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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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Champagne Stroll

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

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

Mary Griffin at the Hub

The Hub
201 Washington St., Monroe

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

Freedom Trees

Chennault Aviation and Military Museum
701 Kansas Lane, Monroe

Dates: 11/09/2019 - 12/31/2019

Christmas at the Biedenharn

Biedenharn Museum and Gardens
2006 Riverside Drive, Monroe

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

Brides, Beaus, and Bubbly

Bayou Pointe Student Event Center
100 Warhawk Way, Monroe

Dates: 11/22/2019 - 11/22/2019

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

Sock Moccasins Making at Poverty Point World Heritage Site

Poverty Point World Heritage Site
6859 Highway 577, Pioneer

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

Santa Stop 2019 with Sunny 98.3

Ike Hamilton Expo Center Arena
501 Mane Street, West 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

Denim and Diamonds Fundraiser

Monroe Civic Center
401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway, Monroe

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

Taylor Dayne Concert

The Hub
201 Washington St., Monroe

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

35th Annual Chili Cook Off

University of Louisiana at Monroe
700 University Avenue, Monroe

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

Holidays at ULM

ULM Brown Theatre
4001 DeSiard Street, Monroe

Dates: 11/26/2019 - 11/26/2019

2019 Monroe Turkey Trot

RiverMarket
316 South Grand, Monroe

Dates: 11/28/2019 - 11/28/2019

7th Annual Black Friday Ranger Hike

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

Dates: 11/29/2019 - 11/29/2019

Open Wagon Rides Through the Lights

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

Dates: 11/29/2019 - 11/30/2019

Children’s Lighted Christmas Parade sponsored by Origin Bank

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

Dates: 11/29/2019 - 11/29/2019

Christmas Wishing Tree

Bry Park
110 DeSiard Street, Monroe

Dates: 11/30/2019 - 12/25/2019

Christmas Tree Stroll

Downtown Riverwalk
316 South Grand, Monroe

Dates: 11/30/2019 - 12/31/2019

Children's Activity with Author Tassa Avara

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

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

Pecanland Mall Holiday Festival

Pecanland Mall
4700 Millhaven Road, Suite 2000, Monroe

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

Downtown Holiday Stroll

Downtown Monroe
100 DeSiard Street, Monroe

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

Holiday Outdoor Movie sponsored by Centric Federal Credit Union

Alley Park
200 Natchitoches, West Monroe

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

Cowboy Mouth in Concert

The Hub
201 Washington St., Monroe

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

Cookies and Cocoa with Santa

Hamilton House
318 Trenton Street, West Monroe

Dates: 12/01/2019 - 12/01/2019

City of West Monroe Annual Tree Lighting Event

West Monroe City Hall
2305 N. 7th Street, West Monroe

Dates: 12/02/2019 - 12/02/2019

Holiday Brass

Grace Episcopal Church
405 Glenmar Ave, Monroe

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

Stuff-A-Bus

Pecanland Mall
4700 Millhaven Road, Suite 2000, Monroe

Dates: 12/04/2019 - 12/06/2019

December Downtown Gallery Crawl

Art Alley
Downtown, Monroe

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

Downtown After Dark

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

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

Open Wagon Rides Through the Lights

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

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

Christmas Open House at The Biedenharn

Biedenharn Museum and Gardens
2006 Riverside Drive, Monroe

Dates: 12/05/2019 - 12/07/2019

Sanders Family Christmas – Dinner Theatre

Strauss Theatre Center
1300 Lamy Lane, Monroe

Dates: 12/05/2019 - 12/07/2019

Colt Ford Concert

The Hub
201 Washington St., Monroe

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

SYAA's Hollywood Holiday 2: Laugh-In Edition

Strauss Youth Academy for the Arts
1300 1/2 Lamy Lane, Monroe

Dates: 12/06/2019 - 12/08/2019

Bayou Trade Days 1st Annual Cajun Christmas Festival

Bayou Trade Days
7980 Desiard Street, Monroe

Dates: 12/06/2019 - 12/07/2019

Open Wagon Rides Through the Lights

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

Dates: 12/06/2019 - 12/07/2019

Christmas On The River 5K

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

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

Holly Jolly Breakfast and Matinee Performance of The Santa Claus

Jack Howard Theater
401 Lea Joyner Expy,, Monroe

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

Pet Christmas with Santa

Biedenharn Museum and Gardens
2006 Riverside Drive, Monroe

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

Christmas in DoMo

Downtown Riverwalk
316 South Grand, Monroe

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

Annual Bawcomville Redneck Parade

S&J Farm and Feed
1505 Thomas Road, West Monroe

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

Christmas Pet Pageant

Downtown Riverwalk
316 South Grand, Monroe

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

Earth Oven Demonstration

Poverty Point World Heritage Site
6859 Highway 577, Pioneer

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

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony

Alley Park
200 Natchitoches, West Monroe

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

Journey to Bethlehem 2019

Pecanland Mall
4700 Millhaven Road, Suite 2000, Monroe

Dates: 12/07/2019 - 12/08/2019

Kiwanis Club of Greater Ouachita Christmas Parade

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

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

Christmas Fireworks

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 Gala - Twin City Ballet

Jack Howard Theater
401 Lea Joyner Expy,, Monroe

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

Festival of Trees

Jack Howard Theater
401 Lea Joyner Expy,, 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

Sanders Family Christmas – Dinner Theatre

Strauss Theatre Center
1300 Lamy Lane, Monroe

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

Framing the Red & Green Gasoline

The Hub
201 Washington St., Monroe

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

Synthesis Opening Reception

Masur Museum of Art
1400 South Grand, Monroe

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

Beer & Bards

Enoch's Irish Pub
507 Louisville Ave, Monroe

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

Open Wagon Rides Through the Lights

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

Dates: 12/13/2019 - 12/14/2019

SYAA's Hollywood Holiday 2: Laugh-In Edition

Strauss Youth Academy for the Arts
1300 1/2 Lamy Lane, Monroe

Dates: 12/14/2019 - 12/15/2019

Holiday Outdoor Movie sponsored by Centric Federal Credit Union

Alley Park
200 Natchitoches, West Monroe

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

Marc Broussard Concert

The Hub
201 Washington St., Monroe

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

The Sound of the Holidays

North Monroe Baptist Church
210 Finks Hideaway Rd, Monroe

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

Coca-Cola Truck Night

Biedenharn Museum and Gardens
2006 Riverside Drive, Monroe

Dates: 12/18/2019 - 12/18/2019

Haley Brooke at the Hub

The Hub
201 Washington St., Monroe

Dates: 12/19/2019 - 12/19/2019

Open Wagon Rides Through the Lights

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

Dates: 12/20/2019 - 12/22/2019

First West Northeast Louisiana Christmas Celebration

First West
500 Pine Street, West Monroe

Dates: 12/20/2019 - 12/22/2019

The Polar Express Ballet

Monroe Civic Center
401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway, Monroe

Dates: 12/20/2019 - 12/20/2019

Jingle Bell Run 10K and 5K

Forsythe Park
Riverside Drive & Forsythe Avenue, Monroe

Dates: 12/21/2019 - 12/21/2019

Feel the Furs

Poverty Point World Heritage Site
6859 Highway 577, Pioneer

Dates: 12/21/2019 - 12/21/2019

Holiday Outdoor Movie sponsored by Centric Federal Credit Union

Alley Park
200 Natchitoches, West Monroe

Dates: 12/21/2019 - 12/21/2019

Annual Winter Solstice Celebration

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

Dates: 12/21/2019 - 12/21/2019

2nd Annual New Year's Eve on the Terrace

Tower Place Terrace
1500 North 19th Street, Monroe

Dates: 12/31/2019 - 12/31/2019

Evening with an Animator: Artist Talk by Jay Davis

Masur Museum of Art
1400 South Grand, Monroe

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

Evening with an Animator: Artist Talk with Jay Davis

Masur Museum of Art
1400 South Grand, Monroe

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

Beer & Bards

Enoch's Irish Pub
507 Louisville Ave, Monroe

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

Introduction to Hand-Drawn Animation with Jay Davis

Masur Museum of Art
1400 South Grand, Monroe

Dates: 01/11/2020 - 01/11/2020

Royal South Concert

The Hub
201 Washington St., Monroe

Dates: 01/14/2020 - 01/14/2020

Ag Expo 2020

Ike Hamilton Expo Center Arena
501 Mane Street, West Monroe

Dates: 01/17/2020 - 01/18/2020

Native Plants & Native Landscapes

West Monroe Convention Center
901 Ridge Avenue, West Monroe

Dates: 01/18/2020 - 01/18/2020

FFC 5

Monroe Civic Center
401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway, Monroe

Dates: 01/18/2020 - 01/18/2020

4th Annual Empty Bowls - A Serving of Food, Art & Music

Bayou Pointe Student Event Center
100 Warhawk Way, Monroe

Dates: 01/25/2020 - 01/25/2020

Platforms & Polyester 9

West Monroe Convention Center
901 Ridge Avenue, West Monroe

Dates: 01/25/2020 - 01/25/2020

Mardi Gras Madness with Krewe de Riviere

RiverMarket
316 South Grand, Monroe

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

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

Bridal Extravaganza

West Monroe Convention Center
901 Ridge Avenue, West Monroe

Dates: 02/23/2020 - 02/23/2020

The Word Alive Tour

First West
500 Pine Street, West Monroe

Dates: 03/06/2020 - 03/07/2020

Woofstock

Downtown Riverwalk
316 South Grand, Monroe

Dates: 03/07/2020 - 03/07/2020

Beer & Bards

Enoch's Irish Pub
507 Louisville Ave, Monroe

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

Rendezvous at the Zoo

Louisiana Purchase Zoo
1405 Bernstein Park Road, Monroe

Dates: 03/26/2020 - 03/26/2020

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

2020 NHPA World Horseshoe Pitching Tournament

Monroe Civic Center
401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway, Monroe

Dates: 07/13/2020 - 07/25/2020

Dine and Wine Under the Vines

Landry Vineyards
5699 New Natchitoches Road, West Monroe

Dates: 10/10/2020 - 10/10/2020

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