Known as just 'The Revel' to locals, the Red River Revel is an annual celebration of food, culture and art.
- When? 30th September - 7th October 2017
- Where? Festival Plaza, Shreveport
- Price: free admission Monday all day, Tuesday - Friday until 5.30 p.m. $5 admission fee after 5.30 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays. See the official website for more details.
Ditch the doughnuts, grab your running shoes and your watercolours and get ready to experience one of the most varied festivals this side of the Red River.
Revel in this eight-day event that celebrates the very best of Shreveport's culture. Having made its debut in 1976, the Red River Revel is entering its 40th year in 2016 and with that much experience, they must be doing something right. The event kicks off with the annual Revel Run at 8 a.m. on October 1st, where guests have the option of a 15k road race, 5k road race or health walk.
Featuring local and regional bands, performers on four stages and over 100 visual art booths, 23 food booths and arts education areas there's a lot on offer at The Revel. The festival attracts over 180,000 people across 8 days every year. 2015s affair saw an abundance of visual artists displaying their work; from painting and drawing to sculpture and ceramics - there was even glass and metal work too.
As a nonprofit festival, any money made simply returns to the pool for the next year. Volunteers make this celebration possible, so it is well and truly a community affair. So whether you're just looking to soak up some culture, or try your hand at an artistic pursuit, if it's variety you're after, the Revel is the place to get stuck in and experience it all. Don't forget to bring your running shoes, you won't be getting out of the 5k that easily (you can slob out after, we promise).
- Get there: Fly into Shreveport then use the shuttle service to reach the city centre.
- Stay: Find a hotel in the city centre by the river to be close to the action.
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