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Smith Family Reunion 2023

Updated: Apr 26

Shreveport, LA, USA

4:00pm Hotel Check-In

Sam’s Town Hotel & Casino

Location: 315 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport, LA 71101

($109 per night, complimentary parking)

6:00 – 8:00 pm Meet and Greet – Sam’s Town CASINO LOBBY

Location: 315 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport, LA 71101

We will hand out reunion shirts, play icebreakers and games, and enjoy light appetizers. Friday, July 14th, 2023

7:45 am Bus departs from Sam’s Town Hotel to Orlandeaux’s Cafe

8:00 – 10:00 am Breakfast – Orlandeaux’s Cafe

Location: 5301 S Lakeshore Dr, Shreveport, LA 71109


10:30am-12:00pm Guided Tour – Southern University Museum of Art (SUMAS)

Location: 610 Texas Street, Shreveport, LA 71101

‘Africa to America: Exploring the Treasures of African & African American Art’ Tour As the only museum in North Louisiana dedicated to preserving the art and culture of the African and African American Diaspora, the Southern University Museum of Art makes art, artifacts and other treasured collections easily accessible to the public. A permanent collection highlights works from the countries of West Africa, while traveling and pop-up exhibits showcase local, regional and national African American artists as well.


12:15 pm Bus travels from SUMAS to SURGE Entertainment

1:00 – 4:00 pm SURGE Entertainment by Drew Brees - VIP Room (Lunch included)

Location: 2950 E. Texas Street C, Bossier City, LA 71111












4:15pm Bus departs from SURGE Entertainment to Sam’s Town Hotel

4:30 – 5:30pm Free Time

5:30 pm Bus departs from Sam’s Town Hotel to embark on the Family History Tour

5:30 – 6:45 pm Family History Tour

Join us as we take a trip down memory lane to see homes we grew up in, places we spent summers, and where our loved ones have been laid to rest

7:00 – 9:30pm Family Dinner/Family Highlights/In Memoriam – Valencia on Cross Lake

Location: 6100 South Lakeshore Dr., Shreveport, LA 71119

9:45 pm Bus departs from the Family Dinner to Sam’s Town Hotel Saturday, July 15th, 2023

Wear your 2023 reunion T-shirt!

7:45 am Bus departs from Sam’s Town Hotel to Southern University Kitchen 8:00 – 9:45 am Breakfast at the Southern University Kitchen

Location: 1210 Milam Street, Shreveport, LA 71101


10:00 am Bus departs from Southern University Kitchen to Gators & Friends

10:30am-12:30pm Alligator Park & Exotic Zoo – Gators & Friends Location: 11441 US Hwy 80 Greenwood, LA 71033

12:45 pm Bus departs Gators & Friends to Mamie Hicks Community Center

1:00 – 4:30 pm Family Fun – Mamie Hicks Community Center

Location: 200 Mayfair Dr. Shreveport, LA 71107

Cookout, Bounce Houses, Games, Music and MORE!


4:45 pm Bus departs Mamie Hicks Community Center to Sam’s Town Hotel

5:00 – 6:45 pm Free Time

7:00 pm Family journeys from Sam’s Town Hotel to the Concert

8:00 – 10:45 pm Concert at Strand Theatre (National Artist TBA)

Location: 619 Louisiana Avenue, Shreveport, LA 71101


11:00 pm Family journeys from Strand Theatre to Sam’s Town Hotel

Sunday, July 16th, 2023Last Day of Planned Reunion Activities

7 – 8:15 am Breakfast (on your own, Sam’s Town Hotel or selected locations)

8:30 am Bus departs from Sam’s Town Hotel to travel to Hurricane Bluff Baptist Church

9:00 – 10:30 am Family Worship at Hurricane Bluff Baptist Church

Led by Pastor Donnie Smith (Family Member)

Location: 1702 Park Avenue, Shreveport, LA 71103

10:45 am Bus departs Hurricane Bluff to Sam’s Town Hotel

11:00-12:00 pm Hotel checkout – Gather luggage – Travel

12:00 pm Bus departs Sam’s Town Hotel to Gentleman George Residence

12:30 – 3:00pm Sunday Brunch at the Residence of Gentleman George

3:00 pm Bus departs from the residence to travel to Sam’s Town Hotel

After Brunch Free/Travel Time

Monday, July 17th, 2023Private Time (Experience more of Shreveport-Bossier) and/or Travel More Activities:

The Gardens of the American Rose Center

8877 Jefferson Paige Rd, Shreveport, LA 71119

MultiCultural Center of the South - (318) 424-1380

520 Spring St, Shreveport, LA 71101

Louisiana Downs Casino & Racetrack - (318) 742-5555

8000 E Texas St, Bossier City, LA 71111

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