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Upcoming Events
"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.

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2016 Tourism Development Grant
 
2017 Tourism Development Grant Application for Festivals, Events, and Marketing
2017 Tourism Development Grant Application for Capital Improvement Projects
Tourism Development grants are available to existing 501 (c) organizations in compliance with the procedures in this Tourism Development Program. All organizations must submit their completed application by January 10 or July 10. Application can be filled electronically, but you must print it out and submit it with the additional required information.

STS Marketing College Scholarship

The STS Marketing College is attended by tourism industry professionals from all over the Southeast for a week of educational training designed to teach marketing techniques from all facets of the tourism industry. One scholarship is awarded each year to a tourism industry professional working in Ouachita Parish.
Download an application to apply: 2016 STS Marketing College Scholarship Application

Lt. Governor's Tourism Summit Scholarship
The Lt. Governor's Tourism Summit offers the opportunity for Louisiana tourism professionals to learn valuable marketing information and network with other industry professionals from around the state. One scholarship is awarded each year to a tourism industry professional working in Ouachita Parish.
Download an application to apply: 2016 Lt. Governor's Tourism Summit Scholarship Application

Christmas Expo Scholarship for Educators
The Monroe-West Monroe Convention and Visitors Bureau will be offering one scholarship to include most all expenses to attend the Christmas Expo including the Light-O-Rama Immersion two day workshop.  The intentions for establishing the scholarship is to integrate the technology and creativity in developing an attraction during the holiday season that draws visitors to the Monroe-West Monroe area.
Download an application to apply:

2016 Christmas Expo Scholarship for Ouachita Parish School System 

2016 Christmas Expo Scholarship for Monroe City Schools 

Award WinnersFree Calendar of Events Listings (see calendar of events submission form)
Any event occurring in Ouachita Parish that is open to the public and is determined as a tourist attraction by our Communications Department qualifies for a listing in our Calendar of Events. Under some instances, events in surrounding parishes may also qualify for listing. If you have an event you would like considered for our website calendar of events, please submit your event  using our online form.  We also welcome photos or news articles relating to your event, should you wish to submit additional information with your form or receive notices for state and national calendar listings please contact Sheila Snow at (318) 387-5691 or e-mail your questions to ssnow@monroe-westmonroe.org.

Free Visitors Guide Listings
We are always accepting applications for our Visitor's Guide. If you are a local business that operates within the tourism & hospitality industry, please contact Shelia Snow at (318) 387-5691 or e-mail your questions to ssnow@monroe-westmonroe.org.

Southeast Tourism Society's Top 20 Events

If you are the organizer for an event that has been in existence for at least 3 years, and draws crowds of 1,000 or more people, your event qualifies for consideration into the STS Top 20 Events. If you have any questions or event suggestions please contact Sheila Snow at (318) 387-5691 or e-mail ssnow@monroe-westmonroe.org.

Press Release Request
If you have an event coming up that you think is newsworthy and you'd like the CVB to help you get the word out, fill out our press release request form. Using the information you provide we will write up a press release and send it out to our media contacts. If you have questions or need assistance, contact Sheila Snow at ssnow@monroe-westmonroe.org.

Board of Directors Meetings
The Board of Directors of the Monroe-West Monroe Convention & Visitors Bureau meets monthly. To view the meeting minutes from these meetings, click here.


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