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Blood Drive

Blood Drive

Come help us give the gift of life.  Join us in the City Hall Council Chambers from 10 am- 3 pm.

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First Friday Concert - Swingin’ Medallions

Join us for the close of the 2017 season, as we welcome back the Swingin' Medallions!  VIP tables are available for $150/table (seating for 8), space is limited. General admission to the concert is free, just be sure to bring your own lawn chair if you don't reserve a table! Email or call (770) 266-5331 if you have questions.

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Alive After 5

Join us for an evening of shopping and dining at your favorite downtown business the first Thursday of each month April through October!  Alive After 5 gives you the opportunity to support your local businesses after traditional hours.  Shop the latest inventory, enjoy open mic night at The Cotton Cafe, Trivia Night at Amici, or dinner...

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Hometown Teams Smithsonian Exhibit

Have you heard?  The Smithsonian is coming to Monroe!!  Join as we celebrate "Hometown Teams, how sports shaped America" at the Monroe Museum September 16th through October 28th.  This exhibit has been made possible in Georgia by Georgia Humanities in partnership with the University of West Georgia.  Hometown Teams  is a...

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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.  The...

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Paws in the Park

Now accepting sponsors.  Click HERE for details.

Bring your family and furry friend to Childers Park (next to the Monroe-Walton Library on Spring Street) Saturday,October 14th for our 4th 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...

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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 from  while visiting our downtown businesses to view art work from local artists.  

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Candlelight Shopping-Thursdays through December 21st

Join us each Thursday in November and December for Candlelight Shopping in Downtown Monroe!  Stroll the tree lit streets of our beautiful downtown and enjoy shopping and dining with your favorite merchants.  Businesses will be open until 8:00 pm for you to shop local for your Christmas gifts.  Activities are planned, so stay tuned...

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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.  Join us at 6:30 pm for our 64th Annual Christmas Parade.   

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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. 

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.

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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