- Joel Rodgers
Some call it the ‘coolest’, others think it’s hot. I think it’s both! The 36th annual Mudbug Madness Festival is this weekend May 24-26 in downtown Shreveport.
Mudbug Madness takes over Festival Plaza this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The festival began in 1984 as a two-day street festival, but now it’s now a three-day festival held each Memorial Day weekend. Mudbug Madness is nationally recognized as one of the Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 Events and the American Bus Association’s Top 100 Event in the nation.
11 a.m. to 11 p.m. May 24-26
Free from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday
$5 per person after 5 p.m. Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday
Free daily for children under 7 and military with ID.
For more information check out their site, click here.
Cool things to be aware of/look forward to:
-$5 lunch specials from 11am-2pm from participating vendors (not including crawfish)
-Happy Hour on Friday from 11am-7pm; all beverages are $3
-Great Raft Brewing Beer Garden will be a greenspace serving local craft beer
-The 1st annual Mudbug Madness Cornhole Tournament will be Saturday, May 25th. Registration will be from 11am-12pm and the tournament will begin at 1pm.
-The music lineup is amazing!! Traditionally, we have had Cajun and Zydeco music only on the main stage and this year, there will be different genres on both stages.