Friday, April 6, 2018 Events

Tastes Along the Teche Food Demo

Friday, April 6, 2018
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Food demonstrations and tastings featuring world famous culinary geniuses.

Ticket Price: $25

Dave's Haunts & Jaunts Tour

Friday, April 6; 12:30 – 4:00 PM
Saturday, April 7: 12:30 – 4:00 PM

Ticket Price: $60

Lunch at Victor’s Cafeteria followed by a guided bus tour with stops along historic Main Street in New Iberia and other sites throughout Iberia Parish

In the Electric Mist Movie Screening

Figure in mist

Friday, April 6; 2:00 PM
Sunday, April 8; 2:00 PM

FREE

Grand Theatre New Iberia screening of the movie starring Tommy Lee Jones as Detective Dave Robicheaux

Storyteller Workshop

Friday, April 6
1:00 – 3:00 PM

FREE

A storyteller workshop by a noted storyteller.

Jazz It Up Opening Reception

Shadows

Friday, April 6; 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Ticket Price: $50

Cajun Cochon de Lait (pig roast) with music by the Bunk Johnson Brazz Band, hors d’oeuvres and adult beverages at Shadows-on-the-Teche, a National Trust for Historic Preservation site.


Saturday, April 7, 2018 Events

Sir Speedy Run

Saturday, April 7
8:00 AM

5K fun run through scenic areas along the Bayou Teche and through downtown New Iberia.  Registration and fees will be announced in the fall.

Dave's Haunts & Jaunts Tour

Friday, April 6; 12:30 – 4:00 PM
Saturday, April 7: 12:30 – 4:00 PM

Ticket Price: $60

Lunch at Victor’s Cafeteria followed by a guided bus tour with stops along historic Main Street in New Iberia and other sites throughout Iberia Parish

University of LA at Lafayette Academic Symposium

Saturday, April 7, 2018
10:00 – 12:00 PM
FREE

Iberia Parish Main Library
445 E. Main St, New Iberia

University of Louisiana Lafayette Academic symposium with keynote speaker, Dr. Mary Ann Wilson at the Iberia Parish Main Library, 445 E. Main St, downtown New Iberia.  Dr. Wilson will be joined by James Edmunds, local writer and photographer, speaking about a native’s view of the charming southern city.  They will be joined by a third panelist.  Academic Theme:  James Lee Burke, the Writer and his Milieu, with a focus on the book “The Tin Roof Blowdown.”

Authors, Artisans & Aromas Fair

Historic Main Street
Saturday, April 7, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
FREE

Books Along the Teche 2012 Spring ArtWalk

More than Books!  Authors will be signing and selling their books, and Artisans will be selling original creations, including art and specialty foods, along New Iberia’s award-winning Main Street.  Venue subject to change in the event of inclement weather.

Youth Art Exhibit

Saturday, April 7, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

FREE

A & E Gallery
335 West St. Peter St.
New Iberia

Original art creations by local young people who are inspired by books, authors, or the New Iberia area.  

Allons Mangez Food Truck & Music Event

Saturday, April 7, 2018
10:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Bouligny Plaza
102 W. Main Street, New Iberia

Sample local Cajun cuisine and listen to live music. Food trucks will offer Cajun fare and other food for purchase in Bouligny Plaza, downtown New Iberia.

Free event, food for purchase.

Bourée on the Bayou Lessons

Saturday, April 7, 2018
11:00 AM – 12 PM

Ticket Price: $15

Sliman Theatre, 129 E. Main St., New Iberia

Learn the card game that is a Cajun tradition, taught by a local Bourée master.  

Center Stage Readers' Theater

Saturday, April 7, 2018
1:00 PM- 3:00 PM

Essanee Theatre
126 Iberia St., New Iberia

Readers’ Theatre Performance by Iberia Performing Arts League, featuring dialogue and narration from selected novels by Great Southern Writers, including Dave Robicheaux novels by James Lee Burke and other novels and authors to be announced.  

Author Workshop

Saturday, April 7, 2018
2:30 PM- 4:30 PM

FREE

Workshop for authors. Venue to be announced. Open to public as space is available

Heaven's Prisoners Movie

Saturday, April 7, 2018
4:00 PM
FREE

Grand Theatre New Iberia screening of movie starring Alec Baldwin as Detective Dave Robicheaux.

Great Southern Writer Symposium

Saturday, April 7, 2018
3:00 – 5:00 PM
FREE

First United Methodist Church, 119 Jefferson St., downtown New Iberia

National acclaimed author Ernest Gaines will be the featured guest. The symposium will feature a reading, discussion and question answer session with the author.

Boogie on Down Evening Party

Saturday, April 7, 2018
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Ticket Price: $50

Steamboat Warehouse Pavilion at Bouligny Plaza
102 W. Main Street

 

Dine on Cajun fare, grab a drink and learn to Cajun dance to the live music of Terry Huval and the Jambalaya Cajun Band for a good ole’ fais-do-do.  Dance lessons start at 6:00 PM and the party and music are from 7:00 – 9:00 at the Steamboat Warehouse pavilion in Bouligny Plaza, downtown  New Iberia


Sunday, April 8, 2018 Events

T-Boy's Bayou Adventure Tour

Sunday, April 8, 2018
Tours start at 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, and 1:00 PM

City Park Boat Launch, New Iberia

Ticket Price: $25

Set off on a party barge from the City Park Boat Launch and get a perspective of New Iberia, Dave Robicheaux’s hometown, from the waters of the Bayou Teche. A guide will highlight key points of interest along the way.

In the Electric Mist Movie Screening

Figure in mist

Friday, April 6; 2:00 PM
Sunday, April 8; 2:00 PM

FREE

Grand Theatre New Iberia screening of the movie starring Tommy Lee Jones as Detective Dave Robicheaux

Symphony Sunday in the Park

Sunday, April 8, 2018
3:00 – 4:30 PM

FREE

New Iberia City Park, 300 Parkview Drive

The Acadiana Symphony Orchestra will perform under New Iberia City Park’s majestic live oaks.  Grab a blanket or chair, bring a picnic, or order lunch from the food trucks.

Ticket Information

All-inclusive ticket provides admission to the following:

  • Tastes Along the Teche Food Demo/$25
  • Jazz It Up Opening Reception/$50
  • Dave’s Haunts & Jaunts Tour/$60
  • Center Stage Readers’ Theater/Free
  • Authors Book Fair/Free
  • Allons Mangez Food Truck & Music Event/ Free with lunch available for purchase
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette Academic Symposium/Free
  • Boogie on Down Evening Party/$50
  • In The Electric Mist Movie Screening/Free
  • Symphony Sunday in the Park/Free. Includes reserved seating and box lunch.
  • Festival T-shirt
  • T-Boy’s Bayou Adventure Boat Tour

$190

Please note that space for some venues is limited and will be provided on a first-bought, first-served basis.

Tickets are available to individual events at Eventbrite.com.

 

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