The Highland Experience– 520 Olive St, (318) 221-7629, restorehighland.org. A spring block party-style event that features a taste of some of Highland’s best restaurants, a cash bar, live music, an artist’s fair, historic exhibits, and a children’s arts and crafts area; since 2010.
Highland Jazz & Blues Festival– P.O. Box 44292, (318) 869-5706, highlandjazzandblues.org. Fun and funky music festival held every November in Highland’s Columbia Park features local and national blues and jazz artists, food, drinks, and an Artist’s Alley offering one-of-a-kind jewelry, paintings, home decor, jams and jellies and more; since 2004.
Krewe of Highland– 810 Wilkinson St, (318) 221-3881, www.thekreweofhighland.org. Shreveport’s hippest Mardi Gras krewe holds a masqued bal, parade, and carnival each Mardi Gras season (February or March); since 1996.
For a list of area festivals and events visit http://www.shreveport-bossier.org/