Happy 245th birthday to the United States of America! In Shreveport-Bossier, we’re celebrating Independence Day with craft beer, live music, firework shows, and more from June 30 through July 4. Dress up in your stripes and stars all around the 318 to honor the red, white, and blue. Here is a list of family-friendly events that you can attend during 4th of July weekend in Shreveport-Bossier:

CANCELED – Paint Your Own: Patriotic Wine Glasses

Wednesday, June 30

5:30 p.m.-7 p.m.

Led by Shreveport-Bossier’s local pop artist, Lauren Ross Simmons, you can express your patriotism by painting wine glasses for 4th of July. It’s the perfect head start to the holiday. This event will take place at 1110 Texas Avenue in downtown Shreveport. Tickets are $40.  Click here for more information.

Red River Brewpub Independence Celebration

Friday, July 2

6 p.m.-9 p.m.

Toast to America with craft beer, good food and live music at Red River Brewpub in downtown Shreveport. Admission is free. Click here for more information.

Sportspectrum Firecracker 5K

Saturday, July 3

7:30 a.m.-11 a.m.

Take off like a firecracker through the streets of Shreveport with the annual Sportspectrum Firecracker 5K. Registration fees are $20-$40. Click here to register.

Monthly Dose of Metal Independence Day Blowout

Saturday, July 3

7 p.m.

This event is held at a local biker bar, Coyote’s Bar and Grill, located at 1618 Market Street, which is just minutes away from downtown Shreveport. Enjoy live music and drinks at the bar. Admission is free. Click here for more information.

Welcome Freedom at the Louisiana Boardwalk

Saturday, July 3

3 p.m.-5 p.m.

A photo of the Louisiana Boardwalk

The Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets is hosting a local concert in celebration of Independence Day. Shop around the riverfront for deals and then hangout to mellow out with live music. Admission is free. Click here for more information.

Independence Day Grand Opening

Sunday, July 4

5 p.m.-11 p.m.

Celebrate the land of the free at downtown Shreveport’s latest outdoor venue, The Lot, located at 400 Crockett Street. At this event, you can amplify your Sunday Fun Day with live music and food trucks. Admission is free. Click here for more information.

12th Annual KTBS-3 Freedom Fest Finale

Sunday, July 4

6 p.m.

The KTBS-3 Freedom Fest Finale is one of Shreveport-Bossier’s largest Independence Day celebrations, offering firework shows that can be seen in various locations including Shreveport, Blanchard, Benton, and more. Admission is free. Click here for more information.

Click here for a full list of events happening during 4th of July weekend in Shreveport-Bossier. For a full list of things to do in Shreveport-Bossier, click here.