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Posted on: July 22, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Last Saturday in the Red River District

Your invited to celebrate all things art this Saturday, July 25 from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. in the Red River District. Live entertainment, activities for the kids, music and more highlight this month’s Last Saturday event, the Red River District’s monthly free family festival.

This Saturday is National Dance Day, and entertainment will include dancers from the belly-dancing troupe, The Gems of Cairo. Courtney Gaston, owner of the natural parenting product store Hippie Baby, says, “It's so great to see family-friendly entertainment in the Red River District. The Gems of Cairo are going to have a great show and the kids should really love it, especially the drumming.” The dancing demonstration will run from 9:30 until 10:30 on the Red River District Stage. The Shreveport Times has invited the public to be part of a large, dancing “flash mob” and join dancers from Louisiana Dance Collective to continue the celebration of National Dance Day. Live entertainment will carry on when local band Engine takes the stage from noon until 2pm.

Mobile food vendors Jester’s Catering and Rib Tip Express will join RRD eateries Nicky’s Mexican Restaurant and Fully Stacked in offering tasty food options. Fatty Arbuckles will also be available for refreshments.

Entertainment for the children will include a bounce house, art projects, and a children’s area, sponsored by Hippie Baby and Appli-K’s, an embroidery and gift shop. Spinner Entertainment will be on hand with balloon twisters, jugglers and stilt walkers. Splash Kingdom has offered a special coupon for the first fifty children who check in at the children’s area. The area will also feature free Mommy and Me yoga at 9:00 am.

The Red River District is under the Texas Street Bridge, conveniently located next to the Eldorado parking garage with handicapped accessibility on both the west and east ends of the district.

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