11:00 am - Annual Krewe of Paws Mardi Gras Pet Parade
Experience the Magic of Furry Tales! Antique Alley in West Monroe will be filled with pets of all shapes and sizes ready to roll in this year's parade. All pets are welcomed, even those with feathers and scales! This event features food trucks, vendors, and music!
11:00 am - 7:00 pm - Mardi Gras Festival
Head to Downtown West Monroe for a day full of food trucks, festivities, and live music by Four on the Floor! This Mardi party will get you ready for the big parade that night. Don your carnival best, and head to the new Alley Park for all the fun.
3:00 pm - Jester Jog 5K
Run a portion of the Krewe of Janus Mardi Gras Parade route and back through downtown West Monroe in your Mardi Gras-themed outfits! The crowds will already be gathered for the parade, so many will cheer on our race participants as they run past. Finisher beads for everyone as well as age/gender metals! Enjoy King Cake after the race. Participants will gather in Alley Park located on the corner of Trenton and Natchitoches Street. The race begins at 3:00 p.m.
4:00 pm - Mardi Gras Parade Party at Discover Monroe-West Monroe
Come hang out with us! Our current office is located right off the parade route, so we're having a little get together. We will be playing music and having fun! Enjoy some spicy jambalaya or a hot dog from our food tent. Grab some Monroe-West Monroe merch while you're here! Look no further for the perfect parade watch spot.