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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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2017 Ark-La-Miss Fair

Monroe Civic Center
401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway, Monroe

Dates: 09/21/2017 - 10/01/2017

Rock N Box with Josh Madden

Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana
4600 Central Ave, Monroe

Dates: 09/21/2017 - 09/21/2017

2017 River Rat Paddle Challenge

Bayou D'arbonne Boat Ramp
2038 Bayou Darbonne Dr., West Monroe

Dates: 09/23/2017 - 09/23/2017

Night of Champions

ULM Fant-Ewing Coliseum
4099 Northeast Dr, Monroe

Dates: 09/23/2017 - 09/23/2017

Family Dance Party

Northeast Louisiana Children's Museum
323 Walnut Street, Monroe

Dates: 09/23/2017 - 09/23/2017

Flavor Infusion Class - Honey

Spice and Tea Exchange
229 Trenton Street, West Monroe

Dates: 09/24/2017 - 09/24/2017

Stonerpop / Sound & Shape [TN] / Fuzzy

Sal's Saloon
3221 Louisville Ave, Monroe

Dates: 09/24/2017 - 09/25/2017

Night of the Cakes

First West Baptist Church
500 Pine Street, West Monroe

Dates: 09/26/2017 - 09/26/2017

Munchkin Market Fall/Winter 2017

Pine Grove Baptist Church
4200 Loop Road, Monroe

Dates: 09/27/2017 - 09/30/2017

Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series: Bradley Bridges

Pavilion at Seventh Square
1700 N 7th St # B, West Monroe

Dates: 09/27/2017 - 09/27/2017

Painting with a Purpose Food Bank Fundraiser

Painting With a Twist
1818 Tower Dr, Monroe

Dates: 09/28/2017 - 09/28/2017

Warhawk Football: ULM vs. Coastal California

ULM Malone Stadium
514 Warhawk Way, Monroe

Dates: 09/30/2017 - 09/30/2017

Evil Visions Sneak Peek

Evil Visions Haunted House
501 DeSiard St., Monroe

Dates: 09/30/2017 - 09/30/2017

Downtown River Jam featuring Josh Love Band and The Waterboys

Bry Park
110 DeSiard Street, Monroe

Dates: 10/05/2017 - 10/05/2017

Downtown Gallery Crawl

Downtown Monroe and West Monroe
DeSiard and Trenton Streets, Monroe and West Monroe

Dates: 10/05/2017 - 10/05/2017

Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series: Emerald Accent Celtic Fest Kick-Off

Pavilion at Seventh Square
1700 N 7th St # B, West Monroe

Dates: 10/06/2017 - 10/06/2017

Bark in the Park

Forsythe Park
Riverside Drive & Forsythe Avenue, Monroe

Dates: 10/07/2017 - 10/07/2017

Swartz Lions Club Arts and Crafts Fair

Woodmen of the World Hall
454 Highway 80 East, Monroe

Dates: 10/07/2017 - 10/07/2017

Bloody Mary Fest

RiverMarket
401 Lea Joyner Expressway, Monroe

Dates: 10/07/2017 - 10/07/2017

Landry Vineyards presents: Mason Granade

Landry's Vineyard
5699 New Natchitoches Road , West Monroe

Dates: 10/07/2017 - 10/07/2017

North Delta Food and Wine Festival: A Rare Culinary Celebration

West Monroe Convention Center
901 Ridge Avenue, West Monroe

Dates: 10/13/2017 - 10/13/2017

Justin Moore: Hell on a Highway

Monroe Civic Center
401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway, Monroe

Dates: 10/13/2017 - 10/13/2017

5K Boogie On Da' Bayou Walk/Run at Black Bayou Lake NWR

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

Dates: 10/14/2017 - 10/14/2017

North Delta Food and Wine Festival: Brew on the Bridge

Downtown Monroe
100 DeSiard Street, Monroe

Dates: 10/14/2017 - 10/14/2017

Wine for the Wild Zoo Fundraiser

Landry's Vineyard
5699 New Natchitoches Road, West Monroe

Dates: 10/14/2017 - 10/14/2017

North Delta Food and Wine Festival: Brunch

Cascio's Chateau
2001 Louisville Avenue, Monroe

Dates: 10/15/2017 - 10/15/2017

Bayou Independent Wrestling's Home Sweet Home

West Monroe Convention Center
901 Ridge Avenue, West Monroe

Dates: 10/15/2017 - 10/15/2017

St. Paschal Herbal Harvest Original Arts and Crafts Festival

St. Paschal Catholic Church
711 North 7th Street, West Monroe

Dates: 10/21/2017 - 10/21/2017

Louisiana Food and Music Festival

RiverMarket
316 South Grand, Monroe

Dates: 10/21/2017 - 10/21/2017

Pumpkin Fest

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

Dates: 10/21/2017 - 10/21/2017

Landry Vineyards presents: Lisa Spann & Company

Landry's Vineyard
5699 New Natchitoches Road, West Monroe

Dates: 10/21/2017 - 10/21/2017

Louisiana State Games: Cross Country Meet

University of Louisiana at Monroe
700 University Avenue, Monroe

Dates: 10/21/2017 - 10/21/2017

Big Church Night Out!

Monroe Civic Center
401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway, Monroe

Dates: 10/26/2017 - 10/26/2017

The Mousetrap

Strauss Theatre Center
1300 Lamy Lane, Monroe

Dates: 10/27/2017 - 10/29/2017

Celebrate Your Heroes 5k & 1Mile Fun Run

Chennault Park & Golf Course
8475 Millhaven Road, Monroe

Dates: 10/28/2017 - 10/28/2017

Boo at the Zoo

Louisiana Purchase Zoo
1405 Bernstein Park Road, Monroe

Dates: 10/28/2017 - 10/28/2017

Haunted Nature Trail at Black Bayou Lake

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

Dates: 10/28/2017 - 10/28/2017

Denim and Diamonds

Ouachita Candy Company Warehouse
215 Walnut Street, Monroe

Dates: 10/28/2017 - 10/28/2017

Haunted Nature Trail at Black Bayou Lake

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

Dates: 10/31/2017 - 10/31/2017

The Mousetrap

Strauss Theatre Center
1300 Lamy Lane, Monroe

Dates: 11/03/2017 - 11/04/2017

Holiday Market

RiverMarket
316 South Grand, Monroe

Dates: 11/04/2017 - 11/04/2017

Landry Vineyards presents: Smackwater

Landry's Vineyard
5699 New Natchitoches Road , West Monroe

Dates: 11/04/2017 - 11/04/2017

AVC Anime Festival

Monroe Civic Center
401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway, Monroe

Dates: 11/11/2017 - 11/11/2017

Veteran's Day Parade & Picnic

Ike Hamilton Expo Center Arena
501 Mane Street, West Monroe

Dates: 11/11/2017 - 11/11/2017

Freedom Trees

Chennault Aviation and Military Museum
701 Kansas Lane, Monroe

Dates: 11/11/2017 - 12/31/2017

2017 Food Fight on the ‘Front

RiverMarket
316 South Grand, Monroe

Dates: 11/11/2017 - 11/11/2017

Champagne Stroll

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

Dates: 11/16/2017 - 11/16/2017

Candy Cane Lane

Candy Cane Lane
170 Highway 151 North, Calhoun

Dates: 11/17/2017 - 11/26/2017

Geeks Along the River

RiverMarket
316 South Grand, Monroe

Dates: 11/18/2017 - 11/18/2017

Santa's Christmas Village

Northeast Louisiana Children's Museum
323 Walnut Street, Monroe

Dates: 11/18/2017 - 12/23/2017

Holiday Lights at Christmas on the River

Monroe-West Monroe
Louisville Avenue and Trenton Street, Monroe-West Monroe

Dates: 11/23/2017 - 11/23/2017

Holiday Outdoor Movie sponsored by Centric Federal Credit Union

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

Dates: 11/25/2017 - 11/25/2017

Outdoor Karaoke

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

Dates: 11/25/2017 - 11/25/2017

Louisiana State Games: Youth Football Championship

Ouachita Parish High School
681 Highway 594, Monroe

Dates: 11/25/2017 - 11/26/2017

Candy Cane Lane

Candy Cane Lane
170 Highway 151 North, Calhoun

Dates: 11/30/2017 - 12/03/2017

Christmas at the Biedenharn

Biedenharn Museum and Gardens
2006 Riverside Drive, Monroe

Dates: 12/01/2017 - 12/31/2017

Garden District Block Party

Ouachita Candy Company Warehouse
215 Walnut Street, Monroe

Dates: 12/01/2017 - 12/01/2017

Bah Humbug 5k Run

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

Dates: 12/02/2017 - 12/02/2017

Christmas in DoMo

RiverMarket
401 Lea Joyner Expressway, Monroe

Dates: 12/02/2017 - 12/02/2017

Awesome Carolers

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

Dates: 12/02/2017 - 12/02/2017

Journey to Bethlehem

Pecanland Mall
4700 Millhaven Road, Suite 2000, Monroe

Dates: 12/02/2017 - 12/03/2017

Monroe Renaissance Fireworks Extravaganza sponsored by Origin Bank

Downtown Monroe and West Monroe
DeSiard and Trenton Streets, Monroe and West Monroe

Dates: 12/02/2017 - 12/02/2017

Twin City Ballet Gala performance of Rudolph and ACT II of The Nutcracker

Monroe Civic Center
401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway, Monroe

Dates: 12/02/2017 - 12/02/2017

Candy Cane Hunt 2017

Kiroli Park
820 Kiroli Road, West Monroe

Dates: 12/03/2017 - 12/03/2017

Downtown Gallery Crawl

Downtown Monroe and West Monroe
DeSiard and Trenton Streets, Monroe and West Monroe

Dates: 12/07/2017 - 12/07/2017

Christmas Evenings at the Biedenharn

Biedenharn Museum and Gardens
2006 Riverside Drive, Monroe

Dates: 12/07/2017 - 12/09/2017

Candy Cane Lane

Candy Cane Lane
170 Highway 151 North, Calhoun

Dates: 12/07/2017 - 12/10/2017

Miracle on 34th Street, Radio Version

Strauss Theatre Center
1300 Lamy Lane, Monroe

Dates: 12/07/2017 - 12/08/2017

Awesome Carolers

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

Dates: 12/09/2017 - 12/09/2017

Kids Alley sponsored by Richland State Bank

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

Dates: 12/09/2017 - 12/09/2017

Holiday Outdoor Movie

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

Dates: 12/09/2017 - 12/09/2017

Children’s Lighted Parade

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

Dates: 12/09/2017 - 12/09/2017

A Magical Bike Parade sponsored by The Bike Source

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

Dates: 12/09/2017 - 12/09/2017

Miracle on 34th Street, Radio Version

Strauss Theatre Center
1300 Lamy Lane, Monroe

Dates: 12/10/2017 - 12/10/2017

Candy Cane Lane

Candy Cane Lane
170 Highway 151 North, Calhoun

Dates: 12/14/2017 - 12/17/2017

Miracle on 34th Street, Radio Version

Strauss Theatre Center
1300 Lamy Lane, Monroe

Dates: 12/14/2017 - 12/15/2017

A Very Merry Oz Christmas

W.L. "Jack" Howard Theatre at the Monroe Civic Center
401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway, Monroe

Dates: 12/15/2017 - 12/15/2017

Louisiana State Games: Middle School Basketball Championships

ULM Activity Center
100 Warhawk Way, Monroe

Dates: 12/15/2017 - 12/16/2017

Jingle Bell Run Half Marathon & 5K

RiverMarket
2405 Oliver Road, Monroe

Dates: 12/16/2017 - 12/16/2017

Coca-Cola Christmas Truck at the Biedenharn Museum and Gardens

Biedenharn Museum and Gardens
2006 Riverside Drive, Monroe

Dates: 12/20/2017 - 12/20/2017

Candy Cane Lane

Candy Cane Lane
170 Highway 151 North, Calhoun

Dates: 12/21/2017 - 01/01/2018

Empty Bowls Benefiting the Food Bank of NELA

Ouachita Candy Company Warehouse
215 Walnut Street, Monroe

Dates: 01/27/2018 - 01/27/2018

DoMo BrewFest

RiverMarket
316 South Grand, Monroe

Dates: 06/02/2018 - 06/02/2018

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