Downtown RiverMarket

Downtown RiverMarket, Monroe: Hours, Address, Downtown RiverMarket Reviews: 4.5/5

Downtown RiverMarket
4.5
Speciality & Gift Shops
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

4.5
13 reviews
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Sharon C
Monroe, LA64 contributions
Fun on a Saturday !
Apr 2018 • Family
Downtown River Market is a great place to spend a few hours on a Saturday - wander around and shop local merchants and grab a drink or food.
Written August 27, 2018
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Practicalmatters
97 contributions
Great Open Air Market
Jul 2017
The RiverMarket is a great arts and craft and entertainment experience along the beautiful Ouachita River. Starting in the Fall, each Saturday morning, vendors set up booth and tents to showcase their hand crafted items. There's food and live music. Great fun for the family!
Written July 10, 2017
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Beverly of MilesandCoffee in Mexico
Comitan, Mexico155 contributions
Family Fun!
Sep 2016 • Friends
The RiverMarket is the best way to spend your summer days - - right on the Ouachita River! The river walk boasts vendors from near and far hawking everything from beignets to birdhouses but what's really interesting is the holiday celebrations for July 4th and Christmas. The small town parades are not to be missed.
Written December 2, 2016
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mia H
14 contributions
Beautiful Area
Nov 2016
This is a great find in Ouachita Parish. It is well maintained and has great views of the river. Very peaceful during the week for a stroll.
Written November 9, 2016
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SenoritaBlackBarbie
Oranjestad, Aruba214 contributions
Labor Day celebration
Sep 2016 • Friends
For Labor Day there was an event here with food stalls and live music and it was absolutely fabulous. Many people came out for the day and sat, ate, danced and enjoyed themselves.
There is a nice view of the river and shading and you can even go up a couple stairs to get a better view especially if you're taking pictures.
Unfortunately the river market is seasonal so I wasn't able to experience that but hopefully on my next visit I'll make it during the right season!
Written September 16, 2016
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Emily M
Monroe, LA2 contributions
Amazing View
Jul 2016
The view that that overlooks the river is astonishing. Perfect place to relax also enjoy eating at some of the wonderful restraunts.
Written August 31, 2016
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Armand B
Monroe, LA270 contributions
Not a restaurant
May 2016
I don't think there is a regular restaurant, as I think of them, there----it is mostly for festivals and so forth, so a street
vendor may come and go.
Written August 22, 2016
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cynthiag012015
Monroe, LA9 contributions
Great little spot!
Jun 2015
The River Market is pretty neat. There are tons of vendors. There is merchandise and food. It's only open during certain weekends of the year though. Also it can get quite hot out there. There is no air conditioning anywhere. Parking is also quite bad. However, it is worth it to see unique vendors with handmade crafts and such. I recommend trying it at least once. However, try to get there as early as you can. You will get a better parking spot and it won't be as crowded with people.
Written May 24, 2016
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KaseyAllen
West Monroe, LA10 contributions
Great atmosphere
Aug 2015
This activity provides a great, family-friendly atmosphere. The food is always very tasteful and the shops are all great. It's a great place for you and your family to hangout on Saturday.
Written December 9, 2015
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2Qbeds
Varied164 contributions
A Short Walk Along the River
Jun 2015 • Family
We walked along this attractive, comfortably wide, wooden-planked sidewalk after a delicious late lunch at Cotton, which is also in the Louisiana Cultural District in downtown Monroe. Just take a right out of Cotton's front door, and follow the sidewalk for a block or two to join this scenic boardwalk overlooking the river.

It was a late Friday afternoon, and several people were out and about setting up for the Saturday morning festivities. (We weren't able to make it on Saturday.)

We thoroughly enjoyed our short stroll along this raised, wooden riverwalk overlooking the Ouachita River. We watched a variety of busy turtles doing their thing along the shoreline below us. We saw three large, elegant wading birds posted along the shore, presumably looking for tasty fish. We saw some small fish in the river, too, and lots of dragonflies, and several adorable lizards along the boardwalk.

From a distance, we studied two of the moveable bridges that spanned the river, one that we presumed split in the middle and opened up like an upside-down V to let the tall boats by (a bascule bridge or drawbridge), and one the we presumed pivoted on its very strong structural support to open up a path for the taller boats (swing bridge). Very interesting! We don't see many swing bridges around! We would have loved to see that one in operation.

All in all, this was a lovely place to walk. There are green awnings, charming, tall green lamps, weathered wood, and a generally nostalgic, welcoming atmosphere to enjoy. It was fun looking down at the river, searching for wildlife and admiring the wide, fast water. The river was quite full that day and was very swiftly moving along!

There are plenty of benches along the way, if you prefer to sit a spell.

I would highly recommend this walk while you're in Monroe's downtown cultural district. It's a short walk. It might be worth the trip, on a non-event day, just to walk it's approximately 1/4 mile length, especially if you're into wildlife spotting, river-watching, and bridge-analyzing, like we are! :)

Otherwise, it may not be a destination in itself on a non-event day. For us, it was the perfect introduction to Monroe that Friday afternoon, following a scrumptious Southern lunch at the wonderfully inviting Cotton restaurant.

Wish we could have gone back the following morning to check out the vendors!
Written June 25, 2015
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Downtown RiverMarket is open:
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM