New Iberia's Downtown Creative Market, previously known as the New Iberia ArtWalk, is set for 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 5.

The event will include art, crafts, music, photography, music, food and shopping. It coincides with Cycle Zydeco, Louisiana's Cajun & Creole Cycling Festival, set for April 4-8. Special guest at the cycling festival will be Bernard Hinault, the French cyclist and five-time Tour de France champion, who will participate as the first Capitaine de Cycle Zydeco. Some 600 cyclists from throughout the United States and Canada are expected to attend.

All restaurants and retail shops will be open. There will be traditional Cajun French music at Taunt NaNa's, and Blue Merlot will be playing at Jolie Fleur Florist. KANE radio will have a CD signing party with Cajun and Zydeco artists, then, starting at 6:30 p.m., Chubby Carrier will entertain in the Steamboat Pavilion until 9:30 p.m.

For more information, call (337) 369-2330 or email For Cycle Zydeco, call (337) 781-9416, visit or email