7 fun things to do on Memorial Day Weekend

(Ark-La-Tex Weekend) - It’s a special weekend in the Ark-La-Tex. Happy Memorial Day Weekend! Click on the name of the event for more info.


Carry the Load Rally

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Mount Pleasant Civic Center

Remember the men and women who sacrificed everything by joining the walk. Money raised goes towards supporting military, veterans, first responders and their families.


Exercise in Caddo Common Park

8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Caddo Common Park, 869 Texas Ave. in Shreveport

Start your Saturday morning off with a free workout with cardio classes, yoga and more in a beautiful park.

Drop In Art

10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Regional Arts Center, 321 West 4th St., Texarkana

Become part of art! This is your chance to become a piece of art thanks to a green screen technology station (just like our KSLA Meteorologists).

Grand Cane Merchants Night Market

4 p.m. - 8 p.m. 8353 Highway 171 in Grand Cane, La

Shop downtown businesses along with food trucks and arts and crafts vendors.

Jerry Lee Lewis Tribute

7 p.m. Many Community Center, 675 San Antonio Ave. in Many, La

“Three Days in Ferriday” is a production by Michael Kuk who was one of five performers to be a part of the Hall of Famer’s funeral. Witness a great part of Louisiana’s musical history. Free but donations are encouraged.


Mudbug Madness

11 a.m. - 11 p.m. (Also on Friday and Saturday) Shreveport Festival Plaza

Music and mudbugs make for an exciting adventure! Some of the highlights today are the Women’s Crawfish Eating Contest and the band Bag of Donuts. Don’t miss this last day for some tasty crawfish!

Beauty and the Beast Ballet

2:30 p.m. Perot Theatre in Texarkana

The Texarkana Dance Academy presents this ballet based on the popular book.


Memorial Day Celebration

11 a.m. Oakwood Cemetery, 507 N. Line St. in Jefferson

Honor Memorial Day by attending the services that include a Junior ROTC Color Guard, a special presentation for our flag and a gun and cannon salute.

Robert Streeter

Robert Streeter

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