SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – The Fourth of July is a day our nation celebrates independence and throughout the ArkLaTex, there are events planned to celebrate with food, family, and fireworks.

Saturday, July 2

  • The Reading and Signing of The Declaration of Independence
    • Hear the reading of the Declaration of Independence then sign your own copy to take home. Historic Washington State Park, 103 Franklin Street, Washington, Arkansas from 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Reading will happen on July 3, and 4 also.
  • An Old Fashioned Picnic
    • People can browse crafters and local authors along with artists. Everyone can also enjoy food from food trucks while listening to live music. The picnic starts at 10 a.m. and goes until 4 p.m. at 6799 Hwy 157 in Haughton.

Sunday, July 3

  • Fourth of July Fireworks
    • There will be live music and food trucks at Ashdown Junior High School, 600 S Ellen Drive. The event starts at 4 p.m., fireworks begin at dark.

Monday, July 4

  • Jefferson Salutes America Fourth of July Celebration
    • Otstott Park and Riverfront Jefferson, TX, W Lafayette Street & N Vale Street. The event begins at 6 p.m. email for more information.
  • Dinner with a View
    • Shreveport Aquarium, 601 Clyde Fant Boulevard from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. For menu and cost or to purchase tickets visit
  • Annual Rickey Warren Memorial Fireworks Show
    • 300 Marshall Road, Logansport event begins at 8:30 p.m.
  • SBC GloFest
    • The Bakowski Bridge of Lights will debut at the Texas Street Bridge during the July fourth weekend. This event will have something for every member of your family.
  • Freedom Fest
    • The Texas Street Bridge will provide the red, white, and blue backdrop for the annual event that features live music and a fireworks display. The event begins at 3 p.m. at SciPort, 820 Clyde Fant Boulevard