Saturday, February 24, 2024

Four ways to celebrate the Fourth of July in Shreveport-Bossier

by BIZ Magazine

Shreveport-Bossier residents and visitors can celebrate the Fourth of July with a fireworks show, 5K race, cocktails and outdoor recreation. 

SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER, LA – The Fourth of July holiday weekend is less two weeks away, which means it is time to finalize your summer plans, whether it be at a local event or at your leisure. Here’s four ways for you to celebrate America’s Independence Day in Shreveport-Bossier:

  1. Watch Fireworks at the KTBS-3 Freedom Fest Finale

The 11th Annual KTBS-3 Freedom Fest Finale is scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 4 at 9:15 p.m., with fireworks being launched at eight locations throughout the Ark-La-Tex. Event organizers have dedicated this year’s firework celebration to essential workers. This event will air live on KTBS-3 beginning at 5:30 p.m. For more event information, click here.

  1. Take Advantage of Cocktails and Live Music

Enjoy an evening of cocktails and a live performance by local group Tipsey the Band on Saturday, July 4 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. in the Red River District located in downtown Shreveport. For $25, guests will receive 10 of Artipsy’s signature cocktails. A limited amount of tickets are available, so don’t wait to purchase yours. Click here to purchase tickets.

  1. Keep the Firecracker 5K Tradition Alive

The 36th Annual Sportspectrum Firecracker 5K Race for Research returns with another round of runners on Saturday, July 4 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. The race will begin and end in the parking lot of Mall St. Vincent in Shreveport. Participants are encouraged to follow social distancing guidelines. Click here to register.

  1. Create your own 4th of July experience in “Sportsman’s Paradise”

Rural Caddo and Bossier Parishes can cater to your personal preference of outdoor fun. You can explore more than 10 local parks and bodies of water, including Cypress Black Bayou in Benton, Cross Lake in Shreveport, Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park along the Boom or Bust Byway and the Monkey Trail in Keithville. Click here for a full list of outdoor recreational sites.

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