Family Fun at the Premier Festival: Ouachita River Fest

Mark Your Calendars, Purchase Your Ducks, and Help Revitalize West Monroe!

By Missy Robertson, Publisher Macaroni KID Monroe-West Monroe March 6, 2024

Are you ready to have an unforgettable adventure with your family? Mark your calendars for April 26th through the 27th, as Ouachita River Fest is back and better than ever! Prepare for a weekend filled with excitement, entertainment, and community spirit.

The World's Largest Rubber Duck:
A 60-foot-tall rubber duck will be coming to Downtown West Monroe one week before the Ouachita River Fest (April 18-21)! Mama Duck has traveled the world and is making a special stop to kick off the 2024 festival. Can you imagine the look on your child's face when they see, Mama Duck in person?  Don't miss the chance to snap unforgettable photos with this larger-than-life quacker!

When you’ve got a duck that stands over 6 stories tall, you are going to also need the world’s largest duck call. I bet you can’t guess who is making that duck call!

Live Music Galore:
Get your toes tapping and hands clapping to the rhythm of live music featuring an incredible lineup of talented performers. From the captivating sounds of Fiddler Amanda Shaw to the foot-stomping tunes of the Twin City Jamboree Legacy Show, Dead Reckoning String Band, Four on the Floor, and Clara Rae and the Ramblers, there's something for everyone to enjoy.


Duck Drop Extravaganza:
The highlight of the festival is the thrilling duck drop, where rubber ducks plunge into the river for a chance to win fantastic prizes. Purchase your ducks – from single ducks to entire flocks – and watch as they race to the finish line. With prizes ranging from $1,000 for first place to special surprises for the last duck standing, the suspense is palpable, and the fun is guaranteed.

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Community Revitalization:
The Ouachita River Fest isn't just about fun and games – it's also a fundraiser for Downtown West Monroe's Revitalization Group. By participating in this quacky adventure, you're not only creating cherished memories with your family but also contributing to the growth and development of your local community.

Get Involved:
Join the City of West Monroe in celebrating the spirit of togetherness and community pride. Grab your family, invite your friends, and head down to the Ouachita River Fest for a weekend of laughter, music, and excitement. Let's make memories that will last a lifetime and support our community every step of the way.

Don't miss out on the fun – mark your calendars, purchase your ducks, and prepare to find your family fun at Ouachita River Fest!