogs vs. Shreveport Mudbugs, 8 p.m., George’s Pond Hirsch Coliseum, Shreveport


March 3

EVENT 3Miles for Free Smiles 5K, 8 a.m.-noon. Southern Hills Park Advisory Council in Shreveport

EVENT Spring Fling Horseshoe Competition, 3-6 p.m., Eight Folds Farms, Benton

EVENT Best in Sheaux, 6:30-10 p.m., RiverView Hall, downtown Shreveport

EVENT The Robbys: Hollywood’s Golden Age, 7 p.m., Robinson Film Center, Shreveport

MUSIC Blake Shelton, 7 p.m., CenturyLink Center, Bossier City
Country superstar Blake Shelton is an American chart topping, singer-songwriter and television personality known for appearing on TV’s The Voice. He kicked off the year by joining his fellow “Country Music Freaks” on his headlining tour. Shelton will perform at Centurylink Center in Bossier City alongside Brett Eldredge, Carly Pearce and very special guest Trace Adkins.


March 4

SHOPPING The Collective Pop-Up, 4-8 p.m. Strange Brew in Shreveport

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

EVENT The 90s Block Party, 7 p.m., CenturyLink Center, Bossier City


March 8

KIDS Nature Storytime: Silly Snakes, 10-11 a.m., Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park, Shreveport


March 9

MUSIC Aaron Lewis, Songs and Stories Tour, 8 p.m., Horseshoe Casino & Hotel, Bossier City
Aaron Lewis is an American musician and songwriter, who is the lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and founding member of the alternative metal band Staind. His Bocephus-styled vocals help showcase the desperation, pain and heartache missing from today’s country music. Don’t miss your chance to see him live as he tells stories and performs in the Horseshoe Riverdome.

SPORS Topeka Roadrunners vs. Shreveport Mudbugs, 8 p.m., George’s Pond Hirsch Coliseum, Shreveport

EVENT Food For Soul – Open Mic Night, 9 p.m., J.O.S.H. Lounge, Shreveport


March 10

EVENT The Arklatex Craft Beer and BBQ Festival, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Louisiana State Exhibit Museum, Shreveport
Want some good beer and BBQ? Come to the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum to experience the blending of two great American pastimes: competition barbecue and craft beer. Enjoy unique craft beer samples from Louisiana, in addition to a large variety of breweries from across the U.S. and the ArkLaTex. This event offers great competition barbecue, live music, games and a little bit of regional history. It’s sure to be a day filled with education and fun

MUSIC Winter Jam 2018, 7 p.m., CenturyLink Center, Bossier City
The CenturyLink Center is excited to welcome back Christian music’s largest annual tour, the Winter Jam Tour Spectacular. Founded and hosted by Grammy-nominated NewSong, the Winter Jam 2018 Tour Spectacular will showcase many of today’s Christian music’s best and brightest artists of all genres, stunt performers and comedy acts. This year’s event showcases Skillet, Kari Jobe, Building 429, Dan Bremnes, plus many more.

MUSIC Joe Diffe, 8 p.m., DiamondJacks Casino, Bossier City

SPORTS Topeka Roadrunners vs. Shreveport Mudbugs, 8 p.m., George’s Pond Hirsch Coliseum, Shreveport


March 16

EVENT March Craft Beer Tasting, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Strange Brew, Shreveport

ARTS Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage, 8 p.m., the Strand Theatre, Shreveport
The 1980s movie is now on stage in an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing. It’s the summer of 1963, and 17-year-old Frances “Baby” Houseman is on vacation in New York’s Catskill Mountains with her older sister and parents. Baby discovers her own entertainment when she stumbles upon the staff quarters where an all-night dance party is in full swing. Baby’s life is about to change forever as she is thrown in the deep end as Johnny’s leading lady both on-stage and off with breathtaking consequences. Don’t miss your chance to see this record-breaking live theater sensation at the Strand Theatre. You’ll have the time of your life.

FESTIVAL The 12th Annual Blues Festival, 8 p.m., Shreveport Municipal Auditorium

SPORT Odessa Jackalopes vs. Shreveport Mudbugs, 8 p.m., George’s Pond Hirsch Coliseum, Shreveport


March 17

FESTIVAL Louisiana Redbud Festival, 7 a.m., downtown Vivian

SPORTS Shamrock Shuffle 5K, 9:15 a.m., Marilynn’s Place, Shreveport

EVENT Patty in the Plaza, 5-11 p.m., Festival Plaza, downtown Shreveport
Everyone loves a party on St. Patrick’s Day and Patty in the Plaza has all the fun you need to celebrate. Come to Festival Plaza in downtown Shreveport and enjoy live music, cold beverages and much, much more. The gates open at 5 p.m. and the party lasts until 11 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the gate.

EVENT St. Fatty’s Day with Kyle Craft, Ouro Boar and Them Notorious Cadillacs, 7 p.m. Fatty Arbuckles in Shreveport

COMEDY Rodney Carrington, 8 p.m., Horseshoe Casino and Hotel, Bossier City

SPORT Tuff Hedeman Championship Bull Riding, 8 p.m., CenturyLink Center, Bossier City

EVENT St. Patrick Day Bash with The Interns, 9 p.m. Strange Brew in Shreveport


March 23

ARTS Lysistrata, 6 p.m., Artispy, Shreveport

EVENT Espolon Tequila Tasting, 5-7 p.m., Wine Country Bottle Shop, Shreveport

MUSIC Justin Moore: Hell on a Highway Tour, 7:30 p.m., Shreveport Municipal Auditorium

SPORTS Corpus Christi IceRays vs. Shreveport Mudbugs, 8 p.m., George’s Pond Hirsch Coliseum, Shreveport


March 24

EVENT Donut Dash 2018, 8-11 a.m. Red River Brewing Company in Shreveport

EVENT Bloom Festival, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. RW Norton Art Gallery in Shreveport

SHOPPING Bossier City Makers Fair, 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Louisiana Boardwalk in Bossier City
The Bossier City Makers Fair is a celebration of handcrafted goods, crafts, arts and foods from over 80 makers and artisans. This free event features artisans showcasing everything including pottery, stained glass, knitting, art, up-cycled furniture, soap, jewelry, home décor, clothing and so much more. Meet the makers and shop local, one-of-a-kind creations. This event will take place at the Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets starting at 10 a.m. Come grab a bite to eat, shop the booths and enjoy the atmosphere in a family-friendly, safe environment.

EVENT Crawfest, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Betty Virginia Park in Shreveport
Crawfest will take place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Betty Virginia Park in Shreveport. Admission is free to the public and pets are welcome. There also will be live music, local artists and a kids’ activities area. A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to the South Highlands Neighborhood Association for improvements to the park. Bring your family and come enjoy great local music, food, drinks and art in the park.

EVENT Battle of the Gumbo Gladiators, noon- 4 p.m. Festival Plaza in Shreveport
Want to attend a gumbo cook-off fundraiser at Festival Plaza in downtown Shreveport? This all-day event, which is free to attend, features gumbo teams from all over that compete for the title of Ultimate Gumbo Gladiator. A team of judges will select winners in seafood and non-seafood categories. Attendees will also vote for People’s Choice winner. Proceeds from this event support the programs of Volunteers for Youth Justice.

EVENT Miss BBW Pageant, 2-7 p.m., Shreveport Convention Center, Shreveport

EVENT ASEANA Spring Festival, 4-9 p.m., Asian Gardens of Shreveport

ARTS Lysistrata, 6 p.m. Artispy in Shreveport

EVENT Shreveport Symphony: Bernstein at 100, 7:30 p.m., Shreveport Riverview Theater

EVENT An Evening with Jason Mraz Solo Acoustic Show, 8 p.m., Shreveport Municipal Auditorium

EVENT Rhythm in the Night, 8-10 p.m. Horseshoe Casino’s Riverdome in Bossier City


March 30

EVENT NWLA Full-Figured Fashion Week, 2 p.m., Contagious Curves, Shreveport

EVENT Bike Shreveport Slow Roll, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Columbia Park, Shreveport

MUSIC Dauzat St. Marie, 8-11 p.m., Bear’s, Shreveport

SPORTS Lone Star Brahmas vs. Shreveport Mudbugs, 8 p.m., George’s Pond Hirsch Coliseum, Shreveport


March 31

EVENT 7th Annual Corvette Celebration, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Main Street at Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets, Bossier City

FESTIVAL Bayou Blow-Out Car, Truck, Bike & Grudge Fest, 2 p.m., Thunder Road Raceway, Gilliam, LA

SPORTS Lone Star Brahmas vs. Shreveport Mudbugs, 8 p.m., George’s Pond Hirsch Coliseum, Shreveport