May Events in Bossier for the Whole Family to Enjoy

If April showers promise to bring May flowers, you will want to be out in the community for these Bossier events happening this month. From breakfast to birds and even bonsais, these events this month pack in a variety of experiences that might lead you to a new hobby.

Bird Day

This event is for the birds. But really, it is! Bring a nature buddy and learn all about wild birds and the characteristics that make them unique. Enjoy games and crafts centered around our feathered friends. Also have your picture taken with a Mississippi Kite.

When: 9 a.m. on May 4

Where: Red River Wildlife Refuge

For more information, go to their website.

Sensory Sunday

Sign up now to participate in a special day to benefit children on the spectrum. Thirty children with autism between the ages of 3 through 18 will be sponsored by Perfect Fit to enjoy Altitude Trampoline Park. Perfect Fit is a nonprofit whose goal is to create social experiences for children with autism.

When: 10:30 a.m. on May 5

Where: Altitude Trampoline Park

For more information, go to their website

Give For Good Day

Celebrate services and programs in North Louisiana and help the Community Foundation raise awareness and funds for local nonprofits. Several events will be held by a number of nonprofits around the Shreveport-Bossier City area. Support the cause of your choice by donating and attending an event held by your favorite nonprofit.

When: May 7

Where: Throughout Shreveport-Bossier City

For more information, go to their website. 

Shreveport Bonsai Society’s 47th Annual Show

Go bananas for bonsais and experience some of the featured trees of the Bonsai Society’s members during this annual show. Attend this event and view demonstrations. During the event, ask all your questions about the special materials that make up this alluring tree. The group meets each second Saturday of the month at The Bossier Arts Council.

When: 10 a.m. on May 11

Where: Bossier Arts Council

For more information, go to their Facebook page

Air Show Innovation Showcase featuring BPCC 2-Minute Drill

Hear student’s business ideas as the Entrepreneur Accelerated Program, Barksdale’s 307th Bomb Wing and Bossier Parish Community College join together for this special event. Students will present a two-minute elevator speech to a panel of judges. One student will be awarded $500. Register online to attend by clicking here

When: 9 a.m. on May 14

Where: BPCC campus, Building H on the fourth floor

For more information, go to their Facebook

Preakness Action at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs

Preak out! Watch live racing and wager on the action at Pimlico and Preakness 144 at Harrah’s as the journey for the Triple Crown continues. Along with live racing, there will also be plenty of opportunities for family fun, with food trucks and inflatables. This event is free.

When: 11 a.m. on May 18

Where: Harrah’s Louisiana Downs

For more information, go to their Facebook

Second Annual Rocking The Boardwalk Music Festival

Have a passion for music? Attend the largest youth-driven music festival in the Ark-La-Tex and bring the family out for a day of live performances. Ten different artists will perform for crowds throughout the day. Support young artists and hear from aspiring youths who work with New Evolution Promotions professional team to make their magic happen on stage.

When: 11 a.m. on May 18

Where: Louisiana Boardwalk

For more information, click here

Barksdale Defenders of Liberty Air and Space Show

There will be a boom in the sky yet again for an entire weekend in May during the annual Barksdale Defenders of Liberty Air and Space Show. Enjoy a show from the sky you can view at Barkdale Air Force Base. Admission and parking are free, but journey out early for the best experience. Make a weekend of the show and check the schedule online to be sure not to miss your favorite performers.

When: 11 a.m. on May 18

Where: Barksdale Air Force Base

For more information, go to their website

Veterans Job and Resource Fair

Join in on a community-wide event centered around careers available in our area. If you are a veteran in need of job placement, attend this annual event to search through several new opportunities. Businesses that attend can interact with qualified candidates.

When: 10 a.m. on May 21

Where: Bossier City Civic Center

For more information, go to their website

Art Isn’t Easy

Local superstars are teaming up to support the East Bank Theatre by raising money and showing off their talents. Attend this night filled with performances from more than 10 artists. All ticket sales will directly benefit the East Bank Theatre. Tickets are $25.

When: 7 p.m. on May 25

Where: East Bank Theatre

For more information, visit their website

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