Monroe-West Monroe, Louisiana
Events Calendar
Ark-La-Miss Fair
Dates: From 9/22/2016 to 10/2/2016
Enjoy rides, food, and fun at the annual Ark-La-Miss fair in Monroe with all ride wristbands sold each day!
Address:  401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway
Monroe, LA 71210
Phone: 318-396-8700


"School of Rock" at Strauss Youth Academy for the Arts
Dates: From 9/24/2016 to 9/25/2016
This musical follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher. Completely disinterested in academic work, Dewey decides to create his own curriculum, turning his class into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band.
Address:  1300 1/2 Lamy Lane
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: Saturday 2:00pm & 7:00pm, Sunday 3:00pm
Cost: $12 Adult, $8 Student
Phone: 318-812-7922


Afternoon Tea
Dates: 9/25/2016
Join The Spice and Tea Exchange and The Hamilton House Inn for an Afternoon Tea to benefit Downtown West Monroe Revitalization Group. All ages are welcome to attend. The cost is $20 per person. You can purchase tickets by calling (318) 388-3920 or visit www.downtownwestmonroe.org.
Address:  318 Trenton Street
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm
Cost: $25
Phone: 318-366-2412


Circus United
Dates: 9/27/2016
The circus is back in town at the Ike Hamilton Expo Center Arena. Prepare to be dazzled and experience a night you won't forget at Circus United.
Address:  501 Mane Street
West Monroe, LA 71292
Time: 4:30pm & 7:30pm
Cost: $21 Adult, $13 Child
Phone: 318-325-9160


Munchkin Market Fall/Winter
Dates: From 9/28/2016 to 10/1/2016
An Upscale Children's Consignment Sale including clothes, toys, baby equipment, bouncers, shoes and so much more!
Address:  100 North 18th Street
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: Wednesday 10:00am-6:00pm; Thursday 10:00am-4:00pm; Friday 10:00am-7:00pm; Saturday 9:00am-2:00pm


Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series
Dates: 9/30/2016
Join West Monroe-West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce for their seasonal Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series. This Brown Bag lunch Concert will be the Celtic Fest Kick-Off Show with a musical performance by Emerald Accent. Enjoy a $5 brown bag lunch from Newks. These FREE concerts are open to the public.
Address:  1700 N 7th St # B
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Cost: Free
Phone: 318-396-4016


Bloody Mary Fest
Dates: 10/1/2016
Taste the best Bloody Mary's in town while enjoying a beautiful day on the river at Downtown RiverMarket's Bloody Mary Fest. Tickets will include Bloody Mary tastings from 12 different restaurants and bars. Tastings will be from 11:00am-2:00pm. There will also be vendors and food trucks on site.
Address:  316 South Grand
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Cost: $20


Painting in the Park!
Dates: 10/1/2016
Come to the Kiroli Park Tennis Shelter and paint a canvas or ceramic for only $10! Larger canvases will be available for $15. We supply everything (even step by step instructions for a variety of paintings) or bring your own ideas! All ages are welcome. Please remember that acrylic paint is not washable, aprons are provided.
Address:  820 Kiroli Road
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: 9am-12pm
Cost: $10-$15
Phone: 318-355-4720


My Mini Masur Drop In Activity
Dates: 10/1/2016
Bring your kids and let the creativity flow at the Masur Museum as they create an art project. This event is free of charge and children will leave with a unique art project.
Address:  1400 South Grand
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 2:00pm-5:00pm
Cost: Free
Phone: 318-329-2237


Northeast Louisiana Celtic Festival
Dates: 10/1/2016
The 14th Annual Celtic Festival makes its return to Kiroli Park for a day-long celebration of Celtic culture including various musical performances. The festival also features an assortment of food vendors, craft vendors and children's activities.
Address:  820 Kiroli Road
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: 10:00am-7:00pm
Cost: $1 admission to Kiroli Park
Phone: 318-396-4016


Autumn Harvest Market
Dates: 10/1/2016
Join Quota International of West Monroe as they host Autumn Harvest. This event will include boutique clothing, jewelry, specialty gifts, seasonal items, and homemade goods from their sweet shop. A brown bag hamburger lunch will be available and chili by the quart. 100% of the profit from this event will support QI of West Monroe's community projects
Address:  1009 Ridge Ave
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: 9:00am-2:00pm
Phone: (318) 396-1116


Tadpole Adventures at Black Bayou
Dates: 10/1/2016
Join Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge as they learn more about the great outdoors. This event is free for 3- 5 year olds and their parents.
Address:  480 Richland Pl Drive
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: 10:00am-11:00am
Cost: Free
Phone: 318-387-1114


Frog Investigations
Dates: 10/1/2016
Join Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge as they learn more about the great outdoors. This is an event for 6-12 year olds.
Address:  480 Richland Pl Drive
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: 11:00am-12:00pm
Cost: Free
Phone: 318-387-1114


Bark in the Park
Dates: 10/1/2016
Ouachita River Valley Animal League (ORVAL) has announced The 2016 Bark in the Park, to be held on Saturday, October 1st at Forsythe Park in Monroe. Bark in the Park is a 5K Run, 1K Fun Run & 1K Walk for people and their pets. Registration for the 5k run begins at 7am, with the race beginning at 8am. Registration for the 1k run and 1k walk begins at 7:30am, with both 1k events starting as soon as the last 5k runner departs. The ceremonial Blessing of the Pets with Father Whit Stodghill will be held at 8:30am.
Address:  Riverside Drive & Forsythe Avenue
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 7:30 am, race registration
Cost: Varies by race chosen
Phone: 318-376-0331


"School of Rock" at Strauss Youth Academy for the Arts
Dates: From 10/1/2016 to 10/2/2016
This musical follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher. Completely disinterested in academic work, Dewey decides to create his own curriculum, turning his class into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band.
Address:  1300 1/2 Lamy Lane
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: Saturday 2:00pm & 7:00pm, Sunday 3:00pm
Cost: $12 Adult, $8 Student
Phone: 318-812-7922


Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series
Dates: 10/5/2016
Join the NELA Arts Council for their seasonal Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series. Enjoy listening to the sounds of live, local music by Mason Granade.
Address:  251 Oak Street
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Cost: Free
Phone: 318-329-2454


Downtown Gallery Crawl
Dates: 10/6/2016
Presented by the Downtown Arts Alliance, eleven 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


The Revivalists Concert
Dates: 10/7/2016
Come out for a great night of music with The Revivalists, a seven-piece New Orleans roots-driven rock band. With third full length album "Men Amongst Mountains" debuting at #2 on the Billboard Alternative Albums Chart this is a live show you won't want to miss!
Address:  4099 Northeast Dr
Monroe, LA 71209
Time: 8pm
Cost: $15


North Delta Food & Wine Festival: A Rare Collaboration
Dates: 10/7/2016
Come out for the Second Annual North Delta Food & Wine Festival for an evening full of great food, drinks, live music, and fun. Eat cuisine from celebrated chefs from across the Gulf South and sample beverages from the top wine and beverage brokers as well as craft beer enthusiasts. End the night with the Chef's Party at Nonna. Admission to this party is included in your wristband.
Address:  901 Ridge Avenue
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm
Cost: $50
Phone: 318-396-5000


North Delta Food and Wine Festival: CenturyLink Dash & Dine/Walk & Wobble 5K
Dates: 10/8/2016
Keep celebrating the North Delta Food & Wine Festival with a timed walk/run with food and libations across the Ouachita River and through Downtown Monroe & West Monroe. Race registration provides, chip timing, race bib, T-Shirt (shirts not guaranteed if registering after 9/26/16) and entry into the Cool Down Celebration hosted by local restaurants featuring live music.
Address:  One Olive Street
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 7:00am-12:00pm
Cost: Cool Down Celebration $10, Race/Walk Registration $35
Phone: 318-322-1340


Tails at Twilight An Enchanted Evening
Dates: 10/8/2016
Come out for Tails at Twilight, an evening gala with live music by Jack Rabbit Slims, dancing, photo booth, silent auction, curiosity boxes, gourmet food by Bayou Landing and so much more! You are sure to have an enchanted night! This fun filled evening will support our efforts to save more precious animal lives!
Address:  7805 DeSiard Street
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 7pm-11pm
Cost: $60 per ticket $100 per couple $500 per table
Phone: 318-343-3031


Warhawk Football: ULM vs. Idaho Vandals
Dates: 10/8/2016
Come and cheer on the Warhawk Football team as they rival the Idaho Vandals! From the tailgate to the game this evening full of fun will have you cheering the whole time!
Address:  514 Warhawk Way
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: 6:00pm
Cost: Lower Bench (Sections 101-107) - $25; Upper Chairback (Sections 202-206) - $25; General Admission (upper WEST or EAST) - $15; GROUP PRICING AVAILABLE; for ticket packages visit the ULM football website.
Phone: 318-342-1000


Landry Vineyards presents: The Cartoons
Dates: 10/8/2016
Landry Vineyards winery outdoor concert featuring The Cartoons! A mix of 70's, 80's, Rock, Variety & Country 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: 3:30pm-7:00pm
Cost: Adults: $10; Ages 13-18: $5; Children 12 & under: Free
Phone: 318-557-9051


Holiday Market
Dates: 10/8/2016
Shop til you drop at the Annual Holiday Market at the Monroe Civic Center Arena. You don't want to miss it!
Address:  401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway
Monroe, LA 71210
Time: 9:00am-6:00pm
Phone: 318-329-2225


North Delta Food & Wine Festival: A Winemaker's Dinner
Dates: 10/8/2016
As part of the North Delta Food & Wine Festival celebrate an evening with James Blanchard of the award-winning Blanchard Family Wines at Vieux Carre' Market. This all inclusive dining experience features a four course meal prepared by Chef John E. Peters, III paired with fine wines from Healdsburg, CA chosen and presented personally by the owner.
Address:  1623 North 18th Street
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 7:00pm
Cost: $95
Phone: 318-388-2228


North Delta Food & Wine Festival: A Symphony of Chefs
Dates: 10/8/2016
As part of the North Delta Food & Wine Festival celebrate an evening with the 2016's KING OF LOUISIANA SEAFOOD Chef Blake Phillips as he host some of the south’s best chefs. Chef Tom Ramsey, chef, sommelier, restaurateur of Stage in Jackson Mississippi. Chef Jeffery Hansell, owner/chef of Oxlot 9. Chef Nathan Richard, Executive Chef of Kingfish Kitchen and Cocktails in New Orleans. Chef Octavio Ycaza from Chais Delachaise in New Orleans. Chef Robert Vasquez, owner/chef of Opal Basil in Mandeville, La. This is truly an experience not to be missed. Members of the Monroe Symphony Orchestra will also be performing live.
Address:  1301 N 19th St
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 6:30pm
Cost: $75
Phone: (318) 410-9400


North Delta Food & Wine Festival: Dinner in the Delta
Dates: 10/8/2016
As part of the North Delta Food & Wine Festival celebrate an evening with Chefs Anthony Miletello, Chris McKnight, and many more amazing southern chefs. Accompanying McKnight and Miletello, this plethora of chefs includes Seafood King and Queen 2013 Chefs Cody and Samantha Carroll ( Sac-A-Lait, New Orleans,& Hot Tails Restaurant, New Roads ,La) , Chef Simon Brown, (Seafood R'evolution in Ridgeland, Mississippi) and Chef Ryan Andre, (City Pork Brasserie & Bar, Baton Rouge, LA.). This culinary collaboration consisting of all scratch made locally sourced fare and matched with pairings from Ouachita Brewing Company and Chef crafted cocktails will truly be a vision to behold!
Address:  1810 Tower Dr
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 5:30pm & 8:30pm
Cost: $65
Phone: (318) 537-9030


Holiday Market
Dates: 10/9/2016
Shop til you drop at the Annual Holiday Market at the Monroe Civic Center Arena. You don't want to miss it!
Address:  401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway
Monroe, LA 71210
Time: 12:00pm-4:00pm
Phone: 318-329-2225


North Delta Food and Wine Festival: Fried Chicken and Champagne Brunch
Dates: 10/9/2016
The North Delta Food and Wine Festival ends with a special fried chicken and champagne brunch at Restaurant Cotton.
Address:  101 North Grand St.
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 11:00am-2:00pm
Cost: TBA
Phone: 318-325-0818


2016 WMWO Chamber Golf Tournament
Dates: 10/10/2016
Join the West Monroe-West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce for a day of golf. Team entry fee includes post-tournament dinner from Iron Cactus.
Address:  515 Hodge Watson Road
Calhoun, LA 71225
Time: 12:00pm registration, 1:00pm Shotgun Start
Cost: $450 per team


Silent Planet at The Palace
Dates: 10/11/2016
Come out to The Palace and listen to the rock sounds of Silent Planet. Tickets are on sale now, this in one show you will not want to miss.
Address:  220 Desiard St
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 6:30pm-10:30pm
Cost: $12


Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series
Dates: 10/12/2016
Join the NELA Arts Council for their seasonal Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series. Enjoy listening to the sounds of live, local music by Mike McKenzie.
Address:  251 Oak Street
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Cost: Free
Phone: 318-329-2454


SYAA's Fall Festival & Haunted Theatre
Dates: From 10/14/2016 to 10/16/2016
Strauss Youth Academy for the Arts invites you to their 1st ever Fall Festival and Haunted Theatre. The Fall Festival will feature a variety of crafts, activities, food, and games including face painting, zombie painting, pumpkin painting, bean bag toss, pick-up ducks, apple-bobbing, a fishing booth, Plinko, musical chairs, and more. Then, as the sun goes down, prepare yourself for SYAA’s Haunted Theatre!
Address:  1300 1/2 Lamy Lane
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 5:00pm-9:00pm
Cost: $15 Adult, $5 Student, $5 Haunted Theatre Tours
Phone: 318-812-7922


Annual Celebration of Nigerian Independence
Dates: 10/15/2016
This is the annual celebration of the Nigerian Independence that took place on October 1st, 1960. Every year the Association of Nigerians in Northern Louisiana uses this opportunity to showcase the rich African culture with diverse foods, dances and clothes that are synonymous with the beauty and unique taste of the African nation Nigeria. It is also an award ceremony to recognize Nigerians who have excelled in their various professions as well as academically.
Address:  401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway
Monroe, LA 71210
Time: 6:00pm
Cost: $20
Phone: 479-283-8060


FoBB Fall Celebration
Dates: 10/15/2016
Free family event at Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge. Includes all sorts of activities for all ages--canoeing, arts/crafts, fishing game, birdhouse building, butterfly release, biology games, GPS activity, turning the "Blue Goose Migration Marker," milkweed planting (for butterflies), face painting, temporary tattooing, bird walks, new photo contest winning photos, and lots more! Come hungry and enjoy a Fish fry with all the trimmings and Black Bayou Lake Mud Pie desserts.
Address:  480 Richland Pl Drive
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: 10:00am-3:00pm
Cost: free
Phone: 318-503-5125


Bottles and Brushes Painting Class
Dates: 10/15/2016
Join the Masur Museum of Art as they host Bottles and Brushes Painting Class with René Hatten. Participants are welcomed to bring a bottle of wine or other preferred beverage to enjoy during the class. To register, please visit hattenhome.com/Classes where payment can be made through PayPal
Address:  1400 South Grand
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Cost: $30
Phone: 318-329-2237


River Rat Paddle Challenge
Dates: 10/15/2016
Come out to the first annual River Rat Paddle challenge. The River Rat Paddle Challenge is a 7 mile race that will start at Joe Bob's Landing and end at The Orgin Bank Downtown RiverMarket.
Address:  2038 Bayou Darbonne Dr
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Cost: $50 per paddler


Warhawk Football: ULM vs. Texas State Bobcats
Dates: 10/15/2016
Come and cheer on the Warhawk Football team as they rival Texas State Bobcats! From the tailgate to the game this evening full of fun will have you cheering the whole time!
Address:  514 Warhawk Way
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: 6:00pm
Cost: Lower Bench (Sections 101-107) - $25; Upper Chairback (Sections 202-206) - $25; General Admission (upper WEST or EAST) - $15; GROUP PRICING AVAILABLE; for ticket packages visit the ULM football website.
Phone: 318-342-1000


3rd Annual Gospel Singing Jubilee
Dates: 10/15/2016
A 2-hour event of old-fashioned Gospel Singing by: Southern Revelations, Jericho Project, Southern Grace, and Sanctuary Quartet.
Address:  193 Hwy 3048
Rayville, LA 71269
Time: 6:00 pm
Cost: $10 per person
Phone: 318-728-4127


Touch-A-Truck
Dates: 10/15/2016
Big trucks, dump trucks, ambulances, police cars, tractors, bull dozers, and many more vehicles will fill the Ike on October 15th. Children of all ages will be able to explore, climb, and touch all of their favorite larger than life vehicles at this unique event. Children are encouraged to dress in Halloween costumes, and candy will be handed out at each vehicle.
Address:  501 Mane Street
West Monroe, LA 71292
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Cost: $5 per person or 5 tickets for $20
Phone: 318-325-9160


Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series
Dates: 10/19/2016
Join the NELA Arts Council for their seasonal Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series. Enjoy listening to the sounds of live, local music by Jordan Sheppard.
Address:  251 Oak Street
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Cost: Free
Phone: 318-329-2454


North meets Southern Momma Tour-YMCA Disaster Relief Fundraiser
Dates: 10/19/2016
Bang Productions presents the North meets Southern Momma Tour starring Darren Knight aka Southern Momma produced by John Edmonds Kozma. Featuring Rocky Dale Davis who was hand picked for Kevin Hart's new stand up show "Hart Of The City." You will not want to miss this hilarious performance!
Address:  401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway
Monroe, LA 71210
Time: Doors open at 6:30pm, Show starts at 7:00pm
Cost: $10-$30
Phone: 318-329-2225


Night of Hope
Dates: 10/21/2016
Join in for "Night of Hope", gospel Praise Benefit for St. Jude. This will be an evening of music and worship featuring groups such as The Talleys, The Allen Family, 11th Hour, Dr. Tim Lee, Children of the Promise, and the Bowling Family.
Address:  210 Finks Hideaway Rd
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: 7:00pm-9:30pm
Cost: Ticket prices vary
Phone: 318-303-3830


5th Annual Discovering Downs With NELA Buddy Walk
Dates: 10/22/2016
Join Discovering Downs With NELA for a fun filled walk. The Buddy walk will have dancing, food, jumpers, face painting and so much more. Mike McKenzie and his band will provide the music. Registration fee is $20.00 per person. All friends with Down Syndrome will be free. The price includes your shirt, all activities and food.
Address:  820 Kiroli Road
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: 10:00am-2:00pm
Phone: 318-396-4016


Grin and Bear It 5k and 10k
Dates: 10/22/2016
All races will start & finish at the Visitor’s Center on Poverty Point Reservoir. Come enjoy this beautiful scenic run on a flat course on Poverty Point Reservoir State Park!
Address:  6859 Highway 577
Pioneer, LA 71266
Time: 7:45am Kids Run, 8:00am 5k & 10k
Cost: $15 5k & 10k, $10 Kids Run
Phone: 888-926-5492


Herbal Harvest Original Arts & Crafts Festival
Dates: 10/22/2016
Herbal Harvest Original Arts and Crafts Festival FREE event which will host more than 60 vendors selling herb plants, original artisan arts and crafts and home prepared foods. Don't leave hungry. 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 25th year for this event.
Address:  711 North 7th Street
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: 9am - 3pm
Cost: Free
Phone: 318-801-9138


Landry Vineyards presents: Mason Granade
Dates: 10/22/2016
Landry Vineyards winery outdoor concert featuring Mason Granade! 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


Louisiana State Games: Cross Country Meet
Dates: 10/22/2016
Join in on the fun at the Louisiana State Games Cross Country meet.
Address:  700 University Avenue
Monroe, LA 71209
Phone: 318-342-1000


The Earthshaker Tour With Building 429, Colton Dixon & Finding Favour
Dates: 10/23/2016
Come out to The Assembly for The Earthshaker Tour. Musical performances by Building 429, Colton Dixon & Finding Favour are sure to blow you away.
Address:  715 Cypress Street
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: 7:00pm-9:30pm
Cost: $35 VIP, $ 18 General Admission, $13 General Admission Group
Phone: 318-387-1500



Top of page ↑
 
             
View Full Website ›
© 2012 Monroe-West Monroe, Louisiana
Convention & Visitors Bureau
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED