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Red Velvet Cake War

The Red Velvet Cake War: April 18th - May 3rd

Red Velvet Cake WayHave Your Cake and Eat It, Too, With This Delicious Southern Comedy! This riotously funny Southern-baked comedy follows three cousins-Gaynelle, Peaches and Jimmie Wyvette-as they attempt to throw a family reunion. Their outrageous antics have the whole town of Sweetgum talking. Things spin hilariously out-of-control when a neighbor's pet devours...

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CANCELLED-Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt

Annual Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt has been cancelled due to rain. 

This event is sponsored by the Monroe Junior Service League. It is free to the community and held at the McDaniel-Tichenor House. This year there is a new twist to the Easter Egg Hunt which includes a weenie roast for all children before the egg hunt at 7:00pm. The event is...

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Great American Clean Up

Great American Cleanup

In honor of Earth Day and Georgia Cities Week, we are cleaning up our city! Join with your neighbors on April 21-25 to clean up our town. During the week there will be NO CHARGE to residents within the city limits for trash dumping at the Public Works Transfer Station, 213 Cherry Hill Road. Here are some ways you can make an impact:

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Drug Take Back Day

Dea Got Drugs

Bring them to the Monroe Police Department parking lot on Wayne Street in downtown. 

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Walton County Student Art Show, April 3 - 27

Mag Artshow

The Monroe Art Guild invites the public to view the Middle & High Schools' Show. The show represents art selected by art teachers in both private and public middle and high schools from across the county. The show will close with a Reception on Sunday, April 27 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm.

Schools include:


  • Carver Middle
  • Loganville Middle
  • Youth...

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Walton County Celebrates Law Day

Walton County Bar Association Cordially Invites You
To A Community Forum

Serving on a Jury:
The Right and Duty of a Citizen

6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, May 1, 2014
Historic Walton County Courthouse - 111 S. Broad Street
Monroe, Georgia 30655

Light refreshments will be served. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Please e-mail any...

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The Jagged Stones

First Friday Concert Series - The Jagged Stones

VOTE for the concert t-shirt design!

The 2014 1st Friday Concert Series is all set! 
7:00 P.M. on the HISTORIC COURTHOUSE LAWN

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

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Art Emerging Reception

Art Emerging is a special show presented by art students from Monroe Area High School.  The event will coincide with our First Friday Concert Series in Downtown.  The reception will be from 5 to 8 pm at 208 S. Broad Street (across from the Monroe Art Guild). There will be free food, good music, & great art! 


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Monroe Antique Days

Dealers spots still available - If you'd like to be a vendor, download the vendor info.  You can also email.

Join us for a weekend of antiques in Downtown Monroe!  In addition to our over 250,000 square feet of antiques, we will be hosting the Spring Place Antique Market at the Walton Mill with Dixie Moon Vintage.   There...

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Movie Night

Movie on the Lawn

Come see an outdoor movie on the lawn, Saturday night, May 3rd!!! More details to come soon about what will be showing and other festivities.  This event is held in conjunction with Monroe Antique Days.

Sponsored by:
 Grace MonroeCrossfit at the Monroe Mill

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Monroe Farmers Market-Opening Day

Located on Court Street in Downtown Monroe.

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...

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Super Summer Kids Activity Fair

Visit the Historic Courthouse and Court Street 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 with this spring season. 

There...

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Blessing Of The Animals

Blessing of the Animals

Bring your family pet (fish, rabbit, dog, cat, etc) to Monroe First United Methodist's Blessing of the Animals Service! The service begins at 9 am, and Pastor Dane will bless each one of the animals present. Afterwards, join everyone for a fair showcasing the many animal-centered services and businesses in our area. 

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Remembering Monroe Show

The Monroe Area Cultural & Heritage Museum is inviting the community to join in the celebration of Monroe’s past at an Opening Reception for the “Remembering Monroe” art show on May 13. The show will run from May 7 – 30, 2014.

“Remembering Monroe is a show featuring pieces from residents who have their items on loan for the duration of the...

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Spring Fling to raise support for 'Catch the Critters to Stop the Litters'

Spring Fling, May 18th, 12-3pm

There will be free food and raffles...lots of fun including games, pony rides, face painting, pet portraits, bake sales and much more!

What is the goal of Monroe Veterinary Clinic, our sponsors and donors?  To humanely prevent the downtown feral cat population from EXPLODING.  Spaying 100 of our current...

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First Friday Concert Series - The Kinchafoonee Cowboys

The 2014 1st Friday Concert Series is all set! 
7:00 P.M. on the HISTORIC COURTHOUSE LAWN

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

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Taste Of The Market

Taste of the Market

The event will be held on the old courthouse lawn from 10 am to 12 noon. The event will feature brunch items or baked goods prepared by area chefs using locally grown produce from our Farmers Market vendors. Each serving will be in tasting portions. 

Tickets will be sold for tastings, 3 tickets for $5.00 or 15 tickets for $20.00. Purchase...

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The Tams

First Friday Concert Series - The Tams

The 2014 1st Friday Concert Series is all set! 
7:00 P.M. on the HISTORIC COURTHOUSE LAWN

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

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The Swingin Medallions

First Friday Concert Series - The Swingin' Medallions

The 2014 1st Friday Concert Series is all set! 
7:00 P.M. on the HISTORIC COURTHOUSE LAWN

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

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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 the Children's Costume Contest! Register between 10am-1pm.... Costume Contest will...

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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.  

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Christmas Parade

Join us for Downtown Monroe's 61st Annual Christmas Parade!
Parade will start at 6:00 pm and will travel down Broad Street going from south to north. We will post entry forms and more details for the parade in October. Last year was our biggest parade to date, and we are expecting 2014 to be just as spectacular. 

Registration is limited to...

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Candlelight Shopping

Join us in Downtown Monroe as we celebrate the joys of the holiday season!  Thursdays  (December 11, and 18th) come and experience Christmas time in Downtown Monroe!  Stroll the sidewalks to view the beautiful light displays, visit with Santa, listen to carolers, pet live reindeer, and soak in this special time of year.

Stores in...

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Winterfest

Winterfest features a Snow Tubing Slide, Obstacle Course, Moon Walk, Penguin Scavenger Hunt around downtown, hot chocolate and marshmallow roasting. Winterfest 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 by DJ Mustang Charlie. 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.

LightnewLight Up the Night

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 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