Saturday, April 13, 2024

Event: Northwest Louisiana Trail Riders Parade and Block Party

by BIZ Magazine

The Trail Riders are circling the wagons at artspace getting ready to parade through Downtown Shreveport in this weekend. Join artspace in celebrating the Northwest Louisiana Trail Riders as they parade the horses, riders and carriages.

The Parade of Trail Riders is not an official trail riding event—which can average about four hours of club members riding their horses along their route and ending with a communal gathering. The Artspace event is intended to give the community an idea of what it’s like to be a trail rider.

Saturday’s parade and street celebration are a part of Artspace’s “Louisiana Trail Riders” and “Saddles and Spurs: Out of the Shadows” exhibition series. All events and exhibitions are free, family friendly, and open to the public.

Featuring music by Brian Jack and the Zydeco Gamblers and Dj Thailand

Food Vendors by Taylor’s Catering & Restaurant, Big Nate’s BBQ & More, Llc., Dripp Donuts, Mr. Spud Wilson

Art Vendors: Christina Francis, Nimzo Longstratt, Rodney Sims – Simsonite Creations Rushn 2 Airbrushn, The Arc Caddo-Bossier, McGees Bees Honey, Nicola Medley Ballard – Rudeboyz Artworks

The Northwest Louisiana Trail Riders will line up in a procession in front of Artspace for a 4 p.m. start time. The parade route is about one mile will wind through downtown and the Ledbetter Heights neighborhood. The parade route will begin at Artspace on Texas Street, travel north on Common Street to Travis Street, and wrap around to Pete Harris Drive and Hope Street. Then, the riders will go down Milam Street to go past Municipal Auditorium on Christian Street and Texas Avenue before turning down Common Street to end at Artspace.

This event is free, and everyone is encouraged to join downtown to watch the parade.

The events will be from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on July 24, beginning and ending at Artspace, located at 708 Texas St. in downtown Shreveport.

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