The week of June 12- June 19 is going to be a big one downtown. The first of our ‘official’ Juneteenth events kicks off Sunday, June 12, in the Red River District and the week reaches a crescendo with the giant Let the Good Times Roll Festival and the popular ‘art-ish Black Art Show over the following weekend. First, though, a 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 on FRIDAY (Juneteenth holiday), Saturday and Sunday (weekend days). 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.
Cost: $18.65

Thursday, June 16
SBAACC Annual Dinner and Professional Awards at Sam’s Town, 6-9 pm
Sam’s Town Casino and Resort, 315 Clyde Fant Parkway
After 5 Attire
Tickets $75.

Friday, June 17
Juneteenth Parade, ‘Ain’t No Stopping Us!’ 4- 5:30 pm
Runs along Commerce Street from Caddo Street; ends at Crockett Street and Festival Plaza
Grandstand Area for performances & senior citizen seating
Free Admission

Opening Ceremony for Juneteeth Celebration Weekend, 5:30 pm
Festival Plaza, 101 Crockett Street
Free Admission

35th Annual Let the Good Times Roll Festival, 6 pm- midnight
Festival Plaza, 101 Crockett Street
Friday is Zydeco Night! Featuring Titus Clark, Chris Ardoin and Nustep Zydeko & J-Wonn
Festival Plaza, 101 Crockett Street
Tickets- $20/$60

Saturday, June 18
Shreveport Farmers’ Market/Let the Good Times Roll Health Fair, 7:30 am-12:30pm
Festival Plaza, 101 Crockett Street
Free Admission

Let the Good Times Roll Run, 8 am
Festival Plaza, 101 Crockett Street
5K and Kid’s Run
Entry: $20 through June 12, $25 through June 17, $30 Race day

Second Annual Juneteenth Freedom Bike Ride, 8 am & 9 am
400 Crockett Street at The Lot
Advanced ride- 8 am, Family ride- 9 am
Free to participate, but please register

Sci-Port Discovery Center Calumet STEM Saturday, 11 am- 2 pm
820 Clyde Fant Parkway
Enjoy all that Sci-Port has to offer on this special day!
Free admission to first 65! $8 General admission otherwise.
(Sci-Port is open 9 am- 5 pm, but the STEM events are just happening 11 am- 2 pm).

‘art-ish Black Art Show, noon- 10 pm
400 Crockett Street at The Lot
50 art vendors, a variety of food options and music by DJ Faze, DJ Yoshi, Front Cover, Soul Grooves, DJ Noodlez, Musikology and Words Over Lattes.
Tickets- $5 at the gate, Free for children 12 and under

Juneteenth Mural Painting
600 block of Edwards Street
Feat. artist Ka’Davien Baylor with Caddo Poet Laureate Poetic X
Free Admission

Let the Good Times Roll Festival- Saturday 4 pm until midnight
Festival Plaza, 101 Crockett Street, 4 pm- midnight
Musical guests: SWV, Divine featuring Marcia Nelson, Sarah Gardner & More

Juneteenth Fireworks on the Bridge & Bakowski Bridge of Lights ‘Glo’- 9:20 pm
Along the Riverfront
Free admission

NOTE: FREE Trolley from ‘art-ish to the Let the Good Times Roll Festival, 4-11 pm.

Sunset Saturday Juneteenth Celebration featuring Alter Ego Band
Haze on Texas, 204 Texas Street, 9 pm- 2 am
Ladies free before 1o pm

Sunday, June 19

Sci-Port Free Day
820 Clyde Fant Parkway, noon – 5 pm
Come celebrate Juneteenth and Father’s Day at Sci-Port Discovery Center! For this special day, admission will be FREE including their newest special exhibit GamePort (excludes the Adventures of Intrigue). There will also be an opportunity to learn about Sci-Port’s partnership and attend a special presentation from the All of Us Research Program
Free Admission

Let the Good Times Roll Festival- Sunday, 4 pm- midnight
Festival Plaza, 101 Crockett Street
Last day of the annual festival. Musical guests include Slick Rick, WildJBrown Experience + Dat DJ, Avery Sunshine & More
Tickets- $20/$60