Programs & Events

Click here for a full list of special events!


Easter Eggstravaganza - always one (1) weekend prior to Easter Sunday each year, dates may vary (10:00am-2:00pm) at Parks Williams Athletic Complex

Fourth of July Celebration - the Saturday prior to the 4th of July each year, weather permitting (2:00pm-6:00pm) at Parks Williams Athletic Complex; Fireworks are displayed on July 4th each year at Don Griffin Park

Halloween Happenings - third Saturday in October each year, dates may vary (2:00pm-6:00pm) in Downtown Monroe

Annual Fall Festival - first Saturday in November each year, dates may vary (2:00pm-6:00pm) at Parks Williams Athletic Complex

Christmas Tree Lighting - first Saturday in December, dates may vary (3:00pm-8:00pm) in Downtown Monroe

Cruise-In - second Friday in April through October (6:00pm) in Downtown Monroe

Music on Main - fourth Friday in April through September, *third Friday in May due to the holiday (6:30pm) in Downtown Monroe

2023 Special Events Calendar! 

For a complete list of Monroe Parks and Recreation programs, please click here!



See below for great suggestions of activities to do from home.  We have compiled these websites to assist you with providing your child or yourself with fun and enriching activities to do while at home.


Fun Science Experiments

Arts and Crafts

Fun Arts and Crafts Projects


Fun S.T.E.M. based activities

Fun S.T.E.M. based activities #2


Fun Gardening Activities


Fun Physical Activities


Afterschool participants

Couch Creations

check out this awesome gallery of artwork and creative expressions from ARTISTS FROM ALL OVER!  Thanks for your submissions!!!


Noelle - Age 7
"Happy Dinosaur"
Monroe, NC






Ainsley - Age 14
"Lisa Simpson Wall Art"
Monroe, NC

Londen - Age 7
"Pete, the Blue Tailed Cat"
Monroe, NC

Liam - Age 9
"Bubbly Pig"
Connelly Springs, NC

Liam - Age 9
"David, the Gnome"
Connelly Springs, NC

Clementine - Age 2
"Vincent Play Dough"

Banks - Age 5
"At the Beach"
Mooresville, NC

Claire - Age 11 months
"Rock and Roll"
Weddington, NC

Grace - Age 3
"Pretty Paint on a Paper Plate"
Weddington, NC

Cadence - Age 7
Noah - Age 3
"Driveway Chalk Art"
Winston-Salem, NC

Sean, Lilly, Brilee, Jack and Luke
"Driveway Stained Glass"
Wesley Chapel, NC

Sophie - Age 11
"Angel Wings"
Wilmington, NC

Addyson - Age 10
"Bob Ross, The Legend"
Monroe, NC

Addyson - Age 10
"Happy Little Trees"
Monroe, NC

Maddox - Age 9
Isaac - Age 6
"Man in the Middle"
Knoxville, Tn

Charlotte - Age 7
"Chocolate Asphalt"
Summerville, SC

Brayden - Age 10
"Natural Bear Environment"
Belmont, NC

Lincoln - Age 10
"Artistic Driveway"
Connelly Springs, NC