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Be a Fan Week: Foodie Itinerary Eat & Play, May 1-9

Shreveport-Bossier is known for its culinary scene. It’s a bit of Cajun and country cooking, as well as barbecue and craft cocktails galore. But for Be a Fan Week, which is May 1-9, you can have a bunch of fun with a side of food. Here are five stops that foodies must make during Be a Fan Week:

Stop #1: Robinson Film Center & Abby Singer’s Bistro

The Robinson Film Center is an independent theater with a restaurant, Abby Singer’s Bistro, planted at the top of Texas Street in downtown Shreveport. Here’s what they’re offering during Be a Fan Week:

Get one free small popcorn with any Robinson Film Center movie ticket. Enjoy an $8 burger and fries at Abby Singer's Bistro. Mention the Attraction Marketing Co-Op Discount Summer program to redeem this offer.

Stop #2: Festival Foods to Look Forward to

If you’re reading this, we’re in the middle of Shreveport-Bossier's festival resurgence, and one of the many reasons we love festivals is the food. Be a Fan Week is kicking off festival season with cheap fun. Here are five upcoming summer and fall festivals that are offering deals or discounts during Be a Fan Week:

1. Spring State Fair of Louisiana: Visit the Spring State Fair of Louisiana and mention "Be A Fan" at either of the two Entrance Gates to receive a complimentary ride voucher. This offer is valid for one free carnival ride on Tuesday, May 4, 2021.

2. CenterPoint Energy Red River Balloon Rally: Get $2 off all tickets and VIP parking passes for the CenterPoint Energy Red River Balloon Rally Presented by the Louisiana Office of Tourism. Use the Code "BeaFan" when purchasing a ticket at www.redriverballoonrally.com/tickets.

3. ARTini: Use the promo code BEAFAN and get a 25 percent discount on ARTini 2021 tickets.

4. Highland Jazz and Blues Festival: VIP Pass includes access for one person to the VIP tent with an exclusive viewing area, free food and drinks, including beer, and access to private Port-a-Potty. During Be A Fan week, you can purchase your VIP pass for $100 (value of $150), so you save $50! Purchase offer at www.highlandjazzandblues.com and click "Be A Fan".

5. Red River Revel Arts Festival: Buy or renew your Independence Bowl tickets during Be a Fan Week and receive a free 1-day pass to the Red River Revel, part of a partnership celebrating 45 years of both the Revel and Independence Bowl. You can purchase or renew your Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl tickets by calling the Independence Bowl Foundation office or visiting www.radiancetechnologiesindependencebowl.com.

Stop #3: SB Rides Event, May 7

Ride through downtown Shreveport with SB Rides on cruiser bicycles Friday, May 7 during Be a Fan Week. The ride will be a leisure five miles and will pass by some beautiful and historical landmarks like the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, Oakland Cemetery, Antioch Baptist Church, Shreveport Common, and other interesting locations. Various restaurants and partners will offer discounts on the stops like Parish Taceaux and Fatty Arbuckles.

Stop #4: Bossier City Farmers’ Market

As you can see, Be a Fan Week is a full week of deals and discounts on experiences and events in Shreveport-Bossier through May 9, but Bossier City Farmers Market is running their free Farmers' Market Coupon Book through the month of May. Mention Be a Fan Week at their weekly Saturday morning market to collect a coupon book.

Stop #5: Sunday Brunch Wasted

One meal to rule them all: BRUNCH! Celebrate the art of brunch at The Agora Borealis, Sunday, May 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. during Be a Fan Week. Guests will participate in an instructional paint class led by Louisiana award-winning Artist Karen La Beau while enjoying delectable eats from Chef Niema Longstratt, a specialty drink from Champagne Charlie’s Bubble Bar, jazzy New Orleans vibes by Louisiana songwriter Alan Dyson, and something sweet from Chef Panderina “Pansou” Soumas. Whether you are spending quality time with your mom for Mother’s Day or having a girls' day out, this is sure to be an unforgettable event with art, culture, food, and fun!

Click here to feast your eyes on a full list of events and experiences happening now through Sunday, May 9 during Be a Fan Week.