"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" 02/25/2017 to 02/26/2017 The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable. Joseph, his father's favorite son, is a boy blessed with prophetic dreams. When he is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and taken to Egypt, Joseph endures a series of adventures in which his spirit and humanity are continually challenged.
Fashion Fusion 2017 02/25/2017 This high energy, runway-style fashion show is infused with dance performed by the Debbie Bourg School of Dance and is a benefit event for the Children's Coalition for Northeast Louisiana. The show features local fashion boutiques from the Monroe area and promotes shopping local, while promoting the work of the Children's Coalition.
36th annual Black History Parade 02/25/2017 Enjoy marching units, schools, churches, car clubs, motorcycle clubs and horse clubs! This year's theme is "Freedom is never given. It is won." The parade rolls down Washington Street to North 4th to DeSiard Street and will end at Eastgate Plaza.
Where to Eat
Hollywood Snack Bar 1810 Bernstein Park Drive, Monroe Located on your way to the Zoo, stop in for some home-style cooking with a creole flair.
Jo-el's Café 2500 North 7th Street, West Monroe Located in the bottom floor of the Richland State Bank Building, Jo-el is serving up fresh salads, sandwiches and desserts daily, with a few sides of "y'all" mixed in for fun.
Kayla's Kitchen 311 Wood Street, West Monroe Nestled in historic Antique Alley, this mother-daughter duo cooks up daily plate lunch specials, dessert and tea included.
Lea's of Lecompte 319 Louisville Avenue, Monroe Family-owned and famous for home-made pies, like chocolate, coconut, and lemon meringue.
Magic Grill 4331 Sterlington Road, Monroe Try a Magical Po-Boys with a choice of roast beef, ham, fish, turkey, ribeye, shrimp, philly or hamburger, along with a cup of their famous gravy and fresh cut fries.
Magic Grill 2500 Arkansas Road Suite 1, West Monroe Try a Magical Po-Boys with a choice of roast beef, ham, fish, turkey, ribeye, shrimp, philly or hamburger, along with a cup of their famous gravy and fresh cut fries.
Melvyn's Restaurant 1128 Oliver Road, Monroe You'll feel like a local in this hometown hangout, famous for award-winning, charbroiled, hand-patted burgers and hamburger steaks stuffed with cheese and onions.
Not Just Pie 2117 Forsythe Avenue, Monroe Southern Living Magazine calls this eatery "a diner's delight" where one can get "hypno-pied" by a variety of fresh pies like banana caramel, coconut and chocolate all topped with whipped cream and meringue.
Ole South Diner 4506 Cypress Street, West Monroe A working man's diner with options like hamburger steak, beef tips and rice, catfish and pork chops.
Ray's PeGe 8209 DeSiard Street, Monroe A local favorite since its doors opened in the 60s, this grill is famous for its roast beef po-boys with gravy on the side, and kurly-Q fries.
Ray's Pege West 1501 Cypress Street, West Monroe A local favorite since its doors opened in the 60s, this grill is famous for its roast beef po-boys with gravy on the side, Kurly-Q fries, and open-faced burger.
Scott's Catfish & Seafood 2812 Cypress Street, West Monroe Locals love the casual atmosphere! The Bond family dish up fried catfish, gumbo, crab cakes, Catfish Louisianne - etouffee over catfish and rice - and the award-winning Orleans Crab Sauce over pasta with shrimp or chicken.
Soups, Salads and Sweets 207 Blanchard Street, West Monroe Choose from chicken or tuna salad sandwiches or wraps and soups like potato or Baja chicken.
The Coffee Bean 2501 Broadmoor Boulevard, Monroe More than your standard coffee house.
The Corner Coffeehouse 207 Blanchard Street, West Monroe Coffee may be on your mind, but you'll love their giant specialty cupcakes and cakes, scones, muffins and cookies.
The Creamery 112 Blanchard Street, West Monroe This retro, 50s-style diner is serving up tasty, hand-patted burgers.
The Creamery 1121 Forsythe Avenue, Monroe This retro, 50s-style diner is serving up tasty, hand-patted burgers.
The Kitchen 202 S. 6th Street, Monroe Open the screen door and take a whiff of some good ol' Southern cooking.
The Kuntry Diner 946 Ole Highway 15, West Monroe Want something that'll stick to your ribs but is reasonably priced? Stop in here for burgers, po-boys and plate lunch choices such as shepherd's pie, meatloaf and country fried chicken during the week.