About Us

We are a a 501c3 nonprofit organization.  Our goals are to:

  • Promote tourism in northeast Louisiana
  • Provide entertainment

Events & Programs Hosted by ACE Development of NELA 


This event is the largest pet festival in northeast Louisiana.  Each year there is an Animal Advocacy Award presented.
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Wine and Beer Crawl

This event showcases breweries, wineries, home brewers and others.

Makers & Bakers Marketplace

This market highlights artisans and bakers giving them an opportunity to showcase their product.

Celebrity Lip Sync Battle of NELA

This event showcases area talent and benefits a minimum of 10 local charities.

Bloody Mary Festival

This festival highlights local bars and restaurants showcasing their products while drawing people from Arkansas, Mississippi and other parts of Louisiana.

Christmas Market

This market features artisans and small businesses for gift ideas.

NELA Music Awards

This event showcases and recognizes outstanding musicians in northeast Louisiana.
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NELA Music Hall of Fame

This hall of fame recognizes accomplished musicians in northeast Louisiana.  The NELA Music Hall of Fame is located in the Northeast Louisiana Delta African American Heritage Musuem in Monroe, Louisiana.
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We market northeast Louisiana to create pride and increase exposure of area assets and events to increase visits to the area. We maintain "What's Happening in NELA" Facebook page as one tool to market the area. This page offers event information in the following parishes:  Caldwell, East Carroll, Franklin, Jackson, Madison, Morehouse, Ouachita, Richland, Tensas, Union, West Carroll, and Lincoln.


A beer sampling event.
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