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2017 Ark-La-Miss Fair
09/21/2017 to 10/1/2017
The Fair has been a major part of Monroe/West Monroe for decades. It brings joy and fun to family and friends while providing a great way to give back to the community! For a daily schedule of events, visit the website! We'll see you at the fair!

Landry Vineyards presents: Mike McKenzie Band
Landry Vineyards winery outdoor concert featuring Mike McKenzie Band! A mix of Country,Rock and Funk 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!

2017 River Rat Paddle Challenge
Paddle down the historic Ouachita River in this exciting, competitive event. The route starts at the Bayou D'arbonne Boat Ramp and finishes at Trapp's. The race will be about 6 and a half miles long and will include divisions for paddleboards, canoes, and kayaks (multiple lengths/styles) for men, women, and children. Be sure to hang out at Trapp's after the race for the awards ceremony and after party! Proceeds will benefit Horse Assisted Therapy Services of North Louisiana.

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Mardi Gras in Monroe-West Monroe

 Join us in Monroe-West Monroe for our 2017 Mardi Gras. The day is full of family fun and Mardi Gras adventures. Below you will find the schedule of events for Saturday, February 18!

Click HERE for Mardi Gras Hotel Specials!

Schedule of Events

Complete with beads and floats and Mardi Gras fun at Pecanland Mall's Center Court. Registration begins at 9:00 am and the first 100 participants receive a goody bag!
1:30 pm - 11th Annual Krewe of Paws Mardi Gras Pet Parade
See a twist on the traditional Mardi Gras festivities with pets of all sorts in costumes and floats, and of course plenty of beads along their parade route in Antique Alley! If you are interested in entering your pet, please see the registration information on our Calendar of Events Listing Page.

5:00 pm - Downtown River Jam Mardi Gras Party

Jim Taylor Auto Group presents Downtown River Jam featuring Nathan and the Zydeco Cha-Chas live on the Skent-N-Dent stage in the Old Coca-Cola Building! Enjoy music, food, a full bar, free beer samplings by Choice Brands, and MORE while you wait for the parade! Enjoy a front row seat on Walnut for the parade without camping all day. 

Join us for Mardi Gras fun in Downtown West Monroe and Monroe as lighted floats and marching bands parade through the Twin Cities.

Krewe of Janus Mardi Gras Parade Route
Click HERE to download a route map.


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