Downtown River Market Monroe LA

Mad Social Media is promoting the Downtown River Market in Monroe LA. The success of this is vital to the economy of the region of Northeast Louisiana.

Come shop and gather at the Downtown River Market located at 316 South Grand on the riverwalk on the beautiful Ouachita River. Downtown River Market Days will kick off on October 13-December 15 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays only. The RiverMarket features artisans, produce, entertainment, workshops, activities and gifts.

The Downtown River Market is operated by the City of Monroe and was made possible with funding from the city of Monroe, state funding, Monroe-West Monroe Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Monroe Renaissance. The RiverMarket is part of the Downtown River Market Days, a nine-month festival. This festival is a celebration of downtown and the river featuring artisans, food, produce, entertainment, workshops, Kid’s activities and other products offered by vendors.


Mission: To serve as a gathering place and a launching pad for small businesses, and establish downtown as a shopping and entertainment destination.

Vision & Goals:

  1. To provide fresh, quality food choices including produce and prepared foods.
  2. To provide small family farmers a venue to sell their goods.
  3. Provide education on healthy eating and making good food choices.
  4. To establish downtown as a shopping and entertainment destination.
  5. To serve as a catalyst for re-investment in the downtown area; a springboard for new development.
  6. To attract visitors to the area.
  7. To host a RiverMarket that is designed to become the pride of our community.
  8. To create entrepreneurial opportunities by providing a launching pad for new entrepreneurs and small businesses. To provide a low-cost storefront, provide advertising, and a shopping environment.
  9. To serve as a community gathering place.
  10. To provide cultural activities.
  11. To assist with beautification to make the area attractive to visitors.
  12. To host a festival that will celebrate downtown and highlight the river as one of our best assets.

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