KTBS is making a big bang again this year with their 9th Annual Independence Day Festival this Tuesday, July 4th on the Shreveport riverfront!

Here's a rundown of the scheduled events:

7:30am It's the 33rd running of the Firecracker 5K at Mall St. Vincent. Register to run here!

12pm Vendors open for business on the riverfront

1pm 4th Annual Brookshire's Steak Cook off. Register for the cook off and get a flyer here!

2-8pm Stay cool in the Children's area in Riverview Hall

2pm Get a free life jacket courtesy of Barksdale Federal Credit Union while supplies last

4pm Opening Ceremony with a welcome, prayer, Pledge of Allegiance and the singing of the National Anthem

4pm Live music starts with patriotic karaoke and local favorites like Tyler Vosbury, Windstorm, Forever Jones, Captain Joe Band and the headliner, Shreveport legend James Burton, performing at 8:15pm

9:30pm FIREWORKS courtesy of Rose Neath Funeral Home