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53rd Annual Juried Competition at the Masur Museum
05/9/2016 to 07/5/2016
The Masur Museum of Art’s Annual Juried Competition showcases contemporary artists throughout the United States of America working in any medium.

Tadpole Adventures at Black Bayou
06/2/2016
Join Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge as they learn more about frogs and do a froggy craft. This event is free for 3- 5 year olds and their parents.

Downtown Gallery Crawl
06/2/2016
Presented by the Downtown Arts Alliance, eleven art galleries in downtown Monroe and West Monroe are open all evening for the public to enjoy great art, food, drink and music. Original art is for sale, tax free. Admission is free.

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Mardi Gras in Monroe-West Monroe

 Join us in Monroe-West Monroe for our 2016 Mardi Gras. The day is full of family fun and Mardi Gras adventures. Below you will find the schedule of events for Saturday, January 30!

Schedule of Events

10:30 am - Krewe of Janus Children's Mardi Gras Parade
Complete with beads and floats and Mardi Gras fun at Pecanland Mall's Center Court. Registration begins at 9:30 am and the first 100 participants receive a goody bag!
 
1:30 pm - 10th Annual Krewe of Paws Mardi Gras Pet Parade
See a twist on the traditional Mardi Gras festivities with pets of all sorts in costumes and floats, and of course plenty of beads along their parade route in Antique Alley! If you are interested in entering your pet, please see the registration information on our Calendar of Events Listing Page.

3:30 pm - Jester Jog 5K
Let the good times...RUN with this fun 5k in downtown West Monroe. This race will benefit Paws of Northeast Louisiana. Click here to register.

6 pm - Krewe of Janus Mardi Gras Parade: Jean Lafitte Treasures
Join us for Mardi Gras fun in Downtown West Monroe and Monroe as lighted floats and marching bands parade through the Twin Cities.
 


Krewe of Janus Mardi Gras Parade Route
Click HERE to download a route map.

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