Press Release
March 4, 2016
For Immediate Release
Brittany Racca
(337) 365-1540
(888) 942-3742
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Louisiana Sweet Picks
April 2016 Events 
New Iberia * Avery Island * Jeanerette
Jefferson Island * Loreauville * Delcambre

Get ready to experience Iberia Parish like Dave Robicheaux at the first annual Dave Robicheaux's Hometown Literary Festival April 8 - 10, 2016.

April 1 - 30, 2016 - 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. Iberia Parish, (337) 365-1540,
April 2, 2016 - Delcambre Seafood & Farmers Market - 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. Bayou Carlin Cove Boat Landing and Pavilion, 605 S. Railroad St., Delcambre, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., 800-884-6120 ext. 7, 
April 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30, 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,
April 3, 2016 - Symphony Sunday in the Park - The Iberia Cultural Resources Association presents a free outdoor concert by the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra featuring performances by local choirs and musicians. Instrument petting zoo during intermission. Best Picnic Theme of the Day competition. In case of rain, the concert will be held in the Sugar Cane Festival Building. Visit website for details. New Iberia City Park, 300 Parkview Dr., New Iberia, 3 - 5 p.m., (337) 364-1603,
April 4 - 10, 2016 - 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 6, 13, 20, 27, 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,,
April 7 - 30, 2016 - Canvasing James Lee Burke - In honor of  Dave Robicheaux's Hometown Literary Festival, L'Acadien Art Guild presents an exhibit filled with paintings and photographs depicting scenes and characters from the Dave Robicheaux novel series written by James Lee Burke. Iberia Parish Library, 445 E. Main St., New Iberia, (337) 364-7024,,
April 8, 2016 - Murder Mystery - A posh Mardi Gras Masquerade turns deadly! You have been cordially invited to the governor's annual Mardi Gras Masquerade, typically a time for fun, when one of the guests is found dead halfway through the festivities! Luckily enough, a certain detective is on the guest list for the night. Sign up for a suspect role. Roles are limited. If you don't get a role you can still come and enjoy the evening and help solve the case as an "investigator." Dressing in costume is encouraged, but not necessary. Ages 16+. Iberia Parish Library, 445 E. Main St., 6 - 8 p.m., (337) 364-7024,,
April 8 - 10, 2016 - Dave Robicheaux's Hometown Literary Festival -   Literary festival honoring Iberia authors as well as others from around the world. Focused on James Lee Burke's legendary literary character, Dave Robicheaux, and his hometown. There will be events throughout the festival at various venues celebrating literature and its impact on our parish culture. Events include storytelling, workshops, academic symposium, theatrical vignettes, music, local cuisine, Dave Robicheaux tours and a 5K run. Downtown New Iberia, (337) 606-5977,
April 8 - 10, 2016 - Cajun Hot Sauce Festival -   Festival with family atmosphere held on the second weekend of April. Hot sauce competition, Jambalaya cook-off, live entertainment, food court, crafts and much more. SugArena@Acadiana Fairgrounds, 713 NW Bypass (Hwy. 3212), New Iberia, (337) 365-7539,, 
April 9, 2016 - Jeanerette Farmers Market - Locally grown foods and handmade items. Jeanerette City Park, Tarleton Street, 8 a.m. - noon, 337-335-0721,,
April 9, 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,
April 13, 2016 - Healing Traditions History Talk - University of Louisiana at Lafayette cultural anthropologist Ray Brassieur will lead "Natural and Spiritual Healing Traditions of South Louisiana," a discussion focusing on traiteurs, traditional healing practices and other methods. This free program is open to adults, however seating may be limited. Jeanerette Museum, 500 Main St., Jeanerette, 6 - 7:30 p.m., 337-276-4408,
April 16, 2016 - Acadiana Dragon Boat Festival - Experience authentic dragon boats racing down Bayou Teche. Boats are powered to the finish line by 20 paddlers while one drummer keeps the beat. Burger cookoff, vendors, live music and family-friendly activities. Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., (337) 352-2180,, 
April 16, 2016 - Spanish King's Ball - El Festival Espanol de Nueva Iberia's annual King's Ball hosted by La Asociacion Espanola de Nueva Iberia, the City of New Iberia and the Daily Iberian. Live band featuring "Back At It Band" from Laplace, LA. Tapas/Open Bar/Dance and visiting royalty from around the state of Louisiana representing fairs and festivals. Tickets available for purchase at Cacklin Hens Food Truck, Daily Iberian or by calling 337-380-7636. Cyr Gates Community Center at New Iberia City Park, 300 Parkview Dr., New Iberia, 7 - 11 p.m., (337) 380-7636,, 
April 22, 2016 - Movies in the Park "Good Dinosaur" - Come watch "Good Dinosaur" at the New Iberia City Park. Concessions sold. No ice chests. Bring blankets and chairs. New Iberia City Park, 300 Parkview Dr., New Iberia, 7:30 - 9 p.m.,, 
April 22 - 24, 2016 - SugarFest Jr. & High School Rodeo - High school rodeo, prizes, concessions. SugArena@Acadiana Fairgrounds, 713 NW Bypass (Hwy. 3212), New Iberia, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., (337) 365-7539,, 
April 24, 2016 - Shadows Preservation Jazz Brunch - Sip and savor good food and drink, listen to infectious musical rhythms and experience camaraderie under historic live oaks while helping to preserve the Shadows-on-the-Teche. Shadows, 317 E. Main St., New Iberia, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., 
April 28, 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.
April 29, 2016 - Paint and Sip - Artist Emily Robichaux, will sketch out the pre-planned painting on your canvas, and then it is up to you to dream, design and color up your masterpiece. Bring along friends and a nice beverage of your choosing. Please drink responsibly. Iberia Parish Library, 510 N. Main Street, Loreauville, 6 - 7:30 p.m., (337) 364-7024,,
April 30, 2016 - Grillin in the Park - Good family fun with live entertainment and barbecue cookoff for kids and adults. Games, petting zoo, pony rides and fun jumps. Cooking teams, craft and sweet booths welcome. New Iberia City Park, 300 Parkview Dr., New Iberia, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., (337) 367-8464. 
April 30, 2016- New Iberia Vendor and Craft Event - Craft and vendor fair with prizes, vendor giveaways, food & sweets, kids activities and entertainment. Cyr Gates Community Center, New Iberia City Park, 300 Parkview Dr., New Iberia, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., (337) 577-2117,  
April 30, 2016 - Relay for Life of Iberia Parish - One of the largest fundraisers of the American Cancer Society in the Fight to Find a Cure. Teams of 10-15 participate from community. Rain or shine. Family friendly. No outside food or drinks. Teams will have food, drinks and activities for donations. SugArena@Acadiana Fairgrounds, 713 NW Bypass (Hwy. 3212), New Iberia, noon- midnight, 
April 30, 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,,
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 in New Iberia.
For more information on parish events and tourism assets, call the bureau at 337-365-1540 or visit
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Iberia Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau
2513 Hwy 14 | New Iberia, LA | 70560
(337) 365-1540 | (888) 942-3742