There are going to be a lot of big happenings downtown June 15-19, so mark your calendars so you won’t miss a one! The Juneteenth celebration kicks off with the Shreveport-Bossier African American Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting on Thursday, June 15 at Sam’s Town Casino. The weekend will reach a crescendo with the giant Let the Good Times Roll Festival and the popular ‘art-ish Black Art Show, but first, an important note about parking!

This is the parking map for the Juneteenth weekend. If you click the [ ] icon on the top right, it will give you a full screen with details. GREEN ICONS are FREE parking, BLUE ICONS are PAY parking, YELLOW ICONS are RESERVED Parking. Pay Parking options range from $3 to $10, please bring exact amount because some of the lots cannot give change. ALL on-street meter parking is FREE after 5 pm Monday-Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday and on Monday, the official Juneteenth holiday. Please be aware that if a lot is not indicated on our map, we are unsure if it will be open. Private lots can ticket and/or tow.

Here is the wrap up of special happenings, food and festivities. We will be adding to this list as events are announced.

‘Celebration’ Pizza at Pop N’ Pizza
500 Texas Street, during business hours
Pop n’ Pizza has created a special Juneteenth pizza and it is getting rave reviews. If your tummy is too small for the whole pie, you can get two slices and a drink for $10.
Full Pizza Cost: $18.65

Friday, June 16 – Sunday, June 18
36th Annual Let the Good Times Roll Festival
A lengthy musical lineup each day!
Friday, 10:00am- Midnight
Saturday, 8:00 am- Midnight
Sunday, 5:00 pm- 11:00 pm
Festival Plaza, 101 Crockett Street
Tickets- $25/$81.25

-UPDATES to the Festival for Security for All-
All persons coming into the Festival will go through a metal detector.
No bags are allowed (the festival says fanny packs/small items allowed but all will go through a visual search.
Baby strollers/diaper bags will be visually searched.
All folding chairs will need to be removed from bags for visual search at the entrance.

Saturday, June 17
The parade begins at the Veteran’s Memorial on the Clyde Fant Parkway and rolls to Commerce Street.
Bring lawn chairs & the family!
Free Admission

Shreveport Farmers’ Market/Let the Good Times Roll Health Fair, 7:30 am-12:30pm
Festival Plaza, 101 Crockett Street
Check out the LIVE! Stage at the Shreveport Farmers’ Market this Saturday, June 17th, for tunes by De’Lontrell Thomas – Saxophonist and a cooking demonstration with Chef Mel: Chef Services!
Free Admission

Sci-Port Discovery Center, Free General Admission Day – Includes GamePort. 
820 Clyde Fant Parkway, 9am – 5pm.
Sci-Port is free all day on Saturday and includes GamePort, a video game themed interactive world full of S.T.E.M. fun, coding challenges, and classic games.

Saturday and Sunday, June 17-18
‘art-ish Black Art Show, noon- 8:00 pm
Riverview Hall, 600 Clyde Fant Parkway
Multiple art vendors, music by Front Cover, Soul Grooves, Words Over Lattes, Alter Ego, DJ Yoshi, and more!
Food selections curated by ‘Taste of Soul.”
See the beginning of a permanent public art
Tickets- $5 at the door, Free for children 12 and under.

Monday, June 19, Juneteenth, 9:00 pm
Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club
, 618 Commerce Street
Juneteenth Comedy Show- $10
Starring Scooby, Munchie, Prelow, and Derrick Keener.