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.
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.
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)
Starting at Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets on the main street, moving through Downtown Shreveport & landing in the Red River District for a FREE Concert
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.
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. Chef John Folse will be trying to set a world record by cooking over 6000 lbs of gumbo. Get your bowl for $5 or tailgate bucket for $20, and proceeds benefit local charity.
12:30 pm Kick-off
Tickets – $30, $45
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.
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.