Feb. 3, 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
March 2014 Events
New Iberia * Avery Island * Jeanerette
Jefferson Island * Loreauville * Delcambre
Lake Fausse Pointe Mardi Gras Parade
Take the family to the Lake Fausse Pointe Mardi Gras Parade on March 1.

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!

March 1, 2014 - Lake Fausse Pointe Mardi Gras Parade - Mardi Gras parade with marching bands, dance groups, music. Lake Fausse Pointe State Park, 5400 Levee Rd., St. Martinville, Sat. 2 - 4 p.m., 888-677-7200, ,

March 1 - 3, 2014 Grand Marais Mardi Gras Dance - Dance and costume contest. Mon Ami, 7304 E. Hwy. 90, Jeanerette, Sat. and Mon. 9 p.m. - 2 a.m.,  Sun. 7 p.m. - midnight, 337-365-8185,

March 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29, 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,

March 1 - 31, 2014 New Iberia Azalea Trail - Delicate Azaleas bloom early each Spring flooding the landscape with a sea of red, pink, white, purple and salmon.  Our easy self guided driving tour offers a glimpse of all the beautiful flowers along the trail from the miniature varieties to the massive. All day at various locations. Main Street, New Iberia, 337-365-1540,,

March 1 - 31, 2014 "Spotlight on Louisiana Artists" Exhibit - Art exhibit sponsored by L'Acadian Art Guild. Shadows-on-the-Teche Visitor Center, 320 E. Main St., New Iberia, Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., 337-369-6446,

March 1 - 31, 2014 Iberia Parish Library Events - Tax preparation help, toddler programming, writing workshops and more. Check for details. Iberia Parish Library, 445 E. Main St., New Iberia, 337-364-7150, 

March 2, 2014 Iberia Parish 4-H Benefit Ranch Sorting Competition - Youth equine ranch sorting competition. Sugarena@Acadiana Fairgrounds, 713 NW Bypass (Hwy. 3212), New Iberia, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., 337-365-7539,,  

March 4, 2014 Grand Marais Mardi Gras Parade - Annual Mardi Gras parade with lots of floats, bands, dance groups, Mardi Gras royalty, Grand Marshal and tons of throws. Elaborate and colorful costumes. Highway 90 and College Road, Jeanerette, 11 a.m., 337-365-8185,

March 4, 2014 Krewe of Coteau Mardi Gras Parade - Mardi Gras parade with marching bands, dance groups, music. Francis Romero Memorial Park, Coteau Park Road and LA 88, Coteau, 1 - 2 p.m., 337-577-5099.

March 4, 2014 Family Affair Mardi Gras Parade - Mardi Gras parade with marching bands, dance groups, music. Main Street, Loreauville, 2 - 3 p.m., 337-229-6001.

March 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,,

March 8, 2014 - Jeanerette Farmers Market Spring Fling and Sugar Rush 5K Run/Walk - The market will have over 30 vendors with home goods, produce, crafts, entertainment and food. The Sugar Rush 5K will benefit Acadiana's Hope for a Cure Society. Jeanerette City Park, Tarleton Street, 8 a.m. -2 p.m., 337-276-4293,,

March 8, 2014 - Shadows Arts and Crafts Fair - Over 90 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 - 9, 2014 SugaSheaux - Regional horse show and ranch sorting competition. SugArena @ Acadiana Fairgrounds, 713 NW Bypass (Hwy. 3212), New Iberia, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., 337-365-7539,,

March 12, 2014 - "Violent Louisiana: Chaos After the Civil War" History Talk - Michael Martin, Ph. D, will discuss the period from the end of the Civil War until the early 20th century, one of the most violent eras in Louisiana's history. Murder, mob violence, feuds, and sometimes pitched battles occurred in the countryside and small towns but also in New Orleans. Free admission, suitable for teenagers and adults. Jeanerette Museum, 500 E. Main St., Jeanerette, 6 p.m., 337-276-4408, 

March 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30, 2014 - Iberia Performing Arts League Presents, "Spamalot" - Live theatre production, concessions. Essanee Theater, 126 Iberia St., New Iberia, Thurs. - Sat. 7:30 - 9:30 p.m., Sun. 3 - 6 p.m., 337-364-6114,,  

March 15, 2014 Festival of Live Oaks - Easter egg hunt, arts and crafts, music, workshops, BBQ cook-off, refreshments. New Iberia City Park, 300 Parkview Dr., New Iberia, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., 337-369-2337.

March 18, 2014 John Philip Sousa Meets "The Belle of Bayou Teche" - Tom Hoey, professional musician and founder of the Upper Darby Sousa Band, will present a program on John Philip Sousa's life and music, and the modern day debut of "The Belle of Bayou Teche," a song written by Sousa after visiting Louisiana. Presented by Iberia Cultural Resources Association. Sliman Theater, 129 E. Main St., New Iberia, 5:30 p.m., 337-364-1603,

March 21 - 23, 2014 - National Barrel Horse Association State Show - NBHA Sanctioned barrel race competition and show, concessions. Sugarena@Acadiana Fairgrounds, 713 NW Bypass (Hwy. 3212), New Iberia, 337-365-7539,,

March 22, 2014 - New Iberia 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, hand made 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. - 12 p.m., 337-367-0834,

March 23, 2014 - Bowl for Kids Sake - Bowling to pass a good time and help friends in need. Bayou Pins, 1502 E. Main St. #B, New Iberia, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., 337-364-3075,

March 29, 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.,,

March 29 - 30, 2014 Barreling for a Cure Added Money Barrel Race - For more information, contact 337-298-3712. Sugarena@Acadiana Fairgrounds, 713 NW Bypass (Hwy. 3212), New Iberia, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., 337-365-7539,,


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

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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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