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Shadows on the Teche reopens with new tour
The Shadows-on-the-Teche reopened for tours on Sat., Oct. 16, 2021 with a new and improved tour program that includes a variety of viewpoints to tell a more complete story of the site.
You may also enjoy: Attraction, New Iberia, Tours
Shadows-on-the-Teche Fall Arts & Crafts Fair Returns
The Shadows-on-the-Teche Fall Arts and Crafts Fair will take place in the Shadows gardens on Sat., October 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
You may also enjoy: Attraction, Events, Fall, Festivals, Shopping
How to Cool Down in Iberia
The heat is on! But don’t worry. We’ve got a lot of ways for you to keep cool in the New Iberia area during these hot days of summer and early fall.
You may also enjoy: Attraction, Fall, Summer
From Gumbo to Jazz: Iberia Parish's African American Heritage
Read below about African Americans' contributions to Iberia Parish, visit historical locations of significance, and support local Black-owned businesses.
You may also enjoy: Attraction, Culture
National Travel and Tourism Week 2021 Graphic with picture of the Sliman Theater and Bayou Teche Museum in New Iberia
During Travel and Tourism Week (May 2-8, 2021), Iberia Travel is saluting the power of travel by highlighting Iberia's Faces of Tourism, our area's travel and hospitality employees and volunteers on our social media platforms.
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Birding at Avery Island's Jungle Gardens
Jungle Gardens, home of "Bird City", founded by E. A. McIlhenny, is a three mile driving tour around the remains of an unusual nursery. It's 170 acres of extraordinary, beautiful, strange, and useful plants, as well as a refuge for many animal species of special concern. Read up on birding in the gardens and plan your visit today!
You may also enjoy: Avery Island, Birding, Outdoor
Books Along the Teche Literary Festival 2021
The Books Along the Teche Literary Festival is thrilled to announce it will continue with plans to host its 5th annual festival events in person on April 9 - 11, 2021.
You may also enjoy: Books, Dave Robicheaux, Events, Festivals, James Lee Burke, New Iberia
Bayou Teche Scenic Byway Receives Prestigious Designation
The Bayou Teche Scenic Byway received the prestigious designation of National Scenic Byway by the Federal Highway Administration on Feb. 16, 2021.
You may also enjoy: New Iberia, Outdoor, Tours
Shadows-on-the-Teche Plein Air 2021
Learn more about the Shadows-on-the-Teche Plein Air Painting Competition, which will take place March 13-19, 2021.
You may also enjoy: Art, Events, Spring
Iberia Parish Azalea Trail
The New Iberia Azalea Trail is back every spring (February-March, depending on the weather) with a sea of flowers.. The red, pink, white, purple and salmon colored Azaleas are not to be missed and the best way to see them is on the easy self-guided driving tour through the city and at various attractions.
You may also enjoy: Attraction, Avery Island, Jefferson Island, New Iberia, Outdoor, Spring, Tours
Facts About Mardi Gras
Do you what purple, gold and green stand for? What about the difference between Carnival and Mardi Gras? We've gathered a few of the most asked questions we receive from visitors to give more background and understanding of the age old tradition of Louisiana, the month long party...Mardi Gras.
You may also enjoy: Events, Festivals, Holiday, Mardi Gras
From West Africa to Southwest Louisiana: The Origin of Gumbo
Discover gumbo's West African roots and how it made the journey to our area in this guest blog by Phebe Hayes, the founder and president of the Iberia African American Historical Society.
You may also enjoy: Culture, Festivals, Food
5 Romantic Date Ideas in Iberia Parish
Looking for something sweet to do with your significant other this Valentine's Day? Read our suggestions for how to make this day, and every other one, special.
You may also enjoy: Attraction, Avery Island, Food, Jefferson Island, New Iberia
New Iberia Masterplan for Community Development Unveiled
Watch a video of all the enhancements coming to New Iberia in the future, presented by Mayor Freddie DeCourt.
You may also enjoy: Culture, New Iberia
New African American Book Club
The Iberia African American Historical Society has created a book club focused on African American culture and experiences to highlight notable stories and worldviews.
You may also enjoy: Books, Culture
Cajun Christmas Recipes
Although it shouldn't be, Christmas can be a lot of work. Instead of hours of searching, we here at the Iberia Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau would like to share a few different holiday recipes with you that you can cook up for your family this Christmas and New Year's!
You may also enjoy: Christmas, Food, Holiday, Winter
Ultimate Guide to Birding in New Iberia, Louisiana
Read our ultimate how to guide on birding in South Louisiana, written by Michael Musumeche, who is a Biologist, Ornithologist and Iberia Parish native.
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The Wizard of Roux: Virtual Gumbo Cookoff
The 2020 World Championship Gumbo Cookoff is going virtual!
You may also enjoy: Events, Fall, Festivals
History of Louisiana Sugar Cane
A brief history of the state of Louisiana's top crop written by the American Sugar Cane League.
You may also enjoy: Culture, Food
2019 Iberia African American Historical Society Journal
The history of African Americans in Iberia Parish (formerly part of the Attakapas district) dates back to the 18th century. The mission of the Iberia African American Historical Society is to foster the appreciation, understanding, and teaching of the long, rich, and unique history of African Americans in Iberia Parish; and also, by example and through programs and activities, to encourage and promote research, preservation, and publication of historical materials.
You may also enjoy: Books, Culture, New Iberia