Historic Downtown Monroe

Monroe hosts the River Raisin Jazz Festival – the largest free festival in southeastern Michigan, and the “coolest” place to be in August. The festival is held at St. Mary’s Park, on the banks of the historic River Raisin, just a stone’s throw from the General George A. Custer Equestrian Monument—which recently celebrated its 100th anniversary.

Quaint shops, restaurants and cafes, historic neighborhoods, and an eclectic mix of architecture are only part of Monroe’s unique charm. The city, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment, and community partners recently christened the River Raisin Heritage Trail connecting the William C. Sterling State Park to the River Raisin Battlefield National Park – unique to say the least.

See the "Events" tab at the top of the site to for a listing of specific events and their respective dates.

Culture Fife & Drum

Fife & Drum Corps perform downtown

Sawyer House

Historic Sawyer Homestead

Monroe St. Grill

Eat in Downtown Monroe

Historical museum

Monroe County Historical Museum

Jazz Fest

Annual River Raisin Jazz Festival

Custer Monument

Custer Equestrian Monument