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Liberty Bash brings makers and music to downtown Monroe

The first Liberty Bash and second annual Pub Crawl will be held on Saturday, July 2 beginning at 11 a.m. at La Bella, at 231 Desiard Street in Monroe.

The Liberty Bash will start off with a Creators Gallery at the Palace and Palace Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This will include over 40 vendors, live music, jujitsu, and food trucks.

This event is free to the public.

Beginning at 4 p.m., the Pub Crawl will start at La Bella. The route will weave through downtown Monroe, ending at Downtown Billiards. Twelves restaurants and bars are a part of this crawl. "At the end, you'll meet us at Downtown Billiards, and we will have a bunch of swag, giveaways, and prizes that you'll be entered to win," said Dustin Underwood, owner of La Bella.

The fireworks show will begin at 9 p.m. at the river.

Sydney Russo is originally from West Monroe, Louisiana. She is currently enrolled in The University of Louisiana at Monroe and is studying Communications. Her concentration is in Digital Media.