Monroe-West Monroe, Louisiana
Events Calendar
Crawfish Craze 5-D Barrel Run
Dates: From 5/26/2017 to 5/28/2017
Head out to the IKE for the three-day Crawfish Craze Barrel Run. The thrill of barrel racing is something all family members can enjoy. The event is free and open to the public.
Address:  501 Mane Street
West Monroe, LA 71292
Time: Friday- begins at 2:00 pm; Saturday begins at 6:00 am; Sunday begins at 8:00 am
Cost: Free for spectators; Entry fees vary by division.
Phone: (318) 325-9160


Memorial Day Recognition Service
Dates: 5/28/2017
Blue Star Mothers, DAR, American Legion, VFW and PGR will come together to recognize, by name, the most recent fallen heroes, and their families, from the local area, who have made the ultimate sacrifice on our behalf. The guest speaker this year is State Senator Mike Walsworth with a special presentation by West Monroe JROTC of the Missing Man Table, and songs by Gospel Music award winning Mike Freeman, Patriotic and Inspirational live music by Brass Monkey Brass Band and other special guest speakers and singers on the program.
Address:  820 Kiroli Road
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: Begins at 4:00 pm
Phone: 318-396-4016


Memorial Day Recognition Service
Dates: 5/28/2017
Blue Star Mothers, DAR, American Legion, VFW and PGR will come together to recognize, by name, the most recent fallen heroes, and their families, from the local area, who have made the ultimate sacrifice on our behalf. The guest speaker this year is State Senator Mike Walsworth with a special presentation by West Monroe JROTC of the Missing Man Table, and songs by Gospel Music award winning Mike Freeman, Patriotic and Inspirational live music by Brass Monkey Brass Band and other special guest speakers and singers on the program.
Address:  820 Kiroli Road
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: Begins at 4:00 pm
Phone: 318-396-4016


Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series
Dates: 5/31/2017
Grab a lunch and join us as we present free concerts at the Pavilion at Seventh Square in West Monroe (behind the WM Farmer's Market). Chairs and complimentary beverages will be provided.
Address:  1700 North 7th Street
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: 12:00noon-1:00p
Cost: FREE


Music on the Bayou
Dates: From 5/31/2017 to 6/3/2017
New Music on the Bayou exists to give modern music a voice and inspire our communities with fresh ideas about the arts. Over the four-day festival, enjoy 7 concerts filled with new contemporary-classical music from around the world. Free concerts will be held at The Stone Theatre in Ruston on 5/31, Lincoln Parish Library on 6/1, Downtown Art Crawl on 6/1, Masur Museum on 6/2, Biedenharn Hall, ULM on 6/2, Black Bayou Wildlife Refuge on 6/3 a ticketed concert and reception at the Strauss Theatre in Monroe on 6/3. Rehearsals will also be open to the public, as will a series of presentations on the relationship between music and the natural world.
Address:  1300 Lamy Lane
Monroe, LA 71201
Cost: Reception and final concert- $20 general admission; $5 for students with ID; all other concerts are free.
Phone: 318-323-6681


Downtown Gallery Crawl
Dates: 6/1/2017
Presented by the Downtown Arts Alliance, ten art galleries in downtown Monroe and West Monroe are open all evening for the public to enjoy great art, food, drink and music. Original art is for sale, tax free. Admission is free. After touring the galleries, head over to Flying Tiger Brewery for the after party!
Address:  DeSiard and Trenton Streets
Monroe and West Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 5:00pm-9:00pm
Cost: free
Phone: 318-503-5125


Summer Kick-Off with Wink Danenburg
Dates: 6/2/2017
Kick off summer at the Children's Museum with Wink Danenburg's juggling show and fun in the museum!
Address:  323 Walnut Street
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: Doors open at 6:00 pm; Show begins at 6:30 pm
Cost: $6 at the door
Phone: 318-361-9611


1st Annual Heroes Sports Bass Tournament
Dates: 6/3/2017
First Annual Bass Tournament supporting Heroes Sports. First, Second, and Third Prizes awarded. Fishing takes place on the Ouachita River and its tributaries. Pre-registration deadline May 27.
Address:  6001 Whites Ferry Road
West Monroe, LA 71291
Cost: Two person boat registration fee: $100; Big Bass (Optional) Include $10 per person with entry


Landry Vineyards presents: Smackwater
Dates: 6/3/2017
Landry Vineyards winery outdoor concert featuring Smackwater. A mix of Classic Rock and R&B music will have you, family & friends dancing all night. Make sure you pack your lawn chair, blanket and picnic dinner and enjoy the outdoor show.
Address:  5699 New Natchitoches Road
West Monroe, LA 71292
Time: 4:30pm-8:00pm
Cost: Adults: $10; Ages 13-18: $5; Children 12 & under: Free
Phone: (318) 557-9051


DoMo BrewFest
Dates: 6/3/2017
The News-Star and DeltaStyle present the 3rd annual DoMo Brewfest! Thousands of people enjoyed the event in 2015 & 2016. Ticket holders have the opportunity to an unlimited amount of samples of over 150 beers! In 2017, attendees will enjoy beer provided by Marsala Beverage, Choice Brands, Inc, International Wine & Spirits, Ouachita Brewing Co., and Flying Tiger Brewery, live music by Josh Ezell & Early Ray Borden, and the opportunity to buy delicious food by 2 Dudes Catering and Mark Smith's Wayne vs. the Winnebago food trucks.
Address:  316 South Grand
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: 10:00 am-4:00pm
Cost: Tickets can be bought for $35 at BREWFEST17.EVENTBRITE.COM
Phone: 318-329-3254


30th Annual Twin City Classic Chevy Club Show
Dates: 6/3/2017
Check out All American made vehicles up to 1987 at this long running show. All proceeds will benefit MedCamps of Louisiana.
Address:  501 Mane Street
West Monroe, LA 71292
Time: 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Phone: 318-325-9160


Louisiana State Games: Junior Golf
Dates: From 6/3/2017 to 6/4/2017
Two days of golf at the beautiful Calvert Crossing Golf Course for the 2017 Louisiana State Games is the perfect summer day! This event is a USSSA Junior Golf Championship. Competition is open to both girls and boys ages 9-18.
Address:  515 Hodge Watson Road
Calhoun, LA 71225
Time: Competition starts at 7:30 am daily
Cost: $175 (12-18 yr old) for 36 holes; $100 (9-11 yr old) for 18 holes.
Phone: 337-278-8431


Louisiana Opera presents SUSANNAH
Dates: 6/9/2017
Monroe’s professional opera company, Louisiana Opera, presents the American musical theatre masterpiece SUSANNAH, by Carlisle Floyd, for the first time in Monroe. Susannah’s story is set in a small, remote town in the Tennessee mountains. Dreaming of acceptance by her neighbors, she is criticized because of her family background and hopes eventually to leave to see something of the world.
Address:  700 University Ave.
Monroe, LA 71209
Time: Friday at 7:30 pm; Sunday at 2:00 pm
Cost: VIP $50; General admission $25
Phone: 318-342-1568


Mid South Bicycle Motocross Championships
Dates: From 6/9/2017 to 6/11/2017
This fun weekend includes championship races on an indoor dirt track with a flat last turn. Action includes a Foot Down contest 3 classes with trophies, Bunny hop contest 3 classes with trophies, Old school bike show, vintage class race.
Address:  401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway
Monroe, LA 71210
Time: Begins Friday at 5:00 pm and ends Sunday at 3:00 pm.
Phone: 318-329-2225


Zoobilation: Bayou Blast
Dates: 6/10/2017
Live music, entertainers, food trucks, activities for the entire family and more!
Address:  1405 Bernstein Park Road
Monroe, LA 71202
Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Cost: Zoo admission: $6 for adults; $4.50 for children 3-12 and Seniors 65 and up; children 2 and under free.
Phone: 318-329-2400


26th Annual Ronald McDonald House Big Bass Tournament
Dates: From 6/10/2017 to 6/11/2017
Fisherman mark your calendar for this year's Ronald McDonald Big Bass Fishing Tournament. Hourly Payout and Prizes! Big Bass and the first bass that weighs 6 pounds of the tournament receives $10,000 cash! Net proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House. Register online or you may also register at The Honey Hole, Toledo Tackle, or at The Ronald McDonald House.
Address:  Corner of Hamilton and Thompson
West Monroe, LA 71291
Cost: 1 day registration $95; 2 day registration $170; $10 off each day if you register before June 3.
Phone: 318-387-7933


Louisiana Opera presents SUSANNAH
Dates: 6/11/2017
Monroe’s professional opera company, Louisiana Opera, presents the American musical theatre masterpiece SUSANNAH, by Carlisle Floyd, for the first time in Monroe. Susannah’s story is set in a small, remote town in the Tennessee mountains. Dreaming of acceptance by her neighbors, she is criticized because of her family background and hopes eventually to leave to see something of the world.
Address:  700 University Ave.
Monroe, LA 71209
Time: Friday at 7:30 pm; Sunday at 2:00 pm
Cost: VIP $50; General admission $25
Phone: 318-342-1568


Miss Louisiana Pageant
Dates: From 6/22/2017 to 6/24/2017
Come support your favorite contestants at the 54th Miss Louisiana Pageant. The contestants will dazzle you while they compete in interview, talent, swimsuit, and evening gown. A special variety show on Friday night will light up the audience and is the perfect lead into the crowning on Saturday.
Address:  401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway
Monroe, LA 71210
Time: Thursday-Friday-8:00 pm; Saturday-7:30 pm
Cost: Ticket prices vary
Phone: 318-329-2225


"A Night of the Arts"
Dates: 6/23/2017
This event will be a promotions for small business, poets, musicians, actors, dancers, artists, etc. There will be lots of entertainment, food, drinks, and fun! What a night to come and relax, have date night, bring the girls out, or showcase your gift with open mic! Contact Mink Productions via phone or email for more information and tickets. We can't wait to see you there !!!
Address:  220 DeSiard Street
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 7:00PM
Cost: $10 in advance; $15 at the door
Phone: 318-503-6146


Bayou Jamb 7 on 7
Dates: From 6/23/2017 to 6/24/2017
Experience the football action as eight area schools, as well as schools from around Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi compete in a 7 on 7 format.
Address:  514 Warhawk Way
Monroe, LA 71203
Cost: $5
Phone: 318-342-1000


Bulls in the Streets
Dates: 6/24/2017
Walk or crawl one mile as you are chased by bat-wielding roller derby girls with horns through the streets of Downtown Monroe! Then rest up with food trucks and brew from Flying Tiger! Proceeds benefit the Chennault Aviation & Military Museum and Roe City Rollers.
Address:  506 North 2nd Street
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Cost: $25-$55
Phone: 3185471738



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