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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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Images of Christ

Biedenharn Museum and Gardens
2006 Riverside Drive, Monroe

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

The Cover of Life

Strauss Theatre Center
1300 Lamy Lane, Monroe

Dates: 10/11/2018 - 10/20/2018

Spooky Science Night

Louisiana Delta Community College
7500 Millhaven Road, Monroe

Dates: 10/16/2018 - 10/16/2018

Field of Faith

ULM Malone Stadium
514 Warhawk Way, Monroe

Dates: 10/17/2018 - 10/17/2018

Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series - The Lady & The Trouble

Anna Gray Noe Park
251 Oak Street, Monroe

Dates: 10/17/2018 - 10/17/2018

ULM Volleyball vs. Georgia State

ULM Fant-Ewing Coliseum
4099 Northeast Dr, Monroe

Dates: 10/18/2018 - 10/18/2018

SACRED VESSELS • Lynda Frese & Babette Beaullieu

Levee Gallery
1617 N 18th Street, Monroe

Dates: 10/18/2018 - 11/15/2018

Think Pink Tea 2018

West Monroe Convention Center
901 Ridge Avenue, West Monroe

Dates: 10/19/2018 - 10/19/2018

Culturati Noire Fashion Show Event

Bayou Pointe Student Event Center
100 Warhawk Way, Monroe

Dates: 10/19/2018 - 10/19/2018

ULM Volleyball vs. Georgia Southern

ULM Fant-Ewing Coliseum
4099 Northeast Dr, Monroe

Dates: 10/19/2018 - 10/19/2018

The Veterans of Comedy Our HOME Benefit Tour

Flying Tiger Brewery
506 North 2nd Street, Monroe

Dates: 10/19/2018 - 10/19/2018

Monroe Distance Classic

Downtown Monroe
1120 Oliver Road, Monroe

Dates: 10/20/2018 - 10/20/2018

Super Saturday

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

Dates: 10/20/2018 - 10/20/2018

Herbal Harvest Original Arts and Crafts Festival

St. Paschal Catholic Church
711 North 7th Street, West Monroe

Dates: 10/20/2018 - 10/20/2018

NELA Master Gardener Fall Bulb and Plant Sale

Pavilion at Seventh Square
1700 N 7th St # B, West Monroe

Dates: 10/20/2018 - 10/20/2018

International Food Festival

Downtown Riverwalk
316 South Grand, Monroe

Dates: 10/20/2018 - 10/20/2018

Louisiana Food & Music Festival

RiverMarket
316 South Grand, Monroe

Dates: 10/20/2018 - 10/20/2018

Touch a Truck & Trick or Treat Event

Ike Hamilton Expo Center Arena
501 Mane Street, West Monroe

Dates: 10/20/2018 - 10/20/2018

Pumpkin Fest 2018

Kiroli Park
820 Kiroli Road, West Monroe

Dates: 10/20/2018 - 10/20/2018

North Monroe Harvest Block Party

North Monroe Baptist Church
210 Finks Hideaway Rd, Monroe

Dates: 10/20/2018 - 10/20/2018

Zombie Asockalypse at Pumpkin Bash

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

Dates: 10/20/2018 - 10/20/2018

International Archaeology Day Extravaganza at Poverty Point World Heritage Site

Poverty Point World Heritage Site
6859 Highway 577, Pioneer

Dates: 10/20/2018 - 10/20/2018

15th Annual Community Health Fair

Lincoln Elementary School
4200 Elm St, Monroe

Dates: 10/20/2018 - 10/20/2018

Fight Night VI

West Monroe Convention Center
901 Ridge Avenue, West Monroe

Dates: 10/20/2018 - 10/20/2018

ULM Warhawks vs Texas State Bobcats

ULM Malone Stadium
514 Warhawk Way, Monroe

Dates: 10/20/2018 - 10/20/2018

"Expression of Joy" - featuring Melissa White

Neville High School
600 Forsythe Ave., Monroe

Dates: 10/20/2018 - 10/20/2018

Dogue: A Runway Show

Chef Hans' Gourmet Food
310 Walnut St, Monroe

Dates: 10/20/2018 - 10/20/2018

Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series - The Lady & The Trouble

Anna Gray Noe Park
251 Oak Street, Monroe

Dates: 10/24/2018 - 10/24/2018

2018 Cyber Conference

ULM Library
4100 Northeast Dr, Monroe

Dates: 10/25/2018 - 10/25/2018

MSO on Tap

Flying Tiger Brewery
506 North 2nd Street, Monroe

Dates: 10/25/2018 - 10/25/2018

Haunted Nature Trail

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

Dates: 10/26/2018 - 10/31/2018

Downtown Foot Pursuit 5K

RiverMarket
316 South Grand, Monroe

Dates: 10/27/2018 - 10/27/2018

ZOOrasic World Boo at the Zoo

Louisiana Purchase Zoo
1405 Bernstein Park Road, Monroe

Dates: 10/27/2018 - 10/27/2018

Monroe Mid-Mod Tour

Cooley House
1101 South Grand Street, Monroe

Dates: 10/27/2018 - 10/27/2018

2018 Food Fight on the 'Front

Downtown Riverwalk
316 South Grand, Monroe

Dates: 10/27/2018 - 10/27/2018

Landry Vineyards Concert - Mike McKenzie Band

Landry Vineyards
5699 New Natchitoches Road, West Monroe

Dates: 10/27/2018 - 10/27/2018

Tails at Twilight a Purr-Anormal Event

Ouachita Grand Plaza
501 South Grand Avenue, Monroe

Dates: 10/27/2018 - 10/27/2018

Stars on the Bayou

Barak Shrine Temple
6620 Frontage Road, Monroe

Dates: 10/27/2018 - 10/27/2018

Poverty Point World Heritage Site Hosts Night Hike

Poverty Point World Heritage Site
6859 Highway 577, Pioneer

Dates: 10/27/2018 - 10/27/2018

Wild Wild West

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

Dates: 10/27/2018 - 10/27/2018

World Championship Series Finals - USTPA

Ike Hamilton Expo Center Arena
501 Mane Street, West Monroe

Dates: 10/28/2018 - 11/03/2018

En Plein Air: The Artist and the Natural World

Masur Museum of Art
1400 South Grand, Monroe

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

Edgar Allan Poe-try Night

Miss Kay's Sweets & Eats
401 Trenton St., West Monroe

Dates: 11/01/2018 - 11/01/2018

Exhibition Opens - Richard Buswell: Close to Home

Masur Museum of Art
1400 South Grand, Monroe

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

Evil Visions Haunted House Blackout

Evil Visions Haunted House
501 DeSiard St., Monroe

Dates: 11/02/2018 - 11/04/2018

Black Bayou Paint Out

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

Dates: 11/03/2018 - 11/03/2018

2018 Walk to End Alzheimer's, Northeast

Forsythe Park
Riverside Drive & Forsythe Avenue, Monroe

Dates: 11/03/2018 - 11/03/2018

ULM Annual Chili Cook-Off

ULM The Grove
514 Warhawk Way, Monroe

Dates: 11/03/2018 - 11/03/2018

Blues, Brews, & BBQ

Downtown Riverwalk
316 South Grand, Monroe

Dates: 11/03/2018 - 11/03/2018

FREE Children's Drop-In Activity

Masur Museum of Art
1400 South Grand, Monroe

Dates: 11/03/2018 - 11/03/2018

ULM Warhawks vs Georgia Southern Eagles

ULM Malone Stadium
514 Warhawk Way, Monroe

Dates: 11/03/2018 - 11/03/2018

Fall Extravaganza

Barak Shrine Temple
6620 Frontage Road, Monroe

Dates: 11/03/2018 - 11/03/2018

Landry Vineyards Concert - Lisa Spann & Co.

Landry Vineyards
5699 New Natchitoches Road, West Monroe

Dates: 11/03/2018 - 11/03/2018

Murder at Cafe Noir Dinner Theatre

Strauss Theatre Center
1300 Lamy Lane, Monroe

Dates: 11/08/2018 - 11/10/2018

Matt Maher & Zach Williams - Together in Concert

North Monroe Baptist Church
210 Finks Hideaway Rd, Monroe

Dates: 11/08/2018 - 11/08/2018

Black Bayou Paint Out - Artists' Reception

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

Dates: 11/08/2018 - 11/08/2018

Veterans Day Speaker Kick-off

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

Dates: 11/09/2018 - 11/09/2018

ULM Volleyball vs. Arkansas State

ULM Fant-Ewing Coliseum
4099 Northeast Dr, Monroe

Dates: 11/09/2018 - 11/09/2018

Tokyo's Otonana Trio Live

Sal's Saloon
3221 Louisville Ave, Monroe

Dates: 11/09/2018 - 11/09/2018

Prehistoric Acorn Cooking

Poverty Point World Heritage Site
6859 Highway 577, Pioneer

Dates: 11/10/2018 - 11/10/2018

Delta Veterans' Expo & Celebration

Chennault Aviation and Military Museum
701 Kansas Lane, Monroe

Dates: 11/10/2018 - 11/10/2018

Patriotic Kids Parade

Chennault Aviation and Military Museum
701 Kansas Lane, Monroe

Dates: 11/10/2018 - 11/10/2018

Dine & Wine Under the Vines

Landry Vineyards
5699 New Natchitoches Road, West Monroe

Dates: 11/10/2018 - 11/10/2018

Freedom Trees

Chennault Aviation and Military Museum
701 Kansas Lane, Monroe

Dates: 11/10/2018 - 12/31/2018

ULM Volleyball vs. Arkansas Little Rock

ULM Fant-Ewing Coliseum
4099 Northeast Dr, Monroe

Dates: 11/10/2018 - 11/10/2018

Wine Chocolate & Jazz - Masquerade Ball

Monroe Civic Center
401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway, Monroe

Dates: 11/10/2018 - 11/10/2018

Candy Cane Lane

Candy Cane Lane
170 Highway 151 North, Calhoun

Dates: 11/16/2018 - 12/31/2018

FIDO 5k & 1 Mile Dog Walk

Kiroli Park
820 Kiroli Road, West Monroe

Dates: 11/17/2018 - 11/17/2018

Super Saturday

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

Dates: 11/17/2018 - 11/17/2018

Rangers Guided Hike

Poverty Point World Heritage Site
6859 Highway 577, Pioneer

Dates: 11/17/2018 - 11/17/2018

Geeks Along the River

Downtown Riverwalk
316 South Grand, Monroe

Dates: 11/17/2018 - 11/17/2018

Heart of a Tiger 5K

Flying Tiger Brewery
506 North 2nd Street, Monroe

Dates: 11/17/2018 - 11/17/2018

Monroe Makers Fair

Downtown Monroe
100 DeSiard Street, Monroe

Dates: 11/17/2018 - 11/17/2018

Bayou Stock

Sterlington Sports Complex
1290 LA-136, Sterlington

Dates: 11/17/2018 - 11/17/2018

Monroe Symphony Orchestra – Sports Spectacular

The Assembly West Monroe
715 Cypress Street, West Monroe

Dates: 11/17/2018 - 11/17/2018

"Will Dance For A Cure" Denim and Diamonds Fundraiser

Bayou Pointe Student Event Center
100 Warhawk Way, Monroe

Dates: 11/17/2018 - 11/17/2018

Santa's Christmas Village

Northeast Louisiana Children's Museum
323 Walnut Street, Monroe

Dates: 11/18/2018 - 12/23/2018

Revolution Park Driving Experience

Revolution Park Race Track
8850 Frontage Rd, Monroe

Dates: 11/18/2018 - 11/19/2018

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

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

Dates: 11/19/2018 - 11/19/2018

Open Air Wagon Rides Through the Lights

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

Dates: 11/23/2018 - 11/24/2018

Holiday Outdoor Movie

Downtown West Monroe
Trenton St., West Monroe

Dates: 11/24/2018 - 11/24/2018

ULM Warhawks vs ULL Ragin' Cajuns

ULM Malone Stadium
514 Warhawk Way, Monroe

Dates: 11/24/2018 - 11/24/2018

Holiday Express

Downtown Monroe
100 DeSiard Street, Monroe

Dates: 11/28/2018 - 11/28/2018

Champagne & Shopping- 3rd Annual Event

West Monroe Convention Center
901 Ridge Avenue, West Monroe

Dates: 11/29/2018 - 11/29/2018

Open Air Wagon Rides Through the Lights

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

Dates: 11/30/2018 - 12/01/2018

Children’s Lighted Parade

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

Dates: 11/30/2018 - 11/30/2018

Christmas Gala: The Guardians

Monroe Civic Center
401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway, Monroe

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

Christmas in DoMo

Downtown Riverwalk
316 South Grand, Monroe

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

Christmas in DoMo Pet Pageant

RiverMarket
316 South Grand, Monroe

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

Annual Bawcomville Redneck Parade

Downtown Bawcomville
Smith Street, West Monroe

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

Christmas at The Biedenharn

Biedenharn Museum and Gardens
2006 Riverside Drive, Monroe

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

Awesome Carolers

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

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

The Kiwanis Club of West Monroe Christmas Parade

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

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

The Monroe Renaissance Fireworks Extravaganza

RiverMarket
316 South Grand, Monroe

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

Miss Christmas in DoMo Pageant

Downtown Riverwalk
316 South Grand, Monroe

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

Christmas Evenings at The Biedenharn

Biedenharn Museum and Gardens
2006 Riverside Drive, Monroe

Dates: 12/06/2018 - 12/08/2018

CottonLand Christmas

Strauss Theatre Center
1300 Lamy Lane, Monroe

Dates: 12/06/2018 - 12/10/2018

Open Air Wagon Rides Through the Lights

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

Dates: 12/07/2018 - 12/08/2018

Candy Cane Hunt

Kiroli Park
820 Kiroli Road, West Monroe

Dates: 12/08/2018 - 12/08/2018

Awesome Carolers

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

Dates: 12/08/2018 - 12/08/2018

Holiday Outdoor Movie

Downtown West Monroe
Trenton St., West Monroe

Dates: 12/08/2018 - 12/08/2018

A Tran-Siberian Orchestra Tribute Holiday Spectacular

Ike Hamilton Expo Center Arena
501 Mane Street, West Monroe

Dates: 12/08/2018 - 12/08/2018

Flag Retirement Ceremony

Chennault Aviation and Military Museum
701 Kansas Lane, Monroe

Dates: 12/11/2018 - 12/11/2018

Louisiana Delta Ballet: A Christmas Carol Gala

Jack Howard Theater
401 Lea Joyner Expy,, Monroe

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

Open Air Wagon Rides Through the Lights

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

Dates: 12/14/2018 - 12/15/2018

Monroe Jingle Bell Run 10K and 5K

Forsythe Park
Riverside Drive & Forsythe Avenue, Monroe

Dates: 12/15/2018 - 12/15/2018

Christmas in the Park

Anna Gray Noe Park
251 Oak Street, Monroe

Dates: 12/15/2018 - 12/15/2018

Open Air Wagon Rides Through the Lights

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

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

Wellness Resolution Run

Tinseltown - West Monroe
220 Blanchard St, West Monroe

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

Cancer Foundation League Gala 2019

Bayou DeSiard Country Club
3501 Forsythe Avenue, Monroe

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

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

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

Jester Jog

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

Dates: 02/16/2019 - 02/16/2019

Fresh Grounded Faith Conference

First West Baptist Church
500 Pine Street, West Monroe

Dates: 03/01/2019 - 03/02/2019

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
715 Cypress Street, West Monroe

Dates: 03/16/2019 - 03/16/2019

Louisiana Delta Ballet: Coppelia

Jack Howard Theater
401 Lea Joyner Expy,, Monroe

Dates: 03/23/2019 - 03/23/2019

Off the Wall 10th Anniversary

Masur Museum of Art
1400 South Grand, Monroe

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

Celebrate Your Heroes 5k & 1mile run

Chennault Park & Golf Course
8475 Millhaven Road, Monroe

Dates: 04/27/2019 - 04/27/2019

First National Bank Bayou DeSiard Dragon Boat Festival

Bayou DeSiard
3430 Loop Road, Monroe

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

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