Bowl Week Events


Sunday, December 23

“Big Game Show”

Location TBD
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.


Monday, December 24

Citizens National Bank FCA Breakfast

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.


Wednesday, December 26

Rally on the Red


Pub Crawl

Downtown Shreveport

Locations: Artipsy, Bon Temps Coffee Bar, Fatty Arbuckles Pub, Fully Stacked, Sand Bar, and Stray Cat


Pep Rally & Parade

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.


Block Party

Red River District

Details coming soon.


Thursday, December 27

Coca-Cola Fan Fest

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.


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


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

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.