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snowy egret during mating season at Rip's Rookery on Jefferson Island in New Iberia, Louisiana
Time to fly in and visit Rip's Rookery on Jefferson Island and see a few of the 260 species that have visited the island.
You may also enjoy: Birding, Jefferson Island, Outdoor
Sami Haggood with young patrons at Iberia Parish Library
Iberia says bon voyage to one of their own as Iberia Parish Library's Sami Haggood leaves parting words of wisdom and thanks in his guest blog.
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iberia window wonderland for holiday closures article
Iberia Parish locations closed for the 2017 holidays.
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Colby Hebert Chapeaux Guest Blog
The mad hatter moves into New Iberia and brings a touch of magic with him.
You may also enjoy: New Iberia, Shopping
Window Wonderland 2016
Walkin' in a window wonderland. Envision da Berry's creative director, Phanat Xanamane guest blogs how the Window Wonderland project began and why it makes the New Iberia holidays a little brighter.
You may also enjoy: Christmas, Holiday, Shopping, Winter
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
Dr. Shane Bernard Publishes History of Bayou Teche
Shane Bernard's newest novel tells the legend of the Teche in his enrapturing words and research.
You may also enjoy: Avery Island, Books, New Iberia, Outdoor
Gumbo Cookoff's Ghostly Gumbo Recipe
Cook up some scares with this ghostly gumbo recipe before you head to the World Championship Gumbo Cookoff.
You may also enjoy: Events, Fall, Festivals, Food, New Iberia
Main Street New Iberia Earns National Accreditation
The city of New Iberia has been designated as an accredited Main Street America™ program for meeting rigorous performance standards set by the National Main Street Center. See the steps the city has taken to make it one of the best Main Streets in the country.
You may also enjoy: Attraction, New Iberia, Tours
World Championship Gumbo Cookoff
Gumbo is a pièce de résistance in Southern Louisiana, so it’s no surprise the World Championship Gumbo Cookoff calls Iberia Parish home. Every year, on the second weekend in October, the Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce hosts the cookoff in Bouligny Plaza on New Iberia’s historic and award winning Main Street. See what's cooking at this year's festival!
You may also enjoy: Events, Fall, Festivals, Food, New Iberia
Hunt Slonem Exhibit at Bayou Teche Museum
The Bayou Teche Museum in New Iberia is excited to announce the unveiling of an exhibit of original art by internationally recognized artist, Hunt Slonem. "Bayou, Birds and Butterflies" will feature several paintings from Slonem's Albania plantation home in Jeanerette, as well as some from other museums and private collections.
You may also enjoy: Art, Attraction, Events, New Iberia
Anna Joyce Breaux and Gail Garcia with Jeanerette Museum
The Jeanerette Museum is turning 40 this year!
You may also enjoy: Attraction, Jeanerette
tabasco cooking classes chef lionel robin
Do you want to learn how to cook with Tabasco sauce? Need fresh inspiration to use your favorite condiment? Let Tabasco Restaurant 1868's Chef Lionel Robin coach you on our inside look at Tabasco's newest offering, cooking classes.
You may also enjoy: Attraction, Avery Island, Food, New Iberia
Rip's Rookery bridge on Jefferson Island
New additions to Rip's Rookery added to make the birding experience even easier on Jefferson Island.
You may also enjoy: Birding, Jefferson Island, Outdoor
Tabasco Offering Guided Tours
The new TABASCO® Visitors Center on Avery Island is now offering guided tours by curator and historian Shane K. Bernard, Ph.D. Read more to see the one of a kind expereince you can receive by reserving your spot now!
You may also enjoy: Attraction, Avery Island, Tours
IPCVB's French intern, Johanna Hyves examines the differences and similarities between her New Iberia and its twin city, her home town.
You may also enjoy: French, New Iberia
French intern Johanna with North Lewis French Immersion Elementary students
French intern, Johanna Hyves experiences France in Iberia on her stay. See how the culture is still alive as she takes us to North Lewis Elementary School and the "French Table" at Victor's Cafe.
You may also enjoy: French, New Iberia
Cruisin Cajun Country Cruise In at Tabasco Factory on Avery Island
Cruisin' Cajun Country is back and ready to rev up your weekend! Read up on how the festival got started and what is in store for those who attend.
You may also enjoy: Events, New Iberia, Spring
Wat Thammarattanaram Buddhist Temple
Did you know Iberia Parish is home to one of the largest Lao communities in the USA? Or that there is a Buddhist Temple located in the city? We took a behind the scenes tour to learn about how the Lao community formed, and learn about the religion as well as see the breathtaking temples. Come discover this hidden gem with us.
You may also enjoy: Attraction, Coteau, Culture, Events, Tours
Johanna Hyves and Nelwyn Hebert
Our French intern Johanna Hyves gives a few thoughts on her first impressions of the area, people and culture and notes how very similar we are to our French heritage.
You may also enjoy: French, New Iberia