It's time to celebrate the birth of our great nation and there's no shortage of events to attend!

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    KTBS Freedom Fest

    Downtown Shreveport is the place to be for the KTBS Freedom Fest Finale from 12 pm - 11 pm Thursday. Activities include a car show, the Brookshire's Steak Cookoff, a life jacket giveaway, a B-52 flyover and more all culminating in a ginourmous fireworks show at 9:15 pm.

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    Exotic Animal Races

    Head to Harrah's Louisiana Downs for the Exotic Animal Races featuring camels and ostriches and their race day card, always a favorite with locals! Activities run from 12 pm to 6 pm Thursday with a special kid's zone, food trucks and an all day, all you can eat buffet. The first race takes place at 3:15 pm.

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    Firecracker 5K Race for Research

    The annual Firecracker 5K Race for Research kicks off at 7:30 am Thursday morning at Mall St. Vincent in Shreveport. The event features a free health expo, live music, and face painting, all to raise money for research to battle spine disorders such as scoliosis and alternatives to spinal fusion.

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    Bret Michaels

    Kickoff your 4th of July holiday Wednesday night at DiamondJacks Casino with the one and only Bret Michaels of Poison. Doors open at 7 pm and the show starts at 8 pm for this 21+ event. Tickets are still available for $40.

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    East Bank Block Party with Wayne Toups

    Head to the East Bank District and Plaza Thursday from 4:30 - 10 pm for a free event featuring Louisiana favorite Wayne Toups. The festivities are all ages and will feature beer and food trucks and bounce houses.