June 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
July 2015 Events
New Iberia * Avery Island * Jeanerette
Jefferson Island * Loreauville * Delcambre
Belt out your best Defying Gravity at Showtunes Sing Along every last Saturday of the month at Des Amis Dining! Pictured are Phanat Xanamane and Lian Cheramie.

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!

July 1 - July 25, 2015 - Swimming Programs - Various swimming programs offered. Call for more information and prices. New Iberia City Park, 300 Parkview Dr., New Iberia, 8 a.m. -  3 p.m., 337-369-2337, 

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

July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 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, 2 - 6 p.m., 337-577-9160,,

July 2 - 4,  201 5 -  Fourth of July Fishing Rodeo
Salt water fishing rodeo beginning at 12:01 a.m. Thursday and ending at 1 p.m. Saturday. Trophies will be awarded after closing of scales Saturday.  Quintana Boat Launch, LA 319 & Beach Lane, Cypremort Point, 337-207-6206,  
July 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28, 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,

July 4, 2015 - New Iberia Fourth of July Parade -Fourth of July parade followed by Honor Guard ceremony along with harmony of patriotic music. Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia, 6 - 8 p.m., 337-344-9397.

July 11, 2015 - Jeanerette Farmers Market - Locally grown foods and handmade items. Jeanerette City Park, Tarleton Street, 8 a.m. - noon, 337-276-4293,,

July 11, 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, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., 337-369-2330,

July 16 - 19 and 23 - 26, 2015 Iberia Performing Arts League Presents, "Hairspray" - Live theatre production, concessions. Essanee Theater, 126 Iberia St., New Iberia, Thurs. - Sat. 7:30 - 10 p.m. and Sun. 3 - 5:30 p.m., 337-364-6114,

July 18,  201 5 -  Angler's Addiction Fishing Tournament

July 20 - 24, 2015 - IPAL Summer Theater Camp Summer theater camp for ages 6-9. With Aladdin as theme, campers will learn the basics of acting and theater as well as learn songs and dances from the show. The cost of the camp is $100. Price includes t-shirt and snacks. Essanee Theater, 126 Iberia St., New Iberia, 9 a.m. - noon, 337-256-0604,

July 22, 2015 "Stars of Style" Best Dressed Gala - The Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival Association's premier fundraiser. Profits benefit the Children's Parade held at the festival. Cade Community Center, 1688 Smede Hwy., St. Martinville, La. 6:30 - 10 p.m., 337-367-7594,, 

July 25,  201 5 -  Denise P. Breaux Memorial Red Fish Derby
Red fish rodeo with cash prizes. 3 Fish Stringer 16"-27" slot. Kids division. Live entertainment by Slide Show from 2 - 6 p.m. Food and refreshments available. Registration before 8 a.m. on Saturday, July 25, with dinner, refreshments and DJ. Quintana Boat Launch, LA 319 & Beach Lane, Cypremort Point, 6 a.m. - 6 p.m., 337-519-3611,, 
July 25, 2015 - Louisiana Stock Horse Association Show - State stock horse show and competition, concession SugArena @ Acadiana Fairgrounds, 713 NW Bypass (Hwy. 3212), New Iberia, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., 337-365-7539,, 

July 25, 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, 7 - 11 p.m.,,

July 30, 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, 4 - 6 p.m., 337-367-0838.


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 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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