For the 11th year in a row, KTBS 3 celebrates our freedom and independence with the Freedom Fest Series 2019!

Starting with a live broadcast and coverage of the Barksdale Air Force Show on May 18th and 19th, our Freedom Fest Series 2019 kicks off the summer with seven weeks of celebration. Events include the national stop of Carry the Load on May 22nd when we walk to honor the fallen men and women who paid the highest price for our freedom. Freedom Fest Fridays @ East Bank is a five-week series (May 31, June 7, 14, 21, and 28) on the Bossier City side of the Red with food trucks, live local entertainment, craft beer, and more. Show your spirit by picking up an American flag at participating sponsor locations through Flag Day, June 14th. Put on your running shoes and help raise funds for the Warrior Network at the Freedom Fest Color Run on June 15th.

Finally, 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.

2019 Freedom Fest Series Events:

July 4 - 2019 Freedom Fest Finale Events:




Click the links below for more info:

Past Events

Freedom Fest Headlines

BOSSIER CITY, La. - Dust off your boots and grab your Stetson, it's time for a little two-steppin'. That's right, this week it's Freedom Fest Friday: Country Night at East Bank in Bossier City, sponsored by the City of Bossier, Christus Velocity Urgent Care, Greg Tilley's Repos-New Homes and…

  • Updated

SHREVEPORT, La. – They say the early bird gets the worm. In this case, they also get the bragging rights. The First News anchor team has done it again, winning the First News Anchors versus Evening News Anchors steak cook off competition at KTBS. We do this each year leading up to the actual…

Our morning crew gears up for the big steak cook off between them and the evening crew.