Northwest Louisiana Fall Festivals to get excited about

SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER, La. (Ark-La-Tex Weekend) - Festivals in Northwest Louisiana go into high gear during autumn. You’ll get to experience all sorts of events from jazz and blues to a celebration of the founding of Shreveport to several days of rousing revelry. Click on the name of the festival for more information.

Shreveport Blues & Southern Soul Pre-Labor Day Fest

September 3 at 6 p.m. at Shreveport Festival Plaza

Start September with some soul and blues. Till 1, Summer Wolfe, T.K. Soul are some of the headliners for the 12th year of this musical celebration.

Highland Jazz & Blues Festival

September 16 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Columbia Park (700 Columbia Street) in Shreveport

Music, art and food take over the park with two stages of music. It’s one of the best free festivals in the area.

Red River Revel

September 30 - October 8 at Shreveport Festival Plaza (Festival hours vary)

Don’t miss the biggest festival of the season! Dozens of up-and-coming musical acts. Lots of arts and crafts. Plenty of good food helping local non-profits.

Prize Fest

October 13-22 in downtown Shreveport

Did you know, Shreveport is home to one of the largest short film festivals in the world, Film Prize? There’s so much more with Music Prize (best local musician), Comedy Prize (stand up comedy), Fashion Prize (best local designer) and Food Prize (best local chef).

Pioneer Day

Late October at the Pioneer Heritage Center on the campus of LSU Shreveport

Explore buildings from the 19th century to see what life was like in the early days of Shreveport. See how pioneer crafts were made.

State Fair of Louisiana

October 26 - November 12 at the State Fairgrounds in Shreveport

2023 marks the 117th edition of the fair with all of your favorite carnival rides, fantastic fair food and fun for everyone.

Shreveport Brew

October 28 from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

It’s the biggest beer festival in the area with over 100 beverages to try from home brewers to area breweries and national favorites. It’s a great afternoon to socialize with friends, sample some local restaurant food and more.

Glo Fest

First Friday of the month

The Bakowski Bridge of Lights (Texas Street Bridge) showcases a new LED light show created by local artists. Check out the arts market as well.

Also in November, keep your eyes open for Christmas Lighting festivals across Northwest Louisiana.

Now that you know when and where, get ready to enjoy the best festivals when you Visit Shreveport-Bossier

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Robert Streeter

Robert Streeter

Robert is no longer an employee of KSLA as of October of 2023.