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Downtown West Monroe Revitalization Group presents July Fireworks

Downtown West Monroe will be celebrating Independence Day with a firework show that can be seen from both Downtown West Monroe and Downtown Monroe.

The firework show will begin at 9 p.m. and will be shot from the Endom Bridge over the Ouachita River. They can be viewed from Downtown Monroe, Downtown West Monroe, or the West Monroe Levee.

The fireworks show is difficult to make happen. In order for it to occur, permits are required and it is costly. Adrienne Lafrance-Wells, with Downtown West Monroe, said "It was about $1,000 a minute. This year is a 15-minute show... It has gone up about $1,500. So, it is about $1,100 a minute now."

Downtown West Monroe will have food trucks in Alley Park beginning at 11 a.m. They will be available until the start of the firework show at 9 p.m. There will also be live music being played at various restaurants.

Kendra Scott will have a pop-up shop located in the downtown office at Alley Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. A portion of the proceeds from sales will benefit downtown community projects.

Flying Heart will have Cowboy Mouth performing at a ticketed concert with local artists playing before.

JAC's Craft Smokehouse will have live music with Smackwater Band beginning at 7 p.m. The band will pause for the fireworks and resume for another hour after the fireworks. This concert is free to attend.

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.