Les Miserables 08/1/2014 Discover a nation in the grip of revolution, where convict Jean Valjean is on the run. Hunted relentlessly by the policeman Javert for breaking his parole, he must leave his past behind and keep his vow to raise the young orphaned Cosette. But with revolution in the air and Javert closing in, Jean Valjean has no choice but to fight for his life and sacrifice everything to protect the people he loves. Epic, grand and uplifting, Les Misérables, a sung-through pop opera, is a powerful affirmation of the human spirit that has made it a popular masterpiece. Directed by Jason Rinehart, Conducted by Deborah Chandler.
4th Annual Rotary Club of the Twin Cities Poker Run 08/2/2014 Take to the water or the road for this Poker Run benefitting Salvation Army and various Rotary Club of the Twin Cities projects. Boat stops include the Sterlington Bridge, Whites Lake, West Monroe Dock, Lazarre Point, Moon Lake Marina, Long John Beach, River & Rail Cantina, and Prairion Bayou Ramp. Bike stops include Skeeters, Bootleggers, River Grille, Sparks Nissan, Bleu Bayou Harley, Lazarre Point, Moon Lake Marina, and Prairion Bayou Ramp. The Grand Prize is $10,000 and is paid out on 1st Royal Flush dealt with original hand. The best hand wins 50/50. Must be 21 to participate.
Downtown Gallery Crawl 08/7/2014 Start visiting nine galleries hosting the Downtown Gallery Crawl on either side of the Ouachita River. On Antique Alley in West Monroe, you can peruse the works of over 30 artists, all part of the Ouachita River Art Gallery. Then, crossing the Endom Bridge and turning right on South Grand, you can visit Livaudais Gallery, which always generously hosts guest artists. Backtracking a bit to DeSiard Street, you might then stroll down to the Palace Gallery, housed in the historic, now renovated Palace Department Store. Finally, almost directly across DeSiard, you will hit the mother lode—UPSTAIRS, the Big Room, the new Downstairs Gallery + Studio, Arender Gallery, Sugar Gallery, and MAD Gallery—all located on Art Alley (formerly known as North 2nd Street).
Host your event in Monroe-West Monroe, the meeting/event hub of North Louisiana. With our convenient location on I-20 between Jackson and Shreveport, this area is the prime spot for your next event. We offer a host of facilities that are ready to accommodate the most intimate of gatherings of even your large conference. And with 2,000 rooms, over 70 local restaurants and many shopping choices, Monroe-West Monroe has what you need to make your next meeting a success.
The Monroe Civic Center is the largest meeting facility in Northeast Louisiana, spanning 31 acres. As a full-service, multi-purpose facility, it features a variety of options to suit your meeting needs. Throughout the year many trade shows, conventions, musicals, and other events are held in the Monroe Civic Center.
With easy access from Interstate 20, it is a quick drive from any of the area hotels, the Monroe Regional Airport, and Highway 165. The convenient location and variety of facilities make the Monroe Civic Center the place for your upcoming events.
22,000 square foot convention center with 15 meeting rooms and multiple layout options
14,000 square foot conference hall, which seats 1,000 and may be divided into smaller rooms
46,025 square foot arena with stadium style seating for 7,600
Theatre is equipped with a state of the art sound system and seats over 2,000 with an orchestra and two balconies.
30,000 square foot equestrian pavilion with 76 permanent commercial stalls and other amenities
As a state-of-the-art facility located on the Monroe Civic Center property, the Monroe Convention Center serves as an ideal place for meetings, banquets, luncheons, conventions, conferences and trade shows.
The facility consists of over 22,000 square feet and has a variety of layouts available. Your group has the option of anything from six large rooms to 15 smaller breakout rooms. Each room is equipped with individual temperature control, variable lighting, sound systems, telephone, cable and computer connections.
When using the Convention Center, you can easily access other areas of the Civic Center via a climate controlled corridor. The interior corridor provides additional exhibit space.
Each room contains:
Individual temperature control
Monroe Civic Center Conference Hall
One of the three main buildings of the Civic Center is the 14,000 square foot Conference Hall. When using this facility, your group will have the option of dividing the Banquet Room into six sections.
The banquet area is located adjacent to the full-service kitchen. Catering is available from several local establishments for your banquet or luncheon needs.
The banquet hall is complete with a stage and audiovisual systems. Telephone service is available at your request.
Monroe Civic Center Equestrian Pavilion
The Equestrian Pavilion features a separate warm-up arena and trailer parking equipped with electricity and other amenities.
Monroe Civic Center Arena
The Arena provides 46,025 square feet of exhibit space with room for 200 booths and seating for 7,600. Many events can be held in the Arena, including concerts, large banquets, basketball, circuses, ice events, trade shows and rodeos.
Monroe Civic Center Theater
The W.L. “Jack” Howard Theatre offers:
a 73’ x 46’ stage
stage is equipped with 54 sets of scenery lights
6 dressing rooms
Full DMX controlled stage lighting
32 channel sound system
West Monroe Convention Center
This recently renovated multifunction facility lies in the center of West Monroe. Whether you want to rent the entire building or just a room, the Convention Center can accommodate your group with three conference halls, two dining rooms and a state-of-the-art executive board room.
Over thirty restaurants, nine hotels and many shopping opportunities are within a short drive. Trade shows, weddings, receptions, banquets and cultural events are hosted in the Convention Center throughout the year. For your convenience, the in-house catering staff will service your dining needs.
The experienced staff offers event planning and promotional services to make sure your event is a success.
3 conference halls which can be combined into one or two dining areas
An executive board room
3 meeting rooms available for breakout sessions
Entire building, including lobby, is available for rent
Wireless internet service on the premises is provided
Audiovisual equipment, staging and risers are available for rent
Full service catering is provided
Conference hall and lobby can accommodate up to 100 - 8x10 exhibitor spaces
With a location just off Interstate 20 on Highway 165, the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites is a great place to plan your next convention. Indoor and outdoor swimming pools, Legends of Louisiana Sports Bar & Grill and the French Market Cafe will give your group plenty to do in their downtime.
Whether your needs call for an intimate banquet for 12 or catering services for 500, the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites can satisfy you. Multiple meeting rooms are available to provide you with a professional atmosphere and over 21,000 square feet of meeting and exhibit space.
The friendly staff is eager to make certain that your convention is a huge success.
260 Hotel Rooms
12 meeting rooms & large dome area
Over 21,000 square feet of exhibit & meeting space
Largest room holds 450 reception-style
Dome can hold up to 57 booths or 450-500 in rounds of eight
Our newest hotel offers everything you need to be self-sufficient and productive. Free wireless high speed internet, work desks and 2,786 square feet of meeting and banquet space to accommodate up to 150 guests. The Hilton Garden Inn will help you stay organized by providing a free guest list manager and group personalized web page to keep everyone in touch and informed. The Great American Grill® restaurant offers convenience with made-to-order omelets, pancakes, and waffles, as well as lunch, dinner and evening room service. A complimentary 24-hour Business Center provides audiovisual equipment rental, photo copying and printer services.
134 Hotel Rooms
Full service banquet & catering facility
On-site sales & catering professionals
Audiovisual equipment including TV/VCR/DVD combo, overhead projector, projection screens, flip charts and podium.
Phone: (318) 398-0653
Address: 400 Mane Street, West Monroe www.stayhgi.com
Additional Meeting Facilities
American Legion Hall
Completely restored building in Forsythe Park with ample parking.
401 Forsythe Avenue Monroe, LA
Tel: (318) 387-1788
Located in downtown Monroe in a warehouse that dates back to 1916, this venue offers views of the city skyline, original brick walls, and contemporary furnishings.