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Parade Route and Map

~Parade begins at the Fairgrounds near the 
        corner of Grosjean and Pershing Blvd
        toward Greenwood Rd. 
~Turn left onto Greenwood Rd headed West.
~Turn right onto Mertis Ave headed North.
~Turn right onto Lakeshore Dr headed East. 
~Turn right onto Missouri Ave headed South.
~Turn right onto Pershing Blvd returning to         the Fairgrounds.

Parade length: 3 miles

Annual Mardi Gras Parade 
Sports Mania
Krewe of Sobek 
P.O. Box 3215 
Shreveport, La.71133 
September 1, 2017 

Greetings from the Krewe of Sobek: 
Get ready all sports fans, Sobek is gearing up for the 2018 Mardi Gras Season. This year’s theme is “Sports Mania”! We are inviting all sports teams to join us in our annual parade. The parade will roll promptly Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 1:00 PM. It continues to be a parade that everyone can enjoy and we’d like for your sports team to participate, especially this year. Also, get tickets for our Grande Bal to be held Friday, January 12th at the Convention Center. It’s an adult affair, visit our website for more information. We are most appreciative for those of you who have participated in the past and we certainly look forward to your participation this year as well. We wholeheartedly welcome new parade participants and promise that we will do everything in our power to make this a memorable event. This year we are adding walkers to our list of participants. Walkers can register individually and must have their own decorated umbrellas. A costume is not required, but you may wear attire representing your favorite sports team. It will be a lot of fun, so gear up and get your registration in. Spread the word, we want all the SPAR Sports teams, Little League, Sports Club, School teams, etc. This includes football, basketball, track, baseball, soccer, tennis, volleyball, frisbee golf and/or golf!  

Below is all of the pertinent information: 
COST: $40 PER UNIT per club/team; $65 for 3 or more motorized vehicles (motorcycle, riding clubs, etc.) December 1, 2017 all fees will increase by $10 ($40 to $50 and $65 to $75) All checks/money order should be made payable to the Krewe of Sobek. Walkers: $20 per person. 

STAGING: State Fairgrounds at 11:00 AM. You will be forwarded additional info when your entry is received. 

ROUTE: Exit the Fairgrounds onto Greenwood Road headed west; right turn, headed 
  north on Mertis Street; right turn, headed east on Lakeshore; right turn, 
  headed south on Missouri back to the Fairgrounds.  

Please complete the attached entry form and return with your check or money order to P. O. Box 3215, Shreveport, LA 71133. If you have questions, please contact me at 318.286.0939 or you can email me at Thank you for your support, it is most appreciated. If you are interested in purchasing beads, please let me know.  

Shirley Pierson 
Parade Chair 

Tari Bradford 
Captain VI 

“Laissez les bons temps rouler.”