Jan. 4, 2016


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 2016 Events
New Iberia * Avery Island * Jeanerette
Jefferson Island * Loreauville * Delcambre

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. 2, 2016 - Cajun Ground Hog Day - Pierre C. Shadeaux, Iberia's Cajun Groundhog, emerges to predict the weather, a longer spring, or an early return of summer's heat and humidity. Presentations of student essay contest winners, childrens choirs, proclamations, and more. Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia, 7 - 8 a.m., 337-365-6773, 
Feb. 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 2016 - 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. 3, 10, 17, 24, 2016 - 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, 6110 Loreauville Rd., Loreauville, 1 - 6 p.m., 337-577-9160,,
Feb. 5 - 8, 2016 - 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. 6, 2016 - 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. 9, 2016 - Grand Marais Mardi Gras Parade - Family-oriented Mardi Gras parade with floats, bands, dance groups, Mardi Gras royalty, Grand Marshal, elaborate and colorful costumes, and tons of beads and throws. Most original and ugly costumes. Highway 90 and College Road, Jeanerette, 11 a.m., 337-365-8185,
Feb. 9, 2016 - Family Affair Mardi Gras Parade - Mardi Gras parade with marching bands, dance groups, music. Main Street, Loreauville, 2 p.m., 337-229-6001. 
Feb. 9, 2016 - Krewe of Coteau Mardi Gras Parade - Mardi Gras parade with marching bands, dance groups, music. Francis Romero Memorial Park, Coteau Park Road and LA 88, Coteau, 1 p.m., 337-577-5099.

Feb. 13, 2016 - Jeanerette Farmers Market - Locally grown foods and handmade items. Jeanerette City Park, Tarleton Street, 8 a.m. - noon, 337-335-0721,,

Feb. 13, 2016 - Food Truck Festival Food trucks are available at the Teche Area Farmers Market every second Saturday of the month. Along Fulton St. between Fisher Street and Iberia Street, New Iberia, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., 337-369-2330,

Feb. 13, 2016 - Harlem Ambassadors Professional Basketball Show & Game
Game and show by the Harlem Ambassadors Comedy Basketball World Tour. Fun for the whole family. Tickets can be purchased from the website below or at Community First Bank in New Iberia (535 Jefferson Terrace Blvd.). Westgate High School Gym/Coliseum, 2305 Jefferson Island Rd., New Iberia, 7 - 9 p.m., 337-201-4515, 
Feb. 24, 2016 - Boat Building History Talk - Writer and filmmaker C.E. Richard will present his short documentary, In the Mind of the Maker, followed by a discussion of how traditional boat building in the Atchafalaya Basin can offer valuable insights into the human experience of memory, imagination and creative expression. Free program open to adults. Seating may be limited. Jeanerette Museum, 500 Main St., Jeanerette, 6 p.m., 337-276-4408,
Feb. 25, 2016 - 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, 4 - 6 p.m., 337-367-0838.

Feb. 27, 2016 Showtunes Sing-Along - Envision daBerry invites everyone to participate in belting their favorite musicals in a piano lounge-style setting. Free admission. Beau Soleil Café and Catering, 225 W. Main St., New Iberia, 7 - 11 p.m., 337-378-9469,,

Feb. 28, 2016 - A Prelude to Spring - Free candlelight chamber orchestra concert performed by the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra. St. Peters Church, 108 E. Saint Peter St., New Iberia, 3 - 4:30 p.m., 337-364-1603,  


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


KONRIKO® Company Store/ Conrad Rice Mill


Jungle Gardens of Avery Island


TABASCO® 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

Jeanerette Historic 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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