Feb. 5, 2013


For Immediate Release

Céline Alis
(337) 365-1540

(888) 942-3742

Iberia Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau 

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Louisiana's Sweet Picks
March 2013 Events
New Iberia * Avery Island * Jeanerette
Jefferson Island * Loreauville * Delcambre

Azaleas put on a show every year in March in New Iberia, like here at Shadows-on-the-Teche.

Come by the Visitors Bureau to pick up a map of the Azalea Trail!


NEW IBERIA, La. --- The Iberia Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau invites you to experience our famous attractions, world renowned cuisine, contagious music, sizzling events and people who never meet a stranger. Join us and savor the difference in Iberia Parish!


March 1 - April 30, 2012 - New Iberia Azalea Trail - Azalea Trail through New Iberia; pick up your Azalea trail tour map at our welcome center to guide you on a driving or walking tour to view beautiful azaleas in bloom. New Iberia, 888-942-3742,


March. 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30, 2013 - Teche Area Farmers' Market - Experience our harvest of delicious homegrown produce and home-made products by area farmers, artists and crafters. Also included are hand-crafted cypress yard objects, bread and fresh baked goods, ceramics, honey, jellies, jams, herbs, candies, wooden bowls and utensils, birdhouses, garden benches and much more. Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia, Tuesdays 2:30 - 6 p.m., Saturdays 7 - 11 a.m., 337-369-2330 or 337-380-0672.

March 2 - 3, 2013 - Sugasheaux- Regional rodeo competition, concessions. SugArena, 713 NW Bypass (Hwy 3212), New Iberia, 8 a.m. - till, 337-365-7539,

March 2, 2013 - Shadows Arts & Crafts Show - Over ninety vendors display their art and crafts in the Shadows' gardens, paintings, jewelry, children's clothing, cypress furniture, candles, wine and much more. Shadows-on-the-Teche, 317 E. Main St., New Iberia, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., 337-369-6446,

March 8 - 10, 15 - 17 & 22 - 24, 2013 - Iberia Performing Arts League Presents, "Man of La Mancha" - Live theatre production, concessions. Essanee Theater, 126 Iberia St., New Iberia, Fri & Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 3 p.m., 337-364-6114,
March. 9, 2013 Jeanerette Farmer's Market - Locally-grown foods and hand-made items. Jeanerette City Park, Tarleton Street, 8 a.m. - noon, 337-276-4293,

March 16, 2013 - Festival of Live Oaks - Easter egg hunt, arts & crafts, music, workshops, bar-b-que cook-off, refreshments. New Iberia City Park, 300 Parkview Dr., New Iberia, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., 337-369-2337,

March 16, 2013 - Delcambre Seafood and Farmers Market - Debuting this spring, the market will feature wild-caught Delcambre Direct Seafood and farm-fresh, locally-grown produce. With music, food and special events, visitors will enjoy a fun and healthy shopping experience. Shrimp Festival Grounds, corner of North Richard and East Church Streets, Delcambre, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., 800-884-6120,
March 17, 2013 - National Barrel Horse Association Show - NBHA sanctioned barrel race competition, concessions. SugArena, 713 NW Bypass (Hwy 3212), New Iberia, 8 a.m. - till, 337-365-7539,
March 23, 2013Acadiana Dragon Boat Festival - Traditional dragon boats holding 20 rowers and one drummer will race down the Bayou Teche. Family fun and excitement for spectators and participants. Food, beverages and live music. Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia, 9 a.m. - till, 337-352-2180,

March 24, 2013 - Bowl for Kids Sake - Bowling to pass a good time and help friends in need, concessions. Bayou Pins, 1502 E. Main St. #B, New Iberia, 11 a.m. -  2 p.m., 337-364-3075,

March 28 - 31, 2013Laotian New Year Celebration - Lanexang Village celebrates the new year every Easter weekend with a three-day festival that includes live music, a beauty pageant, parades, sand castle building, kids activities, and several vendors selling clothes, jewelry, music and food from Southeast Asia. What Thammarattanaram Temple, Melancon Road, Coteau, 337-364-3403,
For more information on parish events call the Iberia Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau at 337-365-1540 or visit www.iberiatravelcom.
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Hot Spots 


 Jeanerette Sugar Museum


 Antique Rose Ville Tea Room & Gardens


Bayou Teche Museum


William G. "Bunk" Johnson Jazz Collection Exhibit


KONRIKO® Company Store/ Conrad Rice Mill


Jungle Gardens of Avery Island 


TABASCO® Factory/ Country Store


Rip Van Winkle Gardens/ Rip's Rookery/ Jefferson Island 


Shadows-on-the-Teche Plantation Home & Gardens


Atchafalaya National Heritage Area Bayou Teche Corridor


New Iberia Main Street Walking Tours


                     James Lee Burke's "Iberia Trail"                    




The Iberia Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official parish marketing agency promoting New Iberia, Avery Island, Jefferson Island, Jeanerette, Loreauville and Delcambre as a destination. Marketing programs target leisure travelers, business travelers, media, entertainment industry, and the travel trade including group tour planners, meeting planners, sports planners and special event planners. The bureau operates a parish welcome center located at 2513 Hwy. 14 in New Iberia.


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