City of West Monroe

The Krewe of Janus (KOJ) is hosting its 37th annual Mardi Gras Parade this Saturday, February 15, at 6:00 p.m. The parade will begin on Antique Alley's Natchitoches Street in downtown West Monroe and will work its way through the Twin Cities to end at Oliver Road. This year's theme is 'The Magic of Fairytales'.

Earlier in the day, there will also be a chance to see two other parades sponsored by the Krewe. The Children's Parade will start at 10 a.m. in the Pecanland Mall parking lot, and the PAWs Pet Parade kicks off in downtown West Monroe at 1 p.m. 

The Downtown Arts Alliance is hosting the holiday-themed Downtown Gallery Crawl on Thursday, Dec. 5 from 5 to 9 p.m. Guests are encouraged to wear their tacky Christmas sweaters as they enjoy their time at the crawl's two locations: downtown Monroe and West Monroe.

This year's holiday crawl will include food and drinks, live music, visual art of all kinds, and opportunities to buy unique Christmas presents from local vendors. A free shuttle service will run between Monroe and West Monroe, so guests can get the complete experience on both sides of the river. /

Glenn Springfield, the Public Information Officer at the Sherrif's Office, came into the station to share some tips and tricks for people going out on Halloween night. 

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The West Monroe-West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Wild Wild West Street Dance this Saturday, November 2, from 7 - 10 p.m. The event is at downtown West Monroe's Alley Park located on Trenton and Natchitoches Street. Tickets are $30 per person or $300 for a whole table.

Update: Ouachita Live has been moved indoors to 111 Cotton Street in West Monroe.

Ouachita Live's last concert of the season will be this Friday, Oct. 25, from 5:30 - 9 pm. There will be a pre-performance by Mama and the Outlaw followed by rising country stars, the Chase Tyler Band. The concert is at downtown West Monroe's 111 Cotton Street event center, and the concert is free to the public.

A group of different organizations have come together to sponsor National Prescription Take-Back Day in Northeast Louisiana this Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10 am - 2 pm. Everyone is encouraged to bring their outdated perscription drugs, especially narcotics, in order to properly dispose of them.

The drop-off sites include: Super 1 Foods - Bastrop, Ruston, Monroe, and West Monroe; Brookshire's - Monroe, West Monroe, and Farmerville; and La. State Police, Troop F - Monroe.

The Monroe Symphony Orchestra is beginning its 49th season this Saturday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. with a full orchestra concert. The theme for the concert will be "Sound of New Worlds" which will highlight music associated with science fiction and fantasy.

The Monroe Symphony Orchestra (MSO) is comprised of local professional musicians that come together each year to continue the tradition of classical music in northeast Louisiana. This concert is geared towards getting more and more of the community involved with a fascinating theme: fantasy.

The Northeast Louisiana Master Gardeners Association is partnering with St. Paschal Catholic Church to combine their events. The 28th annual St. Paschal Herbal Herbal Harvest Arts and Crafts Festival and the Master Gardeners' fall bulb and plant sale will be this Saturday, Oct. 19, at the West Monroe Convention Center. 

Guests can do everything from shopping for beautiful plants at the festival to learning how to cook with herbs with the Master Gardeners. The event is free to the public and will be from 9 am - 4 pm.

City Of West Monroe Seeks Artist For 2020 Art Show

Oct 14, 2019
City of West Monroe /

The City of West  Monroe is in need of visual artwork to be displayed at City Hall in 2020.

The featured artwork will highlight the people we love and the different things that make our community a great place to live. 

Artists should submit a single PDF of their work to the West Monroe Mayor's Office before December 6, 2019. If selected, artists will be notified by December 20.

For more information, contact the Mayor's Office at (318) 396-2600 or

The Northeast Louisiana Celtic Festival is returning to Kiroli Park in West Monroe for its 15th year this Saturday, October 5. The festival will feature music from Celtic folk groups, traditional step dancing, and storytelling.

Festivities kick off at 10 a.m. on Kiroli Park's main stage and last until 7:00 p.m. Admission is $5 per person and free to children 10 and under.