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WEST MONROE/MONROE, La., (KNOE 8 News) - Here is a compilation of information on Mardi Gras activities in Monroe and West Monroe for Saturday, February 2nd.

Feb. 2: Children's Mardi Gras Parade
WHERE: Pecanland Mall, 4700 Millhaven Road, Suite 2000, Monroe, LA
WHEN: Registration 9:30am, Parade 10:30am
PRICE: Free
CALL: (318) 322-4635

Feb. 2: 7th Annual Krewe of PAWS Pet Parade
WHERE: Antique Alley, 100 Trenton Street, West Monroe, LA
WHEN: 11am Registration & Games, 1:30pm- Parade
PRICE: Free to attend

The Monroe/West Monroe Mardi Gras parade's schedule and information is as follows:
The Twin Cities Krewe of Janus Mardi Gras Parade is set to start at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2nd. The parade will start at the intersection of Natchitoches and 8th Street in West Monroe and will proceed through West Monroe moving North on Trenton on which it will cross the Lea Joyner bridge into Monroe, where it will proceed down Louisville to Breard Street.

In Monroe, authorities are advising that the open container law will be suspended during the parade in an area two block either side of Louisville Street.

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West Monroe police have released the following information about the parade and rules that will be in effect during that period:

PARKING ENFORCEMENT NOTICE:

• Trenton Street will close to all vehicle traffic beginning at 12 p.m. Saturday, February 2, to provide a safe environment for everyone attending the parade.

• Commerce Street & Cotton Street will close to all vehicle traffic at 8 a.m. February 2.

• No trailers or RV parking will be permitted at Commerce at Pine Street, along with Commerce at Natchitoches Street.

• Trailers may be parked along the shoulder of Trenton Street from Pine St. north to Bridge St.

• Any vehicles parked behind Police barricades will not be permitted to exit until all barricades have been removed from the roadway and the roadway has been completely reopened for traffic.

NO VEHICLE PARKING WILL BE PERMITTED ALONG THE PARADE ROUTE.

Any vehicles parked along the parade route will be towed, at owner's expense, beginning promptly at 12 p.m., February 2.

Go to www.kreweofjanusonline.com for events information or call (318) 323-0230.

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