Independence Day Festival - KTBS.com - Shreveport, LA News, Weather and Sports

The 6th annual KTBS 3/KPXJ CW21 Independence Day Festival is coming up!  The event will feature a spectacular fireworks show, food from local vendors, fun for families with a children’s area plus great entertainment

Live Broadcast of the Festival: If you can't make it out to the festivities in person, you can catch the live broadcast on KTBS 3, KPXJ CW 21, KTBS Digital 3.3 and KTBS.com from 5pm to 10:35pm.

Download a map of the festival here.


7:00 AM - Noon - Farmer's Market

8:00 AM - Clyde Fant closes from Lake to Milam

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Brookshire's Steak Cookoff - Download Entry Form
Download the Brookshire's Steak Cookoff Timeline

Noon - Streets closing: Crockett from Spring to Clyde Fant and Commerce from Milam to Crockett. They will stay closed until midnight or until the all clear is given by the Police Department. Many downtown streets will remain open the entire day so there will be plenty of parking available.

Noon - 11:00 PM - Food Vendors Open

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM - LeBlanc's Pediatric Dentistry Children's Area

2:00 PM - Free Life Jackets for children in RiverView Hall

4:00 PM - Dragon Boat Races

4:30 PM - Opening Ceremony including Posting of the Colors, Pledge of Allegiance, National Anthem by Jeremiah Coleman and Ken Krefft recites the Declaration of Independence. Entertainment continues on the MetroPCS Stage until 11:00 PM.

5:00 PM - Regions Tower parking garage opens - FREE PARKING

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Windstorm

6:15 PM - 7:30 PM - B.J. Thomas

7:45 PM - 9:15 PM - Rodney Atkins

9:15 PM - Fireworks

9:35 PM - 10:35 PM - Michael Love performance

  • No personal fireworks
  • No grills allowed
  • No pets allowed
  • No glass bottles allowed
  • No weapons
  • No personal pop-up tents allowed
  • No outside alcoholic beverages

Water Safety Tips
  • Drowning only takes a moment and can happen in any body of water.
  • Enroll children in swim lessons.
  • Teach your child to always ask permission to go near water.
  • If a child is missing, check the water first…seconds count.
  • Maintain constant supervision of kids around water and avoid distractions.
  • Always wear a life jacket, but never rely on life jackets ALONE to keep kids safe.
These water safety tips are brought to you by the Red River Waterway Commission

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