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.
Christmas in Calhoun 11/27/2014 to 12/31/2014 Travel through the hills of Calhoun and enjoy lighted displays and decorations. On Saturdays in December from 6:00-9:00 pm delight in hot chocolate with Santa and cookies with Mrs. Claus. A true holiday special!
Where to Eat
Cascio's Italian & Cajun Eatery 4207 Old Sterlington Rd., Monroe This old fashioned eatery is great for families and serves homemade Italian dishes and seafood.
Cascio's Tavern 400 Trenton Street Suite A, West Monroe This family has been providing memorable meals to locals for over 80 years in different locations.
Catfish Cabin 1400 Louisville Avenue, Monroe This local favorite has been serving appetizing seafood dishes like gumbo, baked fish, and fried fish since 1972.
Catfish Charlie's 2329 Louisville Avenue, Monroe Try their thin and crispy fried catfish, or get it grilled, blackened, or wrapped up in a taco.
Chef Eric Johnson & Company 222 Blanchard Street, West Monroe Chef Eric is offering a daily hot lunch dish, specialty salads, pasta dishes and take home meals.
Cheniere Shack 7975 Cypress Street, West Monroe Fried oysters that are plump and juicy, thin strips of catfish filets fried to perfection and seasoned just right, hot boiled crawfish when in season -- all will make you want to smack your lips! Enjoy their freshly made desserts such as coconut cream pie topped with a luscious meringue, their lemon icebox pie, a southern favorite, or their melt-in-your mouth pecan pie.
Ron's Cajun Boudin 1502 S. 2nd Street, Monroe Grab a meal to go or get boudin by the pound for the whole family.
Scott's Catfish & Seafood 2812 Cypress Street, West Monroe Locals love the casual atmosphere! The Bond family dish up fried catfish, gumbo, crab cakes, Catfish Louisianne - etouffee over catfish and rice - and the award-winning Orleans Crab Sauce over pasta with shrimp or chicken.