Iberia Travel Blog
By: Celine Alis The history of African Americans in Iberia Parish (formerly part of the Attakapas district) dates back to the 18th century and there are several initiatives in the area to uncover and teach that heritage. Read below about African Americans' contributions to Iberia Parish, visit historical locations of significance, and support local Black-owned businesses.
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.
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!
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.
The Bayou Teche Scenic Byway received the prestigious designation of National Scenic Byway by the Federal Highway Administration on Feb. 16, 2021.
Learn more about the Shadows-on-the-Teche Plein Air Painting Competition, which will take place March 13-19, 2021.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Watch a video of all the enhancements coming to New Iberia in the future, presented by Mayor Freddie DeCourt.
The Iberia African American Historical Society has created a book club focused on African American culture and experiences to highlight notable stories and worldviews.
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!
With all these exciting events, the holidays are a wonderful time to visit the South’s merriest North Pole, Iberia Parish this November and December.
Read our ultimate how to guide on birding in South Louisiana, written by Michael Musumeche, who is a Biologist, Ornithologist and Iberia Parish native.
The 2020 World Championship Gumbo Cookoff is going virtual!
A brief history of the state of Louisiana's top crop written by the American Sugar Cane League.
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.
Plan your Iberia Parish adventure and experience these 9 great outdoor activities in Iberia Parish—by land or water.
By: Brittany Racca COVID-19. By April 2020, there wasn't a source of media in Iberia Parish and the world that didn't encompass those words in some type of coverage. Lives changed overnight and we’re still not sure how life will look post pandemic. Milestones such as weddings and graduations were postponed or cancelled, and home became our sanctuary. The pace of life slowed down allowing time for families to reconnect. More people had time to relax, reset and rediscover hobbies they loved that they never made time for.