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Sept. 8, 2015


For Immediate Release

Céline Alis
(337) 365-1540

(888) 942-3742



Iberia Parish Convention 

and Visitors Bureau

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Visitez la paroisse d'Ibérie pour Grand Réveil Acadien, cher!
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IBERIA PARISH, La.--- Iberia Parish will celebrate Grand Réveil Iberia Oct. 3-10, 2015 as part of Grand Réveil Acadien Week (Great Acadian Awakening), an event which brings together Acadians and Cajuns from around the world and highlights the importance of the French language for the survival of our culture. 

Grand Réveil, a nine-day festival from October 3-12 in South Louisiana, features family reunions, Cajun and folk concerts, genealogy lectures, crafts seminars, traditional Acadian parades called Tintamarres, and commemoration ceremonies marking the 250th anniversary of the arrival of the Acadians in Louisiana. 

During Grand Réveil Week, the Iberia Parish Welcome Center will have artisans, musicians, art exhibits, GRA events information and coupons for GRA specials offered by local merchants. Deals and coupons are available for download on IberiaTravel.com. (Merchants should send their promotion with a photo to celine@iberiatravel.com by Sept. 21 to be considered for this free shopping campaign).

The Bayou Teche Museum and the Jeanerette Museum will host special Grand Réveil exhibits showcasing the culture and history of the Acadians.

On Saturday, Oct. 3, Shadows-on-the-Teche will offer tours en français during its Fall Arts and Crafts Fair. The Delcambre Seafood and Farmers Market will host a Cajun Day with Cajun music, food and family fun.

On Wednesday, Oct. 7, the Jeanerette Museum will hold a Cajun History Talk featuring a screening of "Louisiana Story" with a special presentation by Tika Laudun, senior producer of Louisiana Public Broadcasting. 

On Thursday, Oct. 8, Loreauville will join the festivities with a presentation on Acadian History and the New Acadia Project, French students performance and unveiling of plans for a park, museum and Acadian Odyssey Monument. A Tintamarre (traditional Acadian parade) to City Hall on Main Street will follow. There will also be music and gumbo. 

Still on Thursday, the Iberia Parish Welcome Center will offer activities, including a photo scavenger hunt, trivia contest, giveaways, artisans and much more for its Iberia Parish Day open house. 

Finally, on Saturday, Oct. 10, the Jeanerette Museum, usually closed Saturdays, will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. That weekend, the World Championship Gumbo Cookoff will fill Main Street New Iberia with live music and the aroma of Cajun food (Saturday) and gumbo (Sunday). 

For more information on Grand Réveil Iberia, visit IberiaTravel.com/GrandReveil. For information on GRA events in other parishes visit the official  Grand Réveil website.

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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.


For more information on parish events and tourism assets, call the Iberia Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau at 337-365-1540 or visit IberiaTravel.com

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