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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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End Date:

Freedom Trees

Chennault Aviation and Military Museum
701 Kansas Lane, Monroe

Dates: 11/11/2017 - 12/31/2017

Christmas Tree Decorating Contest

Monroe Regional Airport
5400 Operations Rd, Monroe

Dates: 11/13/2017 - 01/05/2018

Shop Til You Drop at the Annual Mistletoe & More Holiday Gift Show

West Monroe Convention Center
901 Ridge Avenue, West Monroe

Dates: 11/17/2017 - 11/18/2017

Poverty Point World Heritage Site Host Ranger-Guided Hike

Poverty Point World Heritage Site
6859 Highway 577, Pioneer

Dates: 11/18/2017 - 11/18/2017

Leave No Trace Workshop

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

Dates: 11/18/2017 - 11/18/2017

Geeks Along the River

RiverMarket
316 South Grand, Monroe

Dates: 11/18/2017 - 11/18/2017

Santa Stop

Glenwood Medical Mall
102 Thomas Rd, West Monroe

Dates: 11/18/2017 - 11/18/2017

Guided Canoe Trip to the Eagles Nest

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

Dates: 11/18/2017 - 11/18/2017

Miss Monroe Pageant

Neville High School
600 Forsythe Ave., Monroe

Dates: 11/18/2017 - 11/18/2017

Street Beast "Respect my Craft" Car Show

Ike Hamilton Expo Center Arena
501 Mane Street, West Monroe

Dates: 11/18/2017 - 11/18/2017

Bill Gaither And The Gaither Vocal Band

Jack Howard Theater
401 Lea Joyner Expy,, Monroe

Dates: 11/18/2017 - 11/18/2017

Santa's Christmas Village

Northeast Louisiana Children's Museum
323 Walnut Street, Monroe

Dates: 11/18/2017 - 12/23/2017

Kari Jobe Garden Tour

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

Dates: 11/19/2017 - 11/19/2017

Holiday Lights at Christmas on the River

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

Dates: 11/23/2017 - 12/31/2017

Candy Cane Lane

Candy Cane Lane
170 Highway 151 North, Calhoun

Dates: 11/23/2017 - 11/26/2017

Black Friday Ranger Hike

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

Dates: 11/24/2017 - 11/24/2017

Evening Wagon Rides

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

Dates: 11/24/2017 - 11/25/2017

Joe Haydel Live at SQ's on the Ouachita!

SQ's on the Ouachita
201 Walnut Street, Monroe

Dates: 11/24/2017 - 11/24/2017

Guided Canoe Trip to the Eagles Nest

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

Dates: 11/25/2017 - 11/25/2017

Turbulence - Hold On To Your Seats!

Flying Tiger Brewery
506 North 2nd Street, Monroe

Dates: 11/25/2017 - 11/25/2017

Santa Paws Pictures

Cooper Veterinary Hospital, Inc.
5234 Cypress Street, West Monroe

Dates: 11/25/2017 - 11/25/2017

Holiday Outdoor Movie

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

Dates: 11/25/2017 - 11/25/2017

Outdoor Karaoke

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

Dates: 11/25/2017 - 11/25/2017

Scotty Temple and South Bound Train at live oaks

Live Oaks Bar & Ballroom
209 Olive St., Monroe

Dates: 11/25/2017 - 11/25/2017

Louisiana State Games: Youth Football Championship

Ouachita Parish High School
681 Highway 594, Monroe

Dates: 11/25/2017 - 11/26/2017

Candy Cane Lane

Candy Cane Lane
170 Highway 151 North, Calhoun

Dates: 11/30/2017 - 12/03/2017

10 Years As Ghosts at Live Oaks Bar and Ballroom

Live Oaks Bar & Ballroom
209 Olive St., Monroe

Dates: 11/30/2017 - 11/30/2017

Christmas at the Biedenharn

Biedenharn Museum and Gardens
2006 Riverside Drive, Monroe

Dates: 12/01/2017 - 12/31/2017

Evening Wagon Rides

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

Dates: 12/01/2017 - 12/02/2017

Garden District Block Party

Ouachita Candy Company Warehouse
215 Walnut Street, Monroe

Dates: 12/01/2017 - 12/01/2017

11th Annual Bawcomville Redneck Parade

Downtown Bawcomville
Smith Street, West Monroe

Dates: 12/02/2017 - 12/02/2017

Holly Jolly Breakfast and Matinee performance of Rudolph

Jack Howard Theater
401 Lea Joyner Expy,, Monroe

Dates: 12/02/2017 - 12/02/2017

Bah Humbug 5k Run

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

Dates: 12/02/2017 - 12/02/2017

Christmas in DoMo

RiverMarket
401 Lea Joyner Expressway, Monroe

Dates: 12/02/2017 - 12/02/2017

Champagne & Shopping

West Monroe Convention Center
901 Ridge Avenue, West Monroe

Dates: 12/02/2017 - 12/02/2017

Awesome Carolers

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

Dates: 12/02/2017 - 12/02/2017

Journey to Bethlehem

Pecanland Mall
4700 Millhaven Road, Suite 2000, Monroe

Dates: 12/02/2017 - 12/03/2017

Kiwanis Club of West Monroe Christmas Parade sponsored by Origin Bank

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

Dates: 12/02/2017 - 12/02/2017

City of West Monroe Bandstand

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

Dates: 12/02/2017 - 12/02/2017

Twin City Ballet Festival of Trees

Jack Howard Theater
401 Lea Joyner Expy,, Monroe

Dates: 12/02/2017 - 12/02/2017

Monroe Renaissance Fireworks Extravaganza sponsored by Origin Bank

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

Dates: 12/02/2017 - 12/02/2017

Twin City Ballet Gala performance of Rudolph and ACT II of The Nutcracker

Monroe Civic Center
401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway, Monroe

Dates: 12/02/2017 - 12/02/2017

Candy Cane Hunt 2017

Kiroli Park
820 Kiroli Road, West Monroe

Dates: 12/03/2017 - 12/03/2017

Downtown River Jam DoMo Piano Bar

Downtown Monroe
305 Walnut St, Monroe

Dates: 12/07/2017 - 12/07/2017

Downtown Gallery Crawl

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

Dates: 12/07/2017 - 12/07/2017

Candy Cane Lane

Candy Cane Lane
170 Highway 151 North, Calhoun

Dates: 12/07/2017 - 12/10/2017

Miracle on 34th Street, Radio Version

Strauss Theatre Center
1300 Lamy Lane, Monroe

Dates: 12/07/2017 - 12/08/2017

Music for Christmas Evenings at the Biedenharn

Biedenharn Museum and Gardens
2006 Riverside Drive, Monroe

Dates: 12/08/2017 - 12/08/2017

Evening Wagon Rides

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

Dates: 12/08/2017 - 12/09/2017

Awesome Carolers

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

Dates: 12/09/2017 - 12/09/2017

Kids Alley sponsored by Richland State Bank

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

Dates: 12/09/2017 - 12/09/2017

Barbershop at the Biedenharn

Biedenharn Museum and Gardens
2006 Riverside Drive, Monroe

Dates: 12/09/2017 - 12/09/2017

Holiday Outdoor Movie

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

Dates: 12/09/2017 - 12/09/2017

Children’s Lighted Parade

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

Dates: 12/09/2017 - 12/09/2017

A Magical Bike Parade sponsored by The Bike Source

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

Dates: 12/09/2017 - 12/09/2017

Miracle on 34th Street, Radio Version

Strauss Theatre Center
1300 Lamy Lane, Monroe

Dates: 12/10/2017 - 12/10/2017

Monroe Symphony Orchestra: Making Spirits Bright

West Monroe Convention Center
901 Ridge Avenue, West Monroe

Dates: 12/10/2017 - 12/10/2017

Plants of Christmas

Biedenharn Museum and Gardens
2006 Riverside Drive, Monroe

Dates: 12/14/2017 - 12/14/2017

Candy Cane Lane

Candy Cane Lane
170 Highway 151 North, Calhoun

Dates: 12/14/2017 - 12/17/2017

Miracle on 34th Street, Radio Version

Strauss Theatre Center
1300 Lamy Lane, Monroe

Dates: 12/14/2017 - 12/15/2017

Evening Wagon Rides

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

Dates: 12/15/2017 - 12/16/2017

A Very Merry Oz Christmas

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

Dates: 12/15/2017 - 12/15/2017

Louisiana State Games: Middle School Basketball Championships

ULM Activity Center
100 Warhawk Way, Monroe

Dates: 12/15/2017 - 12/16/2017

Driven Desires Toy Drive and Car Show

Glenwood Medical Mall
102 Thomas Rd, West Monroe

Dates: 12/16/2017 - 12/16/2017

Jingle Bell Run Half Marathon & 5K

RiverMarket
2405 Oliver Road, Monroe

Dates: 12/16/2017 - 12/16/2017

Christmas Tree Decorating Contest - Celebrity Judging

Monroe Regional Airport
5400 Operations Rd, Monroe

Dates: 12/18/2017 - 12/18/2017

Coca-Cola Christmas Truck at the Biedenharn Museum and Gardens

Biedenharn Museum and Gardens
2006 Riverside Drive, Monroe

Dates: 12/20/2017 - 12/20/2017

Candy Cane Lane

Candy Cane Lane
170 Highway 151 North, Calhoun

Dates: 12/21/2017 - 01/01/2018

Black Bayou Winter Solstice Celebration

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

Dates: 12/21/2017 - 12/21/2017

Dead by Dawn, Rella, The Arbitrary (NOLA), The Bearded Ladies at Live Oaks

Live Oaks Bar & Ballroom
209 Olive St., Monroe

Dates: 12/21/2017 - 12/21/2017

Evening Wagon Rides

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

Dates: 12/22/2017 - 12/23/2017

AG EXPO 2018

Ike Hamilton Expo Center Arena
501 Mane Street, West Monroe

Dates: 01/19/2018 - 01/20/2018

8th Annual Spring Gardening Seminar

West Monroe Convention Center
901 Ridge Avenue, West Monroe

Dates: 01/20/2018 - 01/20/2018

Empty Bowls Benefiting the Food Bank of NELA

Ouachita Candy Company Warehouse
215 Walnut Street, Monroe

Dates: 01/27/2018 - 01/27/2018

An Evening of Southern Elegance

Bayou DeSiard Country Club
3501 Forsythe Avenue, Monroe

Dates: 01/27/2018 - 01/27/2018

Krewe of Janus Children's Mardi Gras Parade

Pecanland Mall
4700 Millhaven Road, Suite 2000, Monroe

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

12th Annual Krewe of Paws Mardi Gras Pet Parade

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

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

River RUMble

RiverMarket
316 South Grand, Monroe

Dates: 03/03/2018 - 03/03/2018

Woofstock

RiverMarket
316 South Grand, Monroe

Dates: 03/17/2018 - 03/17/2018

Bye Bye Birdie

ULM Brown Theatre
4001 DeSiard Street, Monroe

Dates: 03/22/2018 - 03/25/2018

Celebrate Your Heroes 5k & 1Mile Fun Run

Chennault Park & Golf Course
8475 Millhaven Road, Monroe

Dates: 04/28/2018 - 04/28/2018

DoMo BrewFest

RiverMarket
316 South Grand, Monroe

Dates: 06/02/2018 - 06/02/2018

North Delta Food and Wine Festival

West Monroe Convention Center
901 Ridge Avenue, West Monroe

Dates: 10/12/2018 - 10/14/2018

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