Monroe-West Monroe, Louisiana
Events Calendar
Trivia Tuesday
Dates: 10/17/2017
It's free to participate, the winning team will be awarded a $50 gift card and bragging rights.
Address:  3601 Desiard Street
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: 7 :00pm
Cost: Free
Phone: 318-343-0975


Louisiana State Games: Cross Country Meet
Dates: 10/21/2017
Join in on the fun at the Louisiana State Games Cross Country meet.
Address:  700 University Avenue
Monroe, LA 71209
Phone: 318-387-5691


Louisiana Food and Music Festival
Dates: 10/21/2017
Enjoy live music throughout the day while trying out a variety of food trucks and vendors! And, as with every other RiverMarket, vendors are out selling a variety of products, services, and art.
Address:  316 South Grand
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Cost: Free Admission
Phone: 3188071735


St. Paschal Herbal Harvest Original Arts and Crafts Festival
Dates: 10/21/2017
FREE event which will host more than 60 vendors selling original artisan arts and crafts. St. Paschal will be selling herb plants and foods prepared by our church members. Delicious Herbed Chicken Salad, Taco Soup, Grilled Sausage, freshly baked Breads, Cakes, Cookies and Sweets, Almond Tea and Cold Drinks will be available for purchase. Bring the entire family for a fun time. This is the 26th year for this event.
Address:  711 North 7th Street
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: 9am 'til 3pm
Cost: FREE
Phone: 318-237-4840


Pumpkin Fest
Dates: 10/21/2017
Kids will love this pumpkin themed fall festival featuring arts, crafts, dancing and more.
Address:  100-400 blocks of Trenton Street
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm


Landry Vineyards presents: Lisa Spann & Company
Dates: 10/21/2017
Landry Vineyards winery outdoor concert featuring Lisa Spann & Company! A variety of Classic Rock 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: 3:00pm-6:30pm
Cost: Adults: $10; Ages 13-18: $5; Children 12 & under: Free
Phone: 318-557-9051


Symphony in Lights
Dates: 10/21/2017
Experience Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 while you watch a fascinating light show putting the music into motion. Each sound of the strings and winds produces a vibrant hue of light. The Marjorie Stricklin Emerging Artist Competition 2017 Winner, Darko Varga, will also take the stage to perform Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2.
Address:  201 Riggs Street
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: 7:00 PM
Cost: General Admission: $25; Students: $5
Phone: 318-812-6761


Kiroli Park Afternoon Concerts featuring Astro Motel
Dates: 10/22/2017
Enjoy a Sunday afternoon concert in Kiroli Park. Astro Motel is a four-piece ThrashBoogie band based out of Delhi, Louisiana. They are high energy, virtuosic musicians who always leave their fans electrified! As they like to say, “We paint with wide strokes on the canvas of American music...”!
Address:  820 Kiroli Road
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Cost: Free with $1 park admission
Phone: 318-396-4016


Big Church Night Out!
Dates: 10/26/2017
The Newsboys, Sidewalk Prophets, 7eventh Time Down, and more perform for one big church night out! Other artists include Blanca, Derek Minor, and Adam Agee. Also featuring illusionist Brock Gill, and worship with Jamison Strain. Hosted by Jeremy Willet, this family-friendly event is sure to be a night to remember!
Address:  401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway
Monroe, LA 71210
Time: 7pm
Cost: starting at $18.00
Phone: 318-329-2225


Community Fall Festival
Dates: 10/27/2017
Come out for annual Life Church West Monroe Community Fall Festival! All games, events & activities are free. Onsite food trucks will accept cash for yummy treats and dinner! GloryLand Farms will be set up with FREE pony rides & petting zoo. Bounce Houses, Games, Candy & more. Parking is limited so please allow time for traffic and carpooling if possible.
Address:  118 South Martin Lane
West Monroe, LA 71292
Time: 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Cost: FREE
Phone: 318-396-1661


The Mousetrap
Dates: From 10/27/2017 to 10/29/2017
A group of strangers is stranded in a boarding house during a snow storm, one of whom is a murderer. The suspects include the newly married couple who run the house, and the suspicious in their minds nearly wreck their perfect marriage. Others are spinster with a curious background an architect who seems better equipped to be a chef, a retired Army major, a strange little man who claims his car has overturned in a drift, and a jurist who makes life miserable for everyone. Into their midst comes a policeman, traveling on skis. He no sooner arrives, when the jurist is killed. Another famous Agatha Christie switch finish! Chalk up another superb intrigue for the foremost mystery writer of her time.
Address:  1300 Lamy Lane
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: Friday & Saturday 7:00 pm; Sunday 2:00 pm
Cost: $30 plus tax for Adult/$10 for Student
Phone: 318-323-6681


Boo at the Zoo
Dates: 10/28/2017
ZombieBoo at the Zoo with Costume Contests, Best Zombie Walk Contest, and Best Zombie Moan Contest. There will be games, candy, and fun for the whole family.
Address:  1405 Bernstein Park Road
Monroe, LA 71202
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Cost: $7
Phone: (318) 329-2138


Haunted Nature Trail at Black Bayou Lake
Dates: 10/28/2017
Come and take a spooky walk on the nature trail, you never know what kind of wildlife you may encounter. You can come at any point between 6:30-8:30 and then enjoy s'mores when you survive! Costumes encouraged .
Address:  480 Richland Pl Drive
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: 6:30-8:30 pm
Cost: Free
Phone: 318-387-1114


Tails at Twilight
Dates: 10/28/2017
Tails at Twilight is a fun filled evening with a silent auction, live band " Jack Rabbit Slims" , a photo booth, curiosity boxes, open bar, and dinner catered by Catfish Charlies. Come support your favorite NO KILL NON PROFIT cat house and have a ball too!
Address:  7805 DeSiard Street
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 7pm-11pm
Cost: $60 per person or $100 for a couple
Phone: 318-343-3031


Tails at Twilight "A Spooktacular Event"
Dates: 10/28/2017
Tails at Twilight is our annual gala/fundraiser. We will have a fun filled evening with a silent auction, live music by Jack Rabbit Slims, a photo booth, curiosity boxes, open bar, and dinner catered by Catfish Charlies. Come support your local no-kill, non-profit cat house and have a ball too!
Address:  7805 DeSiard Street
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Cost: $60 purr purrson or $100 purr couple
Phone: 318-343-3031


Harvest Block Party
Dates: 10/28/2017
North Monroe Baptist Church is hosting a Harvest Block party with games, rides, inflatables, and more! There will be live music and even free food. Bring a decorated pumpkin for judging.
Address:  210 Finks Hideaway Rd
Monroe, La 71203
Time: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Cost: FREE
Phone: 318-343-4730


Denim and Diamonds
Dates: 10/28/2017
Join Team Willpower for this casually elegant evening in downtown Monroe with food trucks, drinks, a live and silent auction, and entertainment provided by the Josh Madden Band. Tickets can be purchased online or at First National Bank in Monroe and West Monroe or Trio's Restaurant. Proceeds to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Address:  215 Walnut Street
Monroe, La 71201
Time: 7:00 pm
Cost: $50


Kiroli Park Afternoon Concerts featuring Josh & Early Ray
Dates: 10/29/2017
Enjoy a Sunday afternoon concert in Kiroli Park. The Dynamic Duo of Josh Ezell and Early Ray Borden play an eclectic mix of pop, country and new age folk with virtuosic string work and powerful vocals. High energy and distinct, clean crisp sound are the order of the day when these guys play!
Address:  820 Kiroli Road
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Cost: Free with $1 park admission
Phone: 318-396-4016


Haunted Nature Trail at Black Bayou Lake
Dates: 10/31/2017
Come and take a spooky walk on the nature trail, you never know what kind of wildlife you may encounter. You can come at any point between 6:30-8:30 and then enjoy s'mores when you survive! Costumes encouraged .
Address:  480 Richland Pl Drive
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Cost: free
Phone: 318-387-1114


Cooley House Foundation Lecture Series
Dates: 11/2/2017
The free Cooley House Lecture Series continues with "Saving Louisiana's Treasures" presented by Louisiana Trust for Historic Preservation Executive Director Brian Madison Davis. Davis, a Ouachita Parish native, will detail the efforts of the Louisiana Trust to preerve our state's historical houses and buildings. Davis also will provide resources for tax credits and legal protections involving the renovation of historical structures.
Address:  501 South Grand Avenue
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 6:00 pm
Cost: Free
Phone: (318) 329-2237


The Mousetrap
Dates: From 11/3/2017 to 11/4/2017
A group of strangers is stranded in a boarding house during a snow storm, one of whom is a murderer. The suspects include the newly married couple who run the house, and the suspicious in their minds nearly wreck their perfect marriage. Others are spinster with a curious background an architect who seems better equipped to be a chef, a retired Army major, a strange little man who claims his car has overturned in a drift, and a jurist who makes life miserable for everyone. Into their midst comes a policeman, traveling on skis. He no sooner arrives, when the jurist is killed. Another famous Agatha Christie switch finish! Chalk up another superb intrigue for the foremost mystery writer of her time.
Address:  1300 Lamy Lane
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: Friday & Saturday 7:00 pm
Cost: $30 plus tax for Adult/$10 for Student
Phone: 318-323-6681


Landry Vineyards presents: Smackwater
Dates: 11/4/2017
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: 3:00pm-6:30pm
Cost: Adults: $10; Ages 13-18: $5; Children 12 & under: Free
Phone: (318) 557-9051


Holiday Market
Dates: 11/4/2017
The 2nd annual Holiday Market in 2017 was a great success! For its third year, it will feature a wide array of vendors to help attendees prep for the holiday season all at the Origin Bank Downtown RiverMarket. Shoppers looking for home decor and holiday decoration delight and attendees can find everything on their gift shopping list at the Holiday Market.
Address:  316 South Grand
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 10:00 am- 4:00 pm
Cost: Free Admission
Phone: 318-807-1735


Ainsley's Angels 2nd Annual Rollin on the River 5k
Dates: 11/4/2017
This 5k race supports Ainsley's Angels. Early packet pick up will be Friday, November 3 at Fleet Feet in Monroe.
Address:  501 Mane Street
West Monroe, LA 71292
Time: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Cost: $25-30
Phone: 318-325-9160


An Evening with the General
Dates: 11/10/2017
Hear the story of Major General James Whitehead, Jr.,-- the first African American Lockheed U2 pilot. More details coming soon!
Address:  1051 Chennault Park Drive
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: 6-7pm
Cost: TBA
Phone: 318-342-8889


22nd Annual Taste of the Twin Cities
Dates: 11/11/2017
The Pilot Club of the Twin Cities annual Taste of the Twin Cities will showcase local restaurants featuring samples of delicious food and retail exhibitors offering opportunities to shop from an array of specialties! And don't forget the always popular silent auction!
Address:  901 Ridge Avenue
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Cost: Ticket prices vary.
Phone: 318-396-5000


2nd Annual High Cotton 5k
Dates: 11/11/2017
This 5k is the kick off for the Cotton Land Marathon. Run the beautiful trails of Kiroli Park the day before the full marathon!
Address:  820 Kiroli Road
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: 8:00 am
Cost: $25
Phone: 318-396-4016


2017 Food Fight on the ‘Front
Dates: 11/11/2017
ESA Alpha Gamma Chapter is hosting the second annual Food Truck Competition, Food Fight on the ‘Front! Attendees are invited to enjoy the nice weather while watching local food trucks battle it out for the best in the biz title. Entry fee is $5 or $3 with valid military ID. Children 5 and under will be admitted for free. Entry fee allows one vote for your favorite (People's Choice). Try samples from The Cookout, 2 Dudes Catering, and Catfish Charlies, and many more! There will also be a Celebrity Judges Award. Enjoy live music, face painting, a jumper for the kids along with other vendors with items to purchase.
Address:  316 South Grand
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m
Cost: Entry fee is $5 or $3 with valid military ID with children 5 and under being admitted for free. Entry fee allows one vote for your favorite (People's Choice). Try samples from The Cookout, 2 Dudes Catering, and Catfish Charlies, and many more!
Phone: 3182356958


AVC Anime Festival
Dates: 11/11/2017
AVC Anime Festival is a one day event being held to celebrate anime and manga, as well as general pop culture and animation, while bringing together a diverse list of guests, vendors, artists, and fan groups, in an affordable, family friendly environment.
Address:  401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway
Monroe, LA 71210
Time: 10am-6pm
Cost: starting at $5
Phone: 318-329-2225


Veteran's Day Parade & Picnic
Dates: 11/11/2017
Bring your children, friends, and other loved ones out for a great day of festivities! Our Veteran’s Day parade is a fun, family-friendly event for everyone. We have games, a parade, and a lot of free food! Sen. Mike Walsworth and Congressman Ralph Abraham will be speaking. We’ll also be having a Jambalaya Cookoff! Food will be served at 11:30.
Address:  501 Mane Street
West Monroe, LA 71292
Time: 10:30AM
Cost: Free
Phone: 318-325-9160


Cottonland Marathon
Dates: 11/12/2017
This course showcases the best of West Monroe including beautiful Kiroli Park and historic Antique Alley. The only thing makes this course even better is running it twice. The course will be 2 loops through the beautiful city and will be a US Track & Field Certified Course as well as a Boston Qualifier. Runners can run either a full or half marathon.
Address:  820 Kiroli Road
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: 7:00 am to 2:00 pm
Cost: $90 for the half; $105 for the full
Phone: 318-396-4016


The Ian Quiet Review and Stonerpop at Sal's Saloon!
Dates: 11/15/2017
Stonerpop are an electropop duo from Louisiana with a sound as diverse as the culture they represent. The project consists of Maudie Michelle, who's thought-provoking lyrics, calming voice, and quirky synth melodies find a home tucked within the sonic assault of Jimmie Manueva's instrumentation and haunting backing vocals. The Ian Quiet Review sports a swagger rarely found outside Louisiana by blending various ethnic motifs with hard pumping drums, fuzzy bassy tones, and any instruments they can get their hands on. During their live performances, Ian spins an intense web of spellbinding vocals, theremin and piano rivaled only by his style.
Address:  3221 Louisville Ave
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 9:00 PM
Cost: $5
Phone: (318) 322-7100


Champagne Stroll
Dates: 11/16/2017
Sip, Shop & Save. Antique Alley is hosting their 4th Annual Champagne Stroll. Come out for a fun evening event, enjoy the Christmas Lights, and SHOP your favorite stores. Additional savings on your purchases at select merchants. Grab you girlfriends and Shop The Alley!
Address:  100-400 blocks of Trenton Street
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: 5:00 - 8:00 pm
Cost: Free
Phone: 318-388-3920



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