April 2, 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
May 2015 Events
New Iberia * Avery Island * Jeanerette
Jefferson Island * Loreauville * Delcambre
Check out the new Chitimacha Race on May 16, 2015.

The 20 mile race on Bayou Teche for kayaks, canoes, pirogues, and SUP's leaves from New Iberia and travels to Charenton through the parishes of Iberia and St. Mary. The race begins in beautiful New Iberia City Park and ends on the Chitimacha Reservation.

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!

May 1 - 31, 2015 SugArena @ Acadiana Fairgrounds Events - Check SugArena's website calendar for upcoming events. SugArena @ Acadiana Fairgrounds, 713 NW Bypass (Hwy. 3212), New Iberia, 337-365-7539,,

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

May 1 - 2, 2015Relay For Life of Iberia Parish - Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society's signature fundraising event, bringing communities together in hope, celebration and memory. It is a unique event that offers everyone in the community an opportunity to participate in the fight against cancer. Teams of 10-15 participate from community. Weeks Park, 4800 Freyou Rd., New Iberia, Fri. 6 p.m. - Sat. 6 a.m., 337-519-1978,

May 2, 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. Bayou Carlin Cove Boat Landing and Pavilion, 605 S. Railroad St., Delcambre, Sat. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., 800-884-6120 ext. 7,,

May 2, 2015New Iberia Downtown ArtWalk - Local artists gather in the downtown area to showcase their work. Begins at Shadows-on-the-Teche (317 East Main Street), following Main Street to Railroad Avenue, then to A&E and NILA Gallery on West St. Peter Street. Historic Downtown New Iberia, Main Street, New Iberia, Sat. 4 - 7 p.m., 337-369-2330

May 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30, 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,
May 6 - 7, 2015 Southern Regional Mine Rescue Competition - Metal/nonmetal mine rescue competition, 12-14 teams of 10, with Mine Safety and Health Administration judges. Free to the public. SugArena @ Acadiana Fairgrounds, 713 NW Bypass (Hwy. 3212), New Iberia, Wed. - Thurs. 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., 337-365-7539,

May 6, 13, 20, 27, 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,,

May 7, 2015Spring Holiday Market - Vendors, crafts and moreBayou Carlin Cove Boat Landing and Pavilion, 605 S. Railroad St., Delcambre, Sat. 5 - 8 p.m., 800-884-6120 ext. 7,,

May 8 - 9, 2015 - Art & Shadows Celebration - Exhibits, performances, demonstrations, food and fun featuring Shadows' artists in residence at the plantation home and along Main Street. Some of the events have admission, others are free. Shadows-on-the-Teche and Main Street New Iberia, 317 E. Main St., New Iberia, Fri. 6 - 8 p.m., Sat. 2 - 8 p.m., 337-369-6446,,

May 9, 2015 - Jeanerette Farmers Market - Locally grown foods and handmade items. Jeanerette City Park, Tarleton Street, Sat. 8 a.m. - noon, 337-276-4293,,

May 9, 2015 Iberia Parish Library Beach Reads Book Sale - Get your beach reads in time for summer vacation at your local library. Iberia Parish Library Main Street Branch, 445 E. Main St., New Iberia, Sat. 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., 337-364-7150, 

May 9, 2015 - Food Truck Festival Food trucks will be available at the Teche Area Farmers' Market every second Saturday of the month. Along Fulton St. between Fisher Street and Iberia Street, New Iberia, Sat. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., 337-369-2330,

May 9, 2015 - Q-Ing on the Bayou: Boat Poker Run - Poker run in boats with pre-determined stops where cards are to be drawn. Live music, barbecue cook-off. Bayou Carlin Cove Boat Dock, 605 S. Railroad St., Delcambre, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m., 337-658-2422,

May 14 - 16, 2015 Cruisin Cajun Country Cruise In - Classic and muscle cars cruise into the hot side of Louisiana's Cajun Country to experience the area's hottest attractions while spectators enjoy car shows and entertainment. Super 8 Hotel of New Iberia, 2714 Hwy. 14, New Iberia, Thurs. - Sat. 7 a.m. - 11 p.m., 337-316-0932,,

May 16 - 17, 2015 - SugaSheaux - Horse show. SugArena @ Acadiana Fairgrounds, 713 NW Bypass (Hwy. 3212), New Iberia, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., 337-365-7539,, 
May 16, 2015 - Chitimacha Race - A 20 mile race on Bayou Teche for kayaks, canoes, pirogues, and SUP's from New Iberia to Charenton through the parishes of Iberia and St. Mary. The race begins in beautiful New Iberia City Park and ends on the Chitimacha Reservation. New Iberia City Park Boat Launch, 300 Parkview Dr., New Iberia, Sat. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., 337-394-6232,
May 16, 2015 - Loyalty & Armed Forces Day Ceremony - A celebration of freedom with flag ceremony and harmony of patriotic music. Boulingy Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia, 6 - 8 p.m., 337-344-9397
May 23, 2015 - Splash Bash - Swimming, arts and crafts, games, fun jumps, food, refreshments. New Iberia City Park, 300 Parkview Dr., New Iberia, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., 337-339-5903,,

May 25 2015 - Memorial Day Ceremony- A celebration commemorating all of our fallen soldiers with flag ceremony, 21 gun salute and harmony of patriotic music. Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia, 6 - 8 p.m., 337-344-9397.

May 28, 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.

May 28 - June 7, 2015 Iberia Performing Arts League Presents, "The Rainmaker" - Live theatre production, concessions. Essanee Theater, 126 Iberia St., New Iberia, Thurs. - Fri. 7:30 - 10 p.m. & Sun. 3 - 5:30 p.m., 337-364-6114,

May 30, 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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