parks; the weekly event is an excellent
way to enjoy downtime and be involved
in the vibrant local culture. Also located in
downtown Lafayette is a wide array of clubs,
bars, dance halls, restaurants, shops and art
galleries for attendees to explore.
Attendees visiting Shreveport and Bossier
City can raise a glass to the area’s nightlife,
thanks to a booming craft brewery busi-
ness. Events can be scheduled at Great Raft
Brewing, which is Shreveport’s first brewery
opened since the Prohibition years. Groups
can take a tour, enjoy a tasting or grab a
brew from the bar and enjoy a quick meal
from the various food trucks that park in the
brewery lot each evening.
At Red River Brewing Company, the tast-
ing room has more than just drinks; it also
offers ping-pong tables so attendees can
unwind with a quick game. For those who
prefer wine, planners can arrange a wine
and chocolate tasting at the Margaritaville
Resort Casino in Bossier City. The tasting
includes instruction about flavor profiles,
varieties of wine and how to pair up the
perfect chocolate and wine platter at home.
Groups can also arrange a concert or
event in the historic Shreveport Municipal
Auditorium, which was the home of the
Louisiana Hayride show and introduced
Elvis Presley to the world. The auditorium
is also featured on the Historic Haunts of
Shreveport evening ghost tour, along with
many other reportedly haunted spots like
the Calanthean Temple, which hosted
African-American musical legends such as
Count Basie and Cab Calloway.
Located in the southwest region of the
state, Lake Charles thrums with the beat of
live music. Cajun and Zydeco swamp pop
music reflect the area’s soul. In addition to
the city’s namesake, Lake Charles is also
located by the Prien Lake and the Calcasieu
River, and there are numerous outdoor music festivals throughout the year, from Live
@ the Lakefront in March to Downtown at
Sundown in summer.
Several restaurants in the downtown
area also feature live music. In addition,
breweries such as Crying Eagle Brewing
Co. offer private event space.
Casinos, including L’Auberge Casino Resort and Isle of Capri Casino Hotel, provide a
different option, with bars, clubs and eateries all conveniently located in one spot.
When it’s time to get down to
business, Paragon has you
covered with Central Louisiana’s
largest convention space.
• Room configurations to
accommodate 10 to 2,500
• 75,000 square feet of
• 500 guest rooms
• Catering/banquet services
• State-of-the-art sound and
• Experienced sta;,
• Sensible pricing
And between meetings, Paragon
has more than enough to keep
your attendees entertained.
• PGA-quality 18-hole golf course
• Luxurious spa and salon
• Fine and casual dining options
• Kids Quest and Cyber Quest
• 3-screen movie cinema
• Fitness center
• Vegas-style slots & table games
• Full-service RV park
To book your event, call or email
Cindy Torian, Director of Convention
Sales, at 318-240-6619 or
800-WIN-1-WIN • MARKSVILLE, LA
Restrictions may apply. Visit website for more information.
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