The 3rd annual Acadiana Dragon Boat Festival in New Iberia is great fun for the entire family, so make sure you put March 28 on your calender this year! In addition to the races, there are 2 new events at this year’s festivities - The Burger Cook-Off Competition and the Kid’s Zone, which will include a fun jump, New Heights Gym kid’s gymnastics and various kid’s activities. Teams participating in the race will have tents set up in Bouligny Plaza and along Fulton Street Vendors will also be set up in this area, with food, drinks and entertainment. Teams will enter the boats at the PJ Allain Waterfront Development and paddle towards the bridge at Indest Street (by the Old Pelican’s).The awards ceremony at the end of the day will take place at Steamboat Pavilion. For info, or if you would like to be a participant at the festival, contact Be sure to check for updates on their official facebook page!