It’s a jazzy Juneteenth weekend in Downtown Shreveport with fun for fathers and the family as a big part of the mix. Get chill with ol’ Blue Eyes, find free fun at Sci-Port, and enjoy art from the heart in our electric, eclectic #CoolDowntown.
- The good times will be rolling over the weekend at Festival Plaza as the popular Let the Good Times Roll Festival cranks up with food, vendors, and oh, so much music. From zydeco to soul and everything in between- enjoy three days packed with bike rides, music, catching up with friends (and making new ones). When: Fri.- Sun, June 18-20, 9 am- late. Where: Festival Plaza. Cost: $15.
- Relive cool times and cool tunes of the Rat Pack at The Art of Jazz Presented by Trevor Ray Studios. Talented and energetic emerging artist Trevor Ray has planned a night filled with food, music, and one of a kind art. Pull out your fedora and find your 40’s vibe, this evening of tunes and art will fly you to the moon. When: Fri., June 18, 7 p.m. Where: C & C Mercantile and Lighting, 1110 Texas Ave. Cost: $15.
- Pong, pinball and checkers are more than games, they’re also ways to teach math and science in a fun way. Gameport at Sci-Port has managed to seamlessly merge the two into an exciting & entertaining exhibit that all ages enjoy. On Saturday, this fun experience is totally FREE at Sci-Port’s FREE Day. Experience the Adventure of Intrigue, IMAX Dome Theater and Game-port, all free, for one day only. When: Sat., June 19, 9 am- 6pm. Where: Sci-Port, 820 Clyde Fant Parkway. Cost: Free.
- Get all arty at Artish, an art and music show celebrating local and regional Black artists. Nineteen visual artists, multiple musicians and some promised surprises will highlight this day that honors our area’s amazing and wide-ranging artistic talent. When: Sat., June 19, noon- 10 pm. Where: The Lot, 400 Crockett St. Cost: Free to attend.
- Local artist Bertha Harris tells her life story in her works. Her early years working on the Beene Plantation have provided rich subject matter for her new exhibit, Juneteenth Celebration and Art Show by Bertha Harris. In describing her show, Bertha quotes her friend, Professor Freedom. “Professor Freedom says “picking cotton wasn’t the problem, not getting paid was the problem.” She says, “Today I get paid for painting cotton picken’ pictures.” See her cotton picken’ paintings and more at this one-day only show. When: Sat., June 19, 1-6 pm. Where: 624 Commerce Street. Cost: Free admission. Info: Fb/Juneteenth celebration and art show