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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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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

Calhoun Christmas Parade

Calhoun Research Station
321 Highway 80 E, Calhoun

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

Christmas in the Park

First Baptist Church Monroe
201 St. John Street, Monroe

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

Holiday Outdoor Movie sponsored by Centric Federal Credit Union

Alley Park
200 Natchitoches, West 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

Marc Broussard Concert

The Hub
201 Washington St., Monroe

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

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

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

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

Open Wagon Rides Through the Lights

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

Dates: 12/13/2019 - 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

Community Chanukah Celebration

Temple B'Nai Israel
2400 Orell Place, Monroe

Dates: 12/27/2019 - 12/27/2019

Children's Winter Workshops

Masur Museum of Art
1400 South Grand, Monroe

Dates: 12/27/2019 - 12/27/2019

Album Release Party and Masquerade

Sal's Saloon
3221 Louisville Ave, Monroe

Dates: 12/28/2019 - 12/29/2019

Midnight at The Plaza New Years Eve Ball

Desiard Plaza Centre
371 Desiard Plaza Dr, Monroe

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

2nd Annual New Year's Eve on the Terrace

Tower Place Terrace
1500 North 19th Street, Monroe

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

Museum Month at Louisiana Purchase Gardens & Zoo

Louisiana Purchase Zoo
1405 Bernstein Park Road, Monroe

Dates: 01/01/2020 - 01/31/2020

Museum Month at Northeast Louisiana Children’s Museum

Northeast Louisiana Children's Museum
323 Walnut Street, Monroe

Dates: 01/01/2020 - 01/31/2020

An Exhibition of Wandering Spirits: African Wax Prints

Northeast Louisiana Delta African American Heritage Museum
1051 Chennault Park Drive, Monroe

Dates: 01/01/2020 - 03/01/2020

Bayou Icons Ball

Bayou Pointe Student Event Center
100 Warhawk Way, Monroe

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

Evening with an Animator: Artist Talk by 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

Krewe of Janus Mardi Gras Gown Exhibit Public Opening Reception

Biedenharn Museum and Gardens
2006 Riverside Drive, Monroe

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

Full Moon Campfire Program Full Moon Campfire Program Full Moon Campfire Program

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

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

Introduction to Hand-Drawn Animation with Jay Davis

Masur Museum of Art
1400 South Grand, Monroe

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

Special Exhibition at Bry Gallery at ULM

ULM Bry Hall Art Gallery
700 University Avenue, Bry Hall, Monroe

Dates: 01/13/2020 - 01/31/2020

Royal South Concert

The Hub
201 Washington St., Monroe

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

Chennault Aviation & Military Museum After Hours

Chennault Aviation and Military Museum
701 Kansas Lane, Monroe

Dates: 01/16/2020 - 01/16/2020

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

Precious Legacy Archives and Museum Tour and Challah Demonstration

Temple B'Nai Israel
2400 Orell Place, 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

North Delta Boat & Outdoor Show

Monroe Civic Center
401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway, Monroe

Dates: 01/24/2020 - 01/26/2020

Stampede at the Ike

Ike Hamilton Expo Center Arena
501 Mane Street, West Monroe

Dates: 01/24/2020 - 01/25/2020

Vision 20/20 Networking Conference

Monroe Convention Center
401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expy, Monroe

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

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

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

ULM School of Pharmacy
1800 Bienville Dr, Monroe

Dates: 02/01/2020 - 02/01/2020

Mardi Gras Madness with Krewe de Riviere

RiverMarket
316 South Grand, Monroe

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

Little Miss Mardi Gras

Downtown Riverwalk
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

Krewe of Janus Children's Parade

Pecanland Mall
4700 Millhaven Road, Suite 2000, Monroe

Dates: 02/15/2020 - 02/15/2020

14th Annual Krewe of PAWS Mardi Gras Pet Parade

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

Dates: 02/15/2020 - 02/15/2020

37th Annual Krewe of Janus Mardi Gras Parade

Krewe of Janus Float Den
901 Louisville Avenue, Monroe

Dates: 02/15/2020 - 02/15/2020

Winnie Brave Southwest Tour

Flying Tiger Brewery
506 North 2nd Street, Monroe

Dates: 02/20/2020 - 02/20/2020

West Monroe Pen & Sort

Ike Hamilton Expo Center Arena
501 Mane Street, West Monroe

Dates: 02/21/2020 - 02/21/2020

North Louisiana Quilter's Guide - 2020 Quilt Show

Monroe Civic Center
401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway, Monroe

Dates: 02/21/2020 - 02/22/2020

Bridal Extravaganza

West Monroe Convention Center
901 Ridge Avenue, West Monroe

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

Louisiana Food & Music Festival featuring Craft Beverage Walk

RiverMarket
316 South Grand, Monroe

Dates: 02/29/2020 - 02/29/2020

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

Munchkin Market Spring 2020- Kids Consignment Event

Munchkin Market
100 North 18th Street, Monroe

Dates: 03/18/2020 - 03/21/2020

Super Saturday

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

Dates: 03/21/2020 - 03/21/2020

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

Super Saturday

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

Dates: 04/18/2020 - 04/18/2020

Ritas on the River

RiverMarket
316 South Grand, Monroe

Dates: 04/18/2020 - 04/18/2020

A Night With The Chapmans - West Monroe

First West
500 Pine Street, West Monroe

Dates: 04/24/2020 - 04/24/2020

Ouachita River Rumble

Forsythe Park
Riverside Drive & Forsythe Avenue, Monroe

Dates: 04/25/2020 - 04/25/2020

Love Your Community Day

RiverMarket
316 South Grand, Monroe

Dates: 04/25/2020 - 04/25/2020

The Children’s Coalition Dragon Boat Festival

Bayou DeSiard
3430 Loop Road, Monroe

Dates: 05/09/2020 - 05/09/2020

Super Saturday

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

Dates: 05/16/2020 - 05/16/2020

Dia de la Familia - Ouachita Parish

Forsythe Park
Riverside Drive & Forsythe Avenue, Monroe

Dates: 05/16/2020 - 05/16/2020

Super Saturday

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

Dates: 06/20/2020 - 06/20/2020

2020 NHPA World Horseshoe Pitching Tournament

Monroe Civic Center
401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway, Monroe

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

Super Saturday

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

Dates: 07/18/2020 - 07/18/2020

Super Saturday

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

Dates: 08/15/2020 - 08/15/2020

Super Saturday

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

Dates: 09/19/2020 - 09/19/2020

Dine and Wine Under the Vines

Landry Vineyards
5699 New Natchitoches Road, West Monroe

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

Super Saturday

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

Dates: 10/17/2020 - 10/17/2020

Ouachita Youth Summit

ULM Student Union Building
Mitchell Street, Monroe

Dates: 11/02/2020 - 11/06/2020

Super Saturday

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

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

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