Monroe-West Monroe, Louisiana
Events Calendar
Accalia and the Swamp Monster Reception at Masur Museum
Dates: 8/25/2016
Join the Masur Museum of Art as they host an opening reception for their new show Accalia and the Swamp Monster by artist Kelli Scott Kelley. The show will be on view from July 26 - November 5, 2016.
Address:  1400 South Grand
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Phone: 318-329-2237


Shop Til You Drop Arts, Craft, & Gift Show
Dates: 8/26/2016
Shop till you drop at a show that features over 76 booths filled with seasonal decor, women & children’s clothing and accessories, handbags, tasty treats, handcrafted jewelry, hair bows, and so much more. There will be something for everyone at this event all with affordable pricing.
Address:  901 Ridge Avenue
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: 3pm-7pm
Cost: $4 children 10 and under are free
Phone: 318-564-9489


Moonlight in the Gardens featuring music by the Strauss Theater cast of Big River
Dates: 8/26/2016
Enjoy an evening concert surrounded by the beauty of ELsong Gardens during the Biedenharn Museum's Moonlight in the Gardens featuring selections from Big River, the musical adapted from the Mark Twain's American novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. And, as with all Moonlight in the Garden evenings guests are invited to enjoy Coke Floats featuring Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream in Coca-Cola.
Address:  2006 Riverside Drive
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm
Cost: $5 per
Phone: 318-387-5281


Dream Catcher Workshop at Poverty Point
Dates: 8/27/2016
Learn about Native American storytelling and the history of Dream Catchers as Poverty Point World Heritage Site host a Dream Catcher workshop for beginners. Participants will learn how to make basic dream catchers and will be able to take the one they create home with them.
Address:  6859 Highway 577
Pioneer, LA 71266
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
Cost: $4, Children (12 and under) and senior citizens (62 and over) are admitted free.
Phone: 888-926-5492


Discover the Dinosaurs Unleashed
Dates: 8/27/2016
Venture back to a time when the dinosaurs roamed the earth at Discover the Dinosaurs UNLEASHED. Experience up-close encounters with a life like Stegosaurus, Velociraptor and the king T-Rex in this walk-thru exhibit. Kids become junior paleontologists as they dig for fossils in the Valley of the Bones. Visit the Kids Adventure Zone filled with themed bouncy houses, crafts and more. It’s family fun of prehistoric proportions!
Address:  401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway
Monroe, LA 71210
Time: 10:00am-7:00pm
Cost: $15-$51
Phone: 318-329-2225


Shop Til You Drop Arts, Craft, & Gift Show
Dates: 8/27/2016
Shop till you drop at a show that features over 76 booths filled with seasonal decor, women & children’s clothing and accessories, handbags, tasty treats, handcrafted jewelry, hair bows, and so much more. There will be something for everyone at this event all with affordable pricing.
Address:  901 Ridge Avenue
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: 9:00am-5:00pm
Cost: $4 children 10 and under are free
Phone: 318-564-9489


Red Grape Stomp Fest with Lisa Spann & Company
Dates: 8/27/2016
Come celebrate the harvest at Landry Vineyards with live entertainment from Lisa Spann & Company, grape stomping, dancing, and wine. Food and wine are available for purchase, but you can pack your own picnic as well! Bring lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy the wine, music, and fun on the hillside!
Address:  5699 New Natchitoches Road
West Monroe, LA 71292
Time: 4:00pm-7:30pm
Cost: Per Person: $5-$10; Children 12 & under: Free
Phone: 318-557-9051


Bayou Jamb 2016
Dates: 8/27/2016
Bayou Jamb is a football jamboree featuring eight local high school football teams. Four games are played beginning at 1 p.m. Come and cheer on your High School Alma Mater!
Address:  Warhawk Way
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: 1:00pm
Cost: $10
Phone: (318) 966-7355


Ouachita Valley Dog Training Club Obedience Trials
Dates: From 8/27/2016 to 8/28/2016
Obedience trials are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday at the Monroe Civic Center Conference Hall.
Address:  401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway
Monroe, LA 71210
Time: 7:00am-7:00pm
Phone: (318) 329-2225


Discover the Dinosaurs Unleashed
Dates: 8/28/2016
Venture back to a time when the dinosaurs roamed the earth at Discover the Dinosaurs UNLEASHED. Experience up-close encounters with a life like Stegosaurus, Velociraptor and the king T-Rex in this walk-thru exhibit. Kids become junior paleontologists as they dig for fossils in the Valley of the Bones. Visit the Kids Adventure Zone filled with themed bouncy houses, crafts and more. It’s family fun of prehistoric proportions!
Address:  401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway
Monroe, LA 71210
Time: 10:00am-5:00pm
Cost: $15-$51
Phone: 318-329-2225


Downtown Block Party
Dates: 8/31/2016
Join First Baptist Downtown Monroe as they host an fun filled evening with live music from Bradley Bridges, food trucks, door prizes, and games for all ages.
Address:  201 St. John Street
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 5:30-7:30 PM
Cost: Free
Phone: 3183253126


Painting in the Park!
Dates: 9/3/2016
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


Warhawk Football; ULM vs. Southern
Dates: 9/3/2016
Come and cheer on the Warhawk Football team as they open the season against Southern! 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


My Mini Masur Drop In Activity
Dates: 9/3/2016
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


Ice and Ivy On The River
Dates: 9/3/2016
ULM vs. Southern Alumni After Party sponsored by the Eta Delta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and the Zeta Phi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. Come out and enjoy the beautiful view of the River and be entertained with live music from the band "Pulse" and DJ Rob Lloyd.
Address:  316 South Grand
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cost: $10
Phone: 318-807-9985


Author Larry Jorgenson at the Biedenharn Museum and Gardens
Dates: 9/6/2016
Jorgenson will be discussing his upcoming book about various Coke museums and public collections of the iconic brand in the Education Building located behind the Coke Museum. This program is free and open to the public.
Address:  2006 Riverside Drive
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 7:00pm
Cost: Free
Phone: 318-387-5281


Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series
Dates: 9/7/2016
Join West Monroe-West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce for their seasonal Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series. Enjoy listening to the sounds of live, local music by Bradley Bridges under a shaded gazebo while enjoying 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


Coke Dinner in the Garden
Dates: 9/8/2016
Pat Nolan will wow guests with delicious food prepared with Coca-Cola or other Coke brand products. A beautiful four course meal will begin before sundown. Before each course, Museum Director Ralph Calhoun will present a taste of Coke history and trivia. Music will be provided by the NELA Clarinet Choir directed by Scot Humes. Reservations are required for this amazing event. The dinner is $35 per person and seats can be purchased by calling the Museum Gift Shop at 318-387-5281 or stopping by.
Address:  2006 Riverside Drive
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 6:00pm
Cost: $35
Phone: 318-387-5281


Taste of Home Cooking School
Dates: 9/8/2016
Come out to the West Monroe Convention Center for Taste of Home Cooking School show. At this event Culinary Specialists will demonstrate step-by-step instructions to create satisfying and flavorful dishes. The jam-packed program offers tips on easy-to-prepare recipes with step-by-step instructions to create dishes that feature familiar, everyday ingredients.
Address:  901 Ridge Avenue
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: 4:00pm-9:00pm
Cost: $9-$20
Phone: 318-396-5000


Black Bayou Open House
Dates: 9/8/2016
Meet Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge complex leader and find out what is happening with the pier and the new hunting area on the south side of the lake. Also what activities will be coming up this fall and what you can participate in and/or volunteer to help with. Also find out what Friends of Black Bayou is doing and how you can help. Light refreshments will be served and we will be hosting at the Visitor Center.
Address:  480 Richland Pl Drive
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: 6:30 PM
Cost: free
Phone: 318-387-1114


"Big River" at Strauss Theatre
Dates: From 9/9/2016 to 9/10/2016
Big River incorporates the gospel, bluegrass, and country music in keeping with the setting of Mark Twain's classic tale. This musical retells the story of a meaningful friendship between an escaped slave and a homeless boy recounting their escapades as they travel down the Mighty Mississippi in the 1840's.
Address:  1300 Lamy Lane
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 7:00pm
Cost: Adults $35, Students $10
Phone: 318-323-6681


Free Admission at Biedenharn Museum and Gardens
Dates: 9/10/2016
Biedenharn Museum & Gardens will not only offer visitors FREE ADMISSION, but also excite them with Diet Coke and Mentos Blasts at 11am and 1pm. Visitors will also be able to view and interact with classic Coca-Cola trucks, including a Model A Ford, a Model T from 1917, a Coca-Cola Panel Truck, and a 1946 Chevy Flatbed delivery truck. Several Soda Jerks will be available to illuminate guests on the 100th Anniversary of the iconic Coca-Cola contour bottle.
Address:  2006 Riverside Drive
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 10:00am-5:00pm
Cost: Free
Phone: 318-387-5281


Downtown Donut Dash
Dates: 9/10/2016
Get ready for the 4th Annual Downtown Donut Dash! 1 donut awaits you at every mile aid station. So do the math, that's 3 donuts before you cross the finish line!
Address:  316 South Grand
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: 8:30am-11:30am
Cost: $20 – $27
Phone: 318-807-9985


Landry Vineyards presents: Code Blue & The Flatliners
Dates: 9/10/2016
Landry Vineyards winery outdoor concert featuring Code Blue & The Flatliners! A mix of 60’s,70’s,80’s, & 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: 4:00pm-7:30pm
Cost: Adults: $10; Ages 13-18: $5; Children 12 & under: Free
Phone: 318-557-9051


"Big River" at Strauss Theatre
Dates: 9/11/2016
Big River incorporates the gospel, bluegrass, and country music in keeping with the setting of Mark Twain's classic tale. This musical retells the story of a meaningful friendship between an escaped slave and a homeless boy recounting their escapades as they travel down the Mighty Mississippi in the 1840's.
Address:  1300 Lamy Lane
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 2:00pm
Cost: Adults $35, Students $10
Phone: 318-323-6681


Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series
Dates: 9/14/2016
Join West Monroe-West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce for their seasonal Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series. Enjoy listening to the sounds of live, local music by Carlos Tenorio under a shaded gazebo while enjoying 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


Downtown River Jam: Dueling Pianos
Dates: 9/15/2016
Come out to Downtown River Jam and watch local legends, Josh Madden and Kenny Bill live on the Skent-N-Dent stage, as they perform classics on dueling pianos. Seating limited! Reserve your table today at Eventbrite.com. Food trucks will be on site, and beer tastings will be provided by Choice Brands.
Address:  110 DeSiard Street
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm


Ladies Night Out
Dates: 9/15/2016
Enjoy a Ladies Night out with a style show, shopping with over 100 vendors, live music, food, prizes, and so much more! Half of the proceeds of this event will benefit local cancer patients.
Address:  401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway
Monroe, LA 71210
Time: 5:00pm-9:00pm
Cost: $8, $10 at the door
Phone: 318-329-2225


"Big River" at Strauss Theatre
Dates: From 9/15/2016 to 9/17/2016
Big River incorporates the gospel, bluegrass, and country music in keeping with the setting of Mark Twain's classic tale. This musical retells the story of a meaningful friendship between an escaped slave and a homeless boy recounting their escapades as they travel down the Mighty Mississippi in the 1840's.
Address:  1300 Lamy Lane
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 7:00pm
Cost: Adults $35, Students $10
Phone: 318-323-6681


2016 Southern National
Dates: From 9/16/2016 to 9/18/2016
Come out and see the 7th Annual Indoor Offroad R/C Race at The Ike Hamilton Expo.
Address:  501 Mane Street
West Monroe, LA 71292
Time: Friday 8:00am-9:00pm, Saturday 8:00am-end of races, Sunday 7:30am-end of races
Phone: 318-325-9160


KoMen Jambalaya Cook-Off
Dates: 9/17/2016
Think you have the best Jambalaya around? Come out and show it off at the 1st Annual KoMen Jambalaya Cook-Off. All proceeds will benefit Susan G. KoMen of North Louisiana.
Address:  Riverside Drive & Forsythe Avenue
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 10:00am-2:00pm
Cost: $50 per team, $5 per tasting band
Phone: 318-329-2439


Hunting & Fishing Day
Dates: 9/17/2016
Join Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge for their annual Hunting & Fishing Day! H&F Day is geared toward youth and youth education about our great outdoors. Bring the whole family for fun activities like bouncy houses, skeet and archery shooting, arts and crafts, learning activities, LOTS of live critters to look at and touch, contests for the kids, exhibitors and vendors, door prizes, silent auction, affordable food, and so much more!! The day ends with the Youth Lottery Deer Hunt Drawing and youths must be present to win!!
Address:  2312 Quebec Road
Tallulah, LA 71282
Time: 9am-2 pm
Cost: FREE
Phone: 318-574-2664 x110


Race for the Cure
Dates: 9/17/2016
Help support and fund cancer research and treatment at this 5K and 1 mile fun run. This is the largest 5K series in the world and the largest 5K in Northeast Louisiana.
Address:  Riverside Drive & Forsythe Avenue
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 8:00am
Cost: Registration fees vary from $25 - $35
Phone: 318-329-2439


Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series
Dates: 9/21/2016
Join West Monroe-West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce for their seasonal Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series. Enjoy listening to the sounds of live, local music by Tommy Fields/Buddy Bryant Duo under a shaded gazebo while enjoying 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


Rock 'n' Box Volunteer Night with Josh Madden Band
Dates: 9/22/2016
Join the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana during Hunger Action Month for a rockin' night of volunteering! Josh Madden and his band will be jamming for volunteers as they box up food in the warehouse. Volunteers must sign up online at http://vols.pt/fLe1wz
Address:  4600 Central Ave
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Phone: (318) 322-3567



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