Dec. 1, 2014


For Immediate Release

Brittany Racca
(337) 365-1540

(888) 942-3742 

Iberia Parish Convention 

and Visitors Bureau

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Louisiana's Sweet Picks
January 2015 Events
New Iberia * Avery Island * Jeanerette
Jefferson Island * Loreauville * Delcambre
Come view never before seen works of art by New Iberia native, George Rodrigue at the Bayou Teche Museum starting Jan. 15 for its "George Rodrigue Comes Home: Under Iberia's Oak Trees" exhibit.

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!

Jan. 1 - 31, 2015 Iberia Parish Library Events - Check  for details. Iberia Parish Library, 445 E. Main St., New Iberia, 337-364-7150, 

Jan. 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, 31, 2015 - 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,

Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28, 2015 - 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, Wed. 2 - 6 p.m., 337-577-9160,,

Jan. 10, 2015 - Jeanerette Farmers Market - Locally grown foods and handmade items. Jeanerette City Park, Tarleton Street, Sat. 8 a.m. - noon, 337-276-4293,,

Jan. 15, 2015 - A Night At the Museum  Bayou Teche Museum's annual gala with unveiling of the "George Rodrigue Comes Home: Under Iberia's Oak Trees" exhibit. Bayou Teche Museum, Sliman Theater, 131 W Main St., New Iberia, Thurs. 6:30 - 9:30 p.m., 337-606-5977,,

Jan. 15 - March 15, 2015 George Rodrigue Comes Home: Under Iberia's Oak Trees A fine art exhibit by New Iberia native the late George Rodrigue. Bayou Teche Museum, 131 W. Main St., New Iberia, Thurs. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., 337-606-5977,,

Jan. 19, 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration - Celebration honoring African American pioneers. West End Park, 201 Gilbert St., New Iberia, Mon. 1 - 5 p.m., 337-369-2337.

Jan. 24, 2015  Blitz Dance Competition - Dance competition. Sugar Cane Festival Building, 600 Parkview Dr., New Iberia, Sat. 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.,

Jan. 26 - March 6, 2015  The World Will Move Exhibit - The Jeanerette Museum is hosting the traveling exhibit, The World Will Move: Civil Rights and Public Transportation in Louisiana 1860s-1950s. The exhibit from the Louisiana State Museum uses vintage photographs, prints, newspaper articles and artifacts to tell the story of African Americans who challenged discrimination on streetcars, steamboats, trains and buses. The museum will also present photographs of local transportation. Jeanerette Museum, 500 E. Main St., Jeanerette, Tues. - Fri. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., 337-276-4408,,

Jan. 29, 2015  Acadiana Growers Alliance Farmers Market- BestLife Iberia farmers market selling fresh produce, baked goods and handmade crafts on the last Thursday of each month. First United Methodist Church Ministries Center, 211 W. St. Peter St., New Iberia, Thurs. 4 - 6 p.m., 337-367-0838, For additional "flash" (pop-up) market dates and locations, check

Jan. 31, 2015 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, Sat. 7 - 11 p.m.,,


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


KONRIKOŽ Company Store/ Conrad Rice Mill


Jungle Gardens of Avery Island 


TABASCOŽ 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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