10 Fun Things To Do This Weekend: Sept. 17-19

Weather might not play nice this weekend.

Ready for the weekend? Need something fun for things to do? You came to the right place. Share with friends! Have fun!

Don’t forget… county fairs are underway in Prescott, Camden and Magnolia, Arkansas. Get the details and plan your next fair adventure here. Plus we have a few festivals you can check out here. You can find more events on our Calendar page as well.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

Music of the Night

6:30pm

This fundraising event for the Shreveport Opera and Shreveport Opera Xpress features a fantastic seated dinner and performances from the 2021-2022 resident artists. For tickets, click here.

Location – East Ridge Country Club, 1000 Stewart Dr., Shreveport

I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers

7:30pm (Also on Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2:00pm)

John Logan’s play about Hollywood’s first female super agent, Sue Mengers, is a comedy that dishes on Hollywood and entertainment elite from the 1970s and 80s. For more info, click here.

Location – Central ARTStation, 801 Crockett St., Shreveport


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

Beetle’s on the Boulevard

8:00am-1:00pm

The Ark-La-Tex VW Association and Foul Air Nomads are bringing together all sorts of VW Beetles to one place. Lots of Beetles from collectors and fans will be on display and it’s a chance to donate warm clothing to help the local homeless community. For more info, click here. SLUG BUG!

Location – 4303 Texas Blvd., Texarkana, Tex

We Are Better Together Hurricane Relief Drive

10:00am-Noon

Stop by and donate nonperishable items, canned goods, personal hygiene toiletries and other essentials. These will help our friends and neighbors in South Louisiana following Hurricane Ida. For more info, email them.

Location – Praise Temple, 4725 Greenwood Rd., Shreveport

3rd Annual Antique Tractor Show & Parade

10:00am-2:00pm

See vintage tractors, watch the Tractor Slow Race (11:00am) and Tractor Parade (1:00pm). Enjoy the nostalgia from our agrarian past. For more info, click here.

Location – Austin St., Jefferson, Tex

Potlatch

10:00am-10:00pm

Magic, music and more! Plus food and art and a few contests await the family at this East Texas institution of fun and revelry. Follow the event on Facebook.

Location – Carthage Civic Center, 1702 S. Adams St., Carthage, Tex

Highland Jazz & Blues Festival

10:30am-6:00pm

Spend the day at the park surrounded by great music, art and food. This year’s headliner is the New Orleans Nightcrawler Brass Band. Experience a little bit of a community’s love. Read more about it here.

Location – Columbia Park, 600 Columbia St., Shreveport

The Second City: Legendary Laughs

8:00pm

The legendary comedy club and school that launched many comedy careers brings its fun to Shreveport. Laugh at some of their all time favorite sketches and have fun with their world-famous improv. For tickets and more info, click here.

Location – The Strand Theatre, 619 Louisiana Ave., Shreveport


SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

Uncommon Sundays

Noon – 4:30pm

After a hot summer off, the Shreveport Regional Arts Council brings back the most fun your family can have in a park. Listen to great music, learn about local reptiles from Caddo Parks and Recreation, kids can enjoy free hands on activities and learn to start their own gardens. Plus line dancing, yoga and aerobics. See a full list of the fun things to do here.

Location – Caddo Common Park, 869 Texas Ave., Shreveport

Jurassic Quest

(Also on Friday and Saturday)

The time of dinosaurs roaming Shreveport is coming to an end today. See animatronic dinos, go on a giant fossil dig, and maybe even ride a dinosaur. Read more about this adventure here.

Location – Shreveport Convention Center, 400 Caddo St., Shreveport