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Our Top 10 Shreveport/Bossier City Weekend Events Friday, August 18 – Sunday, August 20


Shreveport/Bossier belongs to the ‘geeks’ this weekend with the return of Geek’d Con! Whether it’s seeing stars like Lou Ferrigno or Joey Fatone, jamming to live music, doing the Mardi Gras mambo or running a 5K for a cause, there’s plenty to do this weekend in the Ark-La-Tex!

Geek'd Con Shreveport 2017
Geek’d Con Shreveport 2017


Geek’d Con presented by Margaritaville Resort Casino returns to the Shreveport Convention Center this Friday 6-9pm, Saturday 10am-7pm and Sunday 11am-5pm. This year’s guests include Lou Ferrigno, Joey Fatone, Sam J. Jones, Kelly Hu and more!


AUCTION PADDLE---03/26/07---A auction paddle in action illustration, March 26, 2007.
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Join the Philadelphia Center Friday at Sam’s Town Casino starting at 6pm for their 28th Annual Auction Against AIDS. This year’s theme is ‘Stayin’ Alive!’


Wedding Of Torsten Koch And Annika Hofmann
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Head to the Gardens of the American Rose Center Sunday from 1-5pm for tastings, tours, drawings and more to prepare for your wedding! Admission is $10.


2016 Stagecoach California's Country Music Festival - Day 3
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Texas country is coming to Bossier City Friday night at The Stage at Silverstar with the Turnpike Troubadours. Doors open at 7pm for this 21+ show. How many bands do you know of that have songs named, ‘Bossier City?!’


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Brandon Magnus/DWTNCS LLC/Getty Images


Fans of MMA will love Rite of Passage this Friday night starting at 6pm at the Horseshoe Casino Riverdome. The event is being put on by the American Kombat Alliance and is 21+.


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krewe of


Join the Krewe of Highland as they unveil their royalty for the upcoming Mardi Gras season Friday at the Remington Suite Hotel and Spa starting at 6:30pm. The theme is ‘Enter into our Labyrinth’ and costumes are encouraged. Tickets are $35.


krewe of gemini parade
Photo: Amanda Currier


Join northwest Louisiana’s oldest parading Mardi Gras krewe as they reveal their new royalty for the coming Mardi Gras season Saturday night from 6:30-11pm at Sam’s Town Casino. Tickets are $50, $52 if purchased online. Dress is black tie optional.




Head to the Red River Entertainment District for a free show with Flow Tribe and Shayliff Saturday from 5pm-12am.


NCAA FOOTBALL: DEC 23 Armed Forces Bowl - Louisiana Tech v Navy
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Head to Freedom Fields Friday in Bossier from 4:15-6pm for your chance to show your Louisiana Tech pride! The event is free and will feature a walk-through practice starting at 4:30pm followed by the Bulldog players and coaches signing autographs.


Lady Garden 5K & 10K Run In Aid Of Silent No More Gynaecological Cancer Fund
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The Shreveport/Bossier Rescue Mission is holding it’s first ever 5/10K and fun run on Old Autumn Breeze Trail in the historic South Highland neighborhood starting at First Baptist Shreveport at 8am Saturday morning.


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