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Mardi Gras parades, art exhibitions, outdoor markets, concerts, and annual events are among the many events in Monroe-West Monroe throughout the year. With such grand goings-on as the Krewe of Janus Mardi Gras Parade, Landry Vineyard Outdoor Concerts, Christmas on the River, and sporting events, there’s always something happening in this North Louisiana vacation destination. Use the calendar below to select the type of event and specify the start and end date, or scroll down the page to see if anything catches your attention. Make sure to add your event of choice to your trip itinerary so you don’t miss out on the fun while you’re in town.

Calendar of Events

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Showcase: Rocky Boudreaux: One foot in the past

The Schepis Museum
106 Main Street, Columbia

Dates: 07/01/2019 - 08/31/2019

Bayou Black Open Rodeo

Monroe Civic Center
401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway, Monroe

Dates: 08/24/2019 - 08/24/2019

Monroe City Open Championship

Chennault Park & Golf Course
8475 Millhaven Road, Monroe

Dates: 08/24/2019 - 08/25/2019

ChillFest

Downtown Monroe's Chillfest
117 N. 3rd Street, Monroe

Dates: 08/24/2019 - 08/24/2019

Intermediate Oil Painting for Adults

Masur Museum of Art
1400 South Grand, Monroe

Dates: 08/24/2019 - 08/24/2019

First Monroe's Downtown Block Party

Anna Gray Noe Park
251 Oak Street, Monroe

Dates: 08/28/2019 - 08/28/2019

Bayou Jamb 2019

ULM Malone Stadium
514 Warhawk Way, Monroe

Dates: 08/29/2019 - 08/30/2019

Ouachita Live Concert - The Wildflower Revue

Alley Park
200 Natchitoches, West Monroe

Dates: 08/30/2019 - 08/30/2019

Poverty Point World Heritage Site Host Earth Oven Demonstration

Poverty Point World Heritage Site
6859 Highway 577, Pioneer

Dates: 08/31/2019 - 08/31/2019

ULM vs Grambling State

ULM Malone Stadium
514 Warhawk Way, Monroe

Dates: 08/31/2019 - 08/31/2019

Cotton Stakes Classic Cutting

Ike Hamilton Expo Center Arena
501 Mane Street, West Monroe

Dates: 09/01/2019 - 09/08/2019

Brown Bag Concert Series - JES

The Pavilion at Seventh Square
1700 North 7th Street, West Monroe

Dates: 09/04/2019 - 09/04/2019

Downtown After Dark

Antique Alley
100-400 blocks of Trenton Street, West Monroe

Dates: 09/05/2019 - 09/05/2019

2019 Cooley House Lecture - Preserving Fallingwater

ULM Emy-Lou Biedenharn Recital Hall
700 University Ave., Monroe

Dates: 09/05/2019 - 09/05/2019

Godspell -2012 Revised Version

Strauss Theatre Center
1300 Lamy Lane, Monroe

Dates: 09/05/2019 - 09/08/2019

Treasures of Art Nouveau Opening Reception

Masur Museum of Art
1400 South Grand, Monroe

Dates: 09/06/2019 - 09/06/2019

Primitive Fire Starting

Poverty Point World Heritage Site
6859 Highway 577, Pioneer

Dates: 09/07/2019 - 09/07/2019

Armed Forces Face Off- Roller Derby Tournament

Monroe Civic Center
401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway, Monroe

Dates: 09/07/2019 - 09/07/2019

Landry Vineyards Music Concert & Red Grape Harvest Celebration

Landry Vineyards
5699 New Natchitoches Road, West Monroe

Dates: 09/07/2019 - 09/07/2019

Marc Broussard Concert

The Hub
201 Washington St., Monroe

Dates: 09/07/2019 - 09/07/2019

NELA Remembers 9/11: A tribute to our first responders

Northeast Louisiana Delta African American Heritage Museum
1051 Chennault Park Drive, Monroe

Dates: 09/11/2019 - 09/11/2019

Brown Bag Concert Series - Southern Grace

The Pavilion at Seventh Square
1700 North 7th Street, West Monroe

Dates: 09/11/2019 - 09/11/2019

Beer & Bards

Enoch's Irish Pub
507 Louisville Ave, Monroe

Dates: 09/12/2019 - 09/12/2019

Godspell -2012 Revised Version

Strauss Theatre Center
1300 Lamy Lane, Monroe

Dates: 09/12/2019 - 09/14/2019

Driven Desires 2019

Monroe Civic Center
401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway, Monroe

Dates: 09/14/2019 - 09/14/2019

Louisiana State Games - Disc Golf

Chennault Park & Golf Course
8475 Millhaven Road, Monroe

Dates: 09/14/2019 - 09/15/2019

Feel Good Fest

RiverMarket
316 South Grand, Monroe

Dates: 09/14/2019 - 09/14/2019

Children's Fundays at the Biedenharn

Biedenharn Museum and Gardens
2006 Riverside Drive, Monroe

Dates: 09/14/2019 - 09/14/2019

Pokécon 2019

West Monroe Convention Center
901 Ridge Avenue, West Monroe

Dates: 09/14/2019 - 09/14/2019

NELA Race for the Cure

Forsythe Park
Riverside Drive & Forsythe Avenue, Monroe

Dates: 09/14/2019 - 09/14/2019

Black & White Ball

Bayou Pointe Student Event Center
100 Warhawk Way, Monroe

Dates: 09/14/2019 - 09/14/2019

Brown Bag Concert Series - WMHS Rebel Choir

The Pavilion at Seventh Square
1700 North 7th Street, West Monroe

Dates: 09/18/2019 - 09/18/2019

Copper Chief Concert

The Hub
201 Washington St., Monroe

Dates: 09/19/2019 - 09/19/2019

Ark-La-Miss Fair

Monroe Civic Center
401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway, Monroe

Dates: 09/20/2019 - 09/29/2019

Speak Truth: Faith, Sexuality Culture

First West Baptist Church
500 Pine Street, West Monroe

Dates: 09/20/2019 - 09/21/2019

Bayou Stock 2019

Sterlington Sports Complex
1290 LA-136, Sterlington

Dates: 09/21/2019 - 09/21/2019

Super Saturday - September

Children's Coalition for Northeast Louisiana
117 Hall Street, Monroe

Dates: 09/21/2019 - 09/21/2019

Scout Expo for the Community

Louisiana Purchase Zoo
1405 Bernstein Park Road, Monroe

Dates: 09/21/2019 - 09/21/2019

Feet'N The Street

Alley Park
200 Natchitoches, West Monroe

Dates: 09/21/2019 - 09/21/2019

Landry Vineyards Music Concert - Code Blue and the Flatliners

Landry Vineyards
5699 New Natchitoches Road, West Monroe

Dates: 09/21/2019 - 09/21/2019

A Night With Heroes Gala

Desiard Plaza Centre
371 Desiard Plaza Dr, Monroe

Dates: 09/21/2019 - 09/21/2019

Munchkin Market Fall 2019- Kids Consignment Event

Pine Grove Baptist Church
4300 Loop Road, Monroe

Dates: 09/25/2019 - 09/28/2019

Brown Bag Concert Series - Bad Monkey Brass Band

The Pavilion at Seventh Square
1700 North 7th Street, West Monroe

Dates: 09/25/2019 - 09/25/2019

Elvis Tribute Artist Dean Z in Concert

Bayou Pointe Student Event Center
100 Warhawk Way, Monroe

Dates: 09/26/2019 - 09/26/2019

10th Annual ANGUS United Way Golf Tournament

Chennault Park & Golf Course
8475 Millhaven Road, Monroe

Dates: 09/27/2019 - 09/27/2019

Ouachita Live Concert - Lucious Spiller Band

Alley Park
200 Natchitoches, West Monroe

Dates: 09/27/2019 - 09/27/2019

National Hunting and Fishing Day

Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge
480 Richland Pl Drive, Monroe

Dates: 09/28/2019 - 09/28/2019

Ranger-Guided Hike

Poverty Point World Heritage Site
6859 Highway 577, Pioneer

Dates: 09/28/2019 - 09/28/2019

Vintage Monroe - Antiques Appraisal Day

Masur Museum of Art
1400 South Grand, Monroe

Dates: 09/28/2019 - 09/28/2019

Fourth Annual River Rat Paddle Challenge

Trapp's
113 S Riverfront St, West Monroe

Dates: 09/28/2019 - 09/28/2019

ULM vs South Alabama

ULM Malone Stadium
514 Warhawk Way, Monroe

Dates: 09/28/2019 - 09/28/2019

The Fleetwood Mac Experience

Downtown River Jam
515 N 3rd St, Monroe

Dates: 10/03/2019 - 10/03/2019

Stockmanship and Stewardship: West Monroe, Louisiana

Ike Hamilton Expo Center Arena
501 Mane Street, West Monroe

Dates: 10/04/2019 - 10/05/2019

Food & Wine Grand Tasting

Bayou Pointe Student Event Center
100 Warhawk Way, Monroe

Dates: 10/04/2019 - 10/04/2019

Zumba at the Food Bank

Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana
4600 Central Ave, Monroe

Dates: 10/05/2019 - 10/05/2019

Bald on the Bayou 2019

Kiroli Park
820 Kiroli Road, West Monroe

Dates: 10/05/2019 - 10/05/2019

Landry Vineyards Music Concert - Flashback 5

Landry Vineyards
5699 New Natchitoches Road, West Monroe

Dates: 10/05/2019 - 10/05/2019

ULM vs Memphis

ULM Malone Stadium
514 Warhawk Way, Monroe

Dates: 10/05/2019 - 10/05/2019

Big Smo at the Hub

The Hub
201 Washington St., Monroe

Dates: 10/05/2019 - 10/05/2019

BIW presents - Pressure Rising

West Monroe Convention Center
901 Ridge Avenue, West Monroe

Dates: 10/05/2019 - 10/05/2019

Refresh: Night of Worship with Shane & Shane

First West
500 Pine Street, West Monroe

Dates: 10/06/2019 - 10/06/2019

Beer & Bards

Enoch's Irish Pub
507 Louisville Ave, Monroe

Dates: 10/10/2019 - 10/10/2019

FoBB Fall Celebration

Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge
480 Richland Pl Drive, Monroe

Dates: 10/12/2019 - 10/12/2019

Touch a Truck & Trick or Treat Event

Ike Hamilton Expo Center Arena
501 Mane Street, West Monroe

Dates: 10/12/2019 - 10/12/2019

64th Annual Louisiana Art and Folk Festival

The Schepis Museum
106 Main Street, Columbia

Dates: 10/12/2019 - 10/12/2019

Brew on the Bridge

Endom Bridge
110 DeSiard Street, Monroe

Dates: 10/12/2019 - 10/12/2019

Dia de la Familia - Union Parish

Lake D'Arbonne State Park
3628 Evergreen Road, Farmerville

Dates: 10/12/2019 - 10/12/2019

DoMo Piano Bar

Downtown River Jam
515 N 3rd St, Monroe

Dates: 10/17/2019 - 10/17/2019

Cross Country - Louisiana State Games

Ouachita Parish High School
681 Highway 594, Monroe

Dates: 10/19/2019 - 10/19/2019

Super Saturday - October

Children's Coalition for Northeast Louisiana
117 Hall Street, Monroe

Dates: 10/19/2019 - 10/19/2019

St. Paschal Church Herbal Harvest Original Arts & Crafts Festival

West Monroe Convention Center
901 Ridge Avenue, West Monroe

Dates: 10/19/2019 - 10/19/2019

NELA Master Gardener Fall Bulb and Herb Sale

West Monroe Convention Center
901 Ridge Avenue, West Monroe

Dates: 10/19/2019 - 10/19/2019

Children's Fundays at the Biedenharn

Biedenharn Museum and Gardens
2006 Riverside Drive, Monroe

Dates: 10/19/2019 - 10/19/2019

Pumpkin Bash: A Children's Book Festival

Ouachita Parish Public Library, Main Branch
1800 Stubbs Avenue, Monroe

Dates: 10/19/2019 - 10/19/2019

Bloody Mary Festival

Downtown Riverwalk
316 South Grand, Monroe

Dates: 10/19/2019 - 10/19/2019

Landry Vineyards Music Concert - Lisa Spann & Co.

Landry Vineyards
5699 New Natchitoches Road, West Monroe

Dates: 10/19/2019 - 10/19/2019

The Chennault Gala

The Hub
201 Washington St., Monroe

Dates: 10/19/2019 - 10/19/2019

NAWAS at The Hub

The Hub
201 Washington St., Monroe

Dates: 10/24/2019 - 10/24/2019

Raise the Woof 2019

Flying Tiger Brewery
506 North 2nd Street, Monroe

Dates: 10/24/2019 - 10/24/2019

pARTy 318

Masur Museum of Art
1400 South Grand, Monroe

Dates: 10/24/2019 - 10/24/2019

Twin City Lip Sync Battle

West Monroe Convention Center
901 Ridge Avenue, West Monroe

Dates: 10/24/2019 - 10/24/2019

Run/Sup Challenge

University of Louisiana at Monroe
700 University Avenue, Monroe

Dates: 10/26/2019 - 10/26/2019

A Whole ZOO World - Boo at the Zoo

Louisiana Purchase Zoo
1405 Bernstein Park Road, Monroe

Dates: 10/26/2019 - 10/26/2019

Geeks Along the River

RiverMarket
316 South Grand, Monroe

Dates: 10/26/2019 - 10/26/2019

Fall Extravaganza 2019

Barak Shrine Temple
6620 Frontage Road, Monroe

Dates: 10/26/2019 - 10/26/2019

Tails at Twilight

The Hub
201 Washington St., Monroe

Dates: 10/26/2019 - 10/26/2019

PAW Patrol Live

Monroe Civic Center
401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway, Monroe

Dates: 10/29/2019 - 10/30/2019

I AM KING (Michael Jackson Experience)

The Hub
201 Washington St., Monroe

Dates: 10/30/2019 - 10/30/2019

Kane Hodder Meet & Greet

Evil Visions Haunted House
501 DeSiard St., Monroe

Dates: 10/31/2019 - 11/01/2019

ULM Baseball Hackers Classic - Golf Tournament

Calvert Crossing Golf Course
515 Hodge Watson Road, Calhoun

Dates: 11/01/2019 - 11/01/2019

The Revelries & Towne

The Hub
201 Washington St., Monroe

Dates: 11/01/2019 - 11/01/2019

Wild Wild West

Alley Park
200 Natchitoches, West Monroe

Dates: 11/02/2019 - 11/02/2019

Blues, Brews, and BBQ

Downtown Riverwalk
316 South Grand, Monroe

Dates: 11/02/2019 - 11/02/2019

Landry Vineyards Music Concert - Firesteed

Landry Vineyards
5699 New Natchitoches Road, West Monroe

Dates: 11/02/2019 - 11/02/2019

ULM vs Arkansas State

ULM Malone Stadium
514 Warhawk Way, Monroe

Dates: 11/02/2019 - 11/02/2019

Ainsley's Angels 4th Annual Rollin On The River

Ike Hamilton Expo Center Arena
501 Mane Street, West Monroe

Dates: 11/02/2019 - 11/02/2019

Christone "Kingfish" Ingram at The Hub Music Hall

The Hub
201 Washington St., Monroe

Dates: 11/07/2019 - 11/07/2019

4th Annual Pumpkin Fest

Kiroli Park
820 Kiroli Road, West Monroe

Dates: 11/09/2019 - 11/09/2019

ULM vs Georgia State

ULM Malone Stadium
514 Warhawk Way, Monroe

Dates: 11/09/2019 - 11/09/2019

Celebrity Lip Sync Battle of Northeast Louisiana

Ouachita Grand Plaza
501 South Grand Avenue, Monroe

Dates: 11/14/2019 - 11/14/2019

Beer & Bards

Enoch's Irish Pub
507 Louisville Ave, Monroe

Dates: 11/14/2019 - 11/14/2019

Moscow Ballet

Jack Howard Theater
401 Lea Joyner Expy,, Monroe

Dates: 11/14/2019 - 11/14/2019

Super Saturday - November

Children's Coalition for Northeast Louisiana
117 Hall Street, Monroe

Dates: 11/16/2019 - 11/16/2019

Champagne Stroll

Antique Alley
100-400 blocks of Trenton Street, West Monroe

Dates: 11/21/2019 - 11/21/2019

Candy Cane Lane Drive Thru Christmas Light Park

Candy Cane Lane
170 Highway 151 North, Calhoun

Dates: 11/22/2019 - 12/31/2019

Santa's Christmas Village

Northeast Louisiana Children's Museum
323 Walnut Street, Monroe

Dates: 11/23/2019 - 12/22/2019

Santa Stop 2019 with Sunny 98.3

Stephens Media Group
1200 North 18 Street, Monroe

Dates: 11/23/2019 - 11/23/2019

ULM vs Coastal Carolina

ULM Malone Stadium
514 Warhawk Way, Monroe

Dates: 11/23/2019 - 11/23/2019

Taylor Dayne Concert

The Hub
201 Washington St., Monroe

Dates: 11/23/2019 - 11/23/2019

Cowboy Mouth in Concert

The Hub
201 Washington St., Monroe

Dates: 11/30/2019 - 11/30/2019

Holiday Brass

Grace Episcopal Church
405 Glenmar Ave, Monroe

Dates: 12/03/2019 - 12/03/2019

Downtown After Dark

Antique Alley
100-400 blocks of Trenton Street, West Monroe

Dates: 12/05/2019 - 12/05/2019

Christmas in DoMo

Downtown Riverwalk
316 South Grand, Monroe

Dates: 12/07/2019 - 12/07/2019

Christmas in DoMo Kid's Talent Show

RiverMarket
316 South Grand, Monroe

Dates: 12/07/2019 - 12/07/2019

Little Miss Christmas in DoMo Pageant

RiverMarket
316 South Grand, Monroe

Dates: 12/07/2019 - 12/07/2019

Downtown River Jam

Downtown River Jam
515 N 3rd St, Monroe

Dates: 12/07/2019 - 12/07/2019

Christmas in the Floats

Krewe de Riviere's Den
500 Ouachita Avenue, Monroe

Dates: 12/07/2019 - 12/07/2019

Beer & Bards

Enoch's Irish Pub
507 Louisville Ave, Monroe

Dates: 12/12/2019 - 12/12/2019

The Sound of the Holidays

North Monroe Baptist Church
210 Finks Hideaway Rd, Monroe

Dates: 12/14/2019 - 12/14/2019

Beer & Bards

Enoch's Irish Pub
507 Louisville Ave, Monroe

Dates: 01/09/2020 - 01/09/2020

Krewe de Riviere Mardi Gras Parade

West Monroe High School
201 Riggs St, West Monroe

Dates: 02/08/2020 - 02/08/2020

Beer & Bards

Enoch's Irish Pub
507 Louisville Ave, Monroe

Dates: 02/13/2020 - 02/13/2020

37th Annual Krewe of Janus Mardi Gras Parade

Krewe of Janus Float Den
901 Louisville Avenue, Monroe

Dates: 02/15/2020 - 02/15/2020

Beer & Bards

Enoch's Irish Pub
507 Louisville Ave, Monroe

Dates: 03/12/2020 - 03/12/2020

Beer & Bards

Enoch's Irish Pub
507 Louisville Ave, Monroe

Dates: 04/09/2020 - 04/09/2020

First National Bank Bayou DeSiard Dragon Boat Festival

Bayou DeSiard
3430 Loop Road, Monroe

Dates: 05/09/2020 - 05/09/2020

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