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Brittany Racca
(337) 365-1540
(888) 942-3742

Louisiana Sweet Picks
March 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 2-4, 8-11 & 15-18 - IPAL Presents, "“Best Little Whorehouse in Texas”" - Live theatre production, concessions. Essanee Theatre, 126 Iberia St., New Iberia, Thurs-Sat 7:30-9 p.m. & Sun 3-6 p.m., (337) 364-6114, Website, Facebook
March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 - 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
March 3 - 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
March 3 - Shadows Arts & Crafts Fair - Over 100 vendors with diverse hand-made items from fine art to food and furniture. A special tour is included in the entrance fee. Shadows-on-the-Teche, 317 E. Main St., New Iberia, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., (337) 369-6446, Website, Facebook
March 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, 31 - 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
March 5-27 - Leleux Fine Art Classes @ A&E Gallery - Artist Troy Leleux teaches classical drawing, watercolor, and acrylic painting. Class size is limited and participants are strongly encouraged to register now by calling (337) 967-0304. Mondays: 4:30-5:30 p.m. (Beginners: Children), 5:45-6:45 p.m.(Continuing Students: Children). Tuesdays: 4:30-5:30 p.m. (Beginners: Adults/Mature Teenagers), 5:45-6:45 p.m. (Continuing Students: Adults/Mature Teenagers. A&E Gallery, 335 W. Saint Peter St., New Iberia.
March 7, 14, 21, 28 - 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
March 10 - 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
March 10 - Teche Ridge Farmers & Artisans Market -  Stroll the streets through the local farmers market, enjoy the food truck, arts & craft vendors, music, and more! Visit the gorgeous Showcase Home and other newly constructed homes for sale. Teche Ridge Central Park, Emile Verret Rd. & Old Jeanerette Rd., New Iberia, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., (337) 378-9469, Website, Facebook
March 10-16 - Shadows-on-the-Teche Plein Air Painting Competition - Plein air painters will be outdoors in the Shadows-on-the-Teche gardens, along Main Street, on Avery Island and other areas around Acadiana for visitors to view. Free paint-out, art exhibit, awards ceremony, and silent auction. Shadows-on-the-Teche, 317 E. Main St., New Iberia, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., (337) 519-3953, Website, Facebook
March 15 - Les Cadiens du Teche present Wallace Trahan Rice & Gravy Band - Les Cadiens du Teche (Cajun French Music Assoc.) will present Wallace Trahan Rice and Gravy Band with a catered meal. $5 admission. La Louisiane Banquet Hall, 5509 Hwy. 14, New Iberia, 7-9:30 p.m., (337) 277-1188
March 16 - Plein Air Award Show & Silent Auction - The week of festivities for the Shadows-on-the-Teche Plein Air Painting Competition culminates in an awards ceremony, exhibit opening, and fine arts sale. The winning painting will be announced by judge Erik Koeppel, who will also award prizes in a variety of other categories. Paintings completed during competition week will be on exhibit and available for sale. Shadows-on-the-Teche, 317 E. Main St., New Iberia, 6:30-8:30 p.m., (337) 519-3953, Website, Facebook
March 17 - Festival of Live Oaks - Come celebrate spring at New Iberia City Park with fun, family-friendly activities, including a barbecue cookoff, Easter egg hunt, live music, pony rides, children activities, crafts, sweet booths and more. New Iberia City Park, 300 Parkview Dr., New Iberia, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., (337) 369-2337
March 17 - Paddy Picnic in the Parc - All children and families are invited to participate in a family day including kite flying, Easter egg hunt, fun jump, fun activities. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy a spring day with tons of fun! Weeks Park, 4412 Weeks Park Rd., 10 a.m.-1 p.m., (337) 365-6197 , Website, Facebook
March 17 - St. Patrick's Day March & Celebration - Parade honoring St. Patrick's Day. New Iberia Main Street & Mulligan's Irish Pub, 11 a.m., (337) 366-5321, Website, Facebook
March 24 - International 5K Walk/Run for a Cure for Diabetes and Alzheimer's Caregivers Awareness a - 5K Walk/Run through the Lao Lanexang Village. Registration starts at 7 a.m. and walk begins at 8:30 a.m. You can register in advance at (click on Join A Team and you’ll see the event posted for New Iberia). Lanexang Village, 7913 Champa Ave., Broussard, 7-10 a.m., (337) 519-3010, Website, Facebook
March 24 - Acadiana Dragon Boat Races - Family fun and team-oriented festival aimed to bring out the competitive kid in everyone. From the costumes, the chants, the races, the dance offs and of course, the incredible South Louisiana food, the Acadiana Dragon Boat Races has something for everyone. Burger Cook-Off Competition and Kids Zone, filled with games, face painting, food and tons of fun jumps. Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., (337) 207-2806, Website, Facebook
March 24 - Eggsellent Egg Hunt - All children are invited to participate in this Easter egg hunt. No registration necessary. Willow Wood Park, 113 Willow Wood Dr., New Iberia, 10-11 a.m., (337) 365-6197 , Website, Facebook
March 28 - What is Creole? - This history talk explores the term Créole and why descendants of Louisiana'’s native born population have alternately claimed or denied Creole identity, as well as how their contributions still impact South Louisiana today. Free of charge and 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
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
March 31 - Eggsellent Egg Hunt - All children are invited to participate in this Easter egg hunt. No registration necessary. King Joseph Recreation Center, 701 Hebert St., Jeanerette, 10-11 a.m., (337) 365-6197 , Website, Facebook
March 31 - Beau Young Band - The Beau Young Band is a variety band with a party attitude. Old Rock n Roll, Country, Zydeco, and anything in between. Concert is open to the public and tickets are available pre-sale at the Isle of Iberia. Isle of Iberia RV Resort, 911 NW Bypass (Hwy. 3212), New Iberia, 6-9 p.m., (337) 365-6197, Website, Facebook
March 31 - 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