Azaleas in Bloom

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New Iberia

Visitors can take leisurely strolls to various locations during the New Iberia Azalea Trail (Feb 23-March). Main Street’s vibrant azaleas frame moss-draped oaks, stately homes and quaint cottages along Bayou Teche. Azaleas are also in bloom at Jefferson Island, Avery Island and the Konriko plant (


Art of the Fest


Congratulations to Dirk Guidry on being named Festival International de Louisiane’s 2022 Visual Artist. The reveal art party and musical lineup are being announced Feb. 20. The francophone festival, held April 27-May 1, features hundreds of performing and visual artists from 15 countries, converging on seven stages with local musicians (


Next Cajun Generation


The Acadian Museum of Erath is sponsoring a series of workshops in Vermilion Parish to pass on Cajun traditions. In February, a “Pass it On” workshop about Cajun storytelling will help the younger generation to tell jokes and stories in French. A March 19 workshop chaired by Mary Perrin highlights the healing traditions of Acadiana. On April 2, Elaine Bourque and Austin Clark will demonstrate the spinning and weaving of Acadian brown cotton at the Perrin Farm in Erath. Preregistration Is required (337-456-7729;


Crawfish Cravings


Eunice Sample some of the best versions of crawfish etouffée in Acadiana at the 35th Annual World Championship Crawfish Etouffée Cook-Off in Eunice on Sunday, March 27. Top local chefs compete for the title with a backdrop of live music by Geno Delafose and other hot headliners. Join the Saturday night kickoff dance, held in The Barn at Lakeview Park & Beach, for some two-stepping and twirling (