Right after Christmas ends it's about to get really exciting in Shreveport for the 2017 Independence Bowl! The game itself is Wednesday the 27th but the day before there's a huge FREE party for everyone in town.

Florida State fans and Southern Miss fans as well as the entire Shreveport Bossier community are invited to line the parade route stretching across the Red River on the Texas St bridge for a Mardi Gras style parade. The Krewe of Gemini is bringing the floats and both schools will have their marching bands in the parade. For all the parade route details CLICK HERE. The parade will end in the Red River District where the pep rally will be held.

Following the pep rally you're invited to the free concert from the Toadies and a bar crawl including Artipsy, Bon Temps Coffee Bar, Fatty Arbuckles, Fully Stacked, The Sandbar Shreveport and Stray Cat.