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Lagniappe: Ouachita Live and Halloween events

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West Monroe Downtown Revitalization Group

WEST MONROE – A number of activities will take place in the City of West Monroe on Halloween weekend. Halloween will be observed in the City of West Monroe on Sunday, Oct. 31. Suggested times for trickor-treating are 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Routine police patrols will focus on residential neighborhoods during this time.

A “spooky trail” will be available at Kiroli Park, beginning on Wednesday, Oct. 27 through Sunday, Oct. 31. The spooky trail will be available for people of all ages to walk through during regular park hours. The park will be open each night until 7 p.m.

The Downtown West Monroe Revitalization Group will host Ouachita Live, a free outdoor concert, on Friday, Oct. 29 in Alley Park in the downtown area. The concert will take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and feature Doug Duffey & the BADD Band. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs, and Halloween costumes are encouraged.

Keep West Monroe Beautiful, Ouachita Green and the City of West Monroe will host “Fall Family Date Night” on Saturday, Oct. 30 at Kiroli Park from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event will include food trucks, vendors, carnival games, face painting and more. A costume contest will be held at 6 p.m. and an outdoor movie “Hocus Pocus” will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Admission to Fall Family Date night is $3 per person or $10 per vehicle.

The West Monroe Community Center will host a “Fall Spectacular Prevention Festival” on Saturday, Oct. 30 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the West Monroe Community Center, located at 400 S. 5th Street. Activities include preventive health information, fun and games, trunk ‘r treat, costume contest and other family-friendly activities.