La Asociación Española de Nueva Iberia

El Festival Español de Nueva Iberia ~ April 21, 22, & 23 

"Sweet Home New Iberia" / "Dulce Hogar Nueva Iberia" 

         Honoring our Past, Celebrating our Sweet Future...  





La Asociación Española de Nueva Iberia, Inc. (LAENI) is a nonprofit, volunteer organization incorporated in the City of New Iberia, Louisiana to serve as a vehicle for the recognition and promotion of the Spanish ancestry and culture in New Iberia and throughout Louisiana. LAENI, Inc. encourages, supports and directs programs and activities involving educational, culinary, music, and art exchanges while creating an awareness and deeper understanding of our local Spanish heritage.


6th  Annual

"El Baile del Rey" ~ The King's Ball

Friday, September 30, 2022

Cyr Gates Community Center- New Iberia City Park 

7:00pm-10:00pm    Ticketed Event: $35 per person 

Tapas - Cash Bar (Beer, Sangria, Margarita)

Visiting Royalty & Crowning of Spanish King V- 7:30pm

Music by Cajun Company *  Tapas * Cash Bar



Congratulations to our newly crowned

Spanish King III

Mr. James "Jim" Viator


2018 Festival Ambassadors: 

Left to Right: James "Jim" Viator, Tracy Migues, James Migues,

Rayward Segura, Darren Romero, Michael Parich  

 3rd Annual Spanish King's Ball 

Friday, October 5th 2018 

Community Center- New Iberia City Park 

7:00pm-10:00pm    Ticketed Event: $35 per person 

*Live Band *  Food * Cash Bar

Visiting Royalty & Crowning of Spanish King III



2017 Spanish King's Ball 

Saturday, April 22nd 

Community Center, New Iberia City Park 


Rayward Segura

Spanish Festival King II 


2017 Festival Ambassadors


Johnny Bourque                Rayward Segura 

James Viator 

Charles "Charlie" Segura 

Spanish Festival King I


2016 Festival Ambassadors:

                                         Rayward Segura       Dr. Edmond Lamperez 


       James Migues              Charles Segura       

 Blake Miguez

2016 Visiting Queens 



Board of Directors 2021

LAENI Board Members 

Brinkley Segura Lopez, President 

Ron Migues, Vice President

Darren Romero, Treasurer 

Dustin Johnson, Secretary

Michelle Blanchard 

Tessie Segura Dore

Donna Gary

Lauren Greig 

David Hulin

Heather Johnson

Brittany LeBlanc

Korie LeBlanc 

Chantel Peltier

Barry Segura 

Ricky Segura 

Linda Horton

Ashley Verret

James Viator

Honorable Board Members, Sydni LeBlanc

Blake Miguez

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