51st Annual Juried Competition at the Masur Museum 02/27/2015 to 06/14/2015 The Masur Museum of Art’s Annual Juried Competition showcases contemporary artists throughout the United States of America working in any medium.
Full Moon Walk at Black Bayou NWR 03/6/2015 Come and join the ranger for a guided night walk at Black Bayou Lake. Normally the refuge closes at dusk so this is a chance to see it at a different time.
Barak Shrine Circus 03/6/2015 to 03/8/2015 Bring the kids out to see the lions, the elephants, the acrobats and silly clowns, the whole works! And don’t forget to get your Cracker Jacks at intermission. Money raised assists with the Shriner’s activities.
Mardi Gras in Monroe-West Monroe
Join us in Monroe-West Monroe for our 2015 Mardi Gras. The day is full of family fun and Mardi Gras adventures. Below you will find the schedule of events for Saturday, February 7!
Schedule of Events
9:00 am to 3:00 pm - Twin City Mardi Gras Cook-Off Kick-off Mardi Gras with a cook-off at the University of Louisiana at Monroe in the Grove.
10:00 am to 4:00 pm - Mardi Gras at the Market The Downtown RiverMarket will host the first annual "Mardi Gras at the Market" in downtown Monroe with music from Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas, family friendly events and great shopping throughout the day! Click HERE for the complete schedule.
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 - 9th 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.
5 pm to 9 pm- Downtown River Jam
Enjoy a musical performance from Danny Lee and Dave, food, and spirits in Bry Park in Downtown Monroe along the parade route.
6 pm - Krewe of Janus Mardi Gras Parade 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.