Ten fun things to do this weekend: Aug 16-18

There's lots of fun things to do this weekend.

Find more fun things to do on our Calendar page and add your fun, family-friendly event.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 16

Coffee & Crafts

10:00 am – 11:00 am

This class is for senior adults. Enjoy a fresh cup of coffee and create some crafts. Supplies will be provided. For details, click here.

Location – Eaves Room of the Main Shreveport Library, 424 Texas St., Shreveport


SATURDAY, AUGUST 17

5th Annual Wheels in the Hills

8:00 am – 11:00 am

Bring the kids to see some big wheels (and we’re not talking about the tricycles). Dozens of large tractors, emergency vehicles, bulldozers, earth movers and more will be on static display. Get the lowdown on the big rigs here. See a sneak peek here.

Location – Betty Virginia Park, 3901 Fairfield Ave., Shreveport


Annual Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show

9:00 am – 6:00 pm

You’re not going to find ordinary jewelry at this show. Unique pieces will be available. You can also gaze and buy beautiful examples of nature’s geology including quartz, geode cracking and more. Get a sneak peek here or check out their website for more info.

Location – Bossier Civic Center,  620 Benton Rd., Bossier City

Fun with Mosaics

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Get connected with new friends through art! There will be a lot of fun things to do with free classes throughout the event. Drop in and out at your leisure. For more info, click here.

Location – Museum of the Red River, 812 E. Lincoln Rd., Idabel, Okla.

Farm to Table: History on a Plate

11:00 am – Noon

Learn about the foods served at the earliest Spanish settlements in Louisiana. Find out what crops were grown and how trade with French and Native American neighbors influenced the early culinary scene in Northwest Louisiana. Try some samples of the dishes created at Los Adaes. Follow the event on Facebook.

Location – Los Adaes State Historic Site, 6354 LA485, Robeline, La.

Meet and Greet on the Concrete

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Meet the staff and players of the 2019-2020 Shreveport Mudbugs. Plus the jerseys for the season will be revealed as well as a few more fun things to do. Follow the event on Facebook for more info.

Location – George’s Pond at Hirsch Memorial Coliseum, 3207 Pershing Blvd., Shreveport

Art Show

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Meet local artists. View their work. Purchase original work and support our local arts community. This is put together by 902 Artisans. For details, click here.

Location – Linden Public House, 401 E. Houston St., Linden, Tex

Unity in the Community Gospel Comedy Show

7:00 pm

The whole family is invited to see six gospel and comedy performers. Laugh and enjoy the evening. For more info, click here.

Location – Perot Theatre, 221 Main St. Texarkana, Tex


SUNDAY, AUGUST 18

Geek’d Con

11:00 am – 5:00 pm

It’s the last day of Shreveport’s biggest comic com. 2019 marks the 5th anniversary with a star studded guest list (see it here) and cosplayers galore. Parking is free and tickets ad weekend passes can be purchased here.

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

Repticon

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Explore the reptile world with live demonstrations, seminars and fun things to do. You might even find a new pet. Activities also occur on Saturday. For more info, look on their website.

Location – Agriculture Building at the Louisiana State Fairgrounds, 3701 Hudson Ave, Shreveport