Memorial Day is this weekend, which means a three-day weekend for many. With that extra day, here are just a few things going on in the Shreveport-Bossier area.
If you are in the shopping mood, check out Bewley's Furniture and Red River Range for some sales. If you want to spend your time watching a new movie, check out "The Little Mermaid," "The Machine" and "About My Father," which are hitting the big screen this weekend. And don't forget the Shreveport-Bossier area has plenty of activities to keep you busy all weekend long.
Memorial Day weekend sales
It is Memorial Day weekend, which means stores across the nation will be cutting prices. If you are hoping to stay local, here are just three businesses offering sales in the Shreveport-Bossier area.
Bewley's Furniture Center
Location: 900 W. 70th Street, Shreveport
Hours: Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Closed Sunday and open Monday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
The Memorial Day sale has already started and storewide mark downs on sectionals and more.
Red River Range
Location: 8450 River Range Road, Shreveport, Louisiana
Hours: Friday-Saturday 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Closed Memorial Day
Red River Range is hosting its annual sale, which is 10% off all firearms in stock, 15% off all accessories and apparel and 15% off annual memberships and renewals.
To receive the discount all sales must be in store not online.
Johnson's Furniture Store
Location: 1403 E. 70th Street, Shreveport
Hours: Thursday-Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Closed Sunday and open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Memorial Day
This weekend is celebrating not only Memorial Day but Johnson's 60th anniversary. To celebrate the store will be offering this discount for every $1,000 spent you save $200 or up to 60 months interest free financing.
Memorial Day weekend movies
Memorial Day weekend is the undesignated kick-off for summer and with that comes movies. Here are just three that are hitting the big screen in the Shreveport-Bossier area this Memorial Day weekend.
The Little Mermaid
Duration: 2 hr 15 min
Content Rating: G
Ariel a young mermaid with a desire for adventure visits the surface and falls in love with a Prince. Ariel is forced to make a deal with an evil sea witch to experience life on land.
This movie is a live action adaptation of the 1989 Disney animated musical.
Duration: 1 hr 52 min
Content Rating: R
A man named Bert Kreischer is forced to retrace the steps of his younger self after a murderous mobster tries to kidnap him to atone for his crimes. With the help of Bert's estranged father, the crime family goes to war.
About My Father
Duration: 1 hr 30 min
Content Rating: PG-13
The tale of a father and son and the true meaning of family. A man and his father spend the weekend with the sons wealthy and exceedingly eccentric fiancée's family. During the weekend a cultural clash develops, and the father and son discover the meaning of family.
Memorial Day weekend activities
Looking for something fun to do this weekend, here are just three activities taking place in the Shreveport-Bossier area.
Dates: May 25-28
Time: Thursday, 5-10 p.m. and Friday-Sunday, 11 a.m.- 11 p.m.
Location: 629 Spring St., Shreveport
Mudbug Madness is a festival in downtown Shreveport that celebrates Louisiana's culture with Cajun, Zydeco, Blues and Jazz artists. As well as Cajun cuisine, raucous contests and fun for all ages.
This three-day festival is held each Memorial Day weekend and is recognized as the Southeast Tourism Society's Top 20 Events.
Bossier City Farmers Market
Date: May 27
Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: 2950 E. Texas Street, Bossier City
Over 75 vendors will be coming out to the Pierre Bossier Mall selling fresh veggies and fruits, jams, salsa, honey, baked goods, jellies, pickles, tamales, handmade soap, flowers, kettle corn, BBQ, shaved ice, fresh-squeezed lemonade, boudin, real fruit smoothies, seasoning blends, peppers, wood and metal crafts and art.
Live music and local food trucks will be there, as well as face painters and balloons.
This Saturday activity is open to all even your furry friends.
Exercise in Caddo Common Park
Date: May 27
Time: 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Location: 869 Texas Ave., Shreveport
Three free exercise classes will be led by area instructors. This is a free weekly event that will feature five exercises, plus food trucks, art market, DJ, live painting and more.
Classes will be led by Cardio SPOT, humm Yoga and more local instructors.
Makenzie Boucher is a reporter with the Shreveport Times. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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