March 3, 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
April 2015 Events
New Iberia * Avery Island * Jeanerette
Jefferson Island * Loreauville * Delcambre
Celebrate Lao New Year April 3 - 5. Live music, a beauty pageant, parades, sand castle building, kids activities, and several vendors selling clothes, jewelry, music and food from Southeast Asia will mark the occasion.

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!

April 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,,

April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 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,,

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

April 1 - 31,  2015 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. Pick it up at our welcome center on Hwy. 14 in New Iberia. Main Street, New Iberia, 337-365-1540,

April 3 - 5 2015 Lao New Year Celebration - Lanexang Village celebrates the Lao New Year every Easter weekend with a three-day festival that includes live music, a beauty pageant, parades, sand castle building, kids activities, and several vendors selling clothes, jewelry, music and food from Southeast Asia. What Thammarattanaram Temple, 7913 Champa Ave., Broussard, 337-364-3403,

April 4, 2015Delcambre Seafood & Farmers Market - Held monthly on the first Saturday of each month, enjoy what's fresh for the season from area farms and local waters, along with tasting opportunities and recipes, live music, kids' activities and other special events. For the freshest updates, visit their Facebook and Website. Bayou Carlin Cove Boat Landing and Pavilion, 605 S. Railroad St., Delcambre, Sat. 9a.m. - 1 p.m., 800-884-6120 ext. 7,,

April 4, 2015 - Louisiana Paint Horse Club Registered Paint Horse Show - Horse show. SugArena @ Acadiana Fairgrounds, 713 NW Bypass (Hwy. 3212), New Iberia, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., 337-365-7539,

April 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 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,

April 11, 2015 - Food Truck Festival Food trucks will be available at the Teche Area Farmers' Market every second Saturday of the month. Vendors lined up for the event are: The Bus Stop Food Truck, Blanchard's BBQ, Buster's Frozen Custard, Cakin to the street, Caribbean Ice, Cajun Flavor, Chef Gregory Food Truck, The Rock House Kitchen, Munchies Lunchbox Express, Mama T's, Mad Lu Ann, Kona Ice, Taco Sister Mobil, Rice Kings, Viva La Waffle and The Wop Truck. Along Fulton St. between Fisher Street and Iberia Street, New Iberia, Sat. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., 337-369-2330,

April 10 - 12, 2015 - Cajun Hot Sauce Festival- Festival with family atmosphere, hot sauce competition, jambalaya cook-off, live entertainment, food court, crafts and much more. SugArena @ Acadiana Fairgrounds, 713 NW Bypass (Hwy. 3212), New Iberia, Fri. 7 p.m. - 11:30 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. - 11:30 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., 337-365-7539,

April 11, 2015 - Jeanerette Farmers Market - Locally grown foods and handmade items. Jeanerette City Park, Tarleton Street, Sat. 8 a.m. - noon, 337-276-4293,,

April 11 - 18, 2015 - Shadows-on-the-Teche Plein Air - Artists will be in the Shadows gardens, along Main Street, on Avery Island and possibly other areas. The work produced during the week will be judged by plein air artist Phil Sandusky from New Orleans and then for sale at a gala/exhibition on April 18. Shadows-on-the-Teche, 317 E. Main St., New Iberia, each day 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., 337-369-6446,,

April 13 - 19, 2014 Cajun Classique - Leisurely classic wooden boat cruise down Bayou Teche with excursions in Breaux Bridge, St. Martinville, New Iberia and Franklin. Bayou Teche, Breaux Bridge to Franklin, 7 a.m. - 9 p.m., 337-366-0337,

April 15, 18, 19, 2015 - SugaSheaux - Horse show. SugArena @ Acadiana Fairgrounds, 713 NW Bypass (Hwy. 3212), New Iberia, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., 337-365-7539,, 

April 18, 2015New Iberia Vendor Event - Shop for beauty, weight loss and health products; handmade items; jewelry and fashion; crafts and artwork; Tupperware, cookware and kitchen accessories; candles; and more from local small businesses. Princesses and superhero characters will appear! There will be a fun jump and slides, food trucks and a fashion show. Cyr Gates Community Center, New Iberia City Park, 300 Parkview Dr., New Iberia, Sat. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., 337-577-2117,

April 18, 2015 - Iberia Project Front Yard - Household waste day, "block party clean ups" in neighborhoods and business districts, landscaping, painting, pressure washing, debris removal, etc. Around Iberia Parish, 337-364-1836,  
April 20 & 27, 2015 - Master Horseman - Horse show. SugArena @ Acadiana Fairgrounds, 713 NW Bypass (Hwy. 3212), New Iberia, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., 337-365-7539,
April 22, 2015 - Last Island: The First Storm The Jeanerette Museum is hosting a history talk on Last Island: The First Storm. Professor Robert Allen Alexander Jr. of Nicholls State University will discuss the popular vacation spot of Louisiana's sugar planters and politicians and how the hurricane changed Louisiana. Jeanerette Museum, 500 E. Main St., Jeanerette, 6 - 8 p.m., 337-380-9057,
April 24 - 26, 2015 SugarFest Jr & High School Rodeo - High school rodeo. SugArena @ Acadiana Fairgrounds, 713 NW Bypass (Hwy. 3212), New Iberia, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., 337-365-7539,

April 25, 2015Grillin' in the Park - Good family fun with live entertainment. Barbecue cookoff for kids and adults with kids 7-11 and 12-16 participating in 'Chicken Little Cookoff' where chicken thighs rule. 1st, 2nd, 3rd place trophies awarded. Every child will receive a "Chicken Little" t-shirt and winners will get trophies as well as prizes, gift certificates and hats. Games, petting zoo, pony rides and fun jumps. Cooking teams, craft and sweet booths welcome. New Iberia City Park, 300 Parkview Dr., New Iberia, Sat. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., 337-367-8464 or 337-321-3803.

April 25, 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.,,

April 30, 2015 - Acadiana Growers Alliance Farmers Market - Selling fresh produce and baked goods on the last Thursday of each month. For details, go to For additional "flash" (pop-up) market dates and locations, check United Methodist Church Ministries Center, 211 W. St. Peter St., New Iberia, Thurs. 4 - 6 p.m., 337-367-0838.


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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