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If you've never experienced 'Floatilla' on Cross Lake in Shreveport before, you need to make plans to be there this year, because it's truly an epic day on the water!

The 32nd Annual Cross Lake Floatilla is coming up Saturday, June 17, 2023, on you guessed it, Cross Lake in Shreveport, LA. This year's theme is 'Fiesta!'

I don't know about you, but just the thought of getting outdoors and enjoying Cross Lake has me excited! Floatilla has been a right of passage for area residents for years and that's no surprise because it's a LOT of fun! Activities will center around American Legion Post 14 from 11:00 am - until the fireworks end.

A lot of people picture Floatilla as a bunch of boats tied off together with folks drinking to excess, but it's so much more... even though that happens, too! The poker run is my favorite part of the day. You make your way to different docks around the lake that are decorated in different themes to make the best poker hand. Some of the locations are a little hard to find, but that's part of the fun and folks go all out with entertainment and decorations.

If you're more of a landlubber, no worries! The American Legion has a full bar with food available and they'll also have music by 8 Track. Fireworks will begin at dusk over the water.

A few notes before you head out on the water. Make sure to check your boat registration and get your updated Cross Lake sticker. Also, make sure you have a designated driver and plenty of life jackets, drinking water, and sunscreen. Be safe and most of all, have fun!

Make sure to follow the Cross Lake Floatilla's 2023 event page for updates.

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