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Events in Grand Isle

Ready to compete in the Gulf against some of the top anglers in the world? Start off small at one of our many fishing rodeos held almost every weekend or cast your line during the oldest fishing tournament in the United States. Looking for something different? Come celebrate Mardi Gras, Easter, July 4th or Christmas with our small community that knows how to revel in big style.

2020 Calendar of Events


February 23 – Independent Mardi Gras Parade, Starts corner of Blackberry & Highway 1, 1:00 PM


March 28 – Grand Isle Rotary Cookoff, 135 Oak Lane, Rotary Building


April 4 – FOGI Annual Meeting, Grand Isle Community Center 4:30 p.m.

April 11 – Chief Landry 3rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt, GI Community Center, 10:00 a.m.

April 12 – Easter Sunrise Service, Artie’s Back Deck , 7:30 a.m.

April 17–19 – Grand Isle Migratory Bird Celebration & Cultural Weekend, GI High School (This year’s event has been cancelled. We plan on seeing you next year! The birding trail and beaches will remain open for birders. Please enjoy)

April 24–26 – Blessing of the Fleet Festival, Tarpon Rodeo Pavilion More Information at Blessing of the Fleet Festival. (This event has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.)

April 25 – Fishing for a Mission, Sand Dollar Marina.

April 25 – Kayak Paddle Palooza, Bridge Side Marina.


May 23  E.D. White Rodeo, Sand Dollar Marina

May 30 – Casa of Lafourche, Bridge Side Marina


June 8–14 – Louisiana Billfish Classic, Hurricane Hole

June 12–13 – Hargrove Foundation Rodeo, Bridge Side Marina

June 25–27 – LA Pipeline Association Rodeo, Sand Dollar Marina

June 26–27 – Creole Classic Fishing Tournament, Bridge Side Marina


July 4 – Christmas in July Golf Cart Parade 2:00 p.m.

July 9–11 – Blue Boot Rodeo, Sand Dollar Marina

July 10–11 – Wounded War Heroes Rodeo, Bridge Side Marina

July 16–18 – Louisiana Dental Rodeo, Sand Dollar Marina

July 23–25 – Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo, Tarpon Rodeo Pavilion Sand Dollar Marina (CANCELED)

July 31 – August 1 – Salty Kids Rodeo, Sand Dollar marina

July 31 – August 1 – Mike Bourgeois (Big Daddy) Memorial Rodeo, Bridge Side Marina (CANCELED)


August 6–8  New Orleans Electric Association Rodeo, Sand Dollar Marina (CANCELED)

August 14–15 – Dufrene Building Rodeo, Bridge Side Marina (Moved to Sept. 18-20)

August 28–29 – Ride the Bull Kayak Fishing Rodeo, Bridge Side Marina (CANCELED)


September 4–6 – Bloody Decks Rodeo, Wake Side Marina (Cancelled)

September 4–6 – 60thOriginal Grand Isle Original Redfish Rodeo, Bridge Side Marina (Cancelled)

August 18–20 – Dufrene Building Rodeo, Bridge Side Marina

September 25–27 –  Caminada Redfish Rodeo, Sand Dollar Marina (Cancelled)


October 1–3  ABC Rodeo, Sand Dollar Marina

October 9–10 – Ladies Fishing Rodeo, Bridge Side Marina (Cancelled)

October 24 – Bayou Coast Falling Tide Kayak Tournament, Bridge Side Marina


December 1 –  Starts our 20th Christmas Tree Lighting and Programs Celebrations

Dates are subject to change. Other events will be added as soon as dates are confirmed.

For more information, please contact the Grand Isle Tourist Commission at:

985-787-2997 or email to:
Grand Isle Info & Comm Center 985-787-2997