Last year, the US District Court House, with the help of Judge Maury Hicks, opened its doors on July 4th, a federal holiday, for the first time ever to hold a naturalization ceremony for more than 40 immigrants making their dreams of hope and freedom come true by becoming US citizens.

This year is different due to COVID-19 circumstances, but our KTBS 3 News Team is working on stories of our rights and our government processes, a citizenship test, and more.

Check back to KTBS.com/FreedomFest for updated information as details develop.


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. - We are gearing up for our big KTBS 3 Freedom Fest Finale on July 4. Over the next two weeks we want to recognize the people who become naturalized citizens.

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SHREVEPORT, La. - We are gearing up for our big KTBS 3 Freedom Fest Finale on July 4. Over the next two weeks we want to recognize the people who become naturalized citizens.

  • Updated

SHREVEPORT, La. – KTBS 3 is proud to announce its 12th annual Freedom Fest Finale on July 4, 2020.  This year’s headliner is the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra in a concert like none other. KTBS, in partnership with the Shreveport Symphony, conductor Michael Butterman and 42 members of the or…

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. - We are gearing up for our big KTBS 3 Freedom Fest Finale on July 4. Over the next two weeks we want to recognize the people who become naturalized citizens.

  • Updated

SHREVEPORT, La. - We are gearing up for our big KTBS 3 Freedom Fest Finale on July 4. Over the next two weeks we want to recognize the people who become naturalized citizens.

  • Updated

SHREVEPORT, La. – KTBS 3 is proud to announce its 12th annual Freedom Fest Finale on July 4, 2020.  This year’s headliner is the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra in a concert like none other. KTBS, in partnership with the Shreveport Symphony, conductor Michael Butterman and 42 members of the or…

SHREVEPORT, La. - Americans are proud and grateful to have been born in the United States and for those who emigrated from other countries, the opportunity to become a U.S. citizen is something many cherish greatly. Iliana “Ann” Day, is one of them.

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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