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Brittany Racca
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Louisiana Sweet Picks
April 2018 Events
March 1 - April 30 - 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. Various locations, New Iberia, (337) 365-1540, Website
March 30 - April 1 - 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. Call Bouasone at (337) 658-3229 for vendor information. Wat Thammarattanaram Temple, 7913 Champa Ave., Broussard, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., (337) 251-6624, Facebook
April 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28 - Teche Area Farmers Market - Every Tuesday and Saturday. 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, Facebook
April 4, 11, 18, 25 - GLC Farmers Market - Every Wednesday. 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., New Iberia, 2-6 p.m., (337) 577-9160, Website , Facebook
April 5 - Cycle Zydeco - Cycle Zydeco is a festival on wheels. Experience mouthwatering Cajun cuisine and live performances by the best bands in Louisiana. The ride includes tours of many attractions, and options for camping or staying in hotels. Immerse yourself in Acadiana: the birthplace of Zydeco, home to Cajuns and Créoles alike, and one of the most unique cultures in the United States. New Iberia City Park/Downtown New Iberia, 300 Parkview Dr., New Iberia, 2-11 p.m., (337) 781-9416, Website, Facebook
April 5 - Downtown Creative Market: Cycle Zydeco - Local artists and crafters will gather in the downtown area to showcase their work along the sidewalks and inside shops from Church Alley (E. Main St.) to Freddie’s Gas Station (W. Main St.) at Swain St from 4-7 p.m. Chubby Carrier will give a free concert in the Steamboat Pavilion from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Historic Downtown New Iberia, 4-9:30 p.m., (337) 369-2330, Facebook
April 6, 13, 20, 27 - Jeanerette Weekly Market - Every Friday. Locally-grown vegetables, canned items, jewelry and other homemade items. Jeanerette Chamber of Commerce Grounds, 1440 Main St., Jeanerette, 3-6 p.m., (337) 339-3383, Facebook
April 6 - 8 - Books Along the Teche Literary Festival - Literary festival honoring Iberia authors as well as others from around the world. There will be events throughout the festival at various venues celebrating literature and its impact on our culture as a parish. Events include storytelling, workshops, academic symposium, reader's theater, music, local cuisine, Dave Robicheaux tours and a 5K run. Downtown New Iberia, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., (337) 369-6446, Website, Facebook
April 7 - Delcambre Seafood & Farmers Market - 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 & Pavilion, 605 S. Railroad St., Delcambre, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., (800) 884-6120 ext. 6, Website, Facebook
April 7 - Loreauville Family Fun Day and 5k - Mayor Al Memorial 1 mile Croc Walk (Fun Walk) starts at 8:30 am and the 5K starts at 9:00 a.m. Loreauville Family Fun Day afterwards until 2 p.m. with music, food and fun jumps. 5K benefits the New Acadia Project. Loreauville Park, 601 Ed Broussard Rd., New Iberia, 7 a.m.-2 p.m., (337) 257-3289, Website
April 8 - 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. New Iberia City Park, 300 Parkview Dr., New Iberia, 3-5 p.m., (337) 364-1603, Website
April 9 - 15 - Cajun Classique - Leisurely classic wooden boat cruise down Bayou Teche, with excursions in Breaux Bridge, St. Martinville, New Iberia and Franklin. Bayou Teche, 7 a.m.-9 p.m., (337) 366-0337, Website
April 11 - Jeanerette Museum's "Flyboys of Selman Field" - The talk explores the history of Selman Field in Monroe, the only all-inclusive aviation training site in the United States during World War II. Over 15,000 navigators were trained at the field and flew in every theater of operations during the war. This history talk is being held free of charge and is suitable for an adult audience. Seating may be limited and taken on a first come, first serve basis. Jeanerette Museum, 500 E. Main St., Jeanerette, 6-8 p.m., (337) 276-4408 , Website , Facebook
April 14 - The Birthday Bash with Nash FM presents Sideshow - Join us for our birthday bash with Sideshow, an incredible band from south Louisiana who plays a variety of music from 70s swamp pop to the 80s funk. Isle of Iberia RV Resort, 911 NW Bypass (Hwy 3212), New Iberia, 6-9 p.m., (337) 256-8681 Website, Facebook
April 14 - Jeanerette Monthly Market - Second Saturday of each month. Locally-grown foods and handmade items. Jeanerette Chamber of Commerce Grounds, 1440 Main St., Jeanerette, 8 a.m.-noon, (337) 339-3383, Facebook
April 14 - Jeanerette Yard & Dinner Sale - The Jeanerette Chamber of Commerce sponsors its annual spring yard & hot dog dinner sale. Come shop from a variety of vendors.! 10'X10' spots are available on the Chamber grounds. Rent a space, bring your items, and make a little money. All vendors are welcome. For more information on renting a craft or yard sale space or purchasing dinner tickets call or drop by the office on Fridays . Jeanerette Chamber of Commerce Grounds, 1440 Main St., Jeanerette, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., (337) 636-1813 , Facebook
April 14 - Fight Cancer Fest Relay For Life American Cancer Society - Don't miss this super fun music and food festival featuring food trucks, entertainment, crafts and much more. Bouligny Plaza/Steamboat Pavilion, 128 W. Main St., New Iberia, 3-9 p.m., (337) 606-3281, Website, Facebook
April 19 - Les Cadiens du Teche present Recolte Band - Les Cadiens du Teche (Cajun French Music Assoc.) will present Recolte Band with a catered meal. $5 admission. La Louisiane Banquet Hall, 5509 Hwy. 14, New Iberia, 7-9:30 p.m., (337) 277-1188, Website
April 21 - Louisiana Leroux - Louisiana Leroux takes the stage at the Isle this spring. Using blues, R&B, funk, jazz, rock, and Cajun as their base, their Southern anthem "New Orleans Ladies," voted Song of the Century by Gambit Magazine, simmered with the laid-back feel of the "Big Easy," evoking images of Bourbon Street and the bayou. That song, together with their smash hit "Nobody Said It Was Easy," brings Leroux daily airplay from Washington, DC to Baton Rouge, and they remain cult heroes to this day. Isle of Iberia RV Resort, 911 NW Bypass (Hwy 3212), New Iberia, 7-8:30 p.m., (337) 256-8681 Website, Facebook
April 22 - Shadows Garden Party - Food stations serving brunch prepared by local chefs. Music. Silent Auction. Garden Fund to sponsor purchase of plants in the Shadows gardens. Drinks included in $50 ticket. Garden games, like croquet and a horseshoe tournament. Shadows-on-the-Teche, 317 E. Main St., New Iberia, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., (337) 369-6446 Website, Facebook
April 28 -   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, Facebook
April 28 - Showtunes Sing-Along - Showtunes Sing-Along invites everyone to participate in belting their favorite musicals in a piano lounge-style setting on the last Saturday of each month. Clementine on Main, 113 E. Main St., New Iberia, 7-11 p.m., (337) 378-9469, Facebook