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Movie @ the Library

Movie night fun continues at a little earlier time- 4:30 pm for Fantastic Beasts!  As always, movies are FREE and snacks and drinks are provided!  

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Monroe-Walton County Library
217 West Spring Street
Monroe, GA 30655

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Rock for Relay

Join the Clearview Cancer Crushers for an evening of music and fun in Downtown to benefit Relay for Life!  This event takes place on March 30 from 7:00-10:00 pm and features a showcase of local music talent including Funky Bluester!  Admission is $10 to enjoy the show or $20 to enjoy drinks and the show.  In addition to great...

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Cancer Crushers 5K

Walton County Government Cancer Crushers are raising money for their relay for life team. The run/walk takes place through the historic parts of Monroe. Help the team raise money to try to find a cure for this horrible disease that takes too many lives and hurts so many people! $25 race fee before March 15th and $30 after. Registration starts at...

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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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Dog-Gone Easter Bone Hunt

Join Charity and the rest of the Monroe Animal Care Hospital Crew on April 8th!
Registration begins at 10:30am and ends at 11:15am
The Children’s Easter Egg Hunt will begin promptly at 11:30am
The Dog-Gone Easter Bone Hunt will begin promptly at 11:45am
Weather permitting, we plan to have other fun activities like face painting and cookie...

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Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt

Don't miss this Easter tradition in Monroe!

Annual Easter Egg Hunt at McDaniel-Tichenor House hosted by Monroe Junior Service League.

FREE Hot Dog Dinner (for the first 250 people) at 7:00 and the Egg Hunt starts at 8:00 p.m. We will have different areas divided by age, so you can bring little kids and big kids, ages 1-10. Don't forget your...

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The Great American Clean up-April 17-21

Residents of the City of Monroe (city limit’s only), the week of April 17-21, 2017 the City of Monroe will be participating in the “Great American Cleanup”. During this week, any resident (no business’ please) wishing to bring garbage, trash, scrap metal, and tires (limit ten) to the City of Monroe Transfer Station will be able to do so without...

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Food Truck Friday

Food Truck Friday is back!!  Join us on Friday, April 21st 11:00 am - 2:00 pm for lunch on the mill lawn or dinner and music on the lawn from 6:30-9:30 pm.  Proceeds will benefit Team Up Mentoring. More details on participating trucks coming soon!

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Citywide Neighborhood Clean Up-April 22nd

Help us clean our town! Join us for our spring Clean up Day on April 22nd with your neighbors, organization or non-profit and clean up an area of Monroe.   Meet at City Hall at 8:30 and end at noon.  More details coming soon!

 

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Tea at Mrs. Tichenor's

In keeping with our English tradition, this afternoon high tea for ladies offers a menu of dainty sandwiches, scones with jam and butter, cakes, and cookies all served with a variety of hot teas. Join your friends and the opportunity to meet new friends while enjoying a relaxing cup of hot tea. Each table is uniquely decorated by our community...

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Fit 4 Life 5K

Join CrossFit Monroe in supporting Hands of Hope in the 2nd Annual Fit 4 Life 5K.  Proceeds from the race will benefit Hands Of Hope. HOH is a local non profit that provides services for individuals with special needs.  Their dream is to convert Hammond Park into an integrated playground for everyone to play, catering to those with...

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Taste of the Market Farm to Table Dinner

We are excited to announce the first annual Farm to Table Dinner Experience!   Gift Certificates are available now for purchase.  Stop by the the Monroe Visitors Center, or email lwalker@monroega.gov.  

Are you interested in being a part of this event?  Click HERE for SPONSORSHIP information.  

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It Takes a Village 5k

Calling all runners and walkers......Join us for  the It Takes A Village 5k.  This event is a fundraiser supporting Cali, a young lady battling breast cancer.  To learn more about Cali and to follow her journey, click HERE.  

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First Friday Concert Series - May

Join us as we welcome The Jake Bartley Band back to downtown Monroe!  Music begins at 7 pm. 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 (no tables please) if you don't reserve a table! Email or call (770) 267-5331 if you...

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Monroe Farmers Market

The market is operated and comprised by its membership of farmers, growers, and artisans. 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...

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Farmers Market Opening Day Spring Fling & Kids Fest

Visit the Historic Courthouse, Court Street and Midland Avenue to see our local businesses and organizations that will be promoting their Summer Activities for children. This is also the opening day of our Monroe Farmers Market! Stroll through downtown to visit our local businesses and see what all they have to offer this spring...

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First Friday Concert Series - June

The Kinchafoonee Cowboys are back!  Get out your boots and join us Downtown for an evening of great music and fun!  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) 267-5331 if...

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First Friday Concert Series - August

Don't miss The Tams return to Downtown!  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) 267-5331 if you have questions.

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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) 267-5331 if you have questions.

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Hometown Teams Snithsonian 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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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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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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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.

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