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.

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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.

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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…

SHREVEPORT, La. - A late week weather change is forecast to bring rain Friday and possibly a dry July 4th weekend.  Here are the forecast details.

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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. - With the summer swimming season here, now is the time to make sure your family is protected and following proper water safety measures. One way to do that is by making sure the little ones have life jackets. Saturday, June 26, is the day to take advantage of the KTBS 3 Life…

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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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