Summer Fun Never Stops with These July Events in Bossier

Northwest Louisiana summers might be hot, but don’t let the heat get you down. Enjoy the sun and warm temps with a slew of activities across Bossier. These July events in Bossier Parish range from free bowling and kids crafting to concerts and tons of Independence Day events!

Free Kids Bowling

Holiday Lanes is helping kids and parents beat the heat this summer with its Kids Bowl Free program. The program runs now through Aug. 31. Sign up at and enjoy being active with your family.

When: 11 a.m. through Aug. 31

Where: 3316 Old Minden Rd. in Bossier City

Find out more online at

4th of July Kids Craft Night

The Chick-fil-A restaurant is one of the most popular quick service restaurants in all of Bossier City, and they go above and beyond for the community by offering free special activities for families. This month, they’re offering a free craft night for kids themed around Independence Day.

When: July 2, 5-7 p.m.

Where: 2601 Beene Blvd. in north Bossier

Keep it Poppin Pelican Paint Party

The Painted Edge is going to “Keep It Poppin” this July 4th with a design featuring a Patriotic Pelican, proudly holding the American flag in his beak, while sitting in the Bayou. Fireworks light up the background of this Americana-themed painting is on a 16×20 gallery-wrapped canvas for only $50 per guest.

When: July 3, 5-8 p.m.

Where: 2218 E. Texas St. in Bossier City

Register HERE.

4th of July Festival

Celebrate freedom and community spirit this Independence Day with the Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets 4th of July Festival. The event features an evening filled with excitement and fun for the whole family. Enjoy bounce houses and delightful face painting for the kids, while food trucks serve up delicious treats for everyone to savor. Cap off the night with a mesmerizing fireworks display.

When: July 4, 5-9:30 p.m.

Where: Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets in Bossier City

Find out more online here.

KTBS-3 Freedom Fest

Cypress Lake and South Bossier Park are two of six locations where the amazing fireworks will be on display the night of July 4 and simulcast on KTBS 3.

Celebrating God and County is what Freedom Fest is all about — thanking God we live in a free country and honoring the men and women who serve in our military to keep it that way.

Cypress Lake will be a family-friendly spot which means no alcohol allowed. The park will open at 8 a.m. for normal operations before everything kicks into gear at 5 p.m. The free event will feature live entertainment. There will be no outside grills allowed. Look for designated parking and viewing areas. The main viewing location will be on the beach. It’s important to note that this location will be capacity limited for safety reasons. There will also be a floatilla on the water and there will be limited parking for boat trailers.

South Bossier Park is a crowd favorite for fireworks viewing on Independence Day. Nearly 2,000 people poured into the park in 2023 to take advantage of the food trucks and live music before the fabulous fireworks display. There will be an expanded family area this year with a large tent featuring worship teams playing music, bounce houses, and cornhole boards. 

When: July 4, 5-8 p.m.

Where: 135 Cypress Park Dr. in Benton & S. Bossier Park Dr. in Bossier City

Find out more at KTBS-3’s website.

Foam Fun Event

The Foam Fun event is perfect for the whole family to enjoy. There will be a designated area called foam zone where you can dance and have a blast in the foam while vibing to kid-friendly music.

When: July 6, 3:30-7:30 p.m.

Where: 2950 E. Texas St. in Bossier City

Get tickets here.

Red River Balloon Rally

The CenterPoint Energy Red River Balloon Rally, proudly presented by the Louisiana Office of Tourism, invites you to experience a world where colors fly and dreams soar. Dive into the heart of fun in the AEP Swepco Kid Zones, where laughter and joy meet endless activities. Take to the skies with tethered balloon rides and bask in the glow of the evening with enchanting balloon illuminations, all while enjoying a backdrop of live entertainment that will keep your feet tapping and your heart soaring.

As dusk settles, witness the breathtaking spectacle of the balloon glow, brought to life by TeamLogic IT and Stuart’s Integrated Services. It’s not just an event; it’s a memory in the making, with vibrant colors illuminating the night sky.

Be part of the excitement as 20+ hot air balloons compete for the skies in the Louisiana State Ballooning Championship. Cheer them on and witness the spectacle that fills the skies over Shreveport-Bossier City.

When: July 12-13, 5-9:40 p.m.

Where: Louisiana Downs Casino and Racetrack in Bossier City

Find out more at their website here.

Terry Bradshaw Show

Terry Bradshaw, the Pro Football Hall of Famer from Shreveport and Louisiana Tech alum, brings his acclaimed show to Bossier City. Tickets are $50 and up.

The Terry Bradshaw Show” celebrates the icon’s storied career on and off the field through music, colorful stories, and honest reflections from his life. The widely acclaimed production showcases Bradshaw’s incredible talents in a show that welcomes the audience into an up-close-and-personal account of his storied life, from his Louisiana roots to his latest role as a reality TV star in “The Bradshaw Bunch.” He delivers his entertaining performance with the same straight-shooting humor that has made Bradshaw an all-time favorite as an Emmy Award-winning co-host and analyst on FOX NFL Sunday.

When: July 13 at 8 p.m.

Where: Margaritaville Resort Casino in Bossier City

Find out more at their website.

Cajun Cruisers Car Show

Join Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets at this inclusive and vibrant car show where automotive enthusiasts of all kinds gather to celebrate their passion! With a welcoming atmosphere, this event invites everyone to showcase their vehicles, whether they’re classic cars, hot rods, muscle cars, exotics, or anything in between. Whether you’re admiring the craftsmanship of the cars or indulging in delicious food, there’s something for everyone at our car show. Get ready for a day filled with automotive excitement and family fun!

When: July 20, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Hurricane Alley in Bossier City’s East Bank District

Find out more on their Facebook here.

2024 Louisiana International Masters Boxing Invitational

Experience 12 thrilling Olympic-style masters amateur boxing bouts at the 2024 Louisiana International Masters Boxing Invitational. The event will feature special guests, including celebrities, active and former boxing and sports champions, as well as political, media, business, and community leaders. Enjoy live entertainment throughout the evening.

This Boxing event will support youth and adult boxers, both male and female, registered with Stephens Youth Activity Zone. Tickets are $10 for children and $20 for adults. Proceeds will cover USA Boxing registration fees, food, and transportation to and from competitions.

When: July 27, 3-9 p.m.

Where: Louisiana Downs Casino and Racetrack in Bossier City

Get tickets here.

Bowl Full of Soul

Join Bowl Full of Soul for an unforgettable evening of soulful music and great company. Get ready to be transported to a world of soulful bliss as talented musicians take the stage to captivate your senses. Whether you’re a fan of classic soul or prefer modern interpretations, there’s something for everyone at Bowl Full of Soul. Indulge in a variety of mouthwatering dishes and refreshing beverages while enjoying the live performances. This event promises to be a delightful blend of soulful tunes and delectable flavors.

When: July 27, 7-9 p.m.

Where: Bossier Arts Council in the East Bank District

Find out more at their website.

Rodeo: A Tribute to Garth Brooks

Enjoy all the hits, energy & show from Garth Brooks in the East Bank District, Bossier City’s arts district. This will be a night you will not want to miss, so get a sitter and get there early to grab a seat! The show starts with The Women Of 90’s Country at 7 p.m.

When: July 27, 7-11 p.m.

Where: Hurricane Alley in Bossier City’s East Bank District

Find out more on their Facebook here.


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