Freedom Trees 11/11/2016 to 12/31/2016 The Chennault Aviation & Military Museum showcases Freedom Trees honoring veterans with a patch, ribbon, medal, or photo from their military service.
Santa’s Christmas Village 11/19/2016 to 12/23/2016 A holiday wonderland with ice skating, snow, make and take ornaments, cookie decoration, rides down Mount Sneaux, the Coca Cola Christmas Village trains exhibit, a festive outdoor light show, and special visits with Santa. Don’t miss the new photo booth fun every Thursday evening from 5-8pm and your chance to meet two real live reindeer on November 19th.
Holiday Lights 11/21/2016 to 12/31/2016 Don’t miss the lights in Downtown Monroe & West Monroe or Tree Jays at the Northeast Louisiana Children’s Museum each night. Walk through the tunnels of lights at the Wonderland of Lights or our newest display Throwback Christmas.
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.