Saturday, December 23
Doors Open 5:15pm – Show Begins 5:30pm
Tickets – $5
Before the teams take to the gridiron on December 27, they will have to battle it out in the “Big Game Show.” Coaches and players from both teams will compete in an array of game show-style competitions, and the audience will have a chance to participate too! Doors open at 5:15 p.m. with the show starting at 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 24
Shreveport Convention Center
Tickets – $10
The annual Fellowship of Christian Athletes Breakfast is presented each year for the participating teams and their coaching and administrative staffs. Hosted by the NWLA FCA Chapter, this event annually hosts more than 500 guests, offering breakfast, and featured speakers who give their personal testimonies.
Tuesday, December 26
Locations: Artipsy, Bon Temps Coffee Bar, Fatty Arbuckles Pub, Fully Stacked, Sand Bar, and Stray Cat
Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets
The FREE parade will feature the bands, cheerleaders and mascots from each team, as well as Mardi Gras floats and other festivities down the main street of the Boardwalk.
Red River District
New in the 2017 Bowl Week lineup is the Block Party in the Red River District, highlighted by a FREE concert by the Toadies. The Block Party is presented by Coors Light, Cumulus Broadcasting and Chevyland.
Wednesday, December 27
Louisiana State Fairgrounds
10am – 12pm
Bring the family for this FREE event at the Louisiana State Fair Grounds, featuring local cuisine, live music, inflatable games and more.
12:30 pm Kick-off
Tickets – $30, $45
Fans who attend the 2017 Walk-On’s Independence Bowl could score the chance to win a new Ford F-150, brought to you by Gateway Tire & Service Center and Toyo Tires. No purchase necessary. Must be present to win. Contact the Walk-On’s Independence Bowl office for more information on terms and conditions. 318-221-0712 / Toll Free 888-414-BOWL.
Following the Game
Make the short walk to Hirsch Coliseum at the conclusion of the game for FREE ice skating at George’s Pond!
Great Raft Brewing
4:30pm – 10pm
The party in town on December 27 is at Independence Stadium, and the After Party is at Great Raft Brewing! Head to the Great Raft taproom at 1251 Dalzell Street in Shreveport for great local beer, live music and food trucks.