9 Fun Things to Do This Weekend: April 9-11

There's a lot happening in the Ark-La-Tex this weekend. Check it out here!

You’ve come to the right place if you’re looking for fun things to do this weekend.


Cowboy Fast Draw Association State Championship

8:30 – 3:00 p.m. (Open 4/9-4.11)

Watch the best of the best compete in the Old West talent of ‘Fast Draw.’ Adults and kids are welcome to view this exciting event in it’s inaugural season in Shreveport.

Location – 3701 Hudson St Shreveport, LA 71109

Four States Fair & Rodeo

(Open April 2-11)

There are fun things to do in Texarkana all weekend long! Check out events at the Four State Fair and Rodeo in Texarkana! Get fair tickets here. And check out the full rodeo lineup here.

Location – 3700 East 50th Street Texarkana, Arkansas 71854

Bossier Arts Council Exhibition Openings


Come see two local artists and their new shows for Spring. It’s bright, vibrant and it will be entertaining as they officially open. Read more about Bonnie Kirkley and Deanna Glaze here.

Location – Bossier Arts Council, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City


Bourbon and Barbecue Festival

3:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Check out the first-ever Bourbon and Barbecue Festival and try the best of both that Shreveport has to offer! Try tasty, local BBQ from the best grill masters in the ArkLaTex. There will also be 16 competitors, 8 cocktail artists and 8 pitmasters facing off for the People’s Choice title and $1500!

Location – Red River District – 450 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport LA 71101

Bossier City Farmer’s Market

9:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Eat fresh at the Bossier City Farmer’s Market! Shop more than 75 Vendors for fresh fruits, veggies, food trucks and more!

Location: 2950 East Texas St., Bossier City, LA 71111

Story Trail Crafts & Activities

10:00 – 11:50 a.m.

Walk the trail and stop in at the Education Center to meet the staff from the Bossier Parish Libraries for a craft and activity that reflects the theme of the the book from the story trail.

Location: Red River NWR – 150 Eagle Bend Point Bossier City, LA 71112


The Mountain that Loved a Bird


Need more fun things to do? The Shreveport Symphony presents a free family concert that you can watch in person or online. Limited seats are available when the doors open at 2:30pm. To see the list of musical selections and more info, click here.

Location – First Baptist Shreveport, 543 Ockley Dr., Shreveport

Don’t forget to check out more events and add your own upcoming events to our Calendar!