9 fun things to do this weekend: Aug 19-21

Get out and have fun this weekend

SHREVEPORT, La. (Ark-La-Tex Weekend) - County and state fairs are starting up. You don’t want to miss all of the action.


Pioneer Days

6:00pm -10:00pm (Also on Thursday, Saturday)

Billed as the hottest festival in Texas, you’re going to enjoy all of the musical acts, amusement rides and arts and crafts Northeast Texas has to offer. See the full schedule here.

Location - T&P Trailhead Park, 200 S. Ellis St., New Boston, Tex

The Little Dog Laughed

7:30pm (Also on Saturday and Sunday)

See a comedy about a hard hitting Hollywood agent trying to get her client big projects while trying to keep him in the closet. Read more about it and get tickets here.

Location - Marjorie Lyons Playhouse, 2700 Woodlawn Ave., Shreveport

Cabaret Night


It’s going to be a fun night of live music. Six musicians from different genres are slated to perform. For ticket and info, click here.

Location - 116 S. Washington St., Magnolia, Ark


The Third Weekend

10:00am - 9:00pm (Also on Friday)

Live music and performances are happening all day long presented by the Marshall Regional Arts Council. For more events in downtown Marshall, click here.

Location - Telegraph Park, N,. Washington Ave., Marshall

85th Annual Sevier County Fair & Rodeo

4:00pm-10:00pm (Also on Friday)

See the rodeo. Have fun at the carnival. Enjoy the best arts of the county. See the schedule of events here.

Location - Rockerfeller Ave., De Queen, Ark

Lyle Lovett and His Large Band


Grammy winner Lyle Lovett has released thirteen albums over the course of his career. Get ready for a night of great music and fun. For tickets, click here.

Location - Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, 705 Grand Ave.

Music in the Park

3:00pm & 7:30pm

Listen to piano pieces from 19th-century parlors in the afternoon by Dr. Kristen Stephenson. Clarke Buehling performs his 19th Century style of banjo music in the evening. For more info on these free concerts, click here.

Location - 1864 Courthouse, 103 Franklin St., Washington, Ark


Ark-La-Tex Jewelry, Gem and Mineral Show

10:00am-4:00pm (Also on Saturday)

Enter the beautiful world of gems and minerals. See flint knapping and gem faceting demonstrations. Shop for some unique jewelry. Read more about what’s going on here.

Location - Bossier Civic Center, 620 Benton Rd.

Geek’d Con

11:00am - 5:00pm (Also on Friday and Saturday)

Superstars from the world of film, TV, comics and wrestling converge for the biggest comic con in the area. Sunday features the popular cosplay contest so come out as your favorite character. For more details and tickets, click here.

Location - Shreveport Convention Center, 400 Caddo St.

Robert Streeter

Robert Streeter

Lead content producer for the Ark-La-Tex Weekend as well as Creative Services Producer.