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Things to Do - Virtual Edition!


Normally, we spend our time finding all of the fun things to do, and we encourage you to get out and experience the things that Ouachita Parish has to offer. But we know things are different this year. Our vibrant community continues to prove itself incredible by offering fun, unique experiences. So curl up on the couch and enjoy these virtual experiences:



Masur Museum of Art 57th Annual Juried Exhibit

Explore the current collection of art from the safety of your home!  Each year, artists from all across the region submit their work. This year is no different. Check it out here!


NELA Couch Concerts

Follow this Facebook page for live music by local musicians. They update their schedule regularly, with a different local musician playing regularly! This page also provides a place to donate to the artists to help support them during this time. Catch some of your favorites here.


Step Inside Local Attractions, Virtually

Discover the rich history of Monroe-West Monroe at one of our local museums or attractions. Our website has special 360 tours of most of them! Check out The Biedenharn Museum and Gardens, The Chennault Aviation and Military Museum, The Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo, and The Northeast Louisiana Children’s Museum and more!


Do Some Online Shopping

Our local boutiques are stocked up and ready for you. Follow them to stay on top of the latest trends, even if it's just to add to your WFH outfits. Gotta look good for those Zoom calls! 


Check out BayouLife Magazine's Digital Version

This locally produced magazine takes a deep dive into the NELA area. Using stunning photography and thoughtful written pieces, they highlight the unique and interesting parts of our area. Check out their magazine in digital versions


We know that these are hard times for many, but it's so encouraging to see people in our local community work hard to continue to bring light and entertainment. 

Let's keep on exploring