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Did you know that Shreveport's Red River Arts Festival is also responsible for Cork, Brew, and the Shreveport Farmers Market? Here are the dates for 2024!

Did You Know that the Red River Revel Arts Festival has been a signature event for Shreveport area residents for nearly 50 years?

The Red River Revel Arts Festival was created in 1976 as a gift from the Junior League of Shreveport. In fact, Festival Plaza in downtown Shreveport was actually built for the Revel!

If you grew up here, chances are you took a field trip to the Revel and you know what a gift to our community this event truly is. Research shows that exposure to the arts fuels positive skills and capacities that are valued by leaders and employers, such as persistence, collaboration, creative thinking, problem-solving, and motivation. Plus, art, no matter the medium, makes our world a more beautiful place. In addition to bringing art to the Ark-La-Tex, the Revel also celebrates our unique regional culture.

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Did you know that CORK Wine Festival is a fundraiser for the Red River Revel?

CORK raises money for a great cause: It supports the Arts Education programs at the Red River Revel Arts Festival, a 9-day celebration each fall with more than 100 artists, plenty of great local food and drink, and all kinds of concerts and performances! Plus, it's your chance to sample over 90 varieties of wine, enjoy appetizers from local restaurants, listen to great music, and see some great local artists' work.

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How is the Shreveport Farmers Market connected to the Revel?

The Shreveport Farmers Market is a project of Red River Revel, Inc. and is supported by the Downtown Development Authority, Slow Food North Louisiana, and the City of Shreveport. Here's a little-known fact. The Shreveport Farmers' Market is the only USDA-approved market in the area, which allows them to accept SNAP/EBT payments. Considering how many in our area are food insecure, this is big!

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Which organizations are behind BREW, Shreveport's beer festival?

BREW is a fundraiser for two of the coolest non-profits in Shreveport, the Red River Revel Arts Festival and Mudbug Madness! And you can try over 100 beers, listen to live music, watch college football games on the big screen, and sample signature dishes from some of Shreveport’s most popular restaurants.

You get the point! The Red River Arts Festival is behind some of Shreveport's most beloved events and they've released the dates for the coming year so you can go ahead and circle them on your calendar:

CORK XVIII: A Red River Revel Fundraiser
Saturday, April 6, 2024 / 2 – 5 pm
Festival Plaza, Shreveport, Louisiana

Shreveport Farmers Market
Saturdays, June 1 – August 24, 2024 / 7:30 am – 12:30 pm
Festival Plaza, Shreveport, Louisiana

48th Annual Red River Revel Arts Festival
Saturday, September 28 – Sunday, October 6, 2024
Festival Plaza, Shreveport, Louisiana

BREW: Shreveport’s Original Beer Festival
Saturday, October 26, 2024
Festival Plaza, Shreveport, Louisiana

Courtesy of the Red River Revel Arts Festival
Courtesy of the Red River Revel Arts Festival
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