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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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Images of Christ

Biedenharn Museum and Gardens
2006 Riverside Drive, Monroe

Dates: 03/22/2018 - 01/05/2019

En Plein Air: The Artist and the Natural World

Masur Museum of Art
1400 South Grand, Monroe

Dates: 11/01/2018 - 02/09/2019

Exhibition Opens - Richard Buswell: Close to Home

Masur Museum of Art
1400 South Grand, Monroe

Dates: 11/01/2018 - 02/09/2019

Freedom Trees

Chennault Aviation and Military Museum
701 Kansas Lane, Monroe

Dates: 11/10/2018 - 12/31/2018

Candy Cane Lane

Candy Cane Lane
170 Highway 151 North, Calhoun

Dates: 11/16/2018 - 12/31/2018

Twister Movie Night

Flying Tiger Brewery
506 North 2nd Street, Monroe

Dates: 11/16/2018 - 11/16/2018

Annual Mistletoe & More Holiday Gift Show

West Monroe Convention Center
901 Ridge Avenue, West Monroe

Dates: 11/16/2018 - 11/17/2018

FIDO 5K & 1 Mile Dog Walk

Kiroli Park
820 Kiroli Road, West Monroe

Dates: 11/17/2018 - 11/17/2018

Super Saturday

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

Dates: 11/17/2018 - 11/17/2018

Ranger Guided Hike

Poverty Point World Heritage Site
6859 Highway 577, Pioneer

Dates: 11/17/2018 - 11/17/2018

Geeks Along the River

Downtown Riverwalk
316 South Grand, Monroe

Dates: 11/17/2018 - 11/17/2018

Origin Bank RiverMarket

Downtown Riverwalk
316 South Grand, Monroe

Dates: 11/17/2018 - 12/01/2018

Santa Stop

Glenwood Medical Mall
102 Thomas Rd, West Monroe

Dates: 11/17/2018 - 11/17/2018

Heart of a Tiger 5K

Flying Tiger Brewery
506 North 2nd Street, Monroe

Dates: 11/17/2018 - 11/17/2018

Monroe Makers Fair

Downtown Monroe
100 DeSiard Street, Monroe

Dates: 11/17/2018 - 11/17/2018

Santa's Christmas Village

Northeast Louisiana Children's Museum
323 Walnut Street, Monroe

Dates: 11/17/2018 - 12/23/2018

Bayou Stock

Sterlington Sports Complex
1290 LA-136, Sterlington

Dates: 11/17/2018 - 11/17/2018

City of Monroe Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Monroe Civic Center
401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway, Monroe

Dates: 11/17/2018 - 11/17/2018

Monroe Symphony Orchestra – Sports Spectacular

The Assembly West Monroe
102 Blanchard St, West Monroe

Dates: 11/17/2018 - 11/17/2018

"Will Dance For A Cure" Denim and Diamonds Fundraiser

Bayou Pointe Student Event Center
100 Warhawk Way, Monroe

Dates: 11/17/2018 - 11/17/2018

Lagniappe Saturday's - Local Food, Local Music & Local Wine

Landry Vineyards
5699 New Natchitoches Road, West Monroe

Dates: 11/17/2018 - 11/17/2018

Revolution Park Driving Experience

Revolution Park Race Track
8850 Frontage Rd, Monroe

Dates: 11/18/2018 - 11/19/2018

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

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

Dates: 11/19/2018 - 11/19/2018

Full Moon Campfire

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

Dates: 11/22/2018 - 11/22/2018

Black Friday Ranger Hike

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

Dates: 11/23/2018 - 11/23/2018

Flying Tiger's 2nd Anniversary Party

Flying Tiger Brewery
506 North 2nd Street, Monroe

Dates: 11/23/2018 - 11/23/2018

Open Air Wagon Rides Through the Lights

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

Dates: 11/23/2018 - 11/24/2018

Almost Full Moon Walk

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

Dates: 11/23/2018 - 11/23/2018

Guided Canoe/Kayak Trip

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

Dates: 11/24/2018 - 11/24/2018

ULM Warhawks vs ULL Ragin' Cajuns

ULM Malone Stadium
514 Warhawk Way, Monroe

Dates: 11/24/2018 - 11/24/2018

Holiday Outdoor Movie Sponsored by Centric Federal Credit Union

Downtown West Monroe
Trenton St., West Monroe

Dates: 11/24/2018 - 11/24/2018

After Hours Event benefitting SOS Pets of Ouachita

Holiday Inn Express & Suites West Monroe
603 Constitution Dr, West Monroe

Dates: 11/27/2018 - 11/27/2018

Holidays at ULM

ULM Brown Theatre
4001 DeSiard Street, Monroe

Dates: 11/27/2018 - 11/27/2018

Stuff a Bus

Pecanland Mall
4700 Millhaven Road, Suite 2000, Monroe

Dates: 11/28/2018 - 11/30/2018

Holiday Express

Downtown Monroe
100 DeSiard Street, Monroe

Dates: 11/28/2018 - 11/28/2018

Lunch & Learn: Approaching Museums and Galleries

Masur Museum of Art
1400 South Grand, Monroe

Dates: 11/29/2018 - 11/29/2018

Washington Wine & Spirits 3rd Annual Holiday Tasting

Washington Wine & Spirits
300 Washington St. Suite 110, Monroe

Dates: 11/29/2018 - 11/29/2018

Champagne & Shopping- 3rd Annual Event

West Monroe Convention Center
901 Ridge Avenue, West Monroe

Dates: 11/29/2018 - 11/29/2018

LA Jazz Quartet live at Roma

Roma Italian Bistro
400 Trenton St, West Monroe

Dates: 11/29/2018 - 11/29/2018

Open Air Wagon Rides Through the Lights

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

Dates: 11/30/2018 - 12/01/2018

Children’s Lighted Parade

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

Dates: 11/30/2018 - 11/30/2018

Christmas Gala: The Guardians

Monroe Civic Center
401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway, Monroe

Dates: 12/01/2018 - 12/01/2018

Holly Jolly Breakfast

Monroe Civic Center
401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway, Monroe

Dates: 12/01/2018 - 12/01/2018

Christmas in DoMo

Downtown Riverwalk
316 South Grand, Monroe

Dates: 12/01/2018 - 12/01/2018

Christmas at The Biedenharn

Biedenharn Museum and Gardens
2006 Riverside Drive, Monroe

Dates: 12/01/2018 - 12/29/2018

Fascinating Trees for Pre-K & K

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

Dates: 12/01/2018 - 12/01/2018

Christmas in DoMo Pet Pageant

RiverMarket
316 South Grand, Monroe

Dates: 12/01/2018 - 12/01/2018

Annual Bawcomville Redneck Parade

Downtown Bawcomville
Smith Street, West Monroe

Dates: 12/01/2018 - 12/01/2018

Fascinating Trees for 1st - 6th grade

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

Dates: 12/01/2018 - 12/01/2018

Awesome Carolers

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

Dates: 12/01/2018 - 12/01/2018

Journey to Bethlehem

Pecanland Mall
4700 Millhaven Road, Suite 2000, Monroe

Dates: 12/01/2018 - 12/02/2018

Kiwanis Club of Greater Ouachita Christmas Parade

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

Dates: 12/01/2018 - 12/01/2018

Amdocs Presents Downtown River Jam with Louisiana Soul Revival featuring Doug Duffey

Riverwalk
316 S Grand St, Monroe

Dates: 12/01/2018 - 12/01/2018

Battle of the Badges

Monroe Civic Center
401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway, Monroe

Dates: 12/01/2018 - 12/01/2018

Festival of Trees

Monroe Civic Center
401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway, Monroe

Dates: 12/01/2018 - 12/01/2018

The Monroe Renaissance Fireworks Extravaganza

RiverMarket
316 South Grand, Monroe

Dates: 12/01/2018 - 12/01/2018

Miss Christmas in DoMo Pageant

Downtown Riverwalk
316 South Grand, Monroe

Dates: 12/01/2018 - 12/01/2018

Cookies & Cocoa with Santa

Hamilton House
318 Trenton Street, West Monroe

Dates: 12/02/2018 - 12/02/2018

NELA Clarinet Choir

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

Dates: 12/02/2018 - 12/02/2018

Auditions for Who's In Bed with the Butler

Strauss Theatre Center
1300 Lamy Lane, Monroe

Dates: 12/02/2018 - 12/03/2018

Holiday Open House

The Wellspring
1515 Jackson Street, Monroe

Dates: 12/06/2018 - 12/06/2018

Holiday Open House & Artists' Reception

Levee Gallery
1617 N 18th Street, Monroe

Dates: 12/06/2018 - 12/06/2018

Christmas Evenings at The Biedenharn

Biedenharn Museum and Gardens
2006 Riverside Drive, Monroe

Dates: 12/06/2018 - 12/08/2018

LA Jazz Quartet live at Roma

Roma Italian Bistro
400 Trenton St, West Monroe

Dates: 12/06/2018 - 12/06/2018

CottonLand Christmas

Strauss Theatre Center
1300 Lamy Lane, Monroe

Dates: 12/06/2018 - 12/10/2018

Open Air Wagon Rides Through the Lights

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

Dates: 12/07/2018 - 12/08/2018

Candy Cane Hunt

Kiroli Park
820 Kiroli Road, West Monroe

Dates: 12/08/2018 - 12/08/2018

Awesome Carolers

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

Dates: 12/08/2018 - 12/08/2018

Holiday Outdoor Movie Sponsored by CenturyLink

Downtown West Monroe
Trenton St., West Monroe

Dates: 12/08/2018 - 12/08/2018

Kids Alley

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

Dates: 12/09/2018 - 12/09/2018

Flag Retirement Ceremony

Chennault Aviation and Military Museum
701 Kansas Lane, Monroe

Dates: 12/11/2018 - 12/11/2018

Director's Talk - Plants of Christmas

Biedenharn Museum and Gardens
2006 Riverside Drive, Monroe

Dates: 12/13/2018 - 12/13/2018

Louisiana Delta Ballet: A Christmas Carol Gala

Jack Howard Theater
401 Lea Joyner Expy,, Monroe

Dates: 12/14/2018 - 12/14/2018

Open Air Wagon Rides Through the Lights

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

Dates: 12/14/2018 - 12/15/2018

Open Air Wagon Rides Through the Lights

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

Dates: 12/14/2018 - 12/15/2018

Monroe Jingle Bell Run 10K and 5K

Forsythe Park
Riverside Drive & Forsythe Avenue, Monroe

Dates: 12/15/2018 - 12/15/2018

Truck Park Christmas

Willie's Food Truck Park
7423 Highway 165 N, Monroe

Dates: 12/15/2018 - 12/15/2018

Christmas in the Park

Anna Gray Noe Park
251 Oak Street, Monroe

Dates: 12/15/2018 - 12/15/2018

Northeast Louisiana Christmas Celebration

First West Baptist Church
500 Pine Street, West Monroe

Dates: 12/15/2018 - 12/16/2018

Coca-Cola Truck Night

Biedenharn Museum and Gardens
2006 Riverside Drive, Monroe

Dates: 12/19/2018 - 12/19/2018

Open Air Wagon Rides Through the Lights

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

Dates: 12/21/2018 - 12/22/2018

Open Air Wagon Rides Through the Lights

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

Dates: 12/28/2018 - 12/29/2018

Wellness Resolution Run

The Wellness Center
3215 Cypress St., West Monroe

Dates: 12/29/2018 - 12/29/2018

New Years Eve Fundraiser on the Terrace

Tower Place Terrace
1500 North 19th Street, Monroe

Dates: 12/31/2018 - 12/31/2018

Cancer Foundation League Gala 2019

Bayou DeSiard Country Club
3501 Forsythe Avenue, Monroe

Dates: 01/26/2019 - 01/26/2019

Platforms and Polyester

West Monroe Convention Center
901 Ridge Avenue, West Monroe

Dates: 01/26/2019 - 01/26/2019

Empty Bowls - A Serving of Food Art and Music

The Hub
201 Washington St., Monroe

Dates: 01/26/2019 - 01/26/2019

Dancing with the Louisiana Stars

Monroe Civic Center
401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway, Monroe

Dates: 02/08/2019 - 02/08/2019

Krewe de Life Mardi Gras Ball

Bayou Pointe Student Event Center
100 Warhawk Way, Monroe

Dates: 02/09/2019 - 02/09/2019

Valentine Pops

Monroe Civic Center
401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway, Monroe

Dates: 02/09/2019 - 02/09/2019

13th Annual Krewe of PAWS Mardi Gras Pet Parade

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

Dates: 02/16/2019 - 02/16/2019

Jester Jog

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

Dates: 02/16/2019 - 02/16/2019

Ron White Live

Jack Howard Theater
401 Lea Joyner Expy,, Monroe

Dates: 02/16/2019 - 02/16/2019

Forever Young: Throwback Prom

Ouachita Grand Plaza
501 South Grand Avenue, Monroe

Dates: 02/23/2019 - 02/23/2019

Fresh Grounded Faith Conference

First West Baptist Church
500 Pine Street, West Monroe

Dates: 03/01/2019 - 03/02/2019

Dine & Wine Under the Vines

Landry Vineyards
5699 New Natchitoches Road, West Monroe

Dates: 03/09/2019 - 03/09/2019

Munchkin Market Spring/Summer 2019- Kids Consignment Event

Pine Grove Baptist Church
4200 Loop Road, Monroe

Dates: 03/13/2019 - 03/16/2019

Monroe Symphony Orchestra – International Journey

The Assembly West Monroe
102 Blanchard St, West Monroe

Dates: 03/16/2019 - 03/16/2019

VAPA presents The Phantom of the Opera

ULM Brown Theatre
4001 DeSiard Street, Monroe

Dates: 03/21/2019 - 03/24/2019

Louisiana Delta Ballet: Coppelia

Jack Howard Theater
401 Lea Joyner Expy,, Monroe

Dates: 03/23/2019 - 03/23/2019

Off the Wall 10th Anniversary

Masur Museum of Art
1400 South Grand, Monroe

Dates: 04/12/2019 - 04/12/2019

Celtic Woman "Ancient Lands" tour

Jack Howard Theater
401 Lea Joyner Expy,, Monroe

Dates: 04/24/2019 - 04/24/2019

Celebrate Your Heroes 5k & 1mile run

Chennault Park & Golf Course
8475 Millhaven Road, Monroe

Dates: 04/27/2019 - 04/27/2019

First National Bank Bayou DeSiard Dragon Boat Festival

Bayou DeSiard
3430 Loop Road, Monroe

Dates: 05/10/2019 - 05/11/2019

DoMo BrewFest 2019

Downtown Riverwalk
316 South Grand, Monroe

Dates: 05/18/2019 - 05/18/2019

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