Fall is here, the air is crisp and the mood is right. The only question now is what to do? Sure we have corn mazes, haunted houses and the state fair, but what else is there to do? With the economy tightening the reigns on many checkbooks, many families are left wondering what to do. Not only are the events listed here fun, but they are also easy on the wallet, and many are free. What a better way to spend time with our children, and learn something as well?
One of the great hidden treasures in Shreveport is the Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Park . Located ten minutes outside of downtown Shreveport, Walter B. Jacobs has a little of everything for the whole family. From short hiking trails, nature trails to educational activities for the kids. There is always a Naturalist on hand to answer any questions you may reguarding the exhibits or the wildlife. This fall they have really turned up the dial to include a wide array of activities.
— October 9, 2010 10am to 4pm at Pioneer Heritage Center at LSUS in Shreveport
Activities include demonstrations on blacksmithing, quilting, spinning and soap making.
A fun look back in history with projects for the whole family!
Contact Marty Young at 318-797-5339 for info…. Cost is free
— October 30, 2010 5:30pm to 8:30pm Bats, Bugs and Bones
Activities include storytelling, guided night walks and crafts for the whole family!
Contact Rosanna Salmon at 318-929-2806….Cost is free!!
Another great family activity is Shreveport’s Movies and Moonbeams project. Showing great family movies outdoors and free of charge! Check out the link above for movie showtimes and information on location.
Nothing has been more popular in Shreveport-Bossier than theLouisiana Boardwalk. The Boardwalk offers something for everyone. Outlet malls, eateries, gift shoppes, specialty shoppes and great family fun. Ride the trolley, view the Red River and Shreveport Skyline and don’t forget to let the kids ride the Merry-Go-Round. The Boardwalk is a great budget-friendly activity that can be enjoyed simply by walking around and window shopping. On-site security and a strong police presence provided by the Bossier City Police Department ensures that your whole family will have fun in a safe environment. Click on the link above for all activities and times. Pay special attention to the arriving haunted house and Halloween Walk through the boardwalk. With live entertainment, food, crafts and candy, nothing beats spending your Halloween at the Louisiana Boardwalk!
By now you should see that the Shreveport-Bossier area is full of family oriented events. All you have to do now is make plans and enjoy what the city has to offer.
-Events for the Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Park was taken directly from their website. Permission to copy was granted. for more information visit : www.caddoparks.com/memorial.cfm
-Events for Movies and Moonbeams was taken directly from the website. Permission to copy was granted. For more information visit : www.moviesandmoonbeams.org
-Events from the Louisiana Boardwalk were taken directly from their website. Permission to copy was granted. For more information visit : http://www.louisianaboardwalk.com/
** All event times, price and location may be subject to change. Please contact event staff prior to arriving to ensure event proceedings.**