The biggest college football game in the Ark-La-Tex will have the Duke Blue Devils and the Temple Owls battle for the trophy of the Walk-On’s Independence Bowl for 2018. The game will take place on December 27th at 2:30pm at Independence Stadium in Shreveport. In addition to the bowl itself there are many “Warm Up” events scheduled for the week of the big game.
- SUNDAY, DECEMBER 23rd
“BIG GAME SHOW”
Doors Open 5:15 p.m. – Show Begins 5:30 p.m.
Tickets – $5
Coaches and players from both teams match wits in a series of game show style contests with audience participation too!
- MONDAY, DECEMBER 24th
CITIZENS NATIONAL BANK FCA BREAKFAST
Shreveport Convention Center
Tickets – $10
Hosted by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes – Northwest Louisiana Chapter, this event annually hosts more than 500 guests, offering breakfast, and featured speakers who give their personal testimonies.
- WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26th
RALLY ON THE RED PUB CRAWL
Locations: Various bars and restaurants in downtown Shreveport/Red River District
MARDI GRAS PREVIEW PARADE & PEP RALLY
Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets, Downtown Shreveport & Red River District
The FREE parade will feature the bands, cheerleaders and mascots from each team, as well as Mardi Gras floats and other festivities down the main street of the Boardwalk.
Red River District
- THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27th
COCA-COLA FAN FEST
Louisiana State Fairgrounds
9:00am – 12:00pm
Bring the family for this FREE event at the Louisiana State Fair Grounds, featuring local cuisine, live music, inflatable games and more.
POSTGAME ICE SKATING
Following the Game
Make the short walk to Hirsch Coliseum at the conclusion of the game for FREE ice skating at George’s Pond
Great Raft Brewing
4:30pm – 10:00pm
The party in town on December 27 is at Independence Stadium, and the After Party is at Great Raft Brewing! Head to the Great Raft taproom at 1251 Dalzell Street in Shreveport for great local beer, live music and food trucks.