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The Centaur Parade which has been planned for February 6th, 2021 has officially been postponed. That’s the decision made during a meeting of the Krewe’s leadership.

No decision had been made on a rescheduled date. This also means the Centaur Ball and all other events associated with the parade and the Krewe will also be delayed.

The Board of Directors made the decision after careful collaboration with health experts and city officials.

Here's part of the statement from the Captain:

I want you to understand that this vote was a very hard decision.  The safety of the members of this Krewe was the foremost concern.  The unknowns of the future of this country and this pandemic is scary and I feel that it would have been impossible to be able to put the safety of our members and the public at risk during these unknown times.

The Krewe is financially sound at this point and we will survive.  We are strong and united.  We will come back even stronger next year.  But with that said, I strongly encourage each and everyone to do your best to pay your memberships.  Now that we have cancelled our big events like Coronation and Bal, there will be no income coming in to support the monthly bills as in a normal year.  

Ricky Bridges

The Krewe of Centaur is the largest Mardi Gras Krewe in Northwest Louisiana.

The Krewe of Centaur is a non-profit organization, established in 1991, dedicated to the following goals:

  • The development of the Mardi Gras Carnival season in Shreveport and Bossier City.
  • The economic and cultural development of Shreveport and Bossier City.
  • The commonwealth and fraternity of the Krewe’s membership.

Celebrating Mardi Gras in Northwest Louisiana encourages people from east Texas and Arkansas, who might not otherwise travel down to New Orleans, to join the festivities a little closer to home. The money spent at restaurants, hotels and businesses help our economy.

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