Freedom Trees 11/11/2015 to 01/1/2016 Start off the season with the tree lighting ceremony of the Chennault Aviation & Military Museum Freedom Trees honoring veterans with a patch, ribbon, medal, or photo from their military service. On November 11, the trees will be turned on at a Special Ceremony at 5 pm.
Santa's Christmas Village 11/21/2015 to 12/22/2015 A holiday wonderland with ice skating, snow, make and take ornaments, cookie decorating, and special visits with Santa! Don’t miss the talking and singing Tree-Jays and the new toboggan ride!
Holiday Lights 11/21/2015 to 01/1/2016 Don't miss the lights in Downtown Monroe & West Monroe or TreeJays at the Northeast Louisiana Children's Museum each night. Follow our lights to the beautiful displays at the Downtown RiverMarket and more!
Mardi Gras in Monroe-West Monroe
Join us in Monroe-West Monroe for our 2016 Mardi Gras. The day is full of family fun and Mardi Gras adventures. Below you will find the schedule of events for Saturday, January 30!
Schedule of Events
9:00 am to 3:00 pm - Twin City Mardi Gras Cook-Off Kick-off Mardi Gras with a cook-off at the University of Louisiana at Monroe in the Grove.
10:30 am - Krewe of Janus Children's Mardi Gras Parade
Complete with beads and floats and Mardi Gras fun at Pecanland Mall's Center Court. Registration begins at 9:30 am and the first 100 participants receive a goody bag!
1:00 pm - 10th 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.
6 pm - Krewe of Janus Mardi Gras Parade: Jean Lafitte Treasures 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.