Shreveport's Annual Red River Mardi Gras Bash

Shreveport's Annual Red River Mardi Gras Bash

We will be staying 4 nights at the Boom Town Casino and Resort. The Boom Town Casino and Hotel guest accommodations feature 187 graciously decorated rooms and suites.

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We will be staying 4 nights at the Boom Town Casino and Resort. The Boom Town Casino and Hotel guest accommodations feature 187 graciously decorated rooms and suites.

Day 1

6:00am Depart College Ave NE Park & Ride
6:30am Depart Badger Office 6759 W Greenfield Ave
A pickup in Waukesha, Delafield, Oconomowoc or Johnson Creek may be added based on first request.
8:15am Depart American Center 151 American Parkway Madison, WI
Break stops are made every 2 to 3 hours plus a 1 hour lunch, which will be at your own expense.
6:00pm Approximate arrival at Drury Inn & Suites, Hayti, MO. Enjoy their dinner kickback with 3 drinks per person.

Day 2

6:30am Depart for Shreveport LA
1:15pm    Krewe of Gemini Mardi Gras Museum
Enjoy a fascinating display of the history of Mardi Gras in Shreveport-Bossier.  Exhibits include floats, Mardi Gras royalty costumes, and all the trappings of Mardi Gras festivities.
2:30pm Estimated arrival at Boom Town
4:15pm Dinner and Krewe of Centaur Float Loading Party
You will have the opportunity to visit with Krewe members while they load their floats for the upcoming
parade.
6:00pm Depart for ride back to Boom Town Casino

Day 3

8:45am Depart for ride to Tubbs Hardware
Start your day shopping at Tubbs Hardware and Gifts for specialty Mardi Gras Beads and accessories at the Mardi Gras Headquarters!
10:30am Julie Anne’s Bakery  
Enjoy a light lunch and a King Cake Demonstration at Julie Anne’s Bakery. Their cakes, pies, pastries, cookies, and breads are baked fresh every morning before the sun comes up. It's hard to drive past without being lured in by the sweet smell of delicacies baking in the oven
12:00pm Mardi Gras Mask Making at Agora Borealis
You will enjoy learning the history and traditions of Mardi Gras while making their very own Mardi Gras mask
1:00pm Mardi Gras Bash  
Experience Mardi Gras in Shreveport-Bossier.  Enjoy Mardi Gras Bash and parade. Eat great Cajun
cuisines, enjoy wonderful music, and have a front row spot to the parade.  Includes meal, live
entertainment, parade, specialty bead, and Mardi Gras T Shirt.

Day 4

12:00pm Lunch and Beer Tasting at Flying Heart Brewing Company  
Flying Heart Brewing is located in the old Bossier City Central fire station. Come tour the brewery and tasting room where you will learn about the history of Bossier City's first brewery. The tour ends with a pint of your choice of one of six brews. Flying Heart Brewing, with unwavering devotion to quality and consistency, creates small batches of handcrafted full-flavored brews, including the most premium
ingredients. Founded in 2014 as a labor of love, Flying Heart celebrates good beer with good friends.
2:00pm Barksdale Global Power Museum
A historic journey from World War I to present. Features uniforms, dioramas, a barracks exhibit dating back to World War II. Twenty-five aircraft and vehicles are on display.
3:45pm R.W. Norton Art Gallery and Azalea Gardens
The museum of American and European art spanning four centuries, spotlights Frederic Remington & Charles Russell.

Day 5

9:00am Stage of Stars Museum   
Elvis has come back to the building!  Tour the historic Municipal Auditorium, former home of the Louisiana Hayride, a live radio broadcast from 1948-1960. Tour the museum where Elvis’ career really started.  Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Jim Reeves, Kitty Wells, and Slim Whitman are just a few that
performed.
11:00am Gaming at Margaritaville Casino Resort
Passengers receive $10 free play and included lunch buffet
1:30pm The Perfect Pair – Wine & Chocolate Tasting
Tantalize your taste buds with a unique pairing of wines and fine chocolate in the middle of paradise at the Margaritaville Resort Casino in Bossier City. Your expert instructor provides fun facts and teaches you about different flavor profiles, wine varieties and how to re-create perfect pairings at home. Chocolates are provided by the Chocolate Crocodile, a locally-owned shop situated next door at the Louisiana Boardwalk
6:00pm Us Up North Cooking Demo with Chef Hardette
Enjoy a wonderful dinner that celebrates the unique flavors and culinary traditions of northwest Louisiana. This food demo will allow guests to enjoy locally sourced dishes and cooking demonstrations.

Day 6

9:00am Depart for Hayti, MO
Break stops are made every 2 to 3 hours plus a 1 hour lunch, which will be at your own expense.
5:30pm Approximate arrival at Drury Inn & Suites, Hayti, MO. Enjoy their 5:30 dinner kickback with 3 drinks per person.

Day 7

8:00am Bus departs Drury Inn for our day’s journey home
Break stops will be made every 2 to 3 hours in addition to a one-hour lunch stop, at your own expense, on our way back to Wisconsin
6:00pm Approximate arrival back to Madison

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
American Center P&R American Center Park & Ride, Madison, WI
Badger Bus Tours MKE Badger Bus Tours Office - West Allis
6759 W. Greenfield Ave West Allis, WI 53214
College Ave NE P&R College Ave NE Park & Ride
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Feb 21
2019
$1,619.00

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