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
SHREVEPORT, La. - The countdown continues to one of the biggest events of the year geared towards keeping your little ones safe while on the water in the summer months ahead.
SHREVEPORT, La. - Summer has officially arrived and KTBS 3 and our sponsors, including Academy Sports + Outdoors, are making sure kids across the ArkLaTex stay safe on the water.
SHREVEPORT, La. - Summer officially begins this weekend, but another countdown is also underway.
SHREVEPORT, La. - The hot summer weather is officially here and kids of all ages are ready to cool off by finding the nearest pool or lake. But before that happens, we at KTBS 3 and our proud sponsors want to make sure they stay as safe as possible by using a proper life jacket.
SHREVEPORT, La - If there's one thing we've learned during the 2021 Freedom Fest Series, it's that patriotism is incredibly strong in the ArkLaTex. When KTBS 3 launched its annual Flag Day Giveaway, thousands poured in to our sponsor locations to get their hands on Old Glory.
Stuck between Memorial Day and the Fourth of July, Flag Day often gets overlooked.
SHREVEPORT, La. – Freedom. It’s a word that means a lot these days, especially after a year of our freedoms being limited due to the pandemic. But now, as we approach a much more normal way of life, we turn our attention to the 2021 KTBS 3 Freedom Fest Series.
SHREVEPORT, La. - KRMD, Cumulus Media, and KTBS 3 continue the partnership each Friday with The Morning Break.
SHREVEPORT, La. - You know and see her every weeknight on KTBS 3 News at 5 and 6, but you might not know the incredible singing abilities of Linnea Allen.
SHREVEPORT, La. - The KTBS 3 Freedom Fest Series is off and running and one of the most patriotic events of the series is happening now.
BOSSIER CITY, La. - Volunteers filled backpacks with momentos to honor the heroes in their life. It was part of the annual Carry the Load fundraiser which is also part of the KTBS 3 Freedom Fest Series.
SHREVEPORT, La. - The 2021 KTBS 3 Freedom Fest Series is upon us and we have a lot to celebrate this year.
SHREVEPORT, La. - KRMD, Cumulus Media, and KTBS 3 continue to team up each Friday with The Morning Break.
SHREVEPORT, La. - The 2021 KTBS 3 Freedom Fest Series will kickoff May 26th with Carry the Load's march in Shreveport/Bossier.
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.
SHREVEPORT, La. – Another year, another spectacular KTBS 3 Freedom Fest Finale. This year, because of COVID-19, it looked a little different, with much of it virtual.
NATCHITOCHES, La. - From snow cones and chicken wings to cruises up and down the Cane River Lake, Natchitoches was full of life this 4th of July.
BLANCHARD, La - The KTBS Freedom Fest Finale is in the books. While this year’s event was different than previous years, it did offer the ArkLaTex a unique way to come together and celebrate the Fourth of July.
SHREVEPORT, La. - KTBS 3 Freedom Fest Finale is in the books for another year and while it was socially distanced several communities came together to celebrate Independence Day.
BENTON, La. - About 700 people packed the parking lot at Cypress Baptist Church in Benton Saturday to celebrate Independence Day. The celebration feature food trucks and the church’s praise band.
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.
RUSTON, La. - The city of Ruston, and more specifically the Temple Baptist Church are not strangers to going all out for the 4th of July. But this year was drastically different.
SHREVEPORT, La. - With eight locations across the ArkLaTex from which to view the Freedom Fest Fireworks, you couldn't go wrong with the Stoner Boat Launch in Shreveport.
SHREVEPORT, La. - The Louisiana State Fairgrounds saw a late arriving crowd for KTBS 3 Freedom Fest Finale on Saturday.
SHREVEPORT, La. - Sportspectrum ran their 36th annual Firecracker 5K early Saturday morning through South Highlands. Here are the results.
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.
She is a Louisiana music legend and she is going to be a part of Freedom Fest tomorrow.
SHREVEPORT, La – If you are looking for a wide open area with plenty of parking to watch the KTBS 3 Freedom Fest Finale, you might want to consider the State Fairgrounds in Shreveport. The Fairgrounds is one of eight locations spread across the ArkLaTex that will feature firework displays as…
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.
Rick Rowe is highlighting the Shreveport Symphony and what they have to do to overcome Covid-19 while still putting on a show.