4th Of July Celebrations In The SBC

Dated: June 26 2019

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Independence Day is just around the corner! Celebrate with your friends and family around the SBC.

Firecracker 5K Race for Research - Mall St. Vincent | 8:00 AM Start | 3595 Southern Ave (Mall St. Vincent parking lot behind Sears)

Bring the whole family out and start your July 4th celebration the healthy way! The 5k and Kids 1/2 mile Fun Run course will begin in the parking lot of Mall St. Vincent and will take participants through the neighborhoods of historic and scenic South Highland. This race is one of the longest running races in Shreveport and has become a tradition for our community. Come out and bring the whole family to celebrate our Nation's birth!

Post race party will include music, drinks, catered fixins by Clark's Tailgate Catering, fresh fruit from Santa Maria Produce, ice cold Great Raft Beer, Ozarka Ice cold water, and Rhino coffee! 

Fun Run Start: 7:30 AM

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Amber Waves of Pain - Great Raft Brewing | 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM | 1251 Dalzell St, Shreveport, LA 71103

Join Great Raft Brewing for the ultimate American bash and the release of a brand new, all-American amber called "Amber Waves of Pain."

To commemorate this momentous beer and celebrate all things American, Great Raft Brewing will celebrate with the most American sport....LIVE PRO WRESTLING going on inside the brewery from 12-4 p.m. Don't miss some of independent wrestling's toughest talent including Jeremy "The Cowboy" Young, Miranda Gordy, Slam Shady, Niles Plonk, Action Mike Jackson and more!

The Mansion Family will also be jamming out from 5-8 p.m. Food will be available for purchase from Louisiana Food Prize-winning Chef Jacob Mouser, with frozen treats provided by Sweetport.

Doors open at 10 a.m. Sportspectrum Firecracker 5K participants can bring in their race bib for a free pint.

Red, White & BREW - Red River Brewing Company | 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM | 1200 Marshall St, Shreveport, LA 71101

Escape the heat this Independence Day and join us at Red River Brewing Co. Enjoy amazing food from Fat Calf Boucherie, $1 off Red River pints from 4PM till close, treats for the kiddos, and the best part? Watch the fireworks away from the crowds on our patio, just a few steps away from the AC.

Joe Haydel will be performing in the taproom from 6-9PM so we've got something for everyone.

LifeShare Blood Center will be on site for blood donations. In the midst of your celebration, do your part to save a life! CLICK HERE to schedule your donation. This helps us know how many are coming. Donors must present a picture ID at the time of donation and have plenty to eat and drink plenty of water before donating. All blood donations benefit the Northwest Louisiana blood supply.

East Bank Block Party with Wayne Toups - East Bank District & Plaza | 4:30 PM - 10:00 PM | 600 block of Barksdale Blvd, Bossier City, LA 71111

Join BeauxJax Crafthouse, Bayou Axe Co., and Flying Heart Brewing for an epic Independence Day Block Party in Bossier City's East Bank District! Musical guests on the Reinhart Stage include Wayne Toups, Jimmy Wooten Trio, and Josh Love. 

The festival Plaza will be packed with food trucks, beer trucks, and bounce houses. Admission is totally FREE! 

This all ages block party will offer access to the areas top restaurants and entertainment in the region's only open container district, where you can enjoy a spectacular view of the evenings firework show.


4:30 PMJosh Love Performing Live

6:15 PMJimmy Wooten Trio Performing Live

8:00 PMWayne Toups Performing Live

Exotic Animal Races & Independence Day Race Card - Harrah's Louisiana Downs | 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM | 8000 E Texas St, Bossier City, LA 71111

Harrah's Louisiana Downs is hosting the Exotic Animal Races on Thursday, July 4th. Ostriches and Camels will take the post between Live Horse Racing.Don't miss these wacky races as the jockeys lunge to the finish line on Camels and Ostriches.

We will also have a Special Race Card of Live Thoroughbred Racing to help celebrate July 4th!

The Kid's Zone apron, face painting and food trucks open at 12pm! Eat up as food trucks serve up great local bites or check out the action packed buffet dining in Harrah's Club - All you can eat, All day for $29.99. Post time for Race 1 is 3:15pm! Come Out And Play!

Jazz in July Feat. LA Legacy Jazz Orchestra - Remington Suite Hotel & Spa | 6:00 PM | 220 Travis Street, Shreveport, LA 71101

Featuring a 4th of July Tribute with songs from the LA Jazz Legacy Band from the "birth of jazz" up to present in music genre. We'll have a spectacular view of fireworks on the riverfront, outdoor Jenga, cozy seating and indoor bathrooms. 

Sweetport will be set up with their delicious ice cream for sale. There will also be food available for purchase

LA Legacy Jazz beginning at 6:15 pm and ending 9:15pm

Event ends at conclusion of firework show.

PRICE: $10 | $5 for Military | Under Age 4: Free

KTBS-3 Freedom Fest Finale - Festival Plaza | 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM | 101 Crockett St, Shreveport, LA 71101

Spend July 4th with the whole family at the area’s biggest fireworks show and free festival in downtown Shreveport. This year’s Freedom Fest Finale is an all-day event at Festival Plaza featuring the Brookshire’s Steak Cook-Off, lifejacket giveaway, B52 flyover, plus music, live entertainment on the big stage, delicious food and beverages, and kids’ area at Sciport.

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VIP Fireworks Viewing & Pig Roast - Shreveport Aquarium | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM | 601 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport, LA 71101

Join us for a 4th of July Pig Roast with a VIP view of the Fireworks! Located on the Red River, the Shreveport Aquarium courtyard is the perfect place to view the fireworks!

VIP dinner/cocktails 7 -10 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9:15 p.m.

Menu: Pig Roast, Coleslaw, Smoky Baked Beans, Cornbread, Grilled Peaches and Ice Cream, two drink tickets (well, beer or wine).

PRICE: $50 | Buy Tickets

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Nicole Smith

Nicole Smith is a loving mother, proud military spouse, and dog lover extraordinaire. Nicole grew up in the Sunshine State and most recently moved from Colorado to Louisiana with her family. There is ....

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