Seven fun things to do this weekend: July 12-14

We found these fun things to do this weekend yet keep an eye on the weather.

WE ARE WATCHING WHAT HAPPENS IN THE GULF OF MEXICO, A POTENTIAL TROPICAL SYSTEM MAY BEGIN TO IMPACT THE ARK-LA-TEX OVER THE WEEKEND. BE SURE TO DOWNLOAD THE FIRST ALERT WEATHER APP AND CHECK OUT THE UPDATES AT KSLA.COM. Please stay safe this weekend with the heat and the tropical weather that could impact these events.


FRIDAY, JULY 12

Shop Til You Drop Arts, Craft, & Gift Show

3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Come in out of the heat and shop over 100 booths. You’ll find treats and crafts from vendors from all over the Ark-La-Tex. There will be fun things to do for the kids with costumed characters meeting and greeting. The show runs through Saturday. Admission is $4. For more info and a coupon, click here.

Location – Bossier Civic Center, 620 Benton Rd., Bossier City

Red River Balloon Rally

5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Once again, LSUS is center stage for one of the biggest balloon festivals in the South! Musical acts will take to two stages this year. Enjoy a tethered balloon ride. Watch the night glow at 8:30 pm followed by fireworks. The party continues on Saturday.

Location – LSUS, 1 University Plaza, Shreveport

Fan Appreciation Night

8:00 pm – Midnight

The Texarkana 67 Speedway wishes to thank all of their supporters with this night. It’s $5 Friday and there will be a meet and greet on the front stretch. Bring your cameras and get some autographs.

Location – Texarkana 67 Speedway, 10641 US 67, Texarkana, Ark.


SATURDAY, JULY 13

42nd Annual Sickle Cell Softball Tournament

All weekend long, there will be fun things to do watching some great softball games for a great cause. This tournament lasts all weekend. Help raise awareness for Sickle Cell Anemia and funds for research.

Location – Southern Hills Park (1002 W. Bert Kouns Industrial Loop and Cargill Park, 2800 Cargill Dr., Shreveport


Second Saturday

10:00 am – 9:30 pm

Take one part shopping, add one part car show and one part concert series and you got this great event. Main Street will come alive with great tunes, classic cars and savings at downtown shops and restaurants. For more info, click here.

Location – Downtown Marshall, 1 Peter Whetstone Square, Marshall, Tex.


SUNDAY, JULY 14

Mamma Mia!

2:00 pm

The music of ABBA comes to the stage. It’s one of the best feel-good shows out there. Performances are scheduled throughout the month of July. Click here for showtimes and info.

Location – Shreveport Little Theatre, 812 Margaret Place, Shreveport

Balloons Over DeSoto

4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The sky will be filled with color (weather permitting) with the balloons from the 2019 Red River Balloon Rally flying and landing in DeSoto Parish. Admission is free and there will be a lot of fun things to do for the whole family. A balloon glow is scheduled for 8:30 pm and fireworks at 9:30 pm.

Location – C.E. “Rusty” Williams Airport, 211 Independent Ave., Grand Cane, La.