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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.

2019 Calendar of Events

Every 2nd Saturday of the month – Rotary Farmers Market, 135 Oak Lane, 8:00 AM till


March 3 – Independent Mardi Gras Parade, Starts corner of Blackberry & Highway 1, 1:00 PM

March 14–17 – Lamar Dixon Sportsman Show in Gonzales

March 21–23 – Elite Redfish Rodeo, Bridge Side Marina


April 6 – FOGI Annual Meeting, GI Multiplex Center, 4:30 p.m.

April 12–14 – Blessing of the Fleet Festival, Tarpon Rodeo Pavilion More Information at Blessing of the Fleet Festival

April 14 – Blessing of the Fleet Ceremony, Sand Dollar Marina, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

April 12–14 – Grand Isle Migratory Bird Celebration & Cultural Weekend, GI High School

April 13 – Historical Home Tours, GI High School

April 13 – Grand Isle Rotary Club Wild Game Cookoff, GI Multiplex Center

April 21 – Easter Sunrise Service, Artie’s Back Deck , 7:30 a.m.


May 3–5 – Serenity by the Sea, Grand Isle School

May 4 – 8thAnnual Cruising the Beach Car Show @ Tarpon Rodeo Pavilion

May 4 – Paddle Palooza Kayak Tournament, Bridge Side Marina

May 17–18 ABC Rodeo, Sand Dollar Marina

May 17–18 Stan Brock Black & Gold Classic, Bridge Side Marina/Wake Side Marina

May 24–26 – Grand Isle Speckled Trout Rodeo, Bridge Side Marina

May 25 – Island Wide Garage Sale, GI Community Center

May 25 E.D. White Rodeo, Sand Dollar Marina

May 30–June 1  New Orleans Electric Association Rodeo, Sand Dollar Marina


June 1 – Casa of Lafourche, Bridge Side Marina

June 5–8 – Swollfest Rodeo, Sand Dollar Marina

June 8 – Grand Isle Music Fest: Party with a Purpose. On the Grand Isle Beach across from community center from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. 

June 10-16 – Louisiana Billfish Classic, Hurricane Hole

June 15 – Hartgrove Foundation Rodeo, Bridge Side Marina

June 21–22 – LA Pipeline Association Rodeo, Sand Dollar Marina

June 21–22 – Creole Classic Fishing Tournament, Bridge Side Marina

June 28–29 – Wounded War Heroes Rodeo, Bridge Side Marina


July 5 – Ducks Unlimited Banquet, GI Community Center

July 6 – Annual Fireworks and Band at 10:00 p.m., Bridge Side Marina

July 12–13 – Blue Boot Rodeo, Sand Dollar Marina

July 18–20 – Louisiana Dental Rodeo, Sand Dollar Marina

July 19–20 – Inaugural sky high fishing rodeo, Bridge Side Marina

July 25–27 – Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo, Tarpon Rodeo Pavilion Sand Dollar Marina


August 2–3 – Salty Kids Rodeo, Sand Dollar marina

August 3 – Mike Bourgeois (Big Daddy) Memorial Rodeo, Bridge Side Marina

August 17 – Dufrene Building Rodeo, Bridge Side Marina

August 24 – Ride the Bull Kayak Fishing Rodeo, Bridge Side Marina (registration opens June 1, 2019)

August 29–Sept 1 – Bloody Decks Rodeo, Wake Side Marina

August 30–Sept 1 – 59thOriginal Grand Isle Original Redfish Rodeo, Bridge Side Marina


September 12–14 – IFA Champion Kayak, Bridge Side Marina

September 20-21 – 4th Annual Bow Fishing Rodeo, Bridge Side Marina

September 27–29 –  Caminada Redfish Rodeo, Sand Dollar Marina


October 11–12 – Ladies Fishing Rodeo, Bridge Side Marina


December 2 – 19thAnnual Christmas Tree Lighting and Programs, Grand Isle Community Center

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