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Feb. 24, 2014
Joyeux Mardi Gras from Iberia Parish, Louisiana!


New Iberia, Avery Island, Jefferson Island, Jeanerette, Loreauville and Delcambre invite you to experience their 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!




C'est Mardi Gras! Allons Manger et Danser!
Allons Manger et Danser Pt II
Celebrate Mardi Gras at Allons Manger et Danser this Sunday, March 2, from 2-4 p.m. at Meche's Donuts, 403 E. St. Peter St. in New Iberia. Enjoy a FREE concert by Horace Trahan and the Ossun Express and have a slice of New Iberia's largest king cake. There will also be a king cake eating contest.
Sweet Pic of the Week
Grand Marais Mardi Gras Jeanerette
The Grand Marais Mardi Gras Parade will roll next Tuesday, March 4 in Jeanerette. Grand Marais will also hold dances and costume contests every evening from Feb. 28-March 3. 
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This Week's Events
Feb. 24 - March 31, 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. 25, March 1, 2014 - Teche Area Farmers MarketExperience 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. 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. 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, March 1 - 3, 2014Grand Marais Mardi Gras Dance - Dance and costume contest. Mon Ami, 7304 E. Hwy. 90, Jeanerette, Fri., Sat. and Mon. 9 p.m. - 2 a.m.,  Sun. 7 p.m. - midnight, 337-365-8185,


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 - 31, 2014New 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, 2014Iberia 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,,  

Upcoming Events

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

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 - 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 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,,


See our March and Mardi Gras press releases.
Celebrate Mardi Gras in style with gifts from local shops:

For the Little Ones Mardi Gras Minnie Appliques

For the Little Ones in New Iberia:

Mardi Gras Minnie Appliques 

Sweet Ways Mardi Gras Bows
Sweet Ways in Delcambre: Mardi Gras Bows
Mardi Gras Gifts at Bangles Basket and Scents
Bangles Baskets and Scents in New Iberia: Mardi Gras Gifts
Accentrics Mardi Gras Bracelet
Accentrics in New Iberia: Mardi Gras Bracelet

Are you Hungry yet?
Eat like a King with one of Cajun Glaze Donuts' Mardi Gras King Cakes
Eat like a King this Mardi Gras season with a Cajun Glaze Donuts king cake.
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Savor our Hospitality
 The 1906 Estorge-Norton House B&B is a craftsman home with antique furnishings and attractive grounds. Located on Historic Main Street in New Iberia, it offers three distinctly decorated rooms (including two suites) with private baths. Enjoy a plantation style breakfast during your stay from your hosts Charles and Jo Norton.

Our Artist of the Month
Come see the exhibit of L'Acadian Art Guild artist Debbie V. Mason at our welcome center, 2513 Hwy. 14 in New Iberia.
Photo by Brittany Racca
Photo by Brittany Racca
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For more Information
To learn more about our area call the Iberia Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau at 337-365-1540, 888-942-3742, or visit us at 2513 Hwy. 14 in New Iberia, LA 70560.
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