"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
Alley Gators Bar & Grill 100 Horselake Road, Monroe Located inside Bayou Bowl, they offer burgers hot off the grill, chicken strips, fries and more.
Best Buy Soul Food 2952 Renwick Street, Monroe Try the CC Burger with down-home sausage, a fried egg and cheese.
Braiz'n Bar & Grill 1611 N 18th St, Monroe Family owned and operated restaurant that serves delicious and unique tacos and burgers.
Catfish Charlie's 2329 Louisville Avenue, Monroe Try their thin and crispy fried catfish, or get it grilled, blackened, or wrapped up in a taco.
Central Station 5400 Operations Road, Monroe Slider options include burgers, hot sausage and beef, chicken, and pulled pork with home-style chips or fresh fruit on the side.
Coney Island Connection 2635 N. 7th Street, West Monroe Serving some of the best chili dogs and old-fashioned hamburgers around.
Daq's Wings & Grill 2217 Forsythe Avenue, Monroe Stop by with friends for wings that are marinated for 24 hours before cooking.
Enoch's Pub & Grill 507 Louisville Avenue, Monroe An Irish pub with a Louisiana attitude! This old world pub in the heart of Monroe is famous for its hamburgers.
Fay's Fat Burger 2215 DeSiard Street, Monroe Tasty burgers, hot wings, salads, pork chops, fish plates and more!
Fieldhouse Bar and Grill 1510 Sterlington Rd, Monroe This local watering hole provides several large screen televisions with a variety of sports.
Frenchie's Wagons 113 Smith Street, West Monroe For a great meal on the run, try their delicious ham, beef, or shrimp po-boys, plate lunches and burgers.
Hoof & Fin Restaurant 301 Highway 80 West, Calhoun Offering burgers, po-boys, seafood, pasta and steaks, along with daily lunch specials like hamburger steak or fried chicken.
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.
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.
Moon Lake Marina 231 Moon Lake Rd., Monroe Located on the Ouachita River, this bar and grill offers Tuesday steak nights, Friday night is shish-ka-bobs and fish plates.
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.
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.
River Grille 2538 River Landing, Monroe On the bayou in the neigborhood, this quaint grill has po-boys, specialty sandwiches and salads.
The Creamery 1121 Forsythe Avenue, Monroe This retro, 50s-style diner is serving up tasty, hand-patted burgers.
The Creamery 112 Blanchard Street, West 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 Pickle Barrel Pub 1827 Avenue of America, Monroe The menu is good for a laugh, but the food is seriously good.
Trapp's 113 South Riverfront Street, West Monroe Enjoy the view of the Ouachita River while you dine.
Trio's 2219 Forsythe Avenue, Monroe A popular meeting place among the hip local crowd.
Warehouse No. 1 Restaurant One Olive Street, Monroe Relax along the Ouachita River while you dine in this unique building that was once a cotton warehouse.
Waterfront Grill 5201 DeSiard Street, Monroe Resting on the quiet banks of Bayou DeSiard, this restaurant was featured in Southern Living magazine and is known for its grilled entrees and rustic charm.