Krewe of Harambee Mardi Gras Parade Rolls Through Downtown Shreveport On MLK Day

It’s finally time for some king cake-eating, bead-grabbing, Zydeco-dancing Mardi Gras action here in Shreveport-Bossier. Head on down to downtown Shreveport on Monday, Jan. 16 for the Krewe of Harambee Mardi Gras MLK Parade. Starting at Municipal Auditorium on Elvis Presley Avenue, the parade will roll through the streets of downtown beginning at 1 p.m. Click here for a parade map.

The Krewe of Harambee is the oldest black Mardi Gras krewe in north Louisiana founded in 1999 to increase minority participation during the Mardi Gras season. The parade, which always coincides with Martin Luther King Jr. Day, is a fantastic display of flashy costumes, one-of-a-kind floats and some of the area’s best marching bands. Click here to see a slideshow of a past ball. If you plan to attend dress for chilly weather, and you may want to bring an umbrella in the event of rain.

For a complete list of Shreveport-Bossier Mardi Gras celebrations click here.


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