Holiday In Dixie
Holiday in Dixie is a multifaceted spring festival celebrating its 63rd year in the Shreveport area, making it one of the oldest running festivals in Louisiana.
HID provides cultural enrichment, family oriented activities, economic development, a celebration of The Louisiana Purchase and most importantly, a spirit of community involvement and pride. The spring festival running from April 8th-April 17th is a full schedule of merriment and activities with “something for everyone”.
Carnival at Festival Plaza
Opens Friday, April 8; 4pm -10pm
9-10:30 Cody Cooke and the Bayou Outlaws
Saturday, April 9; 12noon – 11pm
7-8 The Matthew Davidson Band
8:30-10 The Benjy Davis Project
Sunday, April 10; 1pm-10pm
Monday-Thursday, April 11-14; 5pm-10pm
Thursday, April 14 8-9:30
Do Not Resuscitate DNR
Friday, April 15; 4pm-11
7-8:30 Elvis Tribute Artist Richard Cook
9:00-10:30 Earshot Graffiti
Saturday, April 16; 12-11pm
8:30-10:30 Whiskey Myers
Sunday, April 17 1pm-10pm
Admission is FREE for all ages.
Children under 12 MUST be accompanied by an adult!!
Monday-Thursday are ARMBAND NIGHTS!!!
$20 for all rides (height requirements apply)
Fantastic Rides, Games, Food and Beverages, Arts and Crafts, and Live Music all at the Downtown Shreveport Festival Plaza!
Carnival tickets sell for 4 for $5 or 22 for $25.
On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday–buy a “Ride Pass” at $20 for unlimited rides 5 p.m. until close!
All kids’ rides are 2 tickets each.
All adults’ rides are 3 tickets each. Freak Out and Himalaya are 4 tickets.
In 2011, the parade will be Saturday, April 9th at 5:30 pm in downtown Shreveport beginning at the Municipal Auditorium and heading east on Milam, north on Market, then west on Texas.
The parade has been unique to the Shreveport – Bossier area for 63 years and continues the tradition of family fun featuring Shriner’s Clowns and cars, Classic Convertibles, Fire Trucks, The National Guard, Bossier City Marshals and Fire Departments, Local School Marching Bands, 16 Floats and more!
Once again there will be tons of “throws”, cups and candy showering the crowds that line the streets. These are just a few highlights to grab your attention. Do not miss the Classic Parade on April 9th. Come join us for the time of your life!
To sponsor a float in the parade, contact the Holiday in Dixie office at 865-5555.