The Krewe of Harambee Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Mardi Gras Parade rolls through downtown Shreveport each year on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at 1 p.m. This parade is bursting at the seams with marching bands, dance troupes, performance artists, dozens of floats, and more. Following the parade, the marching bands typically gather on the steps of Shreveport Municipal Auditorium for an informal “battle of the bands.” Great places to catch the Krewe of Harambee Parade include the 500 through 700 blocks of Texas Street and Milam Street.

Downtown streets, the 400-700 blocks of Texas and Milam, the 500 block of Edwards and Common Street to Milam and around the Municipal Auditorium will begin shutting down for the parade at roughly 10 am for the 1 pm parade start. Most streets should be open again by 3 pm.