“Independents Day” at Great Raft

Saturday, JULY 2 at 12PM

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It’s the 3rd annual “Independents Day” celebration at Great Raft. We’ll be celebrating local “independents” on this Independence Day weekend – with independent music, food and beer, all from right here in Shreveport. We’ll even have a pop-up record store from Day Old Blues Records, featuring many independent music artists, including some who call Shreveport home. This year we’re pleased to add a Pelican Parish Supply Co. pop-up as well.

Food from Southern Fork Catering
-Brisket Plate $12 -Flowing Hills Buttermilk cole slaw, beans, potato salad, white bread
-Pulled Pork Sandwich Plate $10 -Flowing Hills Buttermilk cole slaw, beans, potato salad, white bread
Served with Bohemian BBQ Mop Sauce

– Great Raft Throwdown – Cornhole Tournament from 12 pm – 2 pm (sign up @ Great Raft Brewing during tasting room hours)

Live Music 4-9 PM
– The Bristol Hills
– The Wall Chargers
– Hwy Lions
– The Mansion Family

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Firecracker 5k at Mall St. Vincent

Monday Morning, July 4

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Bring the whole family out and start your July 4th celebration the healthy way, enjoy a HUGE Health Expo and help to raise money for Spine Research!

Entry Fee: $15.00!! This includes the 2016 32nd Anniversary Tech Tee.
Pre-register to guarantee your t-shirt.
Pre-registration is $15.00 on or before June 1, 2016. Mailed entries must be postmarked June 1 or before to be accepted as a $15.00 entry.
Registration between June 2, 2016 & June 27 will be $20.00.
June 28, 2016 – July 3 is $25.00 (online registration closes on June 28th @ 7:00 a.m.)
Race Day Registration is $30.00.

Please mail entries Sportspectrum Firecracker 5K, 6970 Fern, Shreveport, LA 71105. Sign Up ONLINE here.

Starting Time: 5K Run, Healthwalk, & Stroll — 8:00AM
Fun run: 7:30am. All kids participating in the 1/2 mile fun run will be awarded a finishers medal. Entry fee for Kid’s Fun Run (ages 10 & under) is $12.00 and will include an Official Race t-shirt.

Course Description: 5K (3.1 miles) will start and finish at Mall St. Vincent Parking Lot (directly behind Sears) Race will proceed through historic South Highland Subdivision, one of Shreveport’s oldest & most beautiful neighborhoods. A scenic and challenging road race for runners, walkers, and sightseers.

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King Hardware Kitchen Week

All Week

Wheels in the Hills at Betty Virginia Park

July 29 from 4PM-8PM & July 30 from 8AM-12PM

Nest Fest at the Bossier Civic Center

August 6, from 6-10PM

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New Orleans inspired cuisine, décor, live jazz music and “street” performers will set the mood for a casual evening reminiscent of the Big Easy. Excitement from judging of the 3rd annual CHAIRished Beginnings Design Competition and bidding on a wide array of items in the silent auction will have all who attend talking about letting the good times roll. Be sure to get your tickets and join us for an evening of fun!

The 7th annual Nest Fest fundraiser will benefit Renesting Project, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax exempt, public charity. This organization provides gently used furniture and household items to clients of registered social service agencies as they transition from homelessness, AT NO COST TO THEM. Over 1,400 men, women, and children have been served since January of 2010. Some of the agencies that have been helped include the Fuller Center, Volunteers of America Homeless Veterans Program, Bossier and Caddo Parish Schools, Hope for the Homeless, Easter Seals, Overton Brooks Medical Center Homeless Veterans Program and many others in our communities.

Each year hundreds of people come to dine, dance, donate and support Renesting in their mission to help families and individuals transition from homelessness into hopefulness! Attendees from all walks of life and age groups come together for this casual evening of fun. The silent auction is extremely popular! Items range from gift certificates to your favorite eatery, beautiful jewelry, furniture to vacation timeshares and everything in between. This casual evening promises to be a good time for a great cause…helping others conquer homelessness!

Ironfish & Rivercities Triathlons at Cypress Black Bayou

August 6-7