Monroe-West Monroe, Louisiana
Events Calendar
Louisiana Crawfish Gatorfest
Dates: From 5/5/2016 to 5/8/2016
This is the 2nd Annual Louisiana Crawfish & Gator Fest at The Ike in West Monroe. This is a great event to bring your family and friends to enjoy great food, carnival rides, shopping, and live entertainment. This will be a fun-filled 4 day event for all to remember from all areas of the ArkLaMiss to come enjoy the best crawfish and experience live Gators for your entertainment.
Address:  501 Mane Street
West Monroe, LA 71292
Phone: 318-325-9160


Rhythm and Wine for Alzheimer's
Dates: 5/6/2016
Join Glenwood Behavioral Health Center and Riverport Creative Group for the 2nd Annual Rhythm and Wine for Alzheimer’s Wine Pull. There will be a chance to win delicious wines by participating in a Wine Pull raffle, enjoy some delicious Cajun food, and bid on some great silent auction packages.
Address:  5699 New Natchitoches Road
West Monroe, LA 71292
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm
Cost: $20 general admission; $35 VIP ticket
Phone: 318-557-9051


Louie and Shelley Giglio with Willie and Korie Robertson
Dates: 5/6/2016
Enjoy a family friendly night with Louie Giglio and Shelley Giglio and hosts Willie Robertson and Korie Robertson. Free coffee and snowballs will be served courtesy of The Ice Cabin.
Address:  201 Riggs Street
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: 7:00pm
Cost: Free
Phone: 318-323-3771


"The Wiz"
Dates: From 5/6/2016 to 5/7/2016
Go on a magical journey with Dorothy and her little dog Toto in The Wiz. This award winning musical is sure to be enjoyed by all ages. Proceeds from this event benefit The Arts with Passion scholarships and upcoming theatrical productions.
Address:  1300 Lamy Lane
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 7:00pm
Cost: $20 general admission; $35 VIP tickets
Phone: 318-323-6681


My Mini Masur Drop In Activity
Dates: 5/7/2016
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


Geeks Along the River
Dates: 5/7/2016
Downtown RiverMarket presents the area's first geek fair, Geeks Along the River! Vendors will be set up from 10 AM to 4 PM. There is no entry fee! Magic the Gathering Tournament 11 AM - 4 PM ($15 to enter) All But Brave performs - 2-3 PM Dog cosplay contest - 3 PM Cosplay contest - 3:30 PM Ensilenced performs - 3-4 PM
Address:  316 South Grand
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: 10am-4pm
Cost: Free
Phone: 318-807-9985


"Jungle Book"
Dates: 5/7/2016
Come get lost in the jungle as Strauss Youth Academy for the Arts presents “Jungle Book” an extraordinary adventure everybody’s favorite jungle hero, Mowgli, a boy raised by wolves in the jungle. With the help of his friends — the bear Baloo, the panther Bagheera, and the python Kaa — Mowgli is learning to survive as they teach him about jungle law. Showtime starts at 2:00pm and 7:00pm, tickets are $8 for students and $12 for adults.
Address:  1300 1/2 Lamy Lane
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 2:00pm & 7:00pm
Cost: $8 Students, $12 Adult
Phone: 318-812-7922


Healthy Kids Day - Superhero 5K Dash
Dates: 5/7/2016
Join the YMCA of Northeast Louisiana as they host the Superhero 5k Dash. Participants in the 5k are encouraged to come dressed in their best superhero attire. Their will also be superhero themed games, contests, and activities for the whole family to enjoy.
Address:  1505 Stubbs Ave
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 8:00am-11:30am
Cost: $25 for 13 & up, Free for 12 & under
Phone: (318) 387-9622


Downtown Cinema Presents: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Dates: 5/7/2016
Kickoff the 2016 Downtown Cinema season with, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. The movie starts at dark and as always, admission, popcorn and water are FREE. Just bring your own seating.
Address:  220 DeSiard Street
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 8:00pm
Cost: Free


Mother's Day Bluesfest
Dates: 5/7/2016
You don't want to miss the great shows at Mother's Day Bluesfest at the Monroe Civic Center!
Address:  401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway
Monroe, LA 71210
Time: 7:00pm
Cost: Ticket Prices Vary
Phone: 318-329-2225


Migration Day Celebration
Dates: 5/7/2016
Help Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge celebrate the migration of the birds and the butterflies with a variety of activities from making bird and butterfly masks to turning the goose. FOBB is fundraising for Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge future butterfly garden and for $5.00 you can paint an edging stone that will be used in the new garden.
Address:  480 Richland Pl Drive
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
Cost: $5 for painting
Phone: 318-387-1114


Festival Night At CPB
Dates: 5/7/2016
Come join Cotton Port Brewing for another Festival Night at CPB. The doors will open at 4:30Pm! Tacos The Guero will have their food truck on site once again. At 7pm the Legendary KENNY BILL STINSON and the Ark-La-Mystics will take the stage with the best Blues and Southern Rock around! As always Cotton Port Brewing will have the best cold draft beers around from CPB, other Louisiana Craft Breweries, as well as a couple of Mississippi Craft Beers!
Address:  5946 Horseshoe Lk. Rd.
Sterlington, LA 71280
Time: 4:30pm-10:00pm
Cost: $5 cover
Phone: (318) 331-7145


2nd Annual West Monroe C9 City Blowout
Dates: From 5/7/2016 to 5/8/2016
Join Cloud 9 as they host the 2nd Annual West Monroe C9 City Blowout disc golf event. Play or cheer on teams as they participate in this PDGA B tier event. On site registration starts at 7:00am.
Address:  Corner of Hamilton and Thompson
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: 9:30am
Cost: $25-$55


"Jungle Book"
Dates: 5/8/2016
Come get lost in the jungle as Strauss Youth Academy for the Arts presents “Jungle Book” an extraordinary adventure everybody’s favorite jungle hero, Mowgli, a boy raised by wolves in the jungle. With the help of his friends — the bear Baloo, the panther Bagheera, and the python Kaa — Mowgli is learning to survive as they teach him about jungle law. Showtime starts at 3:00pm, tickets are $8 for students and $12 for adults.
Address:  1300 1/2 Lamy Lane
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 3:00pm
Cost: $8 Students, $12 Adult
Phone: 318-812-7922


Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series
Dates: 5/11/2016
Join West Monroe-West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce for our seasonal Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series, held every Wednesday in May from noon to 1 p.m. at the Pavilion at 7th Square in West Monroe (behind the West Monroe Farmer's Market). Enjoy listening to the sounds of live, local musical talent under a shaded gazebo while enjoying a brown bag lunch or snack items provided by event sponsors. These FREE concerts are open to the public.
Address:  1700 North 7th Street
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Cost: Free


Monroe Symphony Orchestra: Anchor in the Storm
Dates: 5/13/2016
Come join the Monroe Symphony Orchestra at the beautiful home of Ileta Rutherford. Enjoy listening to the dulcet tones of Josh Madden, while enjoying the decadent delights of the Wayneabaygo, delicious beignets from Castor & Chicory, and a specialty brew from Ouachita Brewing Company. Proceeds will benefit The United Way of Northeast LA’s Flood Response and Recovery fund along with the Monroe Symphony Orchestra.
Address:  3500 Lake DeSiard Drive
Monroe , LA 71201
Time: 7:00pm-10:00pm
Cost: $50 in advance, $60 at the door
Phone: (318) 812-6761


Texas Hold'em Tournament
Dates: 5/13/2016
Next Krewe of Janus Friday Night Texas Hold’ Em is May 13. Bring some friends and come play!
Address:  901 Louisville Avenue
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 6:00pm
Phone: 318-338-3172


Texas Hold'em Tournament
Dates: 5/13/2016
Next Krewe of Janus Sunday Texas Hold’ Em is May 22. Bring some friends and come play!
Address:  901 Louisville Avenue
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 6:00pm
Phone: 318-338-3172


Bottles and Brushes Painting Class
Dates: 5/14/2016
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


Krewe of Janus Golf Tournament
Dates: 5/14/2016
Join the Krewe of Janus as they host their annual golf tournament. The cost for this event is only $85 per player if you pre-register by April 15th. After April 15th, the price is $100/player. This price includes entry into all events, 18 holes of golf, riding cart, lunch and various awards.
Address:  8475 Millhaven Road
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: 7:30am Registration; 9:30am Tee-off
Cost: $85-$100
Phone: 318-329-2454


Bayou Desiard Dragon Boat Festival
Dates: 5/14/2016
The dragons have invaded Northeast Louisiana and will make their annual appearance the second weekend in May at the Bayou Desiard Dragon Boat Festival. Gather your friends, join a team, or just come out to watch the races-there will be fun for everyone! Races begin at 5:00 pm at the corner of Forsythe Avenue and Loop Road.
Address:  Forsythe Avenue
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: Race begins- 12:00pm
Phone: 318-388-2323


Louisiana State Games: Horseshoe Pitching
Dates: 5/14/2016
Ouachita Horseshoe Pitchers Club is hosting it's 2nd Annual Louisiana State Games horseshoe pitching tournament at Chennault Park Horseshoe Pits, Shelter 4.... Free entrance into park, plenty of parking, covered shelter, Ladies and Men's clean rest rooms. Bring your ice chest with your favorite soft drinks and also your favorite lawn chair..... Come watch Louisiana's very best horseshoe pitchers competing for Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals and also $500.00 in cash prizes for the Tournament Championship.
Address:  8475 Millhaven Road
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: 8:00am till
Cost: Free to spectators
Phone: 318-376-7983


"Jungle Book"
Dates: 5/14/2016
Come get lost in the jungle as Strauss Youth Academy for the Arts presents “Jungle Book” an extraordinary adventure everybody’s favorite jungle hero, Mowgli, a boy raised by wolves in the jungle. With the help of his friends — the bear Baloo, the panther Bagheera, and the python Kaa — Mowgli is learning to survive as they teach him about jungle law. Showtime starts at 2:00pm and 7:00pm, tickets are $8 for students and $12 for adults.
Address:  1300 1/2 Lamy Lane
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 2:00pm & 7:00pm
Cost: $8 Students, $12 Adult
Phone: 318-812-7922


Louisiana State Games: Archery Event
Dates: 5/14/2016
The action kicks off for the 2016 Louisiana State Games with the Archery competition.
Address:  1311 Edwards Road
West Monroe, LA 71291
Phone: (318) 807-1188


Louisiana State Games: Powerlifting
Dates: 5/14/2016
Join in on the fun at the Louisiana State Games Powerlifting meet.
Address:  233 Keystone Road
Monroe , LA 71203


Louisiana State Games: Track and Field
Dates: 5/14/2016
Don't miss the action at the 2016 Louisiana State Games Track and Field events.
Address:  681 Highway 594
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: 9am field events and running events will start afterwards
Phone: 318-343-2769


Louisiana State Games: Baseball
Dates: From 5/14/2016 to 5/15/2016
Enjoy a warm summer day out at the ballpark for the 2016 Louisiana State Games featuring baseball!
Address:  228 Biedenharn Drive
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: Competition starts at 8:00am
Phone: (318) 791-9381


Louisiana State Games: Boxing
Dates: From 5/14/2016 to 5/15/2016
Lace up your gloves and don't miss the 2016 Louisiana State Games Boxing event!
Address:  400 South 5th Street
West Monroe, LA 71292
Time: Saturday at 6:00pm; Sunday at 2:00pm


Louisiana State Games: Softball
Dates: From 5/14/2016 to 5/15/2016
Join in on the fun at the Louisiana State Games Softball tournament.
Address:  228 Biedenharn Drive
West Monroe, LA 71291


Louisiana State Games: Junior Golf
Dates: From 5/14/2016 to 5/15/2016
Two days of golf at the beautiful Calvert Crossing Golf Course for the 2016 Louisiana State Games is the perfect summer day! This event is a USSSA Junior Golf Championship. Competition is open to both girls and boys ages 9-18.
Address:  515 Hodge Watson Road
Calhoun, LA 71225
Time: Competition starts at 7:30 am daily
Cost: $100 for 9-11 year olds; $175 for 12-18 year olds


Louisiana State Games: BMX Racing
Dates: 5/15/2016
Join in on the fun at the Louisiana State Games BMX Racing
Address:  401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway
Monroe, LA 71210
Phone: 318-329-2225


"Jungle Book"
Dates: 5/15/2016
Come get lost in the jungle as Strauss Youth Academy for the Arts presents “Jungle Book” an extraordinary adventure everybody’s favorite jungle hero, Mowgli, a boy raised by wolves in the jungle. With the help of his friends — the bear Baloo, the panther Bagheera, and the python Kaa — Mowgli is learning to survive as they teach him about jungle law. Showtime starts at 3:00pm, tickets are $8 for students and $12 for adults.
Address:  1300 1/2 Lamy Lane
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 3:00pm
Cost: $8 Students, $12 Adult
Phone: 318-812-7922


Afternoon Tea
Dates: 5/15/2016
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: 2:00pm-4:00pm
Cost: $20
Phone: 318-366-2412


Masur Museum Curator’s Tour
Dates: 5/17/2016
Join Masur Museum of Art and learn about their exhibitions first hand from Ben Hickey, Curator of Collections & Exhibitions.
Address:  1400 South Grand
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 5:30pm-6:30pm
Cost: Free
Phone: 318-329-2237


Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series
Dates: 5/18/2016
Join West Monroe-West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce for our seasonal Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series, held every Wednesday in May from noon to 1 p.m. at the Pavilion at 7th Square in West Monroe (behind the West Monroe Farmer's Market). Enjoy listening to the sounds of live, local musical talent under a shaded gazebo while enjoying a brown bag lunch or snack items provided by event sponsors. These FREE concerts are open to the public.
Address:  1700 North 7th Street
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Cost: Free


pARTy 318!
Dates: 5/19/2016
It's time for 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, an open bar, and door prizes. 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-8:30pm
Cost: Free
Phone: 318-329-2237


6th Annual Bob Dylan Birthday Jam
Dates: 5/20/2016
Join Enoch's Irish Pub as they host a gathering of the finest musicians in the Monroe-West Monroe area for fellowship and a tribute to the greatest songwriter of all time, Bob Dylan. This is a musical event you will not want to miss.
Address:  507 Louisville Ave
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 6:00pm-Close
Phone: 318-388-3662


"The Magic Flute"
Dates: 5/20/2016
This eternal comic favorite (with glorious music) will be performed on May 20 and 22 with a professional cast, including Corey McKern, Betsy Uschkrat, and Tyler Smith. “The Magic Flute” will be sung in German (with subtitles) and the dialogue will be spoken in English. This music-drama is a family favorite for all ages. Tickets can be purchased at Fiesta Nutrition starting in April 2016.
Address:  700 University Ave.
Monroe, LA 71209
Time: 7:00pm
Cost: $25 per person
Phone: 318-342-1568


Garden Photography Workshop
Dates: 5/21/2016
The Biedenharn Museum & Gardens will be holding an exotic photography adventure where students will learn how to get the best nature shots possible when photographing the flowers and foliage of Biedenharn Museum.
Address:  2006 Riverside Drive
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 10:00am-5:00pm
Cost: $130
Phone: 318-387-5281


Grace Shopping Spree
Dates: 5/21/2016
Come out to the third annual Grace Shopping Spree and shop till you drop! This shopping event will have arts/crafts, direct sales companies, handcrafted items and much more Vendors from 5 or more states.
Address:  901 Ridge Avenue
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: 9:00AM-4:00PM
Phone: 318-396-5000


Tummy Yummy Cake Tasting
Dates: 5/21/2016
Join Tummy Yummy Creations for their monthly free cake tasting. Register by calling 318-398-1954.
Address:  405 Natchitoches Street
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: 5:00pm
Phone: 318-398-1954


Endangered Species Day Kid's Activity
Dates: 5/21/2016
Celebrate Endangered Species Day with a program geared towards kids. Learn more about some endangered species as well as doing some activities related to them.
Address:  480 Richland Pl Drive
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
Cost: Free
Phone: 318-387-1114


LA Food & Music Festival
Dates: 5/21/2016
Come out and listen to great music that started right here in Louisiana at the LA Music & Food Festival. The day will feature a genre of different music. Don’t forget about the food Louisiana is known for crawfish, fish and shrimp, gumbo, etouffee, oysters, and beignets will be some of the Cajun cuisine for all to enjoy.
Address:  316 South Grand
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: 10:00am-9:00pm
Cost: Free
Phone: 318-807-9985


Summerfest 2016
Dates: 5/21/2016
Summerfest is the festival kick-off event for the Ouachita Parish Public Library's Summer Reading Challenge. Get into the theme with sports-related activities, demonstrations by local groups, art demonstrations by COSMO the spray paint artist, and win prizes! Register to participate in the Summer Reading Challenge to make the fun last all summer long. Fun for all ages! Free refreshments. At the Main Branch, corner of N. 19th and Stubbs in Monroe.
Address:  1800 Stubbs Avenue
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 10a.m.-2 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Phone: 318-327-1490


Louisiana State Games: AAU Super Regional Basketball
Dates: From 5/21/2016 to 5/22/2016
Join in on the fun at the Louisiana State Games AAU Super Regional Basketball Tournament
Address:  100 Warhawk Way
Monroe, LA 71203
Phone: 318-342-5305


"The Magic Flute"
Dates: 5/22/2016
This eternal comic favorite (with glorious music) will be performed on May 20 and 22 with a professional cast, including Corey McKern, Betsy Uschkrat, and Tyler Smith. “The Magic Flute” will be sung in German (with subtitles) and the dialogue will be spoken in English. This music-drama is a family favorite for all ages. Tickets can be purchased at Fiesta Nutrition starting in April 2016.
Address:  700 University Ave.
Monroe, LA 71209
Time: 2:00pm
Cost: $25 per person
Phone: 318-342-1568


Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series
Dates: 5/25/2016
Join West Monroe-West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce for our seasonal Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series, held every Wednesday in May from noon to 1 p.m. at the Pavilion at 7th Square in West Monroe (behind the West Monroe Farmer's Market). Enjoy listening to the sounds of live, local musical talent under a shaded gazebo while enjoying a brown bag lunch or snack items provided by event sponsors. These FREE concerts are open to the public.
Address:  1700 North 7th Street
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Cost: Free


Louisiana State Games: Pickleball
Dates: From 5/25/2016 to 5/26/2016
Join in on the fun at the Louisiana State Games Pickleball tournament.
Address:  100 Warhawk Way
Monroe, LA 71203
Phone: 318-342-5305


The Memorial Golf Tournament
Dates: From 5/27/2016 to 5/29/2016
Join Warrior Hunts as they host The Memorial Golf Tournament. Enjoy a day out on the green while also supporting our veterans. All proceeds will go to Warrior Hunts mission of helping Combat Veterans and families.
Address:  1484 Frenchman's Bend
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: 12:00pm


Crawfish Craze 5-D Barrel Run
Dates: From 5/27/2016 to 5/29/2016
Head out to the IKE for the three-day Crawfish Craze Barrel Run. The thrill of barrel racing is something all family members can enjoy. The event is free and open to the public.
Address:  501 Mane Street
West Monroe, LA 71292
Time: Show begins Friday at 6 pm and at 9 am on Saturday and Sunday
Cost: Free
Phone: (318) 325-9160


Run for the Red, White, and Blue
Dates: 5/28/2016
Join Chennault Aviation and Military Museum as they host Run for the Red, White, and Blue. Contact Chennault Aviation and Military Museum for more information.
Address:  701 Kansas Lane
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 8:00am-11:00pm
Phone: (318) 362-5540


BrewFest
Dates: 6/4/2016
The Downtown Monroe Alliance presents the second annual BrewFest! Come down to the River Walk and sample over 150 different beers from Choice Brands, Marsala Beverage, Glazer's Distributors, International Wine & Spirits, the Fort Miro Brewmasters, Ouachita Brewing Co., Flying Tiger Brewery, and Cotton Port Brewing.
Address:  316 South Grand
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm
Cost: $50
Phone: 318-812-0450


My Mini Masur Drop In Activity
Dates: 6/4/2016
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



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