Krewe of Sobek celebrates 20 years

SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - The Krewe of Sobek is celebrating 20 years in 2023, and they are commemorating the milestone all week!

On Jan 14, at 1 p.m., the Krewe of Sobek kicked off Mardi Gras as the first parade in Shreveport for 2023.

Schedule of events:

  • Thursday, Jan. 12 - Float loading party
  • Friday, Jan. 13 - Grand Bal
  • Saturday, Jan. 14 - Parade day

Their Grand Bal begins at 6 p.m. at the Shreveport Convention Center. Then on Saturday, the parade will start at the Louisiana State Fairgrounds at 1 p.m. and travel through the Queensborough neighborhood.

This year’s theme is Sobek Travels the World!

“I joined [the krewe] because of Mardi Gras and celebrating the Mardi Gras season. I have really made a lot of friends in Sobek, it is a family for me, an extended family. For me it was comradery and the family atmosphere of it,” said Michael Harris, parade chair.

For a list of ArkLaTex Mardi Gras events, click here.

Daffney Dawson

Daffney Dawson

Daffney Dawson joined the KSLA News 12 team in June of 2020.