In an effort to provide a better weather environment for patrons to enjoy the festival, the Spanish Festival Planning Committee has decided to change the festival's annual date from the month of November to the month of May. As a result of this date change, the 6th El Festival Español de Nueva Iberia will be celebrated May 11-13, 2018.
The focus and mission of the festival is to celebrate the 1779 founding of New Iberia by 16 Spanish families from Malaga, Spain and to create an educational and cultural exchange of food, music, art and history between New Iberia and the Andalusia region of Spain (in particular New Iberia's sister city, Alhaurin de la Torre) while recognizing the contributions of the original Spanish settlers to our culture.
The host agencies are La Asociación Española de Nueva Iberia and the City of New Iberia. Major supporting organizations include The Daily Iberian, Beau Soleil Café, Bayou Teche Museum, IPAL, IberiaBank, New Iberia Main Street Program and the Iberia Parish Convention & Visitors Center.
For more information, contact Association President Ebrar Reaux at (337) 349-7343, or firstname.lastname@example.org.