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Walton Proud Day at Monroe Farmers Market

Join us at the Monroe Farmers Market as we celebrate Walton Proud Day at the Market.  Members of each of our four school systems from Walton County will join for a great morning of music, fun and school spirit.  Don't miss your chance to learn about our great education in Walton County and why we are all Walton Proud!!

Walton Proud Day

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Mural Day at the Monroe Farmers Market

Do you want to leave your mark on Monroe?  Join us for mural day at the Market!  On Saturday, August 29th from 8:30 am -12:30 pm members of Monroe Art Guild and artist Kim McMillan will be at the new mural in the alley accross from Court Street.  The community will have an opportunity to paint part of the mural from a simple...

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First Friday Concert - Swingin’ Medallions

Don't miss the final concert of the 2015 season!  

Arrive early for a special presentation from our local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution honoring our Vietnam Veterans- 6:30 pm 


FRIDAY night on the COURTHOUSE LAWN - 7:00pm. 

VIP tables are available for $150/table (seating for 8), space is limited. Reserve...

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Paws in the Park

Bring your family and furry friend to Childers Park (next to the Monroe-Walton Library on Spring Street) Saturday,October 10th for our 2nd Paws in the Park event!  The morning will  begin with a 5k run and 2k dog walk followed by our Fall Fest in Downtown Monroe.  Come support our efforts to build a dog park in Childers Park....

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Fall Fest

The leaves are changing.... the air is cooler.....Fall is in the air!  Downtown Monroe wants to make sure you enjoy the season at our annual Fall Fest!  Families can come to enjoy the sites, sounds, food and activities of Downtown Monroe. Don't miss our annual Children's Costume Contest! Register between 10am-1pm or here online....

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Light Up the Night

Join us for the first evening of lights in our beautiful downtown!  Come walk the lit, tree-line streets of our downtown and get ready for fall and winter seasons.  Enjoy live music while visiting our downtown businesses to view art work from local artists. 

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Christmas Parade

Tree lit streets.  Bands playing Christmas carols.  Children anxiously awaiting a glimpse of Santa.  There is nothing like the beauty and magic of Christmas in Downtown Monroe.  We are excited to announce our 62nd Annual Christmas Parade theme is "Hometown Heroes".  Help celebrate all of our local heroes from military...

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Candlelight Shopping-December 10

Join us in Downtown Monroe as we celebrate the joys of the holiday season!   Come and experience Christmas time in Downtown Monroe!  Stroll the sidewalks to view the beautiful light displays, visit with Santa and the Grinch, listen to carolers, pet live reindeer, and soak in this special time of year.

Stores in Downtown Monroe will be...

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Candlelight Shopping - December 18

Join us in Downtown Monroe as we celebrate the joys of the holiday season! Come and experience Christmas time in Downtown Monroe! Stroll the sidewalks to view the beautiful light displays, visit with Santa and the Grinch, listen to carolers, pet live reindeer, and soak in this special time of year.
Stores in Downtown Monroe will be open later on...

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Winter Fest

Winter Fest features a Snow Tubing Slide, Snow Play Area, Penguin Scavenger Hunt around downtown, hot chocolate and marshmallow roasting. Winter Fest is a time to come out of hibernation, and enjoy wintertime outdoors!

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Memories in Monroe Classic Car Show

Memories in Monroe Classic Car Show is an event is held every year in historic downtown Monroe with participants coming from all over the state of Georgia. All Cars participating in the show will be set up on Court Street, Midland Avenue, and Washington Street near the Historic Walton County Courthouse. Contestants and guests enjoy a special appearance by Sam Memmolo, host of Two Guys Garage on the Speed Channel and the popular radio show Sam’s Garage. Guests also enjoy classic rock and roll music by Cruzin to the Oldies DJ Tommy Landrum. No need to worry about packing a lunch, downtown restaurants are on hand at the food court serving both breakfast and lunch.

2 Super SummerThe Super Summer Kids Activity Fair

The Super Summer Kids Activity Fair is a great springtime opportunity for local businesses, churches and other organizations to come and advertise their summer activities for children. Super Summer is held in conjunction with the opening day of our Farmers Market. 

Farmers MarketThe Monroe Farmers Market

The Monroe Farmers Market is an initiative to encourage citizens to buy fresh, locally grown produce and goods.  The market is operated and comprised by its membership of farmers, growers, artisans and vendors. Our goal is to 1) provide local growers an outlet to showcase and market products; 2) publicize the importance of locally grown products; 3) provide opportunities for presentations and demonstrations related to agriculture, gardening, food safety and preparation; and 4) allow citizens of Monroe and the surrounding area the opportunity to buy healthy, locally grown products to enhance their quality of lifestyle.  Come out and join us each Saturday during the growing season to enjoy some family friendly activities along with shopping your local farmers market!

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First Friday Concert Series

The Summer Concert Series occurs on the First Friday evening of every month from May to September.  There are 6 summer concerts in all. On each of our concert evenings, spectators can come and enjoy the sounds of bands from the likes of Kinchafoonee Cowboys to the Swinging Medallions. There are VIP tables available for our sponsors and for purchase by the general public. There is also plenty of seating on the lawn and on Broad Street, which is closed to traffic for the event. Admission to the concerts if free and is open to all ages. People from all over Walton County and surrounding areas come to enjoy music, food and good times on the Historic Courthouse Lawn.

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Fall Fest

Fall Fest is the official kick off for the Fall Season in Downtown Monroe. Families can come and enjoy a day full of activities, costume contest, games and pony rides for children. Others can walk around and enjoy the change of weather, visiting our local downtown shops, dining in our restaurants, or enjoying live music and entertainment.

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Light Up the Night is an annual event to celebrate the lighting of the trees throughout Downtown Monroe. Businesses stay open late, restaurants are open for dining, local entertainers can be found stationed around the downtown area, and local art is on display as well. This is a great time to get in the mood for the upcoming Holiday season.

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Candlelight Shopping

Candlelight Shopping is a time for shoppers to come and fill their Holiday lists by supporting our local downtown merchants and enjoying later store hours, live music, and appearances by Santa Clause. You’ll find yourself ready for the Holiday season and enjoying your shopping while spending time with us on Thursday evenings.

ParadelogoThe Christmas Parade

The Christmas Parade is a long standing tradition of Downtown Monroe, and no holiday season is complete without it. Parade participants light up Broad Street with classic cars, horses, children’s groups, business floats, marching bands, performing arts groups, and many other things that showcase the vitality of our community! Purchase last year's DVD here

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