Monroe-West Monroe, Louisiana
Events Calendar
Downtown Gallery Crawl
Dates: 4/2/2015
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: 5-9 pm
Cost: free
Phone: 318-503-5125


Disney Junior Live on Tour! Pirate&Princess Adventure
Dates: 4/3/2015
Get swept up in the excitement as Sofia and her family prepare for a royal celebration that helps us all learn the true meaning of being a princess with a special appearance from Cinderella. Then it's off to Never Land where Jake and his swashbuckling friends Izzy and Cubby, with a little help from Peter Pan, battle Captain Hook to unlock treasure hidden inside a mysterious volcano. It's danger and dueling on the high seas as Jake discovers what it takes to be a true hero. Filled with new music, amazing effects, thrilling action and endless surprises, your whole family will sing, shout, and soar into the action when Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt sails into your hometown.
Address:  401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway
Monroe, LA 71210
Time: 1st show at 3:30/ 2nd show at 6:30
Cost: Ticket Prices Vary
Phone: 318-329-2225


Kids' Market Day
Dates: 4/4/2015
Kid’s Market Day at the Downtown RiverMarket will be a blast for the whole family! Watch for special appearances by Elsa & Olaf, musical performance by Jeremy Ross, SYAA on tour performing their talents, and line dancing performed by the locally known and loved Southern Sass dance group. Don’t forget that the Easter Bunny himself will be hopping into the RiverMarket to share his eggs, candy, and Easter cheer with the children. Also come enjoy produce, artisan handmade items, food, and entertainment in a “town square” setting. Don't miss out on all the fun!
Address:  316 South Grand
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Phone: 318-807-9985


Easter at the Biedenharn Museum - Snapshot Saturdays and Religious Sculpture Exhibit
Dates: 4/4/2015
Monroe's Biedenharn Museum and Gardens celebrates the sacred and the secular this Easter with a sculpture exhibit focusing on the Fourteen Stations of the Cross and special admission to the garden for photography including photo opportunities with the Easter bunny. Stations of the Cross is on loan from the Museum of Biblical Arts in Dallas and will be returning there the first week of May. The exhibit is open to the public Tuesday - Saturday from 10-4. The Biedenharn invites non-professional photographers to click away during its annual Snapshot in the Gardens.
Address:  2006 Riverside Drive
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 11:00am-4:00pm
Cost: $5 per person
Phone: 318-387-5281


Prothonotary Warbler Nest Box Building Workshop
Dates: 4/4/2015
Come and join Audubon Louisiana's Director of Bird Conservation to learn more about prothonotary warblers and build a nest box for you to take home. We will be going on a walk and perhaps banding a warbler as well as constructing the nest boxes out of things that you might have at home.
Address:  480 Richland Pl Drive
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Cost: free
Phone: 318-387-1114


Full Moon Walk/ Scavenger Hunt at Black Bayou Lake NWR
Dates: 4/4/2015
Join a ranger for a guided walk and test your observation skills on the trail and then enjoy the full moon coming up over the lake.
Address:  480 Richland Pl Drive
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: 7:00pm
Cost: free
Phone: 318-387-1114


My Mini Masur Drop In Activity
Dates: 4/4/2015
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


Zoo Easter Eggstravaganza
Dates: 4/4/2015
The Zoo Easter Eggstravaganza is an annual event that welcomes more than 2,000 visitors to a prize-filled fun day. More than 30,000 eggs are placed around the zoo pavilion in a series of age appropriate egg hunts. A prize can be found in the egg that can be redeemed at the prize table.
Address:  1405 Bernstein Park Road
Monroe, LA 71202
Time: 11:00am-12:30pm
Cost: Special Event Admission $5.00; Children 1 year and under are free
Phone: 318-329-2400


Tool Demonstration at Poverty Point World Heritage Site
Dates: 4/5/2015
Come and watch the rangers demonstrate the tools used by early inhabitants to build, hunt, and create other articles used in their culture.
Address:  6859 Highway 577
Pioneer, LA 71266
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Cost: $4 per person
Phone: 888-926-5492


Meals From Around The World
Dates: 4/7/2015
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: 7:00-8:30pm
Cost: $25 per person
Phone: 318-237-4859


Chinese Language Classes at Chennault Aviation & Military Museum
Dates: 4/7/2015
The Chennault Aviation & Military Museum is now offering Chinese language classes. The classes will provide an elementary understanding of Mandarin Chinese and an introduction to Chinese culture. Classes begin April 7 and will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuition is $600, including textbook and supplies. Funds raised will be used to support the museum.
Address:  701 Kansas Lane
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm
Cost: $600
Phone: (318) 362-5540


Wine Over Water
Dates: 4/9/2015
Hosted by ULM's Ouachita Parish Alumni Chapter, Wine over Water has been recognized as an exemplary alumni event in the country by the council for the Advancement and Support of Education. Do not miss this opportunity to support our local university, to raise scholarship funding, and to enjoy a very memorable evening on the delightful University of Louisiana Monroe campus.
Address:  700 University Avenue
Monroe, LA 71209
Time: 7:00pm-10:00pm
Cost: Tickets starting at $60
Phone: 318-342-5420


Downtown River Jam
Dates: 4/10/2015
Join us for Downtown RiverJam held in the heart of downtown Monroe. This event is featuring Knuclestone. So, join us for some live music, cold brews, and a beautiful view of downtown!
Address:  110 DeSiard Street
Monroe, LA 71291
Time: 5:00pm-9:00pm
Cost: Free


Spring Fest 2015
Dates: 4/10/2015
Northeast Louisiana Master Gardener's seventh annual spring plant sale will feature Louisiana super plants as well as vegetables & herbs, hanging baskets, and much more. Mark your calendars!
Address:  1700 North 7th
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: 12:00-6:00pm
Phone: 318-322-2203


Karen Peck and New River in concert
Dates: 4/11/2015
In Honor of William Letrell McGrew's 100 years, Karen Peck and New River will be in concert on Saturday, April 11th at Mt Vernon Baptist Church.
Address:  215 Mt. Vernon Church Rd
West Monroe, LA 71292
Time: 6:00pm
Cost: Free
Phone: 318-323-0055


Oodles of Noodles
Dates: 4/11/2015
Come enjoy The Great Pasta Cook-Off and Silent Auction benefitting Family Promise of Ouachita! Sample different pastas and vote for the best one! Features live music by Paul Ford Trio. Price of admission includes pastas to sample as well as salad, bread, and a drink.
Address:  401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway
Monroe, LA 71210
Time: 5:00-7:00pm
Cost: $10 per person or $20.00 per family.
Phone: 318-329-2225


Landry Vineyards presents: Easy Eddie & The Party Rockers
Dates: 4/11/2015
Landry Vineyards winery outdoor concert featuring Easy Eddie & The Party Rockers! A mix of Classic Rock and R&B 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: Per person: $8; Childern 12 & under: Free
Phone: 318-557-9051


All Sports Day at the RiverMarket
Dates: 4/11/2015
Enjoy this destination to shop and gather on the picturesque Ouachita River. This french-style market has a variety of culture, education and entertainment. The RiverMarket offers produce, artisan handmade items, food, and entertainment in a “town square” setting. Don't miss out on all the fun!
Address:  316 South Grand
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Phone: 318-807-9985


Nature Base Night Hike
Dates: 4/11/2015
Come for a guided tour along the paths of Poverty Point to observe nature at dusk. Guests can also discuss noises and animals viewed during the tour. The hike will include spider sniffing, and hot chocolate and storytelling around a campfire.
Address:  6859 Highway 577
Pioneer, LA 71266
Time: Dusk
Cost: $4 per person
Phone: 888-926-5492


Meals From Around The World
Dates: 4/14/2015
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: 7:00-8:30pm
Cost: $25 per person
Phone: 318-237-4859


Chennault Aviation & Military Museum to host presentation by Hump pilot J.V. Vinyard
Dates: 4/14/2015
On Tuesday, April 14, the Chennault Aviation & Military Museum will host a presentation by J.V. Vinyard, WWII veteran and Hump pilot. Vinyard was only 18 years old when he joined the U.S. Army Air Forces in March 1942. He would go on to complete 87 round trip missions over "the Hump", the treacherous 525 mile flight path from India to China that took planes directly over the Himalayas.
Address:  701 Kansas Lane
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 6:00-7:00pm
Cost: Free
Phone: (318) 362-5540


West Monroe v. West Ouachita High School Relay Softball Game
Dates: 4/15/2015
Come and join the West Monroe and West Ouachita softball girls in their annual relay game in support of the American Cancer Society. Admission is free, however donations are encouraged. The game starts at 5:30PM. Cheer on your favorite school and softball player as we continue the fight against cancer!
Address:  201 Riggs Street
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: 5:30PM
Cost: Free
Phone: 318-398-9603


Relay for Life of Ouachita Parish
Dates: 4/17/2015
We welcome you to join the Ouachita Parish Relay for Life Committee and Team Captains as we relay all for the fight against cancer! This annual event is held on by the American Cancer Society and is free and open to the public. Come and enjoy a night of games, food, laughing, and celebration as we honor our local cancer survivors and remember those we lost to this disease.
Address:  201 Riggs Street
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: 6:00PM - 12:00AM
Cost: Free
Phone: 318-398-9603


Garden Symposium & Plant Sale
Dates: From 4/17/2015 to 4/18/2015
The Symposium celebrates its 25th year with three great speakers. The Plant Sale features many hard to get specimens.
Address:  2006 Riverside Drive
Monroe, LA 71201
Cost: $65 registration
Phone: 318-387-5281


LA Conservation Outdoors Weekend
Dates: From 4/17/2015 to 4/19/2015
LA Conservation Outdoors Weekend events inclue: Regions Archer Bowhunter Pro/ Am tour; 5-Stand clay shoot/ Mexican Dove Shoot; NASP Archery Shoot; 3-Gun Challenge (Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun); Amateur Archery Shoot
Address:  1311 Edwards Road
West Monroe, LA 71291
Phone: 318-807-1188


Fashion Fusion 2015
Dates: 4/18/2015
This high energy, runway-style fashion show is infused with dance performed by the Debbie Bourg School of Dance and is a benefit event for the Children's Coalition for Northeast Louisiana. The show features local fashion boutiques from the Monroe area and promotes shopping local, while promoting the work of the Children's Coalition.
Address:  901 Ridge Avenue
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: 7:00pm
Cost: $75 general admission
Phone: 318-396-5000


Food truck festival at the RiverMarket
Dates: 4/18/2015
Enjoy this destination to shop and gather on the picturesque Ouachita River. This french-style market has a variety of culture, education and entertainment. The RiverMarket offers produce, artisan handmade items, food, and entertainment in a “town square” setting. Don't miss out on all the fun!
Address:  316 South Grand
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Phone: 318-807-9985


Tea Talk and Tasting
Dates: 4/19/2015
English Garden Party - Bring your favorite tea cup and enjoy an afternoon tea while indulging in scones and tea sandwiches! Learn the differences in Afternoon (Low Tea) and High Tea (Meat Tea) and who inspired the traditions.
Address:  211 Trenton Street
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: 2:00-3:00
Cost: 10.00
Phone: 318-388-3920


Meals From Around The World
Dates: 4/21/2015
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: 7:00-8:30pm
Cost: $25 per person
Phone: 318-237-4859


Ballet Under The Stars
Dates: From 4/24/2015 to 4/25/2015
The annual Ballet Under the Stars is set to take stage at the Ballet Amphitheatre in beautiful Kiroli Park in West Monroe. This unique venue and ballet will offer new, original choreography in popular venues of dance created by some of your favorite choreographers.
Address:  820 Kiroli Road
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: 7:30pm
Cost: .50 cents per person
Phone: 318-396-4016


Ladies Day Out/ Fashion Show at the RiverMarket
Dates: 4/25/2015
Enjoy this destination to shop and gather on the picturesque Ouachita River. This french-style market has a variety of culture, education and entertainment. The RiverMarket offers produce, artisan handmade items, food, and entertainment in a “town square” setting. Don't miss out on all the fun!
Address:  316 South Grand
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Phone: 318-807-9985


Landry Vineyards presents: Code Blue & The Flatliners
Dates: 4/25/2015
Landry Vineyards winery outdoor concert featuring Code Blue & The Flatliners. A mix of 60's,70's,80's,& country 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: 4:00-7:30pm
Cost: $5-$8; Children 12 & under: Free
Phone: 318-557-9051


Nature Shots Photo Class
Dates: 4/25/2015
Join us for an exotic photography adventure where students will learn how to get the best nature shots possible when photographing the flowers and foilage. Taught by professional photographer Amy Shutt, in this workshop you will learn the basics of DSLR or mirrorless cameras.
Address:  2006 Riverside Drive
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 9:00am-2:00pm
Cost: $130 registration
Phone: 318-387-5281


Edible Wild Plants
Dates: 4/25/2015
This program will consist of a one-mile hike around the site to inform visitors of some of the native plants that the Poverty Point people would have most likely use for food.
Address:  6859 Highway 577
Pioneer, LA 71266
Time: 10:00am-1:00pm
Cost: $4 per person
Phone: 888-926-5492


Cake Tasting
Dates: 4/25/2015
Join us on the LAST Saturday of the month at 5pm for our monthly Cake Tasting. Weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, retirement parties, showers, or just the next party are all the perfect reason to come and sample our cakes and icings. Call and reserve your spot today!
Address:  405 Natchitoches Street
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: 5:00pm
Phone: 318-398-1954


Earth Day Celebration at Black Bayou Lake
Dates: 4/25/2015
Come for a family day of outdoor fun to celebrate Earth Day. We will have the Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo, hands on science with the ULM Chapter of the American Chemical Society, a birding by ear program, as well as several other ongoing activities and the turning of the Blue Goose.
Address:  480 Richland Pl Drive
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: 12-4
Cost: free
Phone: 318-387-1114


Chinese Language Classes at Chennault Aviation & Military Museum
Dates: 4/28/2015
The Chennault Aviation & Military Museum is now offering Chinese language classes. The classes will provide an elementary understanding of Mandarin Chinese and an introduction to Chinese culture. Classes begin April 7 and will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuition is $600, including textbook and supplies. Funds raised will be used to support the museum.
Address:  701 Kansas Lane
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm
Cost: $600
Phone: (318) 362-5540


Meals From Around The World
Dates: 4/28/2015
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: 7:00-8:30pm
Cost: $25 per person
Phone: 318-237-4859


Menopause: The Musical
Dates: 4/28/2015
Four women at a lingerie sale with nothing in common but a black lace bra AND memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex, and more! This hilarious musical parody set to classic tunes from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles!
Address:  401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway
Monroe, LA 71210
Cost: Ticket Prices Vary
Phone: 318-329-2225



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