La Asociación Española de Nueva Iberia

10th Anniversary Celebration

El Festival Español de Nueva Iberia ~ April 19-21, 2024





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.


2023 Trip to Spain!

               Have you ever dreamed of traveling to Spain? 

                            Now your dream can become reality! 

  LAENI Fundraiser | Seitz Travel | New Iberia Spanish Festival 

                Malaguenos Heritage Tour 2023

                        June 25, 2023- July 6, 2023

              If it has been your  dream to visit Málaga, Spain where your ancestors

                      once lived, then this unique tour is custom made just for you!

              It’s exclusively designed for the passionate Malagueños descendant

                                    interested in learning more about their heritage. 

                The itinerary is specifically designed to visit and experience the most

                                   important Malagueños heritage sites in Málaga.

                Los Islanos Heritage Tour 2023

                       July 8, 2023- July 21, 2023

      This unique tour is customized for passionate Canary Island descendants from

        Louisiana interested in learning about their Spanish and Los Islenos heritage. 

    The itinerary is specifically designed to visit and experience the most important

                    Los Islenos heritage sites on the islands of Gran Canria and

                                                     Tenerife, Canary Islands.


                                     Jose Manuel

 Jose Manuel De Molina, is a resident of Malaga and is the man who did most of the

 legwork that brought New Iberia and Malaga together as sister cities. 

 He is very excited about our visit and will make a very qualified host and guide for us

 during our stay. 

Jose Manuel



   Setenil, Spain 


                               Click the link below and you will find all of the details about the tour. 

                       If you are interested in booking and would like to learn more, please contact:

                            Cynthia Seitz, for more infomation and booking. 

                                         LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE, BOOK NOW!


2022 Board of Directors


Board of Directors

Brinkley Segura Lopez, President 

Lauren Greig,                     Vice President

Ashley Verret, Treasurer 

Dustin Johnson, Secretary

Darren Romero

Michelle Blanchard 

James Viator

Tessie Segura Dore

Barry Segura

Donna Gary

Ricky Segura

Korie LeBlanc 

Christopher Segura 

Chantel Peltier

Matt Lopez

Hannah Bee

Sydni LeBlanc

Sara Espinosa

Honorable Board Members, Queen, Chloé Mixon

Blake Miguez


Crochet Ceiling

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