Jan 1, 2014


For Immediate Release

Céline Alis
(337) 365-1540

(888) 942-3742

Iberia Parish Convention 

and Visitors Bureau

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Louisiana's Sweet Picks
February 2014 Events
New Iberia * Avery Island * Jeanerette
Jefferson Island * Loreauville * Delcambre
The Krewe of Andalusia Parade on Feb. 21 in New Iberia kicks of the Mardi Gras season in Iberia Parish.

NEW IBERIA, La. --- The Iberia Parish Convention and 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!

Feb. 1 - 7, 2014 "Spotlight on Louisiana" Art Exhibit - Art exhibit sponsored by L'Acadian Art Guild. Iberia Parish Library - Main Branch, 445 E. Main St., New Iberia, 337-364-2562,, 

Feb. 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 2014 - 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, Tues. 2:30 - 6 p.m., Sat. 7 - 11 a.m., 337-369-2330,

Feb. 2, 2014 - Cajun Ground Hog Day - Pierre C. Shadeaux, Iberia's Cajun groundhog, emerges to predict weather... short summer or long spring. Student essay contest winners presented, children's choirs, proclamations and more. Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia, 7:30 - 8:30 a.m., 337-365-6773.

Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2014 - GLC Farmers Market - Local farmers selling produce, plants, honey, homemade pies and other items grown locally. Grass-fed beef, pork and lamb are also available at the meat market during this time. GLC Meat Market, 211 N. Main St., Loreauville, 2 - 6 p.m., 337-577-9160,,

Feb. 8, 2014 - Jeanerette Farmers Market - Locally grown foods and handmade items. Jeanerette City Park, Tarleton Street, 8 a.m. - noon, 337-276-4293,,

Feb. 14 - 16, 2014 - AKC Agility Dog Trials - K9 agility trials, prizes, concessions. SugArena @ Acadiana Fairgrounds, 713 N.W. Bypass (Hwy. 3212), New Iberia, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., 337-365-7539,, 

Feb. 21, 2014 - Krewe of Andalusia Mardi Gras Parade - Mardi Gras parade with marching bands, dance groups, Mardi Gras royalty. Parade route: from Bank St. to Jefferson, down Fullton to Burke, to Duperier, right on Marie. Disbands at New Iberia City Park. Historic Downtown New Iberia, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., 337-367-6466,

Feb. 22, 2014 - New Iberia's Creole Market - Shop for seasonal, locally grown produce and fruits, fresh Louisiana seafood, homemade jams, jellies and other preserves, as well as fresh baked items, home-cooked dishes, handmade crafts and more. Enjoy fun and educational activities that promote healthier eating and lifestyle choices. West End Park, 1200 Field St., New Iberia, 8 a.m. - noon, 337-367-0834,

Feb. 22, 2014 Showtunes Sing-Along - Envision daBerry invites everyone to participate in belting their favorite musicals in a piano lounge-style setting. Free admission. Des Amis Dining and Catering, 225 W. Main St., New Iberia, 7 - 11 p.m.,,

Feb. 22 - 23, 2014 TABASCO® Shootout Soccer Tournament - Competitive soccer tournament offered to all Louisiana D1 teams, concessions. Louisiana Pepperplex, 611 Sucrose Dr., New Iberia, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., 337-365-9336,

Feb. 23, 2014 - Krewe of Ezana Mardi Gras Parade - Mardi Gras parade with marching bands, dance groups, Mardi Gras royalty. Martin Luther King, Canal and Main Streets, Jeanerette, 1 - 3 p.m., 337-276-4933.

Feb. 23, 2014 - Concert by Candelight - Free candlelight chamber orchestra concert performed by the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra. St. Peters Church, 108 E. St. Peter St., New Iberia, 3 - 4:30 p.m., 337-364-1603, 

Feb. 24, 2014 - Grand Marais Mardi Gras Children's Dance - Costume judging at 4:30 p.m. Winners will be announced and will ride in the parade. Mon Ami, 7304 E. Hwy. 90, Jeanerette, 3 - 6 p.m, 337-365-8185,

Feb. 28, 2014 - Grand Marais Mardi Gras Dance - Costume judging at 11 p.m. Mon Ami, 7304 E. Hwy. 90, Jeanerette, 9 p.m. - 2 a.m., 337-365-8185, 


For more information on parish events call the Iberia Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau at 337-365-1540 or visit

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  Hot Spots




 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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