Shop Local with this special holiday offer!

Celebrate a piece of Monroe heritage for the holidays by purchasing a collectible holiday ornament featuring Major Muskrat, the official mascot for the River Raisin National Battlefield Park. This collectible holiday ornament can be purchased at the Visitors Center at the Park or you can order online from The Monroe Evening News by clicking here.

2011 Calendar of Events


Dec. 1 – Home Sweet Home Auction to benefit Habitat for Humanity, fairgrounds
Dec. 2-3 – Christmas in Ida Festival, downtown Ida
Dec. 2-4 – “A Christmas Carol,” Monroe Community Players, Meyer Theater, La-Z-Boy Center, MCCC, Monroe.
Dec. 4 – Christmas Tree lighting, Carr Park Community Center, Temperance
Dec. 5 – Bedford Township Library Christmas tree lighting, Temperance
Dec. 10 – Pipers Holiday Show, Mall of Monroe, 2121 N. Monroe St.
Dec. 10-11 – Gun & Knife Show, fairgrounds
Dec. 17-18 – Model Train Show, fairgrounds
County Fair

Midway at the Monroe County Fair
Ice Festival

Ice Festival
Artist Showcase

Annual Monroe Artist Showcase
MC Jam

Monroe County Jam and Rib-Off
Lantern Tours

Lantern Tours