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Downtown Gallery Crawl is Hot!

August is hot, hot, hot—and so is the art in downtown Monroe and West Monroe! As always on the first Thursday of every even-numbered month, people of all ages will visit with happy neighbors while reveling in live music, good…

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Explore ELsong Gardens

By Tanya M. Shlosman “Father loved to relate to our friends that the building of the formal garden was Emy-Lou’s new song: so, we named the home and garden ELsong.” The beautiful ELsong Garden at the Biedenharn Museum & Gardens…

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Discover Summer: Monroe-West Monroe Instagram Contest

From July 11 through Labor Day weekend, the Monroe-West Monroe Convention and Visitor Bureau wants you to discover summer like never before with the Discover Summer Instagram Contest. This contest is as easy as one, two, three. All you have to…

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5 Things You Should Know About Chef Blake Phillips

by Jerrica B. Do you like to have your finger on the pulse of the Monroe culinary scene? I got you.   Blake Phillips has been the chef at Restaurant Sage in Monroe for two years now. Basically, he’s the…

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Faith, Family, & Fireworks

by Janna J.  If you are looking for a wholesome patriotic event the whole family will enjoy for the Fourth of July weekend look no further than Monroe-West Monroe. The Duck Commander crew invites you to celebrate our nation’s independence…

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6 Places to Find Gluten-Free Options in Monroe-West Monroe

by Jerrica B. We all know that Ouachita Parish is home to some of the most delicious food. Our local restaurants boast a wide variety of flavors and cuisines. However, there are some whose options are limited. For those of…

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10 Can’t Miss Summer Events in Monroe-West Monroe

By Janna J. Louisiana Music and Food Festival May 21-Start summer 2016 off the Cajun way at the Louisiana Music and Food Festival. Come with an empty stomach and a full wallet to enjoy a Louisiana Saturday full of great…

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Coca-Cola BBQ Wings from the Biedenharn Museum & Gardens

by Tanya S. Anytime is a good time to enjoy a Coke but summer time is a special time to remember childhood memories while having fun with your little ones and extended family. As you make new memories this year,…

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5 Reasons to check out Geeks Along the River

by Lindsey W. Geeks Along the River at the Monroe RiverMarket is the Saturday in Monroe. Below is a list of 5 things you can’t miss. Show off your costume design skills at the Cosplay contest. How well can you represent and…

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From Where I Stand

by Jerrica B. This year was the 9th annual photo contest hosted by the Monroe-West Monroe Conventions and Visitors Bureau. For the past few years, we’ve partnered with BayouLife. The theme this year was “From Where I Stand.” We had…

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