7 fun things this weekend: May 5-7

SHREVEPORT, La. (Ark-La-Tex Weekend) - Happy Cinco de Mayo weekend! For a list of area events and parties for Cinco de Mayo, click here.


15th Annual Sale of the Trail

10 a.m. (Also on Saturday) - From Natchitoches to Nacogdoches

Explore the El Camino Real de los Tejas trail and keep your eyes open for yard sale bargains.


7:30 p.m. (Also on May 6 & 7) - Stilwell Theatre on Texarkana College Campus

The Texarkana Repertoray Company presents this stage performance of a prince who learns the true meaning of glory, love and war.


2nd Annual Touch-A-Truck

9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Telegraph Park in Marshall

Kids will love to get up close with all sorts of vehicles like trucks, police and fire vehicles and construction equipment for free.

Children’s Book Festival

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Campus of LSU Shreveport

This free book festival features several wonderful children’s authors including Brian Lies. Meet some famous literary characters and have lots of fun

Bossier Night Market

4 p.m. - 9 p.m. - South side of Pierre Bossier Mall in Bossier City

Louisiana’s first night market returns for a Cinco de Mayo theme fun and fireworks. Find everything from spices to wood crafts to jewelry and more.

Masterworks Series #8: Beethoven’s 5th Symphony

7:30 p.m. - Riverview Theater, Downtown Shreveport

The current season for the Shreveport Symphony comes to a close with Wideman Gold Medalist Crystal Jiang playing the piano.


Twice as Fine Texarkana Wine Festival

11 a.m. - 7 p.m. - Spring Lake Park, Texarkana, Tex.

Sample from over 20 wineries at this event raising money for the Alzheimer’s Alliance. This family-friendly event will also have food trucks, music and more!

Robert Streeter

Robert Streeter

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