It’s lucky 13 for the KTBS 3 Freedom Fest Finale!!! On July 4 you can attend events in Blanchard, Ruston, Jefferson, Longview, or bring a picnic and watch the fireworks from your car in Shreveport at the Stoner Boat Launch, Or, stay at home and watch all 5 locations shoot fireworks simultaneously on KTBS/KPXJ.

With the Freedom Fest Finale on July 4, 2021 KTBS is proud to honor God and Country, thanking our heroes and military for keeping our country free. In addition, KTBS is working on an entertainment show like you’ve never seen before.

Performances by Alter Ego, Johnny Earthquake and the Moondogs with Estelle Brown, KTBS’ own Linnea Allen, and the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra will make it a musical night to remember.

Fireworks displays will fire from 5 locations across the ArkLaTex including Blanchard, Ruston, Jefferson, Longview, and Shreveport. Viewers can watch the fireworks at 9:15 pm live on KTBS and KPXJ-CW21.

The entire televised Freedom Fest Finale will air on KTBS beginning at 5:00 pm on July 4th and shall be hosted by Gerry May and Linnea Allen.

Station Manager, George Sirven states, “For the second year the pandemic prevents us from having an in-person event, but we still will honor God and Country, show our faith, find hope in the future, and celebrate our patriotism. This event is one that will do so safely and inspire our community for better days to come.”

Join KTBS, and our sponsors, as we celebrate faith, hope, and patriotism.

For more information and for a schedule of events, go to

Presented by Kilpatrick’s Rose-Neath Funeral Homes

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Fireworks Locations:

  • Shreveport, LA - Stoner Boat Launch
  • Blanchard, LA - Northwood Country Club
  • Ruston, LA - Temple Baptist Church
  • Longview, TX - Maude Cobb Convention Center
  • Jefferson, TX - Big Cypress Bayou Riverfront

  • Freedom Fest Headlines

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    SHREVEPORT, La. - It was a party with a purpose on Sunday and that purpose was to celebrate our independence. The much-needed celebration came after more than a year in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.  

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    SHREVEPORT, La. - The countdown is on to the 2021 KTBS 3 Freedom Fest Finale. Massive fireworks displays will light up the sky across the ArkLaTex on the 4th of July as we put our patriotism on display and celebrate God and Country.

    BLANCHARD, La. - If you live in or around the Blanchard area, you're in for a treat this weekend. A massive fireworks display will light up the sky on the 4th of July. It's all part of the 2021 KTBS 3 Freedom Fest Finale. Come on out to Northwood Hills Golf Club and put your patriotism on di…

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    JEFFERSON, Texas - The charming town of Jefferson, Texas will be exploding with patriotism on the 4th of July. It's one our featured destinations for the KTBS 2021 Freedom Fest Finale on Sunday. This year we're live in five cities in two states across the region, with entertainment and fireworks.

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    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.

    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.  

    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.

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