5 things to do in downtown Shreveport on June 4th
Vegetables reign supreme this weekend as the Shreveport Farmers’ Market takes over Festival Square. Find your happiness among the fresh products! Enjoy a bar-be-que for a cause at C&C Mercantile and Lighting, have a brunch in the Lot, take a sentimental journey to WWII radio time and put your great knowledge of the little things into to the test in our #CoolDowntown.
1. Hang up your cart, put on your Sunday suits, Shreveport Farmers Market is here and we couldn’t be happier! Say “fresh” three times and you will be transported to Festival Square where vegetables, fruits, meat, eggs, jellies, seasonings, herbs, flowers, coffee and sweets of all kinds abound. BRING: comfortable shoes, reusable bags, a smile and lots of small tickets to exchange for whatever you want! When: Sat June 5, 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Where: Festival Plaza, 101 Crockett St. Cost: Free admission. Information: shreveportfarmersmarket.com
2. Giving back (and paying forward) is the theme of BAKyard Bar-be-Que Saturday at C&C Mercantile and Lighting. The money raised will go to the Giving BAK Foundation, a group that came to the aid of those in need during the snow and ice storm. Eat, shop, dance and enjoy an event that will be capped off by live music from Seth Bradford and the Dirty Redd Band. When: Sat, June 5, 4-9 p.m. Where: 1110 Texas Ave. Cost: Miscellaneous. Info: Fb / cmercantile and lighting
3. For the best of breakfast and lunch, this is the new Sunday brunch in the Lot downtown. The old Sportran bus station is now a laid back and laid back place to eat, dance, host events, music and food. Chef Jon Ortiz and Dylan Teekell turn up the heat as East Side Fire, serving plates filled with delicacies like roasted strawberry waffles and tacos for breakfast. Music is also on the menu. It’s a delicious breakfast jam, in fact, with Dirty Redd. When: Every Sunday, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Where: The Lot, 400 Crockett St. Cost: Miscellaneous. Info: Fb / Le Lot downtown shv
4. Shake red, white and blue Sunday at the God Bless America: World War II Radio Time presented by the Shreveport Summer Music Festival and the Texas Street Arts Series. Singer Shellie O’Neal will put you in the mood for a sentimental journey back to the 1940s. When: Sunday June 6, 3pm. Where: First United Methodist Church, Couch Chapel, 500 Common St. Cost: Free. Info: Fb / shreveport summer music festival
5. Popular Information on the Korner fair is back for its triumphant post-Covid comeback! Test your knowledge of the mundane to gain the respect and admiration of all. During your stay, enjoy tasty drinks, fun chats and friends. When: Wednesday June 9 at 8 p.m. Where: The Korner Lounge, 800 Louisiana Ave. Cost: free entry. Info: Fb / Korner lounge