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Benefit to help defray the medical expenses of Lawrence Sherville

Pork and Sausage Jambalaya, Yams and Green Beans

Sunday September 7, 2014--Pick-up 11am-1pm at the 8th Ward recreation Center in Jeanerette -- Donation $7.00. Tickets are available at:

  • Robin Ford in Jeanerette

  • St. John the Evangelist Rectory, Church St. in Jeanerette

  • Dupuy's Animal Hospital on Jefferson Terrace in New Iberia

Purchase of tickets or any donation is welcome.


Lung cancer, it's a powerful force, but so are you. You have the power to save a life. JOIN us for the LAFAYETTE Free to Breathe RUN/WALK on September 27th at RIVER RANCH TOWN SQUARE. One day of action can make a lifetime of IMPACT. Together we have the power to make lung cancer survival the expectation, not the exception. Register and start fundraising today at


 Iberia Preservation Alliance Presents: An Entertaining Evening of Louisiana Politics

 The Iberia Preservation Alliance will offer another segment in its annual political presentations entitled “An Entertaining Evening Of Louisiana Politics” featuring guests Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne , State Senator Fred Mills, and State Representative Taylor Barras. The event, a fundraiser for “New Iberia Beneath the Balconies,” will be held on Wednesday, September 10, 2014, at the Sugar Cane Festival Building in New Iberia.  A 5:30 PM wine and hors d’oeuvres  Reception welcoming the three noted politicos will start off the event  followed by  the actual performance  at 7 P.M. Tickets for the reception and the preformance are $50.00 per person and can be purchased  at Blue Butterfly, Shadows-on-the-Teche, and Mills Cashway Pharmacy in Breaux Bridge. For information on tickets, call 658-9746. The program will open with Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne’s  humorous presentation of some of Louisiana’s most interesting politicians. Dardenne will then join State Senator Fred Mills and State Representative Taylor Barras for an amusing and informative Round Table Discussion. Cathy Indest, one of the Alliance organization members, commented that “If you enjoy delicious food and wine in an elegant, but fun setting as well as great political humor , then ‘An Entertaining Evening Of Louisiana Politics’ is a perfect event  for you!”  “An Entertaining Evening  Of Louisiana Politics” is the primary Fundraiser for “New Iberia Beneath The Balconies”,  Proceeds from the September 10 event will help to defray the costs of “New Iberia Beneath The Balconies” so that this unique and free festival can continue to be available to all. The Iberia Preservation Alliance, a coalition of the Bayou Teche Museum, Iberia Cultural Resources Association, and the Shadows-on-the-Teche , was formed in 2010 and continues to produce informative, amusing, and highly entertaining events for both area citizens and visitors alike.


Iberia Parish officials are updating their Hazard Mitigation Plan. They had a public meeting on Wednesday, August 13th but would like to invite all citizens interested in learning about and discussing the updated hazard mitigation plan to submit there thoughts. More info here



The Jeanerette Bicentennial Museum will present A Journey Through the History of Cajun Music at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, October 22. Using archival recordings contained in the University of Louisiana Lafayette’s Center for Louisiana Studies’ Archive of Cajun and Creole Folklore, as well as a live performance, Chris Segura and Michael Martin will discuss the history of Cajun music from the earliest examples to the most recent innovations. This event is being held free of charge at the museum located at 500 E. Main St., Jeanerette, La. For more information visit the museum online at; email, visit the museum on Facebook or call the museum 337-276-4408 Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Cajun Comedy Night to benefit the Veterans September 6th


Volunteers Needed for Tour du Teche

 FRANKLIN, La.—The City of Franklin will host its portion of Tour du Teche on Saturday, October 4, 2014, along the Bayou Teche.  Franklin’s portion of Tour du Teche is called the “Sugar Race.”  Paddlers will begin the Sugar Race in St. Martinville and continue their journey to Franklin; this part of Tour du Teche is 59 miles.  These athletes will need assistance once they reach Franklin.  Volunteers are needed to write down the finishing times of the paddlers, see that the paddlers sign next to their times, assist the paddlers out to their watercraft and help them to pull their watercraft onshore. Last year the first paddlers reached Franklin at approximately 5:00 p.m.  Therefore, volunteers are needed to work two-hour shifts, which would begin in the late afternoon and go through the evening and night as paddlers arrive in Franklin.    The organizers are looking for volunteers from all walks of life--parents, students, athletes, members of fraternal organizations, active-duty military and veterans just to name a few.  For more information and to sign up to volunteer, contact the Office of Community Development at 337-828-6345 or at


Jeanerette Live

The Jeanerette Community Development Corporation is hosting Jeanerette Live from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8 on Main Street in Jeanerette.

Mayor Aprill Foulcard brought together representatives from fourteen different nonprofit groups in Jeanerette to organize this event.

This event will feature booths with handmade or hand crafted items, a kids zone, and food and live music throughout the day. The feature band, Krossfyre, will take the stage at 7 p.m.  This event is free of charge and open to the public.

Booth space is $50 for vendors wishing to participate. Vendors can apply on the Jeanerette Live! website. For more information visit, or contact Phaedra Perkins at 985-714- 6438 or


Office of Motor Vehicles Now Accepting Multiple Forms of Payment

 BATON ROUGE – Motor Vehicle Offices across the state of Louisiana have implemented and installed devices that allow citizens to pay their fees utilizing debit cards, credit cards and e-checks.  This enhancement provides convenience and is currently functional in all Motor Vehicle Offices across the state. Presently, there is a convenience fee of $1.25 plus 1% of total charge on all debit and credit card transactions and a flat $1.00 convenience fee on all e-checks. **REMINDER:  Many OMV services are available via  Save time and renew online!!!


Sheriff Louis Ackal advises that the public is now able to access crash reports from the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office website.  A person involved in a crash can now go to and click on the link (CRASH REPORTS ONLINE) then enter either a report number or name of person involved in crash and receive a copy of their crash report.  The cost of the report is $13.50 which can be paid online.  Sheriff Ackal has implemented this service to better assist the public. 



Monday, Funday, Craftday @ Iberia Parish Library

Join us at the location nearest you each Monday starting June 9 for Monday, Funday, Craftday. These simple crafts are appropriate for ages 3 and older (with help from a parent or guardian) and take less than 15 minutes to make. Visit us online at and click on the SignUp calendar link to find out more dates and times. This event is sponsored by Cox Communications, New Iberia Optimist Club and the Friends of the Library.


You’re just thirty minutes from a healthier you!

The Parkview Library is still promoting its get fit programming, Parkview Aerobics! Classes are every Friday starting at 12 noon and now at 5:00 p.m. for all of the working patrons that are interested. The class will begin with a warm up and end with a cool down. The class lasts about 30 minutes. It is the perfect opportunity to squeeze in some exercise on your lunch break or before your busy weekend. Take a step toward physical fitness at your Parkview Library. For more information or questions about this program, please call 337.364.7480.


Iberia Parish Library Introduces Freegal Music Service!

The Iberia Parish Library is proud to announce their newest service through Freegal Music. Freegal gives library patrons access to millions of songs from over 10,000 labels including the Sony Music catalog by just using their library card. It is absolutely FREE and requires no software downloading. The best part about it is that the song is theirs to keep. The link is on the library’s home page,  It is 100% internet based, and can be accessed from home, the library, or any other place that has an internet connection. For more information on this free service, you can always call the Main Library at 364.7024.



 IPAL Membership and Season Ticket Drive Underway

The 2014-2015 IPAL Membership Drive and Season Ticket Drives for the Iberia Peroforming Arts League are now underway.  IPAL’s MEMBERSHIP DRIVE helps to ensure financial stability for IPAL independent of ticket sales.  An IPAL membeship plays an important role in meeting the many challenges faced by a non-profit theater group. The rising cost of utilities, telephone, insurance, maintenance, royalties, costumes, set expenses, technical upgrades, theater improvements, etc., makes IPAL MEMBERSHIPS CRUCIAL to keeping the Essanee doors open.  Membership Levels Range from $25 and up.  MEMBERS also receive IPAL’s newsletter, recognition in the program, and listing on the large posters in the lobby. SEASON TICKET purchase is a convenience provided those theater-goers interested in assuring tickets and seats for all show. Season tickets are offered at a price of $60.  IPAL will present the 5 productions in its 2014-2015  season including three musical offerings. Season plays include  “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” “Godspell“ (musical), “A USO Christmas Show” (an original IPAL musical production), “The Drowsy Chaperon” (musical) and “The Rainmaker.” To Obtain information on both Membership and Season Tickets, please contact IPAL at it e-mail address ( or by calling 364-6114 and leaving a message with name and return phone number. More information can also be found at the group’s website.

IPAL Announces 2014-2015 Season

                 The Iberia Performing Arts League is pleased to announce its 2014-2015 regular Theater Season.  This Season will include two dramatic plays and three musical productions of various types sure to please every taste. IPAL performs in the historic Essanee Theater in New Iberia, La. With a large theater seating 200, and a modern light and sound system, IPAL is able to offer the Iberia Community and surrounding areas top notch theater in a pleasant environment.  All IPAL plays run Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at 7:30 with a Sunday Matinee at 3:00

                 Opening the 2014-2015 Season will be “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” by Noah Smith.  Based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novella, the play takes us back to Victorian London where Dr. Henry Jekyll is a brilliant scientist frustrated by dull "respectable" life. Then arrives Mr. Hyde! The show will be directed by Blythe Bull and will run September 4 thru September 14, 2014.

                Following the season opener will be a musical, “Godspell“,  by John-Michael  Tebelak with music by Stephen Schwartz. Based loosely on the Gospel of Mathew, the show presents a series of parables interspersed with a variety of modern music, some rock-flavored. The show has played since 1971 on and off Broadway and in numerous tours.  Directed by Donna Berard, the show will run November 6-16, 2014.

Next up in IPAL’s season will be an original IPAL production, “A USO Christmas Show”. The setting will be somewhere overseas sometimes in the 40’s or 50’s!  It’s a sure fire bet that those Christmas Classics will be included, along with special guests and specialty acts. Bob Hope television season took America to USO shows many years ago …and now IPAL does it again.  The show will run only one weekend, December  11-14, 2014, and will be directed by Kim Monroe.

 IPAL’s grand spring musical will be “The Drowsy Chaperone” by Bob Martin and Don McKellar with music by Lisa Lambert.   This musical comedy is a parody of American musical comedy of the 1920s. The story concerns a middle-aged musical theatre fan; as he plays the record of his favorite musical, the (fictional) 1928 hit The Drowsy Chaperone, it actually comes to life in his apartment. The musical score is jazzy, the humor is constant, the IPAL orchestra will be in the pit and IPAL will do its “magic” again.  The show was nominated for every major Tony Award in 2006 and won the Tony award for Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score. “The Drowsy Chaperone” also won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical as well as many other awards.  It runs three weeks March 6-22, 2015 and will be directed by Travis Guillory.

                Rounding off IPAL’s 2014-2015 Season will be “The Rainmaker” by N. Richard Nash.  Set in dust bowl Oklahoma, the  play has been described as insightful, comedic and romantic. A charming confidence trickster named Starbuck arrives and promises to bring rain in exchange for $100. His arrival changes many-a-life. The 1956 movie of the drama starred Burt Lancaster as Starbuck and Katherine Hepburn as Lizzie Curry. The play will be directed by Dianne Moss and runs May 28-June 7, 2015

                Both individual and Season Tickets are available for all IPAL productions. Tickets are $10 for regular plays and for the Christmas show, $15 for “Godspell” (student discounts with ID), and $20 for “The Drowsy Chaperone.” A block of Season Tickets can be purchased for $60 which saves patrons $5 on individual prices and provides advance assigned seating for The Drowsy Chaperone.  For ticket information contact IPAL at 337-364-6114 and leave name and return phone number. Season tickets can also be obtained at or by visiting IPAL’S website .





DOTD determined that a MULTI-WAY STOP is no longer warranted at the intersection of LA 677 (Landry Dr.) and Fulton St.  The stop signs are no longer posted on LA 677 (Landry Dr.).  Take extra precautions in this area due to these changes.

Recycling and Bulky Waste pick-up schedule

The City of New Iberia will not host the Hazardous Waste Day this year.  The following information should be valuable to those residents wishing to dispose of items in an environmentally friendly manner.  The following items can be dropped off at these vendors: recyclelocations.pdf

Allied Waste announced that beginning the week of January 6th, recycling will be picked up every other week on the same day of the week as your garbage,

Gordon Disposal announced a change in the yard waste, furniture and light construction debris collection schedule for its customers in the City of New Iberia.  As part of a new contract with the City, curbside collection of yard waste and debris will be twice per month instead of weekly, effective December 3, 2012.  Service for residents north of the railroad tracks will be on the 1st and 3rd week of the month.  Residents south of the railroad tracks will be serviced on the 2nd and 4th week of the month.  There will not be a set day per household.  Residents are asked to place items at the curb on Sunday night.  Gordon’s will begin picking up on Monday and continue through the week until collection is complete. For questions or concerns please call the Mayor’s office at (337) 369-2300.



Iberia Parish government announces the closure of South Grand Prairie Road, between South Highway 90 Frontage Road and Highway 14, beginning Thursday, July 17, 2014. This closure is necessary for work crews to perform road improvements and drainage work. No thru traffic will be allowed until the completion of the project, which is expected to last approximately 100 days, weather permitting. Emergency access will be available from South Highway 90 Frontage Road only. Iberia Parish Government apologizes for any inconvenience that this closure may cause. 


DOTD announces lane closures for inspections on Basin Bridge
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 11:53 AM
HENDERSON, La. - DOTD announced today that beginning Tuesday, September 2, Interstate 10 will have alternating lane closures on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge, between milepost 117 and milepost 127 (Whiskey Bay), for routine bridge inspections. Inspections are estimated to take place over a two week period as follows:
  • September 2 – Interstate 10 eastbound – 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • September 3 – Interstate 10 westbound – 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • September 4 – Interstate 10 westbound – 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • September 6 – Interstate 10 westbound – 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • September 7 – Interstate 10 eastbound – 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • September 8 – Interstate 10 eastbound – 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • September 9 – Interstate 10 eastbound – 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • September 10 – Interstate 10 westbound – 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The proposed inspection schedule is subject to change due to weather conditions and traffic queues. Motorists are encouraged to use an alternate route, due to the possibility of traffic delays.


BROUSSARD, LA – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces that the southbound left lane of U.S. 90, between Celebrity Drive and Albertson Parkway, will be closed for construction work beginning Monday, August 18.
During the closure, two travel lanes will remain open at all times and emergency vehicles will have access to the area as construction crews build temporary travel lanes in the median in preparation for an upcoming traffic shift. Drivers are reminded to be alert for construction workers, their vehicles and equipment.
As part of DOTD’s Geaux South construction program, this $57.1 million effort will widen U.S 90 to six-lanes from Albertson Parkway to north of the Ambassador Caffery intersection in Broussard. The project will also include construction of a U.S. 90 overpass above Albertson Parkway, a new railroad overpass, and modification of the adjacent frontage roads. Work on the project is slated for completion in mid-2017.
Geaux South is a $3 billion multi-year construction program that will convert approximately 160 miles of the current U.S. 90 corridor to Interstate 49 South. When completed, I-49 will extend from the current terminus at I-10 in Lafayette to the West Bank Expressway in New Orleans.
The Geaux South program will facilitate economic growth, improve access, reduce future traffic congestion, and improve connectivity throughout the state’s transportation system. Completion of the project will improve the daily commute for workers by decreasing travel time and enhancing safety. Additionally, the planned improvements will allow local governments to evacuate residents easier in the event of a natural disaster.
For more information on the Geaux South program, visit You may also follow progress at, and on Twitter @GeauxSouth49.

Beginning Monday, August 18, until Sunday, November 9, La. 330 at the Bayou Tigre Bridge will be closed to motorists to allow crews to perform repairs. The closure will take place along La. 330 from La. 14 to La. 685.
The detour includes:
If traveling north of the Bayou Tigre Bridge: Travel north on La. 330 to La. 14, west (left) on La. 14 to La. 685 and then south (left) on La. 685 to La. 330.
If traveling south of the Bayou Tigre Bridge: Travel south on La. 330 to La. 685, then north (right) on La. 685 to La. 14.


DOTD announces plans to pursue design-build construction for I-49 South project in St. Mary Parish

Monday, July 07, 2014 9:13 AM

JEANERETTE, La. – Today, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development Secretary Sherri H. LeBas announced plans to move forward with the construction of I-49 South by pursuing a design-build contract for the construction of the U.S.90/La. 318 interchange in St. Mary Parish.
“The completion of I-49 South is a priority for the state,” said Secretary LeBas. “We’re able to pursue innovative ways, such as the design-build method, to move us one step closer to achieving our goal of upgrading U.S. 90 to interstate standards."
Earlier today, DOTD issued a Notice of Intent (NOI) seeking a design-build firm to construct the next section of I-49 South, the U.S. 90/La. 318 interchange in St. Mary Parish. The NOI can be viewed on DOTD’s website.
The proposed project includes upgrading the existing U.S. 90 and La. 318 signalized intersection to a full control of access, grade-separated interchange including the reconstruction of the U.S. 90 frontage roads to provide local access to La. 318. As part of the plan, the project would improve connectivity for industrial and freight transport to the sugar mill and port-related industries, as well as increase capacity and improve overall mobility.
The estimated project cost is $55M - $65M and will be funded by a combination of federal and state funds. The contract is expected to be executed in June, 2015 and completed in three years.
Additionally, in December 2013, DOTD announced the winning bid for another I-49 South design-build project in Lafayette Parish. The $57.1 million project will widen U.S. 90 along the U.S. 90/I-49 South corridor from north of Ambassador Caffery Parkway to Albertson’s Parkway in Lafayette Parish. The contract was executed in February 2014. The project is estimated to begin construction by the end of this month and completed in three years.
Since 2008, the state has invested $6.4 billion in more than 7,000 miles of Louisiana’s roadways. This total includes $638 million towards transportation along the U.S. 90 corridor and approximately $14 million in St. Mary Parish.

DOTD announces Canal Street closure

JEANERETTE, La. – Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced that beginning Friday, January 17, La. 671 (Canal Street) will be closed to through traffic to allow crews to continue construction work related to the Canal Street widening project. The closure will be located from La. 668 (East Admiral Doyle Drive) to La. 182 (Main Street) and it is estimated to last from 1 ˝ to 2 years. The detour consists of La. 668 (East Admiral Doyle) to La. 85 (Hubertville Road) to La. 182 (Main Street). The $8 million Canal Street project involves widening a 1.5-mile stretch of roadway from two lanes to three lanes.  In addition, the center lane on the new roadway will contain a two-way-left-turn lane.




NEW IBERIA, La. --- The Iberia Parish Convention & 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!

August 30, 2014 - 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,

August 27, 2014 - 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,,

August 28, 2014 BestLife Iberia Flash Market Mobile farmers market held every fourth Thursday of the month. Check Facebook for location. Thurs. 4 - 6 p.m., 337-367-0834,

August 29 - 31, 2014  Labor Day Fishing Rodeo -  Fishermen compete in 15 different types of fish and win prizes in runabout, inside and children's divisions. Awards will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each division. Grand prize drawing. Winners will receive trophies. Quintana Boat Launch, LA 319 & Beach Lane, Cypremort Point, Fri. and Sat. 5 a.m. - 3 p.m., Sun. 5 a.m. - 1 p.m., 337-364-7301.

August 29 - 31, 2014 SugarFest Classic Brahman Show - Louisiana state cattle show, concessions. SugArena @ Acadiana Fairgrounds, 713 NW Bypass (Hwy. 3212), New Iberia, Fri. - Sun. 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., 337-365-7539,,

August 30, 2014 - 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.,,

Sept. 1 - 30, 2014 Photography & Beyond Exhibit at the Shadows - Exhibit of Roxy Blanton's and Margaret Melancon's work. Shadows on the Teche, 317 E. Main St., New Iberia, Mon - Sat. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.,,

Sept. 1 - 30, 2014 Iberia Parish Library Events - Check  for details. Iberia Parish Library, 445 E. Main St., New Iberia, 337-364-7150, 

Sept. 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30, 2014 - 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,

Sept. 3, 10, 17, 24, 2014 - 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, Wed. 2 - 6 p.m., 337-577-9160,,

Sept. 4 - 7 & 11 - 14,  2014 Iberia Performing Arts League Presents, "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" - Live theatre production. Essanee Theater, 126 Iberia St., New Iberia, Thurs - Sat. 7:30 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m., 337-364-6114, 

Sept. 6, 2014 Delcambre Seafood and Farmers Market/ Grand Opening of the New Pavilion and Dock - The ribbon cutting for the grand opening of the new market pavilion and dock will be held at 11 a.m., followed by the farmers market until 4 p.m. Free live performances include acoustic Cajun music by the Melancon, Thibodeaux & Bellard Trio until 4 p.m.; the Babineaux Sisters until 7 p.m.; and Beau Young Band until 10 p.m. 605 S. Railroad St., Delcambre, Sat. 11 a.m. - 10 p.m., 800-884-6120 ext. 7,,

Sept. 6, 2014 Louisiana Stock Horse Association Show- State Stock Horse Show & Competition. SugArena @ Acadiana Fairgrounds, 713 NW Bypass (Hwy. 3212), New Iberia, Sat. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., 337-365-7539,, 

Sept. 7, 2014 Acadiana Barrel Racing Association- Regional barrel race series. SugArena @ Acadiana Fairgrounds, 713 NW Bypass (Hwy. 3212), New Iberia, Sun. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., 337-365-7539,, 

Sept. 8, 2014 -  Museum Bridge Party - Prizes for high score 1st & 2nd places, door prizes, lunch treats and desserts. Bring your favorite bridge partner, $25 per person. All proceeds benefit the Bayou Teche Museum Foundation. Bayou Teche Museum, 131 E. Main St., New Iberia, Mon. 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., 337-606-5977

Sept. 11, 2014 Patriotic Day Ceremony - A celebration honoring patriots who serve our country with Flag ceremony and harmony of patriotic music. Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia, Thurs. 6 p.m., 337-344-9397. 

Sept. 12 -13, 2014 Lydia Cajun Food Fest - Friday night fais-do-do and Saturday survivor walk, poker run, all-day fais-do-do, food court with over 40 vendors, crafts, carnival rides, face painting and fun for everyone. Weeks Park, 4412 Weeks Park Rd., Lydia, Fri. 5 - 11:30 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m. - 9 p.m., 337-367-1192, 

Sept. 13 - 14, 2014 SugaSheaux - Regional horse show and ranch sorting competition. SugArena @ Acadiana Fairgrounds, 713 NW Bypass (Hwy. 3212), New Iberia, Sat - Sun. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., 337-365-7539,, 

Sept. 13, 2014 - Jeanerette Farmers Market - Locally grown foods and handmade items. Jeanerette City Park, Tarleton Street, Sat. 8 a.m. - noon, 337-276-4293,,

Sept. 19, 2014 POW-MIA Day Ceremony - A celebration honoring the sacrifice made by prisoners of war and soldiers who remain missing in action with flag ceremony and harmony of patriotic music. Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia, Fri. 6 p.m., 337-344-9397. 

Sept. 20, 2014 Cajun French Music Festival Les Cadiens du Teche's (CFMA) music festival features Cajun bands, dancing, food, refreshments, raffle and door prizes. Cyr Gates Community Center, 300 Parkview Dr., New Iberia, Sat. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., 337-369-7538,

Sept. 22 - 27, 2014  Pete deGravelles Sugar Tour - The Shadows presents tours focusing on the historic sugar industry during the week of the Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival. Regular admission rates apply. Mon - Sat 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Shadows-on-the-Teche, 317 E. Main St., New Iberia, 337-369-6446,

Sept. 24 - 28, 2014  Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival - Celebrate the Louisiana sugar cane industry with parades, carnival, fais-do-do's, sugar cookery, photography, and artistry competition, horticulture show, 4-H exhibits, pageantry and more. Wed. 5 - 11 p.m., Thurs. 3 - 11:30 p.m., Fri & Sat. 8 a.m. - 11:30 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., 337-369-9323,,

Sept. 24, 2014 -  Civil War Canonniers Discussion - Author Michael Marshall will discuss his book "Gallant Creoles: A History of the Donaldsonville Canonniers." Free program best suited for an adult audience. Jeanerette Museum, 500 E. Main St., Jeanerette, Wed. 6 - 7:30 p.m., 337-276-4408,,

Sept. 25, 2014  BestLife Iberia Flash Market - Mobile farmers market held every fourth Thursday of the month. Check Facebook page for time and location. 1505 S. Hopkins St., New Iberia. In the event of inclement weather, 211 W. St. Peter St., New Iberia, Thurs. 4 - 6 p.m., 337-367-0834,

Sept. 26 - 27, 2014 SugarFest 4-H Livestock Show - Youth livestock show. SugArena @ Acadiana Fairgrounds, 713 NW Bypass (Hwy. 3212), New Iberia, Fri. - Sat. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., 337-365-7539,,

Sept. 27, 2014 - 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, Sun. 7 - 11 p.m.,,

For more information on parish events call the Iberia Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau at 337-365-1540 or visit  


Upcoming Events Around the Cajun Coast! - St. Mary Tourist Commission
We are now open to the public at our new location! Come by and visit us!
900 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Morgan City, LA 70380
800.256.2931 | 985.380.8224 
Cajun Coast Shrimp & Petroleum Festival Photo Contest

           As Labor Day is soon approaching, that only means one thing, the 79th Annual Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival will take place in Morgan City, Louisiana! We're getting ready for a great festival filled with live music, arts and crafts, a delicious variety of food, children's activities, carnival rides and games and traditional events such as the Blessing of the Fleet.

           We will be offering a Festival Prize Package to the winner of our photo contest that will begin, today August 4th and end on August 27th.

All you have to do to enter is post one of your favorite photos from a past Shrimp & Petroleum Festival to your Instagram or Facebook account using the hashtag #sandpmemories and tag us, the Cajun Coast Visitors & Convention Bureau, @cajuncoast.

            The winner will be selected by whoever gets the most likes on their photo. Photos posted must use the hashtag #sandpmemories and tag Cajun Coast Visitors & Convention Bureau, @cajuncoast in order to be considered for the contest. The winner will be able to pick up their Festival Prize Package on August 28th. Contact 985-380-8224 or email for more information.





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