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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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December Fun Run

Fleet Feet Monroe
1866 Forsythe Ave, Monroe

Dates: 12/18/2018 - 12/18/2018

Monroe Regional Airport Holiday Celebration

MLU Monroe Regional Airport
5400 Operations Road #201, Monroe

Dates: 12/18/2018 - 12/18/2018

Images of Christ

Biedenharn Museum and Gardens
2006 Riverside Drive, Monroe

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

Exhibition Opens - Richard Buswell: Close to Home

Masur Museum of Art
1400 South Grand, Monroe

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

En Plein Air: The Artist and the Natural World

Masur Museum of Art
1400 South Grand, Monroe

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

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

Santa's Christmas Village

Northeast Louisiana Children's Museum
323 Walnut Street, Monroe

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

Christmas at The Biedenharn

Biedenharn Museum and Gardens
2006 Riverside Drive, Monroe

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

Teen Christmas Cookie Creations

Ouachita Parish Public Library - West Monroe Branch
315 Cypress St, West Monroe

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

Coca-Cola Truck Night

Biedenharn Museum and Gardens
2006 Riverside Drive, Monroe

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

Senior Social: Christmas Story Swap

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

Dates: 12/20/2018 - 12/20/2018

Winter Solstice Celebration

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

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

3rd Annual Dancing with the Stars - Carolyn’s Dance Land Edition

West Monroe Convention Center
901 Ridge Avenue, West Monroe

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

Open Air Wagon Rides Through the Lights

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

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

Full Moon Walk

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

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

Guided Canoe/Kayak Trip

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

Dates: 12/22/2018 - 12/23/2018

Winter Workshops for Kids Ages 5 - 8

Masur Museum of Art
1400 South Grand, Monroe

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

Winter Workshops for Kids Ages 9 - 12

Masur Museum of Art
1400 South Grand, Monroe

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

Howard Shaft Family Reunion

Flying Tiger Brewery
506 North 2nd Street, Monroe

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

Open Air Wagon Rides Through the Lights

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

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

The Sugar Bowl Extravaganza

Ike Hamilton Expo Center Arena
501 Mane Street, West Monroe

Dates: 12/28/2018 - 12/30/2018

Xmas Nightmare Laser Tag

Evil Visions Haunted House
501 DeSiard St., Monroe

Dates: 12/29/2018 - 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

New Year's Eve with Smackwater at Willie's Food Truck Park

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

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

FREE Children's Drop-In Activity

Masur Museum of Art
1400 South Grand, Monroe

Dates: 01/05/2019 - 01/05/2019

Goat Yoga at the Farm

Double BB Farms
1816 Stubbs Vinson Road, Monroe

Dates: 01/05/2019 - 01/05/2019

CA Studio's Twelfth Night Celebration

Lea's of Lecompte
319 Louisville Ave, Monroe

Dates: 01/05/2019 - 01/05/2019

The Fat Pelican's Wine Tasting

The Fat Pelican
1810 Tower Dr, Monroe

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

Brides, Beaus, and Bubbly

Bayou Pointe Student Event Center
100 Warhawk Way, Monroe

Dates: 01/13/2019 - 01/13/2019

Friction Fighting Championship

Monroe Civic Center
401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway, Monroe

Dates: 01/19/2019 - 01/19/2019

NELA Master Gardener January Gardening Seminar

West Monroe Convention Center
901 Ridge Avenue, West Monroe

Dates: 01/19/2019 - 01/19/2019

Full Moon Walk

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

Dates: 01/21/2019 - 01/21/2019

Beginning Oil Painting for Adults

Masur Museum of Art
1400 South Grand, Monroe

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

2nd Annual St. Vincent dePaul Community Pharmacy: Poor Man's Run

ULM School of Pharmacy
1800 Bienville Dr, 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

Cancer Foundation League Gala 2019

Bayou DeSiard Country Club
3501 Forsythe Avenue, Monroe

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

LA Jazz Quartet live at Roma

Roma Italian Bistro
400 Trenton St, West Monroe

Dates: 01/31/2019 - 01/31/2019

Exhibition Reception - Acts of Faith: Selections from the Collection of Will and Cheryl Sutton

MLU Monroe Regional Airport
5400 Operations Road #201, Monroe

Dates: 01/31/2019 - 03/15/2019

Primitive Fire Starting

Poverty Point World Heritage Site
6859 Highway 577, Pioneer

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

Dancing with the Louisiana Stars

Monroe Civic Center
401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway, Monroe

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

Valentine Pops

Monroe Civic Center
401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway, Monroe

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

Krewe de Life Mardi Gras Ball

Bayou Pointe Student Event Center
100 Warhawk Way, Monroe

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

Big Daddy Weave - Alive Tour

First West
500 Pine Street, West Monroe

Dates: 02/13/2019 - 02/13/2019

Ron White Live

Jack Howard Theater
401 Lea Joyner Expy,, 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

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

Artifact Identification

Poverty Point World Heritage Site
6859 Highway 577, Pioneer

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

Bridal Extravaganza

West Monroe Convention Center
901 Ridge Avenue, West Monroe

Dates: 02/24/2019 - 02/24/2019

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

Woofstock/RiverRumble

Downtown Riverwalk
316 South Grand, 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

2019 ULM Women's Symposium

Bayou Pointe Student Event Center
100 Warhawk Way, Monroe

Dates: 03/27/2019 - 03/27/2019

Abiding in the Vine Conference 2019

Tower Place Terrace
1500 North 19th Street, Monroe

Dates: 04/05/2019 - 04/06/2019

'Rita's on the River/Taco Festival

Downtown Riverwalk
316 South Grand, Monroe

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

Off the Wall 10th Anniversary

Masur Museum of Art
1400 South Grand, Monroe

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

Love Your Community Day

Downtown Riverwalk
316 South Grand, Monroe

Dates: 04/13/2019 - 04/13/2019

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

Family Festival

Downtown Riverwalk
316 South Grand, Monroe

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

First National Bank Bayou DeSiard Dragon Boat Festival

Bayou DeSiard
3430 Loop Road, Monroe

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

Food Truck Festival

Downtown Riverwalk
316 South Grand, Monroe

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

DoMo BrewFest 2019

Downtown Riverwalk
316 South Grand, Monroe

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

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