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.
Where to Eat
Alley Gators Bar & Grill 100 Horselake Road, Monroe Located inside Bayou Bowl, they offer burgers hot off the grill, chicken strips, fries and more.
BBQ West 4900 Cypress Street, Suite 9, West Monroe Try the fall off the bone ribs and keep the napkins handy as it gets a little messy, but oh so good! They slow cook their BBQ sauce to enhance the flavors.
Cilantro Organic Bistro 1211 North 18th Street, Monroe A tempting soup, wrap, salad, and sandwiches are offered daily, yet you don't have to worry about your waistline.
Daily Harvest 1105 Forsythe Avenue, Monroe Locally owned and operated deli serving sandwiches, wraps, salads & soups and bakes their muffins, cookies & homemade breads daily.
Daq's Wings & Grill 2217 Forsythe Avenue, Monroe Stop by with friends for wings that are marinated for 24 hours before cooking.
Fieldhouse Bar and Grill 1510 Sterlington Rd, Monroe This local watering hole provides several large screen televisions with a variety of sports.
For the Love of N'awlins 1534 Hwy 594, Monroe Home of the "Roux-Ga-Roux," a heaping plate of fish, shrimp, oysters, crab, crawfish, hushpuppies, and seasoned fries.
Frenchie's Wagons 113 Smith Street, West Monroe For a great meal on the run, try their delicious ham, beef, or shrimp po-boys, plate lunches and burgers.
Great American Grill 400 Mane Street, West Monroe Start off with an appetizer of Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms or Quesadillas Pontchatrain.
Hoof & Fin Restaurant 301 Highway 80 West, Calhoun Offering burgers, po-boys, seafood, pasta and steaks, along with daily lunch specials like hamburger steak or fried chicken.
Jeff's Place 1810 Tower Drive, Monroe All their food is handcrafted.
Jo-el's Café 2500 North 7th Street, West Monroe Located in the bottom floor of the Richland State Bank Building, Jo-el is serving up fresh salads, sandwiches and desserts daily, with a few sides of "ya'll" mixed in for fun.
Lea's of Lecompte 319 Louisville Avenue, Monroe Family-owned and famous for home-made pies, like chocolate, coconut, and lemon meringue.
Lindz's Café 2215 DeSiard Street, Monroe Located in a renovated historic building showcasing the original brick and ironwork of the Old downtown, their cooked to order breakfast is a must.
Magic Grill 4331 Sterlington Road, Monroe Try a Magical Po-Boys with a choice of roast beef, ham, fish, turkey, ribeye, shrimp, philly or hamburger, along with a cup of their famous gravy and fresh cut fries.
Magic Grill 2500 Arkansas Road Suite 1, West Monroe Try a Magical Po-Boys with a choice of roast beef, ham, fish, turkey, ribeye, shrimp, philly or hamburger, along with a cup of their famous gravy and fresh cut fries.
Mohawk Seafood Tavern Restaurant 704 Louisville Avenue, Monroe This longtime local favorite is famous for gumbo, fried fish, raw oysters, shrimp po-boys and shrimp delight salad.
Not Just Pie 2117 Forsythe Avenue, Monroe Southern Living Magazine calls this eatery "a diner's delight" where one can get "hypno-pied" by a variety of fresh pies like banana caramel, coconut and chocolate all topped with whipped cream and meringue.
Ray's PeGe 8209 DeSiard Street, Monroe A local favorite since its doors opened in the 60s, this grill is famous for its roast beef po-boys with gravy on the side, and kurly-Q fries.
Ray's Pege West 1501 Cypress Street, West Monroe A local favorite since its doors opened in the 60s, this grill is famous for its roast beef po-boys with gravy on the side, Kurly-Q fries, and open-faced burger.