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Food Truck Friday

Food Truck Friday is back!!  Join us on Friday, October 19th, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm for lunch on the lawn of the Monroe Cotton Mills.  Food truck lineup coming soon.

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Drug Take BackDay

 National Take-Back Day is a safe, convenient, and responsible way to dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs. Bring your prescription drugs to the City of Monroe Police Department Municipal parking lot on Wayne Street on October 27th between 10:00 and 2:00.

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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 artwork from local students showcasing why I love my county.

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Taste of Monroe

The taste of Monroe is your opportunity to sample some of your favorite eateries in Monroe and get a sneak peek at some amazing restaurants coming soon!  Join us on November 4th from 5:00-7:00 pm at the beautiful McDaniel Tichenor for this fun and tasty event.  Purchase tickets in advance HERE.

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Candlelight Shopping-Thursdays until Dec. 20th

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 December 6th at 6:30 pm for our 65th Annual Christmas Parade.  This year's theme is "A Walton Proud Christmas" Celebrating...

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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. Guests 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, and artisan 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!


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. Admission to the concerts is free and open to all ages. People from all over Walton County and surrounding areas come to enjoy music, food and good times near 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 rides for children. Others can walk around and enjoy the change of weather, visit our local downtown shops, dine in our restaurants, and enjoy live music and 

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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 taking care of seasonal 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