Monroe-West Monroe, Louisiana
Events Calendar
Stampede at the Ike
Dates: From 1/20/2017 to 1/21/2017
Put on your cowboy boots because the Rodeo is back in town! The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association is hosting the Stampede at the Ike rodeo. Bring the whole family and watch as cowboys of all ages compete in many vigorous rodeo challenges Friday and Saturday night.
Address:  501 Mane Street
West Monroe, LA 71292
Time: 7:30pm
Cost: Advanced Reserved Tickets $14 Advanced General Admission $12 Children ages 3-10 years $5 At the Door Reserved $18 At the Door General Admission $15
Phone: (318) 325-9160


Antique & Vintage Show
Dates: From 1/20/2017 to 1/22/2017
This is going to be a wonderful show with dealers from all over the United States with lots of jewelry, glassware, furniture, rugs, silver, linens, clothing and vintage maps. There are door prizes all three days! You don't want to miss it!
Address:  401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expy
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: Friday & Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm; Sunday 12:00pm-5:00pm
Cost: $6
Phone: 318-323-3188


Platforms and Polyester Party
Dates: 1/21/2017
Dress up in your favorite 70’s costume! There will be a Costume Contest with cash prizes and Meet the Press will be playing.
Address:  901 Ridge Avenue
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: 7:00pm-11:00pm
Cost: Tickets are $25; Table for 8 is $375 which includes drink cup, and hors d'oeuvres for your table.
Phone: 318-388-2323


Prehistoric Pottery Making at Poverty Point World Heritage Site
Dates: 1/21/2017
Poverty Point World Heritage Site invites you to take part in a ranger-led demonstration of crafting prehistoric-styled pottery, similar to the pieces which the Native Americans fashioned more than 3,500 years ago.
Address:  6859 Highway 577
Pioneer, LA 71266
Time: 10:00am-11:30am
Cost: $4
Phone: 888-926-5492


No Limits Monster Truck Tour
Dates: 1/21/2017
Come see the trucks at the Monroe Civic Center! The No Limits Monster Truck Tour will be an event the entire family will enjoy.
Address:  401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway
Monroe, LA 71210
Time: 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Cost: General Admission: $20, Kids (Age 4-12) $7
Phone: 318-329-2225


Project 4 Hope Stakeholders Dinner & Fundraiser
Dates: 1/26/2017
Join Chef Pat Nolan for a wonderful dinner, door prizes, and presentation on Project 4 Hope and how the community can help at risk veteran's and their families have a brighter future.
Address:  605 Louisville Ave
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Cost: $30 per person, $50 for couple
Phone: 318-237-4859


29th Annual KNOE Boat & Outdoor Show
Dates: From 1/27/2017 to 1/29/2017
Boats, Rvs & Campers, ATV's, Guns & ammo, knives, camping gear, outdoor supplies, fishing equipment, demonstrations, food and much more at the Boat & Outdoor, Gun & Knife Show!
Address:  401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway
Monroe, LA 71210
Time: Friday: 12:00-7:00 pm; Saturday: 10:00-7:00 pm; Sunday: 11:00-5:00 pm
Cost: Adults: $6; Children under 12: Free; Service Men or Women in uniform: Free
Phone: 318-329-2225


An Evening of Southern Elegance
Dates: 1/28/2017
Join the Cancer Foundation League as they host a wonderful evening of Southern Charm with all the trimmings! This charity event will raise money for the Cancer Foundation League to provide direct financial assistance to individuals diagnosed with cancer.
Address:  3501 Forsythe Avenue
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 7:00 PM
Cost: $100
Phone: (318) 966-1953


Empty Bowls: A Serving of Art, Food and Music
Dates: 1/28/2017
Join the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana for a fabulous afternoon of art, food and music!! Signature dishes from area chefs will be served, accompanied by music, activities and a silent auction. With the price of an inclusive event ticket, guests can choose a beautiful bowl crafted by a local artist to take home as a reminder of all of the empty bowls in the world. One hundred percent of the ticket sales are devoted to fighting hunger through the Northeast Louisiana Food Bank. The goal is to raise awareness for hunger while also raising critical funds to provide food assistance to those struggling with hunger locally.
Address:  215 Walnut Street
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 11:00am-2:00pm
Cost: $30 with bowl, $15 without bowl
Phone: (318) 322-3567


Twin City Jazz vs. Pensacola Lightning
Dates: From 1/28/2017 to 1/29/2017
Come out and support Monroe-West Monroe's new American Basketball Association (ABA) team the Twin City Jazz as they take on the Pensacola Lightning.
Address:  1700 Oaklawn Dr
Monroe, LA 71202
Time: 6:00pm
Cost: $10 Advance tickets, $15 Tickets at the door
Phone: (318) 329-2691


The Ike Futurity & Classic
Dates: From 1/28/2017 to 2/4/2017
Don't miss this exciting competition. Cutting is a sport where a horse and rider are judged on their ability to seperate a single animal from a cattle herd.
Address:  501 Mane Street
West Monroe, LA 71292
Cost: Free to the public
Phone: (318) 325-9160


2017 Northeast Louisiana Job Fair
Dates: 2/1/2017
Northeast Louisiana employers are searching for good employees at the 2017 Northeast Louisiana Job Fair. This event is free and open to any area job-seekers.
Address:  401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway
Monroe, LA 71210
Time: 10:00am-2:00pm
Cost: Free
Phone: 318-329-2225


Downtown Gallery Crawl
Dates: 2/2/2017
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.
Address:  DeSiard and Trenton Streets
Monroe and West Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 5:00pm-9:00pm
Cost: free
Phone: 318-503-5125


Variety
Dates: 2/4/2017
Come out for the Masur Museum’s first ever Variety Art Show. The Variety Art Show will be an inter-generational cultural experience that every member of the family will enjoy. Various art related activities will take at the museum from 2:00pm-5:00pm. This is one event you will not want to miss. Variety Schedule: 2 – 2:50 pm: Josh Love Josh Love will play a killer set and talk about the history behind many of the songs he plays. Love plays in many styles. Expect original tunes and standards. 3 – 4 pm: Studio Practice Lecture Exhibiting artist Dean Dablow will discuss his life, career, and rich artistic practice. 4:15 pm: See a Raku Firing! Alyssa Guidry Posey will walk us through the Raku firing process. What could be more interesting than pulling red hot pottery out of flaming garbage cans?! 2 – 5 pm: FREE Children’s Drop-In Activity Bring your children and make a mobile inspired by Beili Liu’s current exhibition! 2 – 5 pm: Department of Parks and Recreation Meet and Greet Find out about the fun things the City of Monroe is doing for you and your kids! 2 – 5 pm: Designs by Zach Hannibal Buy local! Come and snag a cool sticker, shirt, or postcard by Zach! 2 – 5 pm: Caster and Chicory Buy local! Beignets, coffee, and more!
Address:  1400 South Grand
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 2:00pm-5:00pm
Cost: Free
Phone: 318-329-2237


Photographer's Roundtable at Black Bayou
Dates: 2/7/2017
Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge invites all Commercial, Professional, and Amateur Photographers who utilize Black Bayou Lake to come and meet with the refuge staff. This meeting will be an open forum to discuss increasing number of photographers using the area and any potential conflict with refuge purposes.
Address:  480 Richland Pl Drive
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: 6:30pm
Cost: free
Phone: 318-387-1114


Monster Truck Destruction Tour
Dates: 2/10/2017
The nation’s most competitive monster trucks are invading the IKE Hamilton Expo Center. See these incredible 10,000 pound, car crushing giants compete in racing, wheelie contests, and amazing freestyle action during the MTD Tour! Come early, meet the drivers, get autographs and take photos with the drivers and their Monsters.
Address:  501 Mane Street
West Monroe, LA 71292
Time: 6:00pm-10:00pm
Cost: Adults $20, Kids 3-12 $10
Phone: 318-325-9160


"Boeing Boeing" at Strauss Theatre
Dates: From 2/10/2017 to 2/12/2017
Fasten your seatbelts for this riotous farce! Swinging bachelor Bernard couldn't be happier: a flat in Paris and three gorgeous stewardesses all engaged to him without knowing about each other. But when Bernard's friend Robert comes to stay and all three stewardesses are in town simultaneously, catastrophe looms.
Address:  1300 Lamy Lane
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: Friday & Saturday 7:00pm, Sunday 2:00pm
Phone: 318-323-6681


Monroe Symphony Orchestra Presents: "The Glorious Clarinet"
Dates: 2/11/2017
Join the Monroe Symphony Orchestra for a night of great music. "The Glorious Clarinet" will be an ode to the world's most popular woodwind.
Address:  700 University Ave.
Monroe, LA 71209
Time: 7:00pm
Cost: $5-$25
Phone: 318-342-1568


"Boeing Boeing" at Strauss Theatre
Dates: From 2/16/2017 to 2/18/2017
Fasten your seatbelts for this riotous farce! Swinging bachelor Bernard couldn't be happier: a flat in Paris and three gorgeous stewardesses all engaged to him without knowing about each other. But when Bernard's friend Robert comes to stay and all three stewardesses are in town simultaneously, catastrophe looms.
Address:  1300 Lamy Lane
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 7:00pm
Phone: 318-323-6681


Geneva Academy presents the: Wig and Stache Bash
Dates: 2/17/2017
The parents and faculty of Geneva Academy invite you to put on your dancing shoes and 1920s best and join them for an evening with all the fun and flair of “The Great Gatsby” era. This year’s event includes a formal dinner catered by Waterfront Grill, beverages provided by Choice Brands, a live and silent auction, dance lessons and more.
Address:  130 DeSiard St
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 6:30pm-11:30pm
Cost: General Admission: $50


Krewe of Janus Mardi Gras Parade
Dates: 2/18/2017
It's that time of year when king cakes are enjoyed, beads are thrown, and the music is loud, it's Mardi Gras 2017! Join the Krewe of Janus in the parade. Families will marvel at the spectacular floats and colorful creations!
Address:  Louisville Avenue and Trenton Street
Monroe-West Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 6:00pm
Cost: Free
Phone: 318-323-0230


Downtown River Jam Mardi Gras Party
Dates: 2/18/2017
Jim Taylor Auto Group presents Downtown River Jam featuring Nathan and the Zydeco Cha-Chas live on the Skent-N-Dent stage! Enjoy music, food, a full bar, free beer samplings by Choice Brands, and MORE while you wait for the parade! Enjoy a front row seat on Walnut for the parade without camping all day.
Address:  315 Walnut St
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 5:00pm-9:00pm
Cost: $10
Phone: 318-329-3254


Bird Fun for Families at Black Bayou
Dates: 2/18/2017
In celebration of the Great Backyard Bird Count, Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge invites you to come out and participate in bird themed activities, learn more about local birds, and paint a milk carton bird house to take home.
Address:  480 Richland Pl Drive
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: 10:00am-1:00pm
Cost: free
Phone: 318-387-1114


11th Annual Krewe of Paws Pet Parade
Dates: 2/18/2017
See a twist on the traditional Mardi Gras festivities with pets of all sorts in costumes, floats, and of course plenty of beads!
Address:  100-400 blocks of Trenton Street
West Monroe, LA 71292
Time: 1:30pm
Cost: $20 per registrant and $5 additional per pet. Free to watch parade.


Krewe of Janus Children's Mardi Gras Parade
Dates: 2/18/2017
It's that time of year! Laissez les bon temps roulez! The Children's Mardi Gras Parade will be held Saturday, February 18th at Pecanland Mall Center Court. Registration begins at 9:30am and the parade will start at 10:30am. Children up to age 10 are invited to walk, roll or ride with the Krewe of Janus. Trophies will be awarded in 3 divisions. Individuals ages 0-4, Individuals ages 4-10 and Group. A grand prize trophy will be awarded for the best entry. For more info call 732-7229. We hope to see all of you there! This is a FREE event!
Address:  4700 Millhaven Road, Suite 2000
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: Registration-9:30 am; Parade-10:30 am
Cost: Free
Phone: (318) 322-4635


Jester Jog
Dates: 2/18/2017
Put your running shoes on and come out to the 1k Fun Run or the 5K Jester Jog through Historic Antique Alley and other great areas of West Monroe, La.
Address:  100-400 blocks of Trenton Street
West Monroe, LA 71292
Time: 3:30pm-5:30pm
Cost: $22–$40
Phone: (318) 366-4188


NELA Homebuilders Expo
Dates: From 2/18/2017 to 2/19/2017
Don't miss out on the NELA Homebuilders Expo at the Civic Center. Shop a wide variety of Indoor & Outdoor Furniture & Accessories, Appliances, Decor, Insulation, Roofing, Lawn & Garden Equipment & Supplies, Lawn Fencing, Animal Control Fencing, and Much More!
Address:  401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway
Monroe, LA 71210
Time: Saturday 10:00am to 6:00pm; Sunday 11:00am to 5:00pm
Phone: 318-329-2225



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