January : Mardi Gras In the Ark-La-Tex. This is a regional celebration of the carnival season which features parades, balls and other special events.
April : The NIKE Shreveport Open Golf Tournament is held in April. This is an annual event for professional golfers from throughout the country to come and compete for a fairly substantial winnings. It is held at Southern Trace.
May : Ark-La-Tex Jazz and Gumbo Festival. An annual weekend event of hot gumbo and cool jazz.
September : Annual Red River Revel Arts Festival. This is the largest outdoor festival in North Louisiana. This is an 8 day festival is devoted to presenting the most excellent in visual and performing arts.
State Fair of Louisiana - The fair features the biggest midway in the state with over 70 exhilarating rides to enjoy. The fair also hosts one of the best livestock showings.
Annual average temperatures range from 66 to 69ºF (18.9 to 20.6ºC), with July averaging 82ºF (27.8ºC) and January averaging 53ºF (11.7ºC).