Monroe-West Monroe, Louisiana
Events Calendar
“Sharing the Sweet Life: 100 years at the Chatsworth Sugar Plantation”
Dates: From 10/10/2014 to 10/31/2014
The University of Louisiana at Monroe will host the Louisiana State University Rural Life Museum’s “Sharing the Sweet Life: 100 Years at the Chatsworth Sugar Plantation, East Baton Rouge Parish,” through Oct. 31, in ULM’s Special Collections, located on the fifth floor of the ULM Library. The exhibit is free and open to the public. In reflection of Louisiana archaeology month, this traveling exhibit features artifacts, visual displays, and a short media presentation about Southern plantation life over 100 years ago.
Address:  700 University Avenue
Monroe, LA 71209
Time: Monday-Thursday 7:30am-5:00pm; Friday 7:30am-11:30am
Cost: Free
Phone: 318-342-1000


Pumpkin Patch
Dates: From 10/22/2014 to 10/31/2014
Pumpkins have been unloaded, and the patch has been set up at First United Methodist Church of West Monroe. The pumpkin patch is open every day to the public through the end of October.
Address:  1411 Glenwood Dr.
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: All Day
Cost: Free
Phone: 318-792-1587


Evil Visions Haunted House
Dates: From 10/23/2014 to 10/25/2014
Enter if you dare, but you may never leave with your soul, at Evil Visions Haunted House. You will experience strange occurrences and eerie noises as you enter through a portal into the darkness!
Address:  501 DeSiard St.
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: Thursday: 7:00pm-11:00pm; Friday& Saturday: 7:00pm-Midnight
Cost: General Admission: $20.00; Fast Pass (Skip the lines): $30; VIP: $50.00


Landry Vineyards presents: Lisa Spann & Company
Dates: 10/25/2014
Landry Vineyards winery outdoor concert featuring Lisa Spann & Company. A mix of Classic Rock, Blues, Jazz and, 60's, 70's and 80's 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: 3:30 pm-6:30 pm
Cost: Per Person: $5-$8; Children 12 & under: Free
Phone: (318) 557-9051


Herbal Harvest and Original Arts and Crafts
Dates: 10/25/2014
Enjoy live music at this FREE event which will host more than 50 vendors selling herb plants, original arts and crafts and home prepared foods. 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.
Address:  711 North 7th Street
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: 9am -5pm
Cost: Free
Phone: 318-801-9138


Warhawk Football
Dates: 10/25/2014
Get your "Talons Out" as the ULM Warhawks take on Texas State!
Address:  514 Warhawk Way
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: 6:00 pm
Cost: Ticket prices vary
Phone: (318) 342-3856


RiverMarket Days: Fall Fling
Dates: 10/25/2014
The RiverMarket is bringing in the new season right, with our Fall Fling spectacular in October. The fabulous dancers from Debbie’s School of Dance will be performing throughout the day. A gymnastics group is also coming to show the market what they’re all about. If you missed the first, there will be another pumpkin decorating contest at the market sponsored by Lagniappe Broadcasting. Bring your pumpkins and come see us! PAWS of NELA is bringing furry friends that are up for adoption to visit us also.
Address:  316 South Grand
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: 10am-4pm
Cost: Free
Phone: 318-807-1735


Boo at the Zoo
Dates: 10/25/2014
Every year, Zoo Society and zoo staff decorate the zoo for a fun, candy-packed, costumed event as a safe, family friendly alternative to trick-or-treating. In Addition to “candy stations” sponsored by local businesses and organizations, there are costume contests for kids from infants to pre-teens.
Address:  1405 Bernstein Park Road
Monroe, LA 71202
Time: 10:00am to 2:00pm
Cost: General Admission(for all ages) $5; 1 and under get in free.
Phone: 318-329-2400


Twin City Ballet Presents Talk of the Town
Dates: 10/25/2014
Twin City Ballet is once again presenting Talk of the Town, a Fall favorite production. The evening will be a mixed concert of original choreography culminating in the stunning excerpt, Act III of Sleeping Beauty, with guest artists from the world-renowned New York City Ballet. Audience members will be delighted to see the dancers of Twin City Ballet Company, with choreography by Victoria deBethencourt, share the stage with these esteemed guests.
Address:  401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway
Monroe, LA 71210
Time: 7:00pm
Cost: Ticket prices vary
Phone: 318-329-2225


Northeast Louisiana Master Gardener presents: Second Annual Fall Bulb and Plant Sale
Dates: 10/25/2014
Shoppers will find more spring blooming bulbs especially chosen for our southern climate as well as hard-to-find and old favorite bulbs and plants that will add beauty and interest to your garden and landscape. There will be pictures that correspond to each bulb in order to help make your selection. There will also be tips for planting and care. Master Gardeners will be on hand to help shoppers and talk about all things gardening.
Address:  1700 North 7th
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: 9:00am-3:00pm
Cost: Free
Phone: 318-322-2203


Movie Night at Rebel Stadium
Dates: 10/25/2014
Fun for the entire family! West Monroe High School Foundation Presents Movie Night featuring Disney-Pixar’s Monsters, INC. on the new scoreboard in Rebel stadium. Food trucks will be selling dinner near the Rebel Pavilion at 5:00pm and the movie starts at 6:30pm. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets! Concession will be available during the movie.
Address:  201 Riggs Street
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: 5:00pm food trucks; 6:30pm movie start
Cost: $5 per person


Painting With a Purpose
Dates: 10/26/2014
Northeast Louisiana Susan G. Komen for the Cure is sponsoring Painting with a Purpose! You'll have the chance to paint a beautiful picture with the help of the Painting With a Twist - Monroe, La staff! We'll be doing a pink peonies picture and having a great time! If pink isn't your color, you can always substitute for another color! 50% of your class fees will come straight to Komen NELA! Come paint with us! Venue: Painting With a Twist.
Address:  1818 Tower Dr
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Cost: $45 per chair
Phone: 318-654-4800


Meals From Around The World
Dates: 10/28/2014
Meals from around the world features various menus from across the globe by Chef Pat Nolan & Chef Eli Carle. Seating is limited and you must make reservations. BYOB.
Address:  605 Louisville Ave
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 5:00pm-6:30pm; 7:00pm-8:30pm
Cost: $20 per person
Phone: 318-397-0007


Evil Visions Haunted House
Dates: From 10/30/2014 to 11/1/2014
Enter if you dare, but you may never leave with your soul, at Evil Visions Haunted House. You will experience strange occurrences and eerie noises as you enter through a portal into the darkness!
Address:  501 DeSiard St.
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: Thursday: 7:00pm-11:00pm; Friday& Saturday: 7:00pm-Midnight
Cost: General Admission: $20.00; Fast Pass (Skip the lines): $30; VIP: $50.00


Halloween Walks and Smores at Black Bayou Lake
Dates: From 10/31/2014 to 11/1/2014
Join a ranger for a spooky walk on the trail at Black Bayou Lake - who knows what we might encounter out there! Costumes are encouraged and we will finish up with smores and a bonfire behind the Visitor Center.
Address:  480 Richland Pl Drive
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: 6:30 PM
Cost: free
Phone: 318-387-1114


Poverty Point State Historic Sites: Nature Base Night Hike
Dates: 11/1/2014
Come for a guided tour along the paths of Poverty Point at dusk to observe nature. Guest will also discuss noises and animals viewed during the tour. The hike will include spider snigging and hot chocolate and storytelling around a campfire.
Address:  6859 Highway 577
Pioneer, LA 71266
Time: Dusk
Cost: $4
Phone: 888-926-5492


PowerHouse Tumble and Cheer presents: Workout for St. Jude
Dates: 11/1/2014
PowerHouse Tumble and Cheer invites children, families, teams and businesses to raise money for St. Jude throughout this fun-filled day of events. The event features tumbling clinics by PowerHouse staff, classes & clinics from area children’s fitness centers like Zumba, Tae Kwon Do, Cross Fit classes, a bounce house from Giant Jumps Inflatables and special performances by area cheerleading squads and spirit groups. Event T-shirts will be donated by Kaos Clothing Company. Don't miss your chance to give back and have fun while doing it!
Address:  401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 12:00pm
Cost: Free
Phone: 318-329-2225


Taste of the Twin Cities
Dates: 11/1/2014
In its 19th year, Taste of the Twin Cities is still going strong! On November 2nd, 2013 the Pilot Club of the Twin Cities will host its 19th annual Taste of the Twin Cities. The event 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 featuring items such as vacation packages!
Address:  901 Ridge Avenue
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Cost: $10 in advanced; $12 at the door
Phone: 318-396-5000


RiverMarket Days: DanceFest
Dates: 11/1/2014
Do you dance, coach or teach dance or share a love for the art of dance? Then November 1st is your day to shine at the RiverMarket. This day is dedicated to all of the talented dancers of all genres to come share their talent with Downtown Monroe. Entertainment includes River Oaks dance team, St Fredericks High School dance team, a belly dancer, DeeDee’s Dance Studio, ULM Hawkline, soloist dancers, Piloxing with Jami Lynn Crosby, and many more. DanceFest is hosting the RiverMarket’s fall fashion show as well. This fashion show will include styles from many different local boutiques as well as items from our own RiverMarket vendors.
Address:  316 South Grand
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: 10am-4pm
Cost: Free
Phone: 318-807-1735


Antique Alley Fall Open House
Dates: 11/2/2014
Kick off your holiday shopping by joining us for our Annual Fall Open House. Enjoy refreshments while you shop.
Address:  100-400 blocks of Trenton Street
West Monroe, LA 71292
Time: 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Cost: Free


Poverty Point State Historic Site: Tool Demonstration
Dates: 11/2/2014
Come and watch the rangers demonstrate the tools used by early inhabitants to build, hunt with and create other articles used in their culture.
Address:  6859 Highway 577
Pioneer, LA 71266
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Cost: $4
Phone: 888-926-5492


Meals From Around The World
Dates: 11/4/2014
Meals from around the world features various menus from across the globe by Chef Pat Nolan & Chef Eli Carle. Seating is limited and you must make reservations. BYOB.
Address:  605 Louisville Ave
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 5:00pm-6:30pm; 7:00pm-8:30pm
Cost: $20 per person
Phone: 318-397-0007


Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall
Dates: From 11/5/2014 to 11/11/2014
View this powerful symbol of American sacrifice at the Chennault Aviation & Military Museum. The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall stands at 3/5 of the size of the Wall in Washington, DC and is almost 300 ft. from end to end.
Address:  701 Kansas Lane
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: Wall opening Ceremony: 4:30 pm, open for viewing 24 hours a day
Cost: Free
Phone: 318-362-5540


RiverMarket Days: FreedomFest
Dates: 11/8/2014
November 8th is a day dedicated to our veterans. The RiverMarket will show its patriotism by displaying many different flags. The first annual Little Miss/Mister Freedom Fest pageant will take place at 11am. Many different talented singers, including Miss Spirit of the Ouachita, will join us to sing patriotic songs and plans are to have children’s groups performing all day long.
Address:  316 South Grand
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: 10am-4pm
Cost: Free
Phone: 318-807-1735


Poverty Point State Historic Site: Interpretive Hike
Dates: 11/8/2014
Visitors are invited to accompany a ranger on a 2.6 mile hike around the pre-historic site. The ranger will discuss how the earth works as well as other interesting things that might be seen along the way.
Address:  6859 Highway 577
Pioneer, LA 71266
Time: 11:00am
Cost: $4
Phone: 888-926-5492


Holiday Paper Workshop
Dates: 11/8/2014
At the Holiday Paper Workshop with artist Lisa Quails, Students will make cards, envelopes and paper ornaments using papers that they have designed with mixed-media techniques. To create surface designs on the papers students will use encaustic media, gelatin plates, silk screens and stencils. Glitters and collage materials can be used to embellish the surface designs. This class is for high school students and adults. All materials will be provided.
Address:  1400 South Grand
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Cost: $60
Phone: 318-329-2237


Dancing Lights
Dates: 11/11/2014
Monroe-West Monroe is shining with festive light displays painting each city bright! Drive the trail of light shows that tell jokes, dance and more. See the map for locations.
Address:  DeSiard and Trenton Streets
Monroe and West Monroe, LA 71201
Cost: Free
Phone: 800-843-1872


Meals From Around The World
Dates: 11/11/2014
Meals from around the world features various menus from across the globe by Chef Pat Nolan & Chef Eli Carle. Seating is limited and you must make reservations. BYOB.
Address:  605 Louisville Ave
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 5:00pm-6:30pm; 7:00pm-8:30pm
Cost: $20 per person
Phone: 318-397-0007


Louisiana Delta Waterfowl
Dates: 11/13/2014
Northeast Louisiana Chapter of Delta Waterfowl Annual Event.
Address:  401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway
Monroe, LA 71210
Time: Doors open 5:30pm; Dinner at 7:00pm
Cost: Youth Ticket - $25; Single Ticket- $50; Couples Ticket- $75; Corporate Sponsor Table of 8 - $500; VIP Sponsor Table of 8 - $1,000
Phone: 318-329-2225


3rd Annual pARTy 318!
Dates: 11/13/2014
It's time for the third pARTy 318! The Masur Museum of Art is continuing our new series of FREE special events for young professionals and museum members. This fun party will feature food trucks, free drinks, home brew, and more. Please join us and come see what the Masur has to offer. Did we mention this is free? The pARTy is free so please bring cash for the food trucks.
Address:  1400 South Grand
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 5:30pm
Cost: Free
Phone: 318-329-2237


Art Battle at Downtown Art Crawl
Dates: 11/13/2014
The Masur Museum of Art and the Twin City Art Foundation will present an Art Battle on October 2 at the Downtown Art Crawl. Five teams of artists will compete to create an original work of art in one hour in front of a live audience! The public will choose the winning team by depositing tips into their favorite team’s tip jar. This fun and friendly competition will provide a great opportunity to see art being made live! Competing teams will include art students from Grambling University, the University of Louisiana at Monroe, and Louisiana Tech, as well as artists from the Downtown Arts Alliance and a Masur Museum team led by local artist Vitus Shell. The battle will take place from 5:30 - 6:30. Voting will take place from 5:30 - 7:00, at which time the winner will be announced!
Address:  1400 South Grand
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: Battle from 5:30pm-6:30pm; Voting 5:30pm-7:00pm
Cost: Free
Phone: 318-329-2237


Annual Mistletoe and More Show
Dates: From 11/14/2014 to 11/15/2014
Enjoy a free glass of wine while you shop over 76 booths filled with gifts for everyone's taste, style, and budget. Tasty foods for your holiday parties, jewelry, small home based businesses, hair bows, holiday decor, bath & body, candles, home decor, and so much more!
Address:  901 Ridge Avenue
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: 9:00am- 2:00pm
Cost: $4
Phone: 318-396-5000


RiverMarket Days: GumboFest
Dates: 11/15/2014
Cajun Country, get your taste buds ready…. November 15th is GumboFest at the RiverMarket. The Pilot Club will host a gumbo cook off, with the winners announced in the closing announcements. Great live music from the infamous Nathan & The Zydeco Cha Chas will fill the market. Take it from us, this is a day that you don’t want to miss!
Address:  316 South Grand
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: 10am-4pm
Cost: Free
Phone: 318-807-1735


Warhawk Football
Dates: 11/15/2014
Get your "Talons Out" as the ULM Warhawks take on UL-Lafayette!
Address:  514 Warhawk Way
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: 6:00 pm
Cost: Ticket prices vary
Phone: (318) 342-3856


Holidays Southern Style
Dates: 11/16/2014
Popular Christian bloggers Melanie Shankle a.k.a "Big mama" and Sophie Hudson a.k.a "BooMama" will be featuring at First West for Holidays Southern Style: Traditions with a little sass and a whole lot of class. Tea Time in Tennison is at 3:00pm, leading into their speaking in the Worship Center at 4:00pm.
Address:  500 Pine Street
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: 3:00pm Tea Time; 4:00pm Worship Center
Cost: $15
Phone: 318-322-5104


Warhawk Basketball: ULM v. Champion Baptist
Dates: 11/17/2014
Show your school pride and come to the ULM Fant-Ewing Coliseum to watch your Warhawks play against the Tigers.
Address:  4099 Northeast Dr
Monroe, LA 71209
Time: 7:00pm
Cost: Ticket prices vary; students get in free with I.D
Phone: 318-342-1000


Meals From Around The World
Dates: 11/18/2014
Meals from around the world features various menus from across the globe by Chef Pat Nolan & Chef Eli Carle. Seating is limited and you must make reservations. BYOB.
Address:  605 Louisville Ave
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 5:00pm-6:30pm; 7:00pm-8:30pm
Cost: $20 per person
Phone: 318-397-0007


Moonlight & Merlot Gala
Dates: 11/20/2014
Enjoy an evening of entertainment by our own featured band, dinner, and a silent auction while supporting the lifesaving work of you American Cancer Society. Reserve your place today and help create a world with less cancer and more birthdays! Cocktail Attire.
Address:  5699 New Natchitoches Road
West Monroe, LA 71292
Time: 6:30pm-9:30pm
Cost: $1,000 for table of 8; $125 per couple; $65 per individual
Phone: 318-398-7248


Art with a Downtown View
Dates: 11/21/2014
Celebrating its 13th anniversary, Art with a Downtown View will showcase both local artists with art for viewing and purchase, live auction, cocktails, food, and music. Proceeds benefit the Monroe Symphony Orchestra.
Address:  130 Desiard Street
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Cost: $50 per ticket
Phone: (318) 812-6761


Little Miss Christmas on the River Pageant
Dates: 11/22/2014
Enter your little princess or cheer on your favorite contestant at our Little Miss Christmas on the River Pageant. Every contestant will feel like a queen!
Address:  4700 Millhaven Road, Suite 2000
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: 12:00pm
Cost: free
Phone: 800-843-1872


RiverMarket Days: Praise & Gospel Fest
Dates: 11/22/2014
The RiverMarket will kick of the weekend of Saturday, November 22nd with its “Praise & Gospel” festival, an alcohol-free day dedicated to the faith community. There will be various praise and gospel groups and individuals as well as dance groups and choirs back to back all day.
Address:  316 South Grand
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: 10am-4pm
Cost: Free
Phone: 318-807-1735


City of Monroe’s Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
Dates: 11/22/2014
The public is invited to join Mayor Jamie Mayo & the Monroe City Council, Miss Monroe, the J.S. Clark Elementary School choir and others for a fun time of seasonal songs, hot chocolate & cookies, and a special visit by Santa Claus (trading in his sleigh for an exciting ride on top of a Monroe Fire engine).
Address:  401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway
Monroe, LA 71210
Phone: 318-329-2225


North LA Motorcyclist for Kids 35th Annual Toy Run
Dates: 11/22/2014
Rain, sun, or snow, this event must go! Come ride with us for the North LA Motorcyclist for Kids 35th Annual Toy Run. Gathering at Lampkin Convenience store 4 miles noth on 165 North, Monroe, LA. Must bring 1 NEW toy and 4 can goods or minimum $10.00 CASH to Ride. There will be many prizes and free chili at the Big Top Restaurant.
Address:  2055 Old Natchitoches Rd
West Monroe, LA 71292
Time: Registration from 10:00am-12:30pm; Motorcycles leave at 1:00pm
Cost: $10
Phone: 318-325-9578



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