Freedom Trees 11/11/2014 to 01/1/2015 Start off the season with the tree lighting ceremony of the Chennault Aviation & Military Museum Freedom Trees honoring veterans with a patch, ribbon, medal, or photo from their military service. On November 11, the trees will be turned on at a Special Ceremony at 5 pm.
Dancing Lights 11/22/2014 to 01/1/2015 Monroe-West Monroe is shining with festive light displays painting each city bright! Drive the trail of light shows that tell jokes, dance and more. See the map for locations.
Santa's Christmas Village 11/22/2014 to 12/21/2014 A holiday wonderland with ice skating, snow, make and take ornaments, cookie decorating, and special visits with Santa! Don’t miss the talking and singing Tree-Jays, an interactive light display that the kids will love.
Mardi Gras in Monroe-West Monroe
Join us in Monroe-West Monroe for our 2014 Mardi Gras. The day is full of family fun and Mardi Gras adventures. Below you will find the schedule of events for Saturday, February 15!
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!
1:00 pm - 8th 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 pm to 6 pm- Souper Catch
A tasting competition of signature soups from top restaurant chefs and caterers vying for the title of "SouperChef" at the Hixson Autoplex on Louisville Avenue.
6 pm - Krewe of Janus Mardi Gras Parade Join us for Mardi Gras fun on Trenton Street, West Monroe and Louisville Avenue, Monroe as lighted floats and marching bands parade through the Twin Cities.