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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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Synthesis: Art and Nature in the Post-Digital Age

Masur Museum of Art
1400 South Grand, Monroe

Dates: 12/12/2019 - 02/08/2020

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

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

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

Crappie University - Learn from the Experts

Delta Community College Monroe Campus
7500 Milhaven Rd, Monroe

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

Vision 20/20 Networking Conference

Monroe Convention Center
401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expy, Monroe

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

Artifact Identification Program

Poverty Point World Heritage Site
6859 Highway 577, Pioneer

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

Johnny Armstrong Presentation and Book Signing

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

Dates: 01/28/2020 - 01/28/2020

Baskerville - A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

Strauss Theatre Center
1300 Lamy Lane, Monroe

Dates: 01/30/2020 - 02/02/2020

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

ULM School of Pharmacy
1800 Bienville Dr, Monroe

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

Public Art 101 Workshop

Biedenharn Museum and Gardens
2006 Riverside Drive, Monroe

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

World Wetlands Day Celebration

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

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

Free Kid's Clinic - ULM Baseball/Softball

ULM Warhawk Field
Warhawk Way, Monroe

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

Freedom Rider Hezekiah Watkins

Ouachita Parish Public Library - Carver-McDonald Branch
2941 Renwick Street, Monroe

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

Mushroom Talk and Guided Walk

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

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

Downtown After Dark

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

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

Downtown Gallery Crawl

Art Alley
Downtown, Monroe

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

Baskerville - A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

Strauss Theatre Center
1300 Lamy Lane, Monroe

Dates: 02/07/2020 - 02/08/2020

Mardi Gras Madness with Krewe de Riviere

RiverMarket
316 South Grand, Monroe

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

Children's Funday at the Biedenharn

Biedenharn Museum and Gardens
2006 Riverside Drive, 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

3rd Annual Bingo on the Delta

West Monroe Convention Center
901 Ridge Avenue, West Monroe

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

Krewe de Rivière Ball - The Roaring 20’s

Monroe Civic Center
401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway, Monroe

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

Tea Talk and Tasting

Spice and Tea Exchange
229 Trenton Street, West Monroe

Dates: 02/09/2020 - 02/09/2020

Beer & Bards

Enoch's Irish Pub
507 Louisville Ave, Monroe

Dates: 02/13/2020 - 02/13/2020

Gold Cup BMX

Twin City BMX
401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway, Monroe

Dates: 02/14/2020 - 02/16/2020

Moonlight in the Garden

Biedenharn Museum and Gardens
2006 Riverside Drive, Monroe

Dates: 02/14/2020 - 02/14/2020

2nd Annual Hearts a'Fire Dance featuring Smackwater

Desiard Plaza Centre
371 Desiard Plaza Dr, Monroe

Dates: 02/14/2020 - 02/14/2020

The Sound of Murder at Strauss Theatre Center

Strauss Theatre Center
1300 Lamy Lane, Monroe

Dates: 02/14/2020 - 02/16/2020

POL NELA Regional Competition

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

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

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

Intermediate Oil Painting for Adults

Masur Museum of Art
1400 South Grand, Monroe

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

Jester Jog 5K

Alley Park
200 Natchitoches, 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

Backyard Birds Celebration

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

Dates: 02/16/2020 - 02/16/2020

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

The Sound of Murder at Strauss Theatre Center

Strauss Theatre Center
1300 Lamy Lane, Monroe

Dates: 02/21/2020 - 02/23/2020

Krewe de Life Mardi Gras Ball Fundraiser

Bayou Pointe Student Event Center
100 Warhawk Way, Monroe

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

Bridal Extravaganza

West Monroe Convention Center
901 Ridge Avenue, West Monroe

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

Opening Reception: 57th Annual Juried Competition

Masur Museum of Art
1400 South Grand, Monroe

Dates: 02/28/2020 - 02/28/2020

ULM Athletic Foundation - Night of Champions

ULM Fant-Ewing Coliseum
4099 Northeast Dr, Monroe

Dates: 02/28/2020 - 02/28/2020

Monster X Tour

Ike Hamilton Expo Center Arena
501 Mane Street, West Monroe

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

Dancing with the Louisiana Stars

Monroe Civic Center
401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway, Monroe

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

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

Children's Funday at the Biedenharn

Biedenharn Museum and Gardens
2006 Riverside Drive, Monroe

Dates: 03/14/2020 - 03/14/2020

Landry Vineyards Concert - Smackwater

Landry Vineyards
5699 New Natchitoches Road, West Monroe

Dates: 03/14/2020 - 03/14/2020

The Sound of Broadway

Monroe Civic Center
401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway, Monroe

Dates: 03/14/2020 - 03/14/2020

Munchkin Market Spring 2020- Kids Consignment Event

Munchkin Market
100 North 18th Street, Monroe

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

Adam & Eve Exhibit Opening

Biedenharn Museum and Gardens
2006 Riverside Drive, Monroe

Dates: 03/19/2020 - 03/19/2020

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

Strauss Theatre Center
1300 Lamy Lane, Monroe

Dates: 03/19/2020 - 03/22/2020

Spring Market

Monroe Civic Center
401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway, Monroe

Dates: 03/20/2020 - 03/22/2020

Super Saturday

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

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

Women's Symposium 2020

Bayou Pointe Student Event Center
100 Warhawk Way, Monroe

Dates: 03/25/2020 - 03/25/2020

Rendezvous at the Zoo

Louisiana Purchase Zoo
1405 Bernstein Park Road, Monroe

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

Celebrity Lip Sync Battle of NELA

Monroe Civic Center
401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway, Monroe

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

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

Strauss Theatre Center
1300 Lamy Lane, Monroe

Dates: 03/26/2020 - 03/28/2020

Landry Vineyards Concert - Flashback 5

Landry Vineyards
5699 New Natchitoches Road, West Monroe

Dates: 03/28/2020 - 03/28/2020

Love & Laughter

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

Dates: 03/28/2020 - 03/28/2020

Chonda Pierce Live in Concert

North Monroe Baptist Church
210 Finks Hideaway Rd, Monroe

Dates: 03/29/2020 - 03/29/2020

Revolution Music, Food, & Arts Festival

Revolution Park Race Track
8850 Frontage Rd, Monroe

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

Snapshot Saturday + Children's Funday

Biedenharn Museum and Gardens
2006 Riverside Drive, Monroe

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

Beer & Bards

Enoch's Irish Pub
507 Louisville Ave, Monroe

Dates: 04/09/2020 - 04/09/2020

Landry Vineyards Concert - Mike McKenzie

Landry Vineyards
5699 New Natchitoches Road, West Monroe

Dates: 04/11/2020 - 04/11/2020

2020 Garden Symposium

Biedenharn Museum and Gardens
2006 Riverside Drive, Monroe

Dates: 04/17/2020 - 04/17/2020

Super Saturday

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

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

Annual Public Plant Sale

Biedenharn Museum and Gardens
2006 Riverside Drive, 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

Landry Vineyards Concert - Mason Granade

Landry Vineyards
5699 New Natchitoches Road, West Monroe

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

Louisiana Food & Music Festival featuring Craft Beverage Walk

RiverMarket
316 South Grand, Monroe

Dates: 05/02/2020 - 05/02/2020

The Children’s Coalition Dragon Boat Festival

Bayou DeSiard
3430 Loop Road, Monroe

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

Children's Funday at the Biedenharn

Biedenharn Museum and Gardens
2006 Riverside Drive, Monroe

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

Landry Vineyards Concert - Code Blue & the Flatliners

Landry Vineyards
5699 New Natchitoches Road, West 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

Landry Vineyards Concert - Avery Michael & Exit 209

Landry Vineyards
5699 New Natchitoches Road, West Monroe

Dates: 05/23/2020 - 05/23/2020

Children's Funday at the Biedenharn

Biedenharn Museum and Gardens
2006 Riverside Drive, Monroe

Dates: 06/13/2020 - 06/13/2020

Super Saturday

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

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

Children's Funday at the Biedenharn

Biedenharn Museum and Gardens
2006 Riverside Drive, Monroe

Dates: 07/11/2020 - 07/11/2020

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

Children's Funday at the Biedenharn

Biedenharn Museum and Gardens
2006 Riverside Drive, Monroe

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

Super Saturday

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

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

Landry Vineyards Concert & Stomp Celebration - Lisa Spann & Co.

Landry Vineyards
5699 New Natchitoches Road, West Monroe

Dates: 08/29/2020 - 08/29/2020

Children's Funday at the Biedenharn

Biedenharn Museum and Gardens
2006 Riverside Drive, Monroe

Dates: 09/12/2020 - 09/12/2020

Landry Vineyard Concert - Flashback 5 & Red Grape Stomp Celeb.

Landry Vineyards
5699 New Natchitoches Road, West Monroe

Dates: 09/12/2020 - 09/12/2020

Super Saturday

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

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

Landry Vineyard Concert - Avery Michael & Exit 209

Landry Vineyards
5699 New Natchitoches Road, West Monroe

Dates: 09/26/2020 - 09/26/2020

Celebrity Lip Sync Battle of NELA

Monroe Civic Center
401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway, Monroe

Dates: 10/08/2020 - 10/08/2020

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

Landry Vineyard Concert - Code Blue & the Flatliners

Landry Vineyards
5699 New Natchitoches Road, West Monroe

Dates: 10/24/2020 - 10/24/2020

Ouachita Youth Summit

ULM Student Union Building
Mitchell Street, Monroe

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

Children's Funday at the Biedenharn

Biedenharn Museum and Gardens
2006 Riverside Drive, Monroe

Dates: 11/07/2020 - 11/07/2020

Landry Vineyard Concert - Lisa Spann & Company

Landry Vineyards
5699 New Natchitoches Road, West Monroe

Dates: 11/07/2020 - 11/07/2020

Super Saturday

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

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

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