To help you plan your 4th of July holiday and celebrate Independence Day with your family and friends, we've put together an awesome list of the best things for the whole family to see and do in the Shreveport-Bossier area, from fireworks shows to great local concerts.

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    Jimmy Buffett

    Margaritaville Resort Casino

    The new Margaritaville Resort Casino is finally here in Bossier City and Jimmy Buffett will be performing on July 3 to help get the 4th of July celebration under way.

    July 3, 2013

    Margaritaville Resort Casino

    777 Margaritaville Way

    Bossier City, LA 71111

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    Lee Greenwood

    Margaritaville Resort Casino

    Lee Greenwood, best known for the song 'God Bless the U.S.A.' will be in concert at Margaritaville Resort Casino for a great patriotic show for the 4th of July.

    Jul 4, 2013 7:30 PM

    Margaritaville Resort Casino

    777 Margaritaville Way

    Bossier City, LA

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  • 3

    Independence Day Festival

    Festival Plaza

    The Independence Day Festival is Thursday, July 4 2013 at Festival Plaza in downtown Shreveport with music and fireworks. This year the stage will be packed with great music entertainment featuring acts like Kix Brooks, the Good News Band, Windstorm and the Brady Blade Band. There will be a kid's section inside Riverview Hall, and you won't want to miss the Bossier Rotary Johnny Wyatt Memorial Running of the Ducks where you could win $10,000.

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    Firecracker 5K 2013

    Mall Saint Vincent

    July 4, 2013 at 8:00 AM

    3601 Southern Ave

    Mall Saint Vincent Shreveport, LA 71104

    Shreveport, LA 71104

    Bring the whole family out and start your July 4th celebration the healthy way!

    Come race for the 2013 mug!

    Entry Fee: $12.00 Registration between June 2, 2013 & June 27 will be $15.00. June 28, 2013 - July 3 is $20.00 and Race Day Registration is $25.00.

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    Pre 4th of July Fireworks at Harrah's Louisiana Downs on July 3rd

    Harrah's Louisiana Downs

    Kick off your Independence Day celebration early! Louisiana Downs and Townsquare Media bring you a rockin’ fireworks show, Wednesday night, July 3, starting  at 9:00 p.m. Bring the family for a night of free fun and fireworks at Louisiana Downs, Wednesday, July 3rd!

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