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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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Wild Turkey 5K

Ike Hamilton Expo Center Arena
501 Mane Street, West Monroe

Dates: 11/26/2020 - 11/26/2020

Holiday Lights in Monroe-West Monroe

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

Dates: 11/11/2020 - 12/31/2020

Freedom Trees

Chennault Aviation and Military Museum
701 Kansas Lane, Monroe

Dates: 11/11/2020 - 01/01/2021

Candy Cane Lane Drive Thru Christmas Lights

Candy Cane Lane
170 Highway 151 North, Calhoun

Dates: 11/13/2020 - 01/02/2021

Get Out and Fish! Derby

Kiroli Park
820 Kiroli Road, West Monroe

Dates: 11/21/2020 - 11/29/2020

Santa's Christmas Village

Northeast Louisiana Children's Museum
323 Walnut Street, Monroe

Dates: 11/21/2020 - 12/23/2020

#OptOutside Day

Forsythe Boat Dock
2100 Riverside Dr, Monroe

Dates: 11/27/2020 - 11/27/2020

Children's Christmas Parade

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

Dates: 11/27/2020 - 11/27/2020

Shop Small Saturday

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

Dates: 11/28/2020 - 11/28/2020

Open Wagon Rides Through the Lights

Alley Park
200 Natchitoches, West Monroe

Dates: 11/28/2020 - 11/29/2020

Christmas at Bella's

Bella Stanza
231 Desiard Street, Monroe

Dates: 11/28/2020 - 11/29/2020

Holiday Outdoor Movie

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

Dates: 11/28/2020 - 11/28/2020

Monroe Marvelthon

Pixil Park
1101 Louisville Ave, Monroe

Dates: 12/01/2020 - 12/10/2020

City of West Monroe Christmas Tree Lighting

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

Dates: 12/01/2020 - 12/01/2020

December Downtown Gallery Crawl

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

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

ULM Holiday Brass in the Park

Kiroli Park
820 Kiroli Road, West Monroe

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

Christmas at Bella's

Bella Stanza
231 Desiard Street, Monroe

Dates: 12/03/2020 - 12/06/2020

Virtual Cooking School by Health with Hope

Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana
4600 Central Ave, Monroe

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

A Christmas Carol

Strauss Theatre Center
1300 Lamy Lane, Monroe

Dates: 12/03/2020 - 12/06/2020

Twin City Ballet - "Where Are You Christmas?"

Jack Howard Theater
401 Lea Joyner Expy,, Monroe

Dates: 12/04/2020 - 12/04/2020

Open Wagon Rides Through the Lights

Alley Park
200 Natchitoches, West Monroe

Dates: 12/04/2020 - 12/05/2020

Steven Curtis Chapman's Acoustic Christmas

First West
500 Pine Street, West Monroe

Dates: 12/04/2020 - 12/04/2020

Christmas on the River 5K

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

Dates: 12/05/2020 - 12/05/2020

Holly Jolly Whoville

Monroe Civic Center
401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway, Monroe

Dates: 12/05/2020 - 12/05/2020

Federico Christmas Baseball Camp

University Park
4709 Bon Aire Drive, Monroe

Dates: 12/05/2020 - 12/05/2020

Twin City Ballet - "Where Are You Christmas?"

Jack Howard Theater
401 Lea Joyner Expy,, Monroe

Dates: 12/05/2020 - 12/05/2020

Holiday Hoedown 2: Christmas Around the Campfire

Kiroli Park
820 Kiroli Road, West Monroe

Dates: 12/05/2020 - 12/06/2020

Christmas Fireworks

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

Dates: 12/05/2020 - 12/05/2020

Festival of Trees

Monroe Civic Center
401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway, Monroe

Dates: 12/05/2020 - 12/05/2020

Twin City Ballet Gala

Jack Howard Theater
401 Lea Joyner Expy,, Monroe

Dates: 12/05/2020 - 12/05/2020

Open Wagon Rides Through the Lights

Alley Park
200 Natchitoches, West Monroe

Dates: 12/11/2020 - 12/12/2020

Christmas at Bella's

Bella Stanza
231 Desiard Street, Monroe

Dates: 12/11/2020 - 12/13/2020

Louisiana Delta Ballet - A Cajun Nutcracker

Jack Howard Theater
401 Lea Joyner Expy,, Monroe

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

Lil' Hawks Holiday Camp

University Park
4709 Bon Aire Drive, Monroe

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

An Artisan Christmas

Downtown West Monroe
Trenton St., West Monroe

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

Calhoun Christmas Parade

Calhoun Research Station
321 Highway 80 E, Calhoun

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

Holiday Hoedown 2: Christmas Around the Campfire

Kiroli Park
820 Kiroli Road, West Monroe

Dates: 12/12/2020 - 12/13/2020

Chennault Gala

Chennault Aviation and Military Museum
701 Kansas Lane, Monroe

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

Chanukah, Women, and Religious Freedom: Interesting Chanukah Art and Who Was Judith Anyway?

Masur Museum of Art
1400 South Grand, Monroe

Dates: 12/17/2020 - 12/17/2020

Chennault Gala - Virtual Event

Monroe Civic Center
401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway, Monroe

Dates: 12/17/2020 - 12/17/2020

Christmas at Kiroli Park

Kiroli Park
820 Kiroli Road, West Monroe

Dates: 12/18/2020 - 12/19/2020

Open Wagon Rides Through the Lights

Alley Park
200 Natchitoches, West Monroe

Dates: 12/18/2020 - 12/20/2020

Christmas at Bella's

Bella Stanza
231 Desiard Street, Monroe

Dates: 12/18/2020 - 12/24/2020

Jungle Bells presented by Guerriero and Guerriero

Louisiana Purchase Zoo
1405 Bernstein Park Road, Monroe

Dates: 12/19/2020 - 12/19/2020

Throwback Sweater Day in Downtown West Monroe

Downtown West Monroe
Trenton St., West Monroe

Dates: 12/19/2020 - 12/19/2020

Christmas at Kiroli Park

Kiroli Park
820 Kiroli Road, West Monroe

Dates: 12/21/2020 - 12/22/2020

LQHA Sugar Bowl Classic

Ike Hamilton Expo Center Arena
501 Mane Street, West Monroe

Dates: 12/31/2020 - 01/03/2021

Louisiana State Games Basketball

ULM Activity Center
100 Warhawk Way, Monroe

Dates: 01/29/2021 - 01/30/2021

Krewe de Riviere Mardi Gras Parade

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

Dates: 01/30/2021 - 01/30/2021

Krewe of Janus Mardi Gras Parade

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

Dates: 02/06/2021 - 02/06/2021

Luck O’ The Irish: St Paddy’s Parade

RiverMarket
316 South Grand, Monroe

Dates: 03/13/2021 - 03/13/2021

Whose Wives Are They Anyway?

Strauss Theatre Center
1300 Lamy Lane, Monroe

Dates: 03/18/2021 - 03/21/2021

Whose Wives Are They Anyway?

Strauss Theatre Center
1300 Lamy Lane, Monroe

Dates: 03/26/2021 - 03/27/2021

Legally Blonde - The Musical

Strauss Theatre Center
1300 Lamy Lane, Monroe

Dates: 04/22/2021 - 04/25/2021

River Reads: One Book, One Ouachita - Author Natalie Baszile

Ouachita Parish Public Library - Ouachita Valley Branch
601 McMillan Rd, West Monroe

Dates: 04/23/2021 - 04/23/2021

Legally Blonde - The Musical

Strauss Theatre Center
1300 Lamy Lane, Monroe

Dates: 04/29/2021 - 05/01/2021

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