Monroe-West Monroe, Louisiana
Events Calendar
A Choral Directors Review
Dates: 7/27/2017
This workshop is for choral directors and general music teachers preparing for another wonderful year of music making in their classrooms and rehearsal halls. Hosting the workshop will be Dr. Judy Storm Bowers, newly appointed Biedenharn Chair in Music at ULM. Assisting will be Dr. Deborah Chandler, Dr. Claire Vangelisti, and Mr. Julian Jones. The fee for this workshop is $10 and covers workshop materials and lunch. Paraticipants can pay the workshop fee at the door.
Address:  700 University Ave.
Monroe, LA 71209
Time: 10:00 am to 3:30 pm
Cost: $10
Phone: 318-342-1481

Dixie Majors World Series
Dates: From 7/28/2017 to 8/2/2017
Twelve teams will meet on the field to compete for the Dixie World Series Championship in Monroe. Games will be played all weekend long at ULM and Embanato Field. Members of the the 1967 Monroe All Stars Dixie Senior World Series Championship team will throw out the first pitch at the Monroe team's game at 7 pm on Saturday at ULM.
Address:  Warhawk Way
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: All day
Cost: $10 per day for 13 & up; $5 per day for ages 6-12; 5 & under are free
Phone: 318-387-5691

Dreamgirls: The Musical
Dates: 7/29/2017
“DREAMGIRLS” tells the rags-to-riches story of a 1960s Motown girl group, and the triumphs and tribulations that come with fame and fortune. It is high energy and full of onstage joy and backstage drama!
Address:  681 LA-594
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: 6:00pm
Cost: $15
Phone: 318-331-7170

Downtown Cinema presents: The LEGO Movie
Dates: 7/29/2017
Join Downtown Cinema for a showing of The LEGO Movie under the stars. There will be free popcorn and water, just bring your own seating and enjoy the show.
Address:  Corner of Jackson and DeSiard
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 7:30 pm to 11:00 pm
Cost: Free

An Evening with Big Daddy Weave
Dates: 8/1/2017
Don't miss this incredible night of music and ministry with one of Christian music's biggest names.
Address:  4412 Whites Ferry Road
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: Doors @ 6:00 pm & Show @ 7:00 pm
Cost: $17-$50
Phone: 714-545-8900

Fleet Feet Summer Twilight Track Meet
Dates: 8/3/2017
Fleet Feet will be hosting an all comers track meet open to all ages. Events to be run include: 1600, 100, 400, 200, 800 and a 4x400 relay open to all! Age groups: grade school, middle school/HS, open and masters for men and women. Ribbons to first 3 finishers for each division.
Address:  201 Riggs Street
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Cost: Adults: $5 per event or $20 for 4 or more; Kids: $2 per event or $10 for 5 or more
Phone: 318-855-3146

Downtown Gallery Crawl
Dates: 8/3/2017
Presented by the Downtown Arts Alliance, ten 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

Black Bayou Kids Program- The Sun
Dates: 8/5/2017
Kids can learn more about the sun and get a chance to look at the sun through a solar scope.
Address:  480 Richland Pl Drive
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: 10:00 am for ages 3-5; 11:00 am for ages 6-12
Cost: Free
Phone: 318-387-1114

Rhea Lana's Back to School Sale
Dates: From 8/5/2017 to 8/8/2017
Shop thousands of high-quality, like-new & boutique children's clothing, furniture, baby gear, toys and more- as well as juniors clothing and maternity items at 70-80% off retail! Shop Monday and Tuesday for an additional 50% off.
Address:  401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway
Monroe, LA 71210
Time: Sat & Sun 9:00 am-7:00 pm; Mon 1:00-7:00pm; Tues 9:00 am-3:00pm
Cost: Free to shop
Phone: 318-329-2225

Run or Ride - Back to School Night Out
Dates: 8/7/2017
Our monthly fun run is hitting the road and joining up with some great local businesses for a night out before school starts. We will meet a week early in the parking lot at the Bike Source. You can choose to walk, run or ride or all three! The fun begins at 6:00. After you finish, stick around for an assortment of refreshments and giveaways. Choice Brands is sponsoring with Flying Tiger Brewery beer! The Creamery and Daily Harvest will also be offering some discounts/coupons on their delicious food as well!
Address:  1131 Forsythe Avenue
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 6-8PM
Cost: Free
Phone: (318) 340-0010

Collegiate Wakeboard Invitational
Dates: From 8/11/2017 to 8/13/2017
The Collegiate Wakeboard Invitational will be held August 11th - 13th on Bayou Desiard in the middle of ULM's campus. 16 teams from across the country are invited to duke it out to determine who the National Champion for collegiate wakeboarding will be! Food trucks will be on hand all weekend, a live webcast of the event, pro meet and greets, and more. The event is open to the public and no admission fee. Bring a towel or lawn chair or use the bleachers on site. The host for the weekend is the official announcer of towed water sports and pro wakeboarding, Danny Amir. He will be calling all the tricks and explaining what you see on the water all weekend.
Address:  700 University Avenue
Monroe, LA 71209
Time: All day
Cost: Free to attend
Phone: 318-342-1000

Landry Vineyards presents: Paul Amy and the Pirogue Boys
Dates: 8/12/2017
Landry Vineyards winery outdoor concert featuring Paul Amy and the Pirogue Boys. 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: 4:30pm-8:00pm
Cost: $5-$8; Children 12 & under: Free
Phone: 318-557-9051

2017 Battle of the Badges
Dates: 8/12/2017
Catch all the action as the policemen take on the firemen in this exciting boxing event!
Address:  4099 Northeast Dr
Monroe, LA 71209
Time: 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Cost: $25 Premium Seating and $10 General Admission in advance; $30 Premium & $15 General Admission at the door
Phone: 318-381-1812

Roe City Roller Derby: Feel the Teal
Dates: 8/12/2017
Cheer on the Roe City Rollers as they take on the Cajun Roller Girls.
Address:  401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway
Monroe, LA 71210
Time: Doors open at 5:00 pm; whistle blows at 6:00 pm
Cost: $10 in advance; $15 at the door; Kids 10 & under free
Phone: 318-329-2225

3v3 Live Soccer Tournament
Dates: 8/19/2017
NELSA Soccer is hosting a 3v3 tournament on August 19th starting at 9am. Games will be fast paced and fun. Teams U6 and up are welcome to join. Register by August 14 to participate at the link below.
Address:  8475 Millhaven Road
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: Games begin at 9:00 am
Cost: $185 for up to 6 players
Phone: 318-329-2454

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