Top 5 Favorite Shreveport Activities:
1. Arts of Fire (located on Youree Drive)
You can go here and paint your own pottery/ dishes/ light switch covers. I've found it's a great way to spend an afternoon and you can create a really great gift for mom (or someone else who might enjoy your artwork). The only downside is that it is a little expensive.
2. Sports Spectrum 5Ks.
If you like to run or walk, these are a lot of fun. About once a month, Sport Spectrum sponsers 3.1 mile runs/walks. These events are a lot of fun, and a lot of people generally show up. The race courses are at different lcoations all over Shreveport. You walk away with a t-shirt, and the money goes to charitable programs like the Feist-Weiler cancer center. The Turkey Trot in November is one of my favorites because you run through the woods along the Red River.
On those rare nice temperature days somewhere around March and November, it's fun to make a picnic (or if you're lazy like me, go to Sonic) and take your food to a picnic table at the Frisbie Park on Clyde Fant or Ford Park out on Cross Lake. If you go to the Frisbie Park, you can usually watch some games going on, and if you're at Ford Park at the right time, you can watch Centenary's rowing team.
Shreveport has a plays going on all the time. If you can't afford tickets at the Strand, think about going to see a show at East Bank Theatre, or Centenary's Marjorie Lyons playhouse. I am continually suprised at how good the shows are.
5. Used Book Stores
If you like to read, there are some great used book stores around town. My favorite is the one by Baskin Robbins on Kings Hwy. The books are cheap, and the selection is great (though they do tend to carry a lot of Romance novels).