Jan. 5, 2015


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
February 2015 Events
New Iberia * Avery Island * Jeanerette
Jefferson Island * Loreauville * Delcambre
Grand Marais Mardi Gras
"Throw me something Mister!" It's Mardi Gras time in Iberia Parish with lots of great events to celebrate including the Grand Marais Mardi Gras parade and dance. Photo courtesy of Grand Marais Mardi Gras Association.

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, 2015 - Krewe of Ezana Jeanerette Mardi Gras Parade - Mardi Gras parade, with marching bands, dance groups, Mardi Gras Royalty and lots of throws. Martin Luther King, Canal and Main Streets, Jeanerette, Sun. 1 - 3 p.m., 337-276-4933.

Feb. 1 - 28, 2015 Iberia Parish Library Events - Check  for details. Iberia Parish Library, 445 E. Main St., New Iberia, 337-364-7150, 

Feb. 1 - April 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, Wed. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., 337-606-5977,,

Feb. 1 - 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,,

Feb. 2,  2015 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, childrens choirs, proclamations read, and more. Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia, Mon. 7:30 - 8 a.m., 337-365-6773,

Feb. 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 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,

Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25, 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,,

Feb. 6, 2015 Krewe of Andalusia Mardi Gras Parade - Mardi Gras parade with marching bands, dance groups, Mardi Gras royalty and lots of throws. Parade route: from Bank St. to Jefferson, down Fullton to Burke, to Duperier, right on Marie. Disbands at New Iberia City Park. Downtown New Iberia, Main Street, New Iberia, Fri. 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., 337-367-6466,

Feb. 7, 2015 A Prelude to Spring Iberia Cultural Association presents this free candlelight chamber orchestra concert performed by the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra. St. Peters Church, 108 E. St. Peter St., New Iberia, Sat. 2 - 3:30 p.m., 337-364-1603,

Feb. 8, 2015 - Grand Marais Mardi Gras Children's Dance - Dance and costume contest. 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. 13 - 16, 2015 - Grand Marais Mardi Gras Dances - Costume judging at 11 p.m. Fri-Sat. and at 10 p.m. Sun-Mon. Admission fee. Mon Ami, 7304 E. Hwy. 90, Jeanerette, Fri.-Sat. 9 p.m. - 2 a.m., Sun. 7 p.m. - midnight, Mon. 9 p.m. - 2 a.m., 337-365-8185,

Feb. 14, 2015 - Jeanerette Farmers Market - Locally grown foods and handmade items. Jeanerette City Park, Tarleton Street, Sat. 8 a.m. - noon, 337-276-4293,,

Feb. 14, 2015 - Lake Fausse Pointe State Park Mardi Gras Parade Mardi Gras parade with marching bands, dance groups, music. Lake Fausse Pointe State Park, 5400 Levee Rd., St. Martinville, 2 p.m., 888-677-7200,,

Feb. 17, 2015 - 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, 

Feb. 17, 2015 - Krewe of Coteau Mardi Gras Parade - Mardi Gras parade with marching bands, dance groups, music. Francis Romero Memorial Park and LA 88, Coteau, 1 p.m., 337-577-5099.

Feb. 17, 2015 - Family Affair Mardi Gras Parade - Mardi Gras parade with marching bands, dance groups, music. Main Street, Loreauville, 2 p.m., 337-229-6001. 

Feb. 19, 2015 - An Informance by Musician David Greely - David Greely, a traditional French Louisiana musician and founding fiddler of the Mamou Playboys, will present what he calls "an informance," a free program of musical excerpts and stories reflecting his personal musical perspective of Shadows-on-the-Teche's history. Shadows Visitor Center, 320 E. Main St., New Iberia, Thurs. 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., 337-369-6446,,

Feb. 21 - 22, 2015 - TABASCOŽ Shootout Soccer Tournament - Competitive soccer tournament offered to all Louisiana D1 teams, concessions. Louisiana Pepperplex, 611 Sucrose Dr., New Iberia,  Sat.-Sun. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., 337-365-9336,

Feb. 26, 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

Feb. 28, 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 Trail


KONRIKOŽ Company Store/ Conrad Rice Mill


Jungle Gardens of Avery Island 


TABASCOŽ Factory/ Country Store


Jefferson Island Rip Van Winkle Gardens/ Rip's Rookery


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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