Mardi Gras Pop-Up Party, photo by Jim Noetzel


February 09, 2019
12:00 AM


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Saturday, February 9, 7–10pm

Catch the spirit of Mardi Gras season during the Shreveport-Bossier Mardi Gras Pop-Up Party at event1013 in downtown Plano, Texas. This free party will celebrate the Carnival season in Shreveport-Bossier with live dance music by Tipsey the Band, free gumbo from Chef Henry Griffin of Shreveport's Creole Cafe, a king cake tasting featuring king cakes from three of Shreveport-Bossier’s top bakeries, Mardi Gras beads, door prizes, a cash bar, and more. Families welcome.

One lucky party attendee will win the Mardi Gras experience of a lifetime – the opportunity to ride on a float during the enormous Krewe of Highland Parade XXIV on Sunday, March 3. To claim this prize, the winner must be 21 years of age or older. This giveaway may also be entered online at

The Shreveport-Bossier Mardi Gras Pop-Up Party is presented by the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau in partnership with event1013 and the Historic Downtown Plano Arts District. The purpose of the party is to give Louisiana's neighbors in Texas a fun, free taste of Carnival season in Shreveport-Bossier.

Shreveport-Bossier’s biggest parade weekends are Feb. 22-24 and March 1-3, but Mardi Gras parties, parades, and events are already well underway. To plan your visit to Mardi Gras in Shreveport-Bossier, visit or call 800/551-8682 to request a free copy of The Gris Gris Guide to Mardi Gras in Shreveport-Bossier by mail.