Bowl Week Events

Sunday, December 23

Big Game Show

“Big Game Show”

Municipal Auditorium
Doors Open 5:15pm – Show Begins 5:30 pm
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.

Monday, December 24

FCA Breakfast

FCA Breakfast

Shreveport Convention Center
7:30 am
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.

Wednesday, December 26

Rally on the Red

Pub Crawl

Pub Crawl

Downtown Shreveport
5 pm

Locations: Fully Stacked, Nicky’s, Fatty Arbuckle’s, Proud Mary 360, Frida’s, Stray Cat, Noble Savage, Rhino, Abby Singer’s, Parish Taceaux

Shuttle Locations: Common St. & Texas St., Milam St. & Marshall St., Clyde Fant (under the Texas Street Bridge)



Mardi Gras Preview Parade & Pep Rally

Starting at Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets on the main street, moving through Downtown Shreveport & landing in the Red River District for a FREE Concert
6 pm

The FREE parade will feature the bands, cheerleaders and mascots from each team, as well as over 20 Mardi Gras floats and other festivities down the main street of the Boardwalk.


Block Party

Block Party ft. Parish County Line Concert

Red River District
8 pm

FREE Concert featuring Parish County Line.


Thursday, December 27

Fan Fest

Coca-Cola Fan Fest & World’s Largest Pot of Gumbo

Louisiana State Fairgrounds
9 am – 12 pm

Bring the family for this FREE event at the Louisiana State Fair Grounds, featuring local cuisine, live music, inflatable games and more.

Don’t miss your chance to watch legendary Chef John Folse cook up a world record, 6800 pound pot of gumbo. 9 am to noon, December 27th at the Walk-On’s Independence Bowl Tailgate Party at Independence Stadium. Buy a 5 dollar bowl to help military families and Fisher House Foundation.

Game Day

Walk-On’s Independence Bowl

Independence Stadium
12:30 pm Kick-off
Tickets – $30, $45


Ticket to Drive

Fans who attend the 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 Yokohama. 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.

Ticket to Drive Terms & Conditions

Ice Skating

Postgame Ice Skating

Hirsch Coliseum
Following the Game

Make the short walk to Hirsch Coliseum at the conclusion of the game for FREE ice skating at George’s Pond!

After Party

After Party

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.