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Christmas Parade

THE PARADE IS ON!  JOIN US TONIGHT!!

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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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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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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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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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Library Story & Craft Day

Join us for a Story & Craft Day at the downtown library.  Come create an awesome craft, free of charge! 

Address: Monroe-Walton County Library

217 West Spring Street
Monroe, GA 30655

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Ken Scott Show

Magic Show at the Library

Get ready for magical fun at the Monroe-Walton County Library! Ken Scott has over 20 years of experience, performing over 350 shows a year. He has entertained over a million people with his unique cutting edge programs. Ken is a THREE time winner of the Greater Atlanta Magician of the year award. Free admission. 2:00 pm.

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Needlework Group at the Libary

Whether you sew, knit, quilt, weave, or cross-stitch, bring your project to the Library to sew and chat!  Join us the first Friday of each month from 11:00-1:00 for sewing fun with follow crafters!

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First Friday Concert - Swingin’ Medallions- 9/15

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) 266-5334 if you have questions.

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Candlelight Shopping-Thursdays until Dec. 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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Memories in Monroe Classic Car Show

THE SHOW IN ON!!!!  

Forecast calls for chance morning rain and clear by noon.  We will extend registration until 2:00 pm to accommodate all entries.  Awards time may be extended if needed.  We are planning for a great day....Join us!

Don't miss out on your chance to win one of these amazing awards! 

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Monroe Then & Now

The Historical Society of Walton County presents Mr. Steve Brown, a trustee, teacher, avid photographer, and historian, who will take a photographic look at changes in Monroe over the last century.  The photos feature homes, businesses, schools, and neighborhoods that have changed over the years. 

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Miniature Evergreen Festival

The Annual Miniature Evergreen Festival will be Friday, November 10th, from 6:00 pm until 8:00pm at the McDaniel Tichenor House at 319 McDaniel Street, Monroe, Georgia 30655. 

The event includes a reception and silent auction where guests can enjoy delicious holiday food and beverages.  The auction includes many unique holiday crafts...

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Citywide Neighborhood Clean Up-April 22nd

Help us clean our town! Join us for our spring Cleanup Day on April 22nd with your neighbors, organization or non-profit and clean up an area of Monroe.   Meet at City Hall at 9:00 am and end at noon.  More details coming soon!

 

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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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Read to the Dogs

At the Monroe-Walton County library, every 1st Saturday at 12:30 pm, the Library hosts Reading Dogs from Therapy Dogs International. These certified therapy dogs provide a non threatening environment to encourage school age children to read. Come join us for a fun way to encourage children to read. For more info contact the Library at...

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Movie @ the Library

Come see Monroe on the big screen in Hidden Figures!  As always, the movie and snacks are FREE!

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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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Reptile Wrangler @ the Library

Come see live reptiles at the library! It has been Reptile Wrangler’s aim to educate children in the Atlanta, GA area about the exciting exotic animals in the world as well as entertaining them with a fun show they will enjoy. Ken Panse has been handling exotic animals for over 20 years. Since childhood, Ken has been an avid naturalist and...

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First Friday Concert Series - July

This is a reschedule from our May concert.  

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...

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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! Tickets are available now for purchase!

Dinner Menu:

Goat cheese topped arugula salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette
Pork 3-ways with cabbage
Herb roasted tri-colored carrots
Grilled Chicken kebabs
English peas with Bacon and creme fraiche
Spring polenta with radishes
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Monroe Art Guild Garden & Art Tour

Join us on Saturday, June 6th, for a Garden and Art Tour. Tickets are available for purchase at the Monroe Art Guild at 205 S Broad Street. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 day of Tour. 


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gloATL Public Art Performance

glo Traveling Show: Revolutionary Public Art Tour
Monroe Installation, January 25th, TIME CHANGED TO 4 pm

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gloATL imagines Georgia as a visionary kind of place, and seeks to provide residents with access to arts and culture as part of their everyday lives.

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Arbor Day Celebration

Celebrate Arbor Day with us at the Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts (formerly Monroe Art Guild).  Join us at 10:00 am for the official Monroe Arbor Day Proclamation and the Tree City USA Presentation.  A children's tree drawing class will be offered for children while adults attend the presentation.  After the presentation,...

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Monroe THEN and NOW, Part II

The Historical Society of Walton County invites you to MONROE THEN AND NOW, PART II

Presented by Mr. Steve Brown, Trustee, Teacher, and Avid Photography & Historian.  This is a photographic look at changes in Monroe over the last century including homes, businesses, schools, and neighborhoods.  If you enjoyed Part I on...

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Summer Art Show Reception

Join us for a reception at the Monroe Art Guild on September 18th at 2 pm to see pieces from the Summer Camps! They will be on display from September 6th until the 22nd. You can come also come by to view the pieces during our normal business hours which are 10-3 on Thursdays, 11-6 on Fridays, and 11-2 on Saturdays.

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Walton County Music Guild Spring Concert

The Walton County Music Guild invites you to an afternoon of musical delight with the Spring Concert. The concert features "Aural Colors" a professional woodwind quartet. The quartet features Alan Horne (flutist), Dr. Barbara Spurgeon (oboist), Julia Jetton (bassoonist), and Francis Rizner (clarinetist). The quartet will present...

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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  the “Remembering Monroe” art show.  The show is free and open to the public.  

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

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Tony Serrano Century Ride

Please join us as we remember Tony with a ride on the gently rolling, scenic back roads of Walton, Morgan and Oconee counties. We feature the "Best Rest Stops Ever", a well marked route and SAG support. Your registration fee includes an event T shirt or a high quality water bottle and a Jersey Bin, both featuring our logo. Also included is a...

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Movies at the Mill

One of the best nights of the year is back! Join us for food, fun and Trolls on the lawn of the Monroe Cotton Mills. Proceeds from the event benefit Team Up Mentoring. Live music by Campbell Harrison. Food Truck lineup listed below.

6:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Movie starts promptly at Sunset!
Live Music
Food Trucks

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Super Hero Reading Show at the Library

The show will be filled with stories, magical routines, surprise critters, music, and laughter - and everything will go along with the "Hero" theme for the Vacation Reading Program.  Free admission.  11:00 am.

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Southeastern Reptile Rescue

Southeastern Reptile Rescue @ the Library

Come out for this amazing presentation from Southeastern Reptile Rescue.  Unlike any live animal show you've ever seen, reptile expert Jason Clark, is joined on stage by reptiles to cover topics such as snake identification & how to avoid snake bites..  He also tells many of the funny and crazy things that happen during reptile...

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End of Summer Party @ the Library

Join us as we celebrate the end of summer at the Monroe-Walton Co. Library.  The annual foam party with pizza is the perfect end of summer treat!  Free admission.  11:00 am.

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Tractor Show at the Market

The 2 cycle tractor club will have tractors on display at the market on Saturday, August 8th.  Come down and enjoy the market, get your produce and see the show! 8:30am-12:30pm.  Vote for your favorite tractor!

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4 H Day at the Market

Join us for 4 H Day at the Monroe Farmers Market!  8:30am-12:30pm.

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Food Truck Friday

Food Truck Friday is back!!  Join us on Friday, July 28 11:00 am - 2:00 pm for lunch on the mill lawn or dinner, music & Movies at the Mill on the lawn from 6:30-10:30 pm.  Proceeds will benefit Team Up Mentoring

Food Truck Lineup:

ATLANTA BURGER TRUCK
BROOKE LYNN'S OWN
COUSINS LOBSTER TRUCK
DEEP SOUTH BISCUIT
SUPER TOT
FRY GUY
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Be The Wall

Be the Wall

The community is invited to join Advantage Behavioral Health Systems alcohol prevention program

Join us on the Historic Court House Lawn for this community meeting to help our children Be Smart!Think Smart!.  A panel of community youth and adults will be present to discuss underage drinking and to plan strategies that prevent...

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Agro Cycle Tour 2016

Farm AgroCycle Tour

Join us for our favorite kind of tour! Exploring organic and certified naturally grown farms, Agro Cycle Tours explore the path your food makes from farm to table. Touring Walton County with SAG stops along the route at Downtown Monroe Farmers Market, Down To Earth Energy, Foster-Brady Farm, and William Harris Homestead. 34 miles on back...

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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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Training & Downtown Merchant Coffee

Join others from your local business community for coffee and conversation. Merchant Coffees are held the first Tuesday of every month at various businesses in downtown. Our February merchant coffee will be feature a FREE TRAINING opportunity on creating and using Facebook Ads. Jonathan Wofford will be leading the training in the City...

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Shop Small

Small Business Saturday

Avoid the crowds at the malls......come out and support your local businesses!  Give-aways, specials and more~join us Downtown Monroe for Shop Small Saturday.  

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The Story Shop is having a Wild Rumpus party for kids while parents shop.  Click HERE for times and website registration info or HERE for FaceBook event.


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Trunk or Treat

Come out in your Halloween best for family fun at F.I.S.H.  324 E. Spring Street, Monroe.

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Monroe Then & Now Part IV

Join us for a walk down Monroe’s Memory Lane courtesy of local historian Steve Brown. On Sunday, June 12th,  at 3 p.m. Brown is presenting the fourth part in his series, Monroe Then and Now. This is a photographic tour of Monroe's history and is sure to be a treat for long time residents and new comers alike.  Part 4 of Steve Brown's...

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Ice Skating Extended Days Feb. 4-6th

Skating has been extended!  Join us Thursday, February 4th through Saturday, February 6th for the final 3 days of the season.  $10 per person.  Coupons and Shop and save special will still apply.  Don't miss out on this fun in Downtown!

Hours:Thursday 4:00pm-8:00pm, Friday 4:00 pm-8:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am-8:00 pm 

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Chocolate & Art Walk

Begin the "walk" at the The Monroe/Walton Center for the Arts (formerly Monroe Art Guild-205 S. Broad Street) to receive your map of participating locations and your bag.

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Join us for an evening of art and chocolate in Downtown Monroe!  Stroll the beautiful streets,  view art work from local artists, listen to live music and sample...

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Antiques Capital of Georgia Spring Event 4/15-4/17

Have you visited the Antiques Capital of Georgia?  We invite you to shop with us during the Antiques Capital of Georgia Spring Event Weekend April 15-17.  

Sponsorship opportunities available!

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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
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Boots and Bowties

Don't miss this fun community event benefiting The Boys & Girls Club of Walton County.  Dinner begins at 7pm followed by an evening of dancing to Rockasaurus!  

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Walton County BBQ Festival

Bring the family for food, music and fun as the Walton EMC Walton County BBQ Festival returns to Criswell Park on March 11, 2017. Several competition teams will vend BBQ all day, and there will be a full-day line-up of entertainment, craft and food vendors, children's area featuring super-sized inflatables, spider jump and more. Sample the...

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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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Extra Special People's Jump, Fly Festival

The Jump, Fly Festival is a day-long event that raises funds for ESP summer camp. It begins at 10am on May 30th, 2015 and runs until 6pm. Our jumpers spend the months leading up to the festival raising a minimum of $600. Then at the completion of their fundraising, they celebrate with skydiving. We bring together food, fun, and entertainment to...

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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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Diva Camp at McDaniel Tichenor House 7/11-7/14

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This camp is for girls ages 8 to 12. Monday thru Thursday, July 11-14, 2015 from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM. Activities will include the arts including photography, art class, and dance, personal hygiene including skincare and nails, table etiquette while incorporating history of house, outdoor games, food fun emphasizing nutrition and...

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Georgia Cities Week April 23-29

Join us in Celebrating Georgia Cities Week!  During the week of April 23-29th, Monroe will join other cities across Georgia in Celebrating Georgia Cities Week.  This week has been set aside to recognize the many services city governments provide and their contribution to a better quality of life in Georgia.   Follow us on FACEBOOK...

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Walton County Horse Show

Don't miss the annual Walton County Horse Show at the American Legion Fair Grounds.  The show will take place on Saturday, May 2nd  from 12 noon until 8 pm.  All day admission is $2 and free for children under 2.  Activities will include  vendors, live music,  face painting, activities for children & Pony...

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Historic Baptist Cemetery Tour 3pm

The Historical Society of Walton County invites you to attend the Old Baptist Cemetery Tour on Sunday, November 12th at 3:00 pm.  This tour will be conducted by Mr. Al Stephens, Trustee of the Historic Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta.  The cemetery is located on Alcovy Street across from the First United Methodist Church.  Wear...

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Document Destruction Day

Our annual DOCUMENT DESTRUCTION DAY is coming up Saturday, June 4!
Join us at the Walton County Recycling Center from 10:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m.
In partnership with The Lindsay Group, Keep Walton Beautiful, Pinnacle Bank,  BB&T.

This event is for citizens only (no businesses), with a limit of 2 bankers box size file per vehicle. Anything over...

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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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Hurricane Blowout-Parade & Pep Rally

Come out for the official kickoff to Football in Downtown Monroe.  Join us as we celebrate our local teams at the annual Hurricane Blowout Parade & Pep Rally!  The parade through downtown will begin at 6:00 pm followed by the pep rally on Court Street.  Football teams, cheerleaders and bands from Monroe Area High School and...

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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!!

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Grand Opening Monroe Visitors Center & Museum

We are excited to announce the grand opeining of the Monroe Visitors Center and Monroe Museum.  Join us for a ribbon cutting for the Visitors Center at 4:30 pm. and stay downtown for shopping, dining, live music and art work during our Light up the Night.  The Monroe Museum will be open showcasing their fist exhibit featuring a...

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Sassy Soiree with Santa

Join Santa at the McDaniel Tichenor House from 5:00-10:00 pm for a night of fun.  Girls ages 5-10 should come dressed in their PJ's for a night to remember!  Activities include dinner, crafts, a book with Santa, movies, music and more!  The cost is $40 per person.  Please reserve your spot by calling or emailing the above....

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A Children's Civil War Christmas 10:00am-12:00pm

Join us from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at the Monroe Cultural & Heritage Museum for this great Christmas event.  Learn about Christmas during the Civil War, make an old fashioned ornament, and hear a story at 11:00 am.  

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Black History Month Celebration

Join us on February 20th from 11:00am-2:00pm for a special presentation from the Monroe Cultural & Heritage Museum celebrating Black History Month.  View new exhibits of Monroe's history and meet Monroe native and author, Lynn Camp, for a book signing.  There will also be an opportunity for you to share your knowlege of Monroe's...

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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 - The Tams

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) 266-5331 if you have questions.

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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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Princess Camp at McDaniel Tichenor House 6/20-6/23

Don't let your little princess (ages 4-7) miss out on the best princess camp of the year!  The McDaniel Tichenor "Castle" will hold it's annual princess camp June 20-23.  Your princess will have a day of crafts, learning, and fun.  Two session available.  Register today, space is limited!

Morning Session: 9;00 am-12:00 pm...

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Parrot Productions

Parrot Productions @ the Library

The parrots are returning to the Library!  With over 30 years of experience, Parrot Productions provides parrot filled fun to folks of all ages!  FREE admission.  Show begins at 11:00 am.  You can visit their website to meet the birds and learn more about these amazing creatures.

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Movie Night at the Library-5pm

Join us for another Movie Night at the Library showing Eagle Hunter.....fun begins at 5:00 pm.!  

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Trick or Treat at the Library

Come to the Monroe Walton County Library in your Halloween Costume from October 24 through October 31st and get a free book! (1 per child)

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Independence Day Celebration

Join us for an Independence Day Celebration, beginning at 6 pm, at the McDaniel Tichenor House!  Bring your family along with a  picnic, tables, and chairs for an evening of fun.  Sponsored by: Walton County Music Guild, On Stage and Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts.

Performances by
Fort Yargo Band
Music Guild Chorus
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National Night Out

On Tuesday, August 1st, the City of Monroe Police Department, along with 38 million + neighbors and 16+ thousand communities from all 50 states, will participate in National Night Out. This annual event, originally organized in 1984, is a day set aside to promote police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods a...

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WAG Community Yard Sale

Donations are needed and are now being accepted. Contact WAG for details. 770-207-1896 or wagwalton@yahoo.com.

Join us Downtown to support Walton Animal Guild at their community Yard Sale!  9 am-2pm 

While in town supporting WAG, stroll Downtown to enjoy the Monroe Farmers Market and make sure visit our Downtown merchants for our ...

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Monroe Community Cat Project Meeting

Would you like to help feral cats in Monroe?  Then join the Monroe Community Cat Project.  This is a group of local citizens who are dedicated to preventing euthanasia of community felines through an aggressive trap-neuter-release [TNR] program.  In just a few short months this program has spayed/neutered over 25 cats! This group...

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Canvas Painting Class at Revolutionaries Market- 6pm

Create a beautiful piece of art and have a ton of fun in our Canvas Painting Class! No experience needed -- the instructor will guide you through the entire painting!

Cost: $35
Includes a 16 x 20 canvas and all painting supplies.
Class begins at 6:00 pm

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Hot Dogs for Heroes

Come Downtown on September 8th from 6:00-8:00 pm to honor our local law enforcement and first responders.  Enjoy live music and free hot dogs while visiting with our local heroes and their families. 

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Walton Choral Freedom Celebration

Walton County Choral Society presents Freedom Celebration-We will never forget a tribute to our Military and Emergency Services on Sunday, September 11th at 6:00 pm.  This choral presentation will be held at the auditorium of Monroe Area High School with FREE admission.

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Sidewalk SALE Saturday

Everyone loves a SALE, especially a sidewalk sale!  Join us Downtown on Saturday, September 17th for a sidewalk sale event.  Stroll the beautiful streets of Downtown to find sales and promotions in our businesses and catch a peek at the newest fall inventory.  Don't forget to make a stop by the Monroe Farmers Market (each Saturday...

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Monroe Community Cat Project Silent Auction

Help the Monroe Community Cat Project organization raise money to funds to spay and neuter feral cats in Monroe.  This silent auction will be at The Cotton Cafe in Downtown Monroe on October 16th from 6:00-9:00 pm.  Follow them on FACEBOOK for updates of auction items.  Don't miss this fun evening for a great cause!

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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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Team up Mentoring-A Night to Celebrate-

Help celebrate kids is our community with Team Up Mentoring!  Join us for a night of fun for a great cause.  Your $20 ticket provide refreshments, live music, and enters you into a drawing for great raffle prizes.Visit Team Up's website to learn more about this great organization changing lives in our community!

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Tree Identification Walk

Meet Bill Lott, of the Georgia State Arboretum, to explore trees with the the environmental study area of Matthews Park.  This walk is for all ages, but children must be accompanied by an adult.  This experience will offer a great introduction to tree identification for the beginner and will be an opportunity for the more advanced to...

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First Baptist Church Fall Festival

The First Baptist Church invited you to an evening of family fun at their Fall Festival on October 22, from 6:00-8:00 pm.  

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FBC Hanging of the Greens

The Annual Hanging of the Green service of First Baptist Church will take place on Sunday, November 27th at 6:00 pm. Each year the church decorates the sanctuary for Christmas, with explanations and symbolism about each element as they present it to God and the congregation and visitors. It is a beautiful way to welcome the season! 

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P.R.I.D.E. Parent Teen Driving Classes Nov. 5 & 16

Georgia Teens Ride With P.R.I.D.E.(Parents Reducing Injuries and Driver Error) is a free, National Award- Winning two-hour course designed to help parents and their soon-to-be or new drivers, ages 14-16 and older, learn what they need to do during the 40 hours of supervised practice driving time required by Georgia law.  Click HERE for...

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Marrow Man Exhibit at Monroe Art Guild

Don't miss the opening reception of Marrow Man at the Monroe Art Guild!  Saturday, November 19th 4:00-6:30 pm.  Learn more about this organization and how you can help HERE.  

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The Polar Express at Monroe Country Day School

All Aboard the Polar Express!  Don't miss this great night at Monroe Country Day School.  Come dressed in your favorite PJ's to enjoy a hot chocolate bar & holiday snacks, meet Santa and his elves, make a craft and more!  Drop in between 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm.  Story time with Santa will begin at 6:45.  Cost is $10 per...

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Breakfast with Santa

Santa will be making a stop at the First United Methodist Church and all are invited to attend!  Join us on Saturday, December 3rd from 9:00-11:00 am for a morning filled with fun and a photo with Santa.  FREE to attend.

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Winter Days Jan 16-31

Do you have the Winter Blues?  Come Downtown and whisk them away.  Shop or dine in Downtown January 16th -31st and be entered to win Downtown Dollars.  Get one entry for $100 in Downtown Dollars for each purchase made in a Downtown retail store.  Dining Downtown?  You can enter too!  Take your receipt from a...

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Club Red

Join Monroe Junior Service League for CLUB RED, one of the most anticipated nights of the year!  The $60 entry fee includes dinner, drinks, dancing and more with all proceeds benefiting FISH Medical and Dental.  Tickets will go fast, so purchase yours today!

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Chili Cookoff

Chili Cookoff

Help cats in our community by participating in the 1st annual Chili Cook off!  This event will take place at the Cotton Cafe.  Set up, 5 pm and tasting begins at 6 pm.  Register your chili by February 10th ($20 entry) or join in the tasting fun ($10 admission).  Click HERE for full details.  To learn more about how you...

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Monroe Country Day School 5k

Looking for a great race for a great cause?  Join us for the Monroe Country Day School's inaugural 5k and fun run!  Click HERE for more information register online at active.com.  To learn more about Monroe Country Day School, visit their website , view their latest you tube video, or schedule a tour.   

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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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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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Lego Day at the Library

Don't miss lego fun at the Monroe-Walton County Library!   Legos will be available for creative play all day from 11:00-6:00.  What will you create.......click HERE for a full calendar of Spring Break events at the Library!

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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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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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Congressional Art Competition Celebration

Join the artists and their families as we celebrate the artistic talent of high school students from Georgia’s 10th Congressional District. Complete an art scavenger hunt in Downtown Monroe for the chance to win prizes from downtown businesses. Attend the ceremony as Congressman Jody Hice unveils the winning entry, presents awards &...

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Public Input Meeting

Please join us for a public input meeting as we discuss our Comprehensive Plan for our City as well as our Livable Centers Initiative 5-Year Update.


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Mill Reunion Day 2-4 pm

Join the Monroe Museum and the Monroe Country Day School on June 10th from 2-4 pm as we celebrate the history of the mills in our community.  Activities include tours of the Johnston Institute, displays of mill photographs, maps of the mill village, student presentations, and more!  Do you have mill history you'd like to share?...

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Puppet Show at the Library

Join us at the Library as we welcome Lee Bryan, an Atlanta-based puppeteer and nationally recognized touring artist.His show combines live vocal characterizations and songs with innovative puppet designs for wholesome family entertainment. Admission is FREE. Show begins at 2:00 pm.

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Quite a Catch Juggling Show at the Library

Ron Anglin does an amazing job mixing key science concepts, incredible demonstrations, and a great sense of humor. You will laugh, be amazed, but most of all, you will learn tremendously! It's a show you don't want to miss! Admission is FREE. Show begins at 2:00 pm.

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Yoga On The Lawn

Yoga on the lawn at McDaniel Tichenor House

Saturday, August 12th.  Bring your yoga mat and water as we experience nature at its finest on the beautifully landscaped lawns of the historic McDaniel-Tichenor House in Monroe, Ga. The cost is $10/person. Please RSVP to 770-267-5602

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Science Camp at Monroe Country Day School 6/19-6/22

Science Camp for 3rd thru 8th graders. Come and explore with us sound, electricity, weather and simple chemistry! Camp will be from June 19th to June 22nd from 9am to 1pm. Registration is $25pp and the Camp cost is $100 ($125 total). Space is limited so sign up today!

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Cooking Camp at Monroe Country Day School 7/17-7/21

Come cook with us! The Monroe Country Day School is hosting a cooking camp this summer! The camp will be from July 17 to July 21. It will be divided into two segments: 1st - 3rd grade from 9am-12:30pm; 4th & up from 1pm-5pm.
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Poppies: A Photographic Presentation of Women, War & Peace

The Historical Society of Walton County invites you to attend a Photographic Presentation of  Poppies:  Women, War, Peace by Dr. Lee Karen Stow on June 25th at 3 pm in the fellowship hall of the First Baptist Church of Monroe.  This project  was inspired by Ms. Monia Belle Michael of Good Hope and Madame Anna E. Guerin of...

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Monroe Helps Texas

Help Monroe send our love to Texas.  Join F.IS.H. on Saturday, September 2nd from 9-5 to make your donation.  Drop off will be made easy by entering Mears street from Hwy 11 (Broad Street).  Drive through and drop off one or more items from the list below.  

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Movie Night

Help us celebrate our Hometown Teams Sports exhibit with a movie night downtown!  Come out and enjoy food trucks, see the Smithsonian and local exhibits and watch Remember the Titans under the stars!   Food trucks and exhibits open at 6:00 pm.  Movie starts at sunset.  

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Live Music @ MWCA

Join us in Downtown Monroe Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts for this special Sunday event with EMMY LAW, Carrie Bowen, Tyler Goforth Music & Lance Peace. Show starts at 11 am!

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Solider Run

Join our local Synovus Bank for their Solider Run on November 11, 2017 at Felker Park.  Honor our heroes while raising money for Relay for Life.  Entry fee is $35 (due by October 31st) and receives a t-shirt, medal, and goodie bag.  Registration opens and 7:00 am and the race begins at 8:00 am.  Join us for a fun run, jog,...

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Holiday Open House Nov. 4th & 5th

Join our Downtown merchants as we kick off the Holiday season!  Many stores open Saturday and Sunday for you to find the perfect holiday decor or get a head start on your holiday shopping.  While you're out, be sure to make time to grab a meal and enjoy downtown's great dining options.  

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Veterans Day Breakfast

The homeschoolers of Walton County invite all Veterans to breakfast on Friday, November 10th from 9:00-11:00 am.  This time of fellowship will be held at Grace Monroe at the Mill located at Monroe Cotton Mills on South Madison Avenue.  

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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