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The Independence of this country was founded on the desire for freedom in all areas of life, including religious freedoms, freedom of speech, freedom from certain laws in the old country, etc. Our foundation was Faith, Hope, and Patriotism to a new country, a new way of life. The challenges of recent months remind all of us that Faith in God, Hope for our Future, Patiotism, and Love for Our Country will help us survive this and any other crisis.

On Saturday, July 4th, we will celebrate Faith, Hope, and Partiotism like we’ve never celebrated before. We will have virtual entertainment, churches will have events for their area, and we will have more fireworks displays than we’ve ever had. Truly, it will be the largest fireworks display in the ArkLaTex with multiple locations for fireworks. You can watch on TV, or drive your car to an area where you can see the fireworks light up the skies. Maybe you’ll have a picnic in the car, then step outside and watch the fireworks while practicing social distancing.

Leading up to July 4th, we’ve asked area minsters to offer a message of Faith, Hope, and Patriotism that will provide inspiration and encouragement to our viewers.

Between now and July 4th, we will show those uplifting messages on KTBS/KPXJ, then post them on our website, KTBS.com for all to see. Lifting people up with words of Faith, Hope, and Patriotism will not only help us continue to cope with COVID-19, but those encouraging words will also get us excited for the celebration of July 4th.

Join us in celebrating July 4, our Independence, as we celebrate Faith, Hope, and Patriotism.


Freedom Fest Headlines

Hope you enjoyed your July 4th holiday and our Freedom Fest Finale. We had to make some adjustments this year for obvious reasons but the show must go on.

TEXARKANA, Ark. - All eyes were to the sky for a spectacular fireworks show at the KTBS Freedom Fest Finale in Texarkana. The massive fireworks display was just one of eight fireworks shows broadcast on KTBS 3 News and KPXJ CW 21.

SHREVEPORT, La. - A weather pattern change threatens to bring Mother Nature's fireworks to the ArkLaTex on July 4th.  Here are the Freedom Fest Finale forecasts.

SHREVEPORT, La. - As we get ready to celebrate the birth of our country, we're also looking at some of the ways that make it great, like it's people.

SHREVEPORT, La. - More typical hot weather is expected for the long holiday weekend in the ArkLaTex and for the KTBS 3 Freedom Fest Finale, featuring a live fireworks show in eight locations. Look for a daily chance of isolated showers with heat index values above 100 degrees.

SHREVEPORT, La. - The fireworks show Saturday night for the KTBS 3 Freedom Fest Finale will have a captive audience as we celebrate our nation’s independence, but so could our weather as scattered showers and storms remain in the forecast during that time.

BLANCHARD, La. - Freedom Fest Fireworks will be on display across the ArkLaTex this upcoming 4th of July. As we celebrate our nation’s independence with fireworks in Blanchard, it looks like the skies may be giving up some scattered showers or storms as a coastal low moves our way from the east. 

SHREVEPORT, La. - Last week's soggy weather pattern shifts to a hotter and drier regime this week until the July 4th holiday.  Here is the forecast.

SHREVEPORT, La. - South Shreveport skies will be all lit up as fireworks burst in air as we celebrate our nation’s freedom. But that may not be all we’ll see in our South Shreveport skies. Some spotty areas of rain may follow.

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