March 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
April 2013 Events
New Iberia * Avery Island * Jeanerette
Jefferson Island * Loreauville * Delcambre
Caroline Porter, 2012 Cajun Hot Sauce Festival Queen will hand over her crown to a new Queen at the festival to be held April 12- 14 in New Iberia. Come on out and join the fun with activities for the whole family!


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!


April 1 - 30, 2013 - 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,


April 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30, 2013 - Teche Area Farmers' Market - Experience our harvest of delicious, locally grown produce and homemade products by area farmers, artists and crafters. Also included are handcrafted 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.
April 6, 2013 - New Iberia Downtown Artwalk - Local artists gather in the downtown area to showcase their work. Music provided in Bouligny Plaza. Begins at the Shadows-on-the-Teche (East Main Street), following Main Street to the Episcopal Church (Jefferson Street), then to A&E Gallery (Railroad Avenue), New Iberia, 4 - 7 p.m., 337-369-2330,

April 7, 2013 - Symphony Sunday in the Park - A free outdoor concert by the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra presented by the Iberia Cultural Resources Association. In case of rain, the concert will be held in the Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival Building. New Iberia City Park, 300 Parkview Dr., New Iberia, 3 - 5 p.m., 337-364-1603,

April 12 - 14, 2013 - Cajun Hot Sauce Festival - Festival with family atmosphere, featuring hot sauce competition, jambalaya cook-off, carnival rides, queen pageant, dance and talent contests, live entertainment, food court, crafts and much more. SugArena, 713 NW Bypass (Hwy 3212), 337-365-7539, Thurs 5 - 10 p.m. (carnival), Fri 6 p.m. - 1 a.m., Sat 4:30 p.m. - 1 a.m., Sun 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., 
April 13, 2013 - Jeanerette Farmer's Market - Locally grown foods and handmade items. Jeanerette City Park, Tarleton Street, 8 a.m. - noon, 337-276-4293,
April 20, 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,
April 20, 2013 - SugaSheaux - Regional rodeo competition, concessions. SugArena, 713 NW Bypass (Hwy 3212), New Iberia, 8 a.m. - till, 337-365-7539, 

April 26- 28, 2013 - SugarFest Jr. High & High School Rodeo - High school rodeo, prizes, concessions. SugArena, 713 NW Bypass (Hwy 3212), New Iberia, 8 a.m. - till, 337-365-7539,

April 27, 2013Grillin in the Park- BBQ cook-off, refreshments, arts & crafts, space walk, mountain climbing, pony rides. New Iberia City Park, 300 Parkview Drive, New Iberia, 337-367-7484.
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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