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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.

2022 Calendar of Events


February 27 – Independent Mardi Gras Parade, Starts corner of Blackberry & Highway 1, 1:00 PM (Not taking place this year due to Hurricane Ida)



April 16 – Easter egg hunt, Grand Isle Community Center, 10:30 a.m.

April 17 – Easter Sunrise Service, Artie’s Back Deck , 7:30 a.m. (Sponsored by the GI Community Development Team)

April 23 – Grand Isle Migratory Bird Celebration & Cultural Weekend, GI High School (One day event this year!)

April 23-25 – Grand Isle Blessing of the Fleet Festival (cancelled this year)


May 26-29 – Bloody Decks Rodeo, Wakeside Marina

May 28 Grand Isle Islandwide Garage Sale at the Community Center, 8:00 am to 3:00 pm (Sponsored by the GI Community Development Team)


June 8-11 – Swollfest, Grand Isle Marina (Former Sand Dollar Marina) 


July 7-9 – Blue Boot Rodeo, Grand Isle Marina,

July 15-16 – Island Strong Fest Beach, across from the Grand Isle Community Center,

July 28-30 – Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo, Tarpon Rodeo Pavilion, Grand Isle Marina

July 15-16 – Isle Strong Beach Fest, Grand Isle Beach across from the Community Center


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


September 2-4 – 60th Original Grand Isle Redfish Rodeo, Labor Day Weekend, Bridge Side Marina

September 23-25 – Caminada Redfish Rodeo, Grand Isle Marina


October 7-8 – Ladies Fishing Rodeo Sponsored by the GI Community Development Team, Bridge Side Marina

October 22 – Hargrove Foundation Fishing Rodeo, Grand Isle Marina, beginning at 6:00 a.m.



December 1 –  Starts our 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