Organizers of the Shreveport Stuffed Shrimp Festival will announce details of the inaugural festival during a kick-off party to be held at Great Raft Brewing, 1251 Dalzell St. in Shreveport, at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24.
During the kick-off party people will learn about ways to become involved in the upcoming festival, including corporate and individual sponsorship, vendor opportunities and more.
The kick-off party will begin with a Mardi Gras-style “second line” entrance led by members of the Krewe of Sobek and the Krewe of Centaur. Food will be available for purchase from the Eddie’s Restaurant food truck. Admission to the kick-off party at Great Raft Brewing is free.
The Inaugural Shreveport Stuffed Shrimp Festival will be held, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Eleven Events, 1529 Texas Ave., in Shreveport. The festival will be a free, family-friendly event celebrating the unique style of stuffed shrimp that were created and popularized in Shreveport as well as the cultural and historical significance of this beloved regional specialty.
The festival will include live musical entertainment, cooking demonstrations, historical presentations, food trucks, vendors, arts and crafts, and a kid-friendly play area with bounce houses and more.
Funds raised by the festival will establish a scholarship for a deserving student from Woodlawn Leadership Academy or Huntington High School in Shreveport to obtain a Certificate of Technical Studies in Culinary Arts from Bossier Parish Community College.