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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.

2023 Calendar of Events


February 19 – Independent Mardi Gras Parade, Starts corner of Blackberry & Highway 1, 1:00 PM


March 25 – Grand Isle Iris Tour, Lafitte Woods Nature Preserve, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM


April 1 – Grand Isle Iris Tour, Lafitte Woods Nature Preserve, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

April 8 – Easter egg hunt, Grand Isle Community Center, 10:30 a.m.

April 9 – Easter Sunrise Service, Hurricane Hole Club House beach, 7:00 a.m. (Sponsored by the GI Community Development Team)

April 14 & 15 – Grand Isle Migratory Bird Celebration & Cultural Weekend, GI High School

April 22 – Grand Isle Blessing of the Fleet Ceremony, Fr. Mark Toups will conduct the service at 12:00 Noon, Grand Isle Marina on Saturday


May 1-7 – Louisiana Gulf Coast Billfish Classic – Hurricane Hole

May 19-21 – Hurricane Hole Ladies Invitational – Hurricane Hole

May 26-28 – Bloody Decks Rodeo, Wakeside Marina

May 25-28 – United Rentals Cast & Blast Tournament, Hurricane Hole

May 27 – Grand Isle Islandwide Garage Sale at the Grand Isle Port, 8:00 am to 3:00 pm (Sponsored by the GI Community Development Team)

May 27 – Grand Isle Online Fishing Rodeo runs from Memorial Day May 29 weekend until Oct. 1st. More info at


June 1-2 – Valero, Cast It Forward Tournament, Hurricane Hole

June 7-10 – Swollfest, Grand Isle Marina

June 16-17 – Grand Isle Speckled Trout Rodeo, Bridge Side Marina

June 22-24 – Creole Classic Fishing Rodeo – Bridge Side Marina


July 1-4 – Hurricane Hole 4th of July Showdown

July 6, 7, 8 – Blue Boot Rodeo, Grand Isle Marina,

July 13, 14 and 15 – Island Strong Music Fest, Tarpon Rodeo Pavilion, Visit Island Strong Music Fest

(If you are interested in becoming a vendor or want to contact the event organizers please email:

July 27-29 – Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo, Tarpon Rodeo Pavilion, Grand Isle Marina

July 27-29 –Hurricane Hole Invitational


August 4-5 – Dufrene’s Rodeo, Bridge Side Marina

August 25-26 – Ride the Bull Kayak Fishing Rodeo, Bridge Side Marina


September 1-2 – 60th Original Grand Isle Redfish Rodeo, Labor Day Weekend,
Bridge Side Marina

September 8-9 – Hargrove Foundation Reel ‘Em In Fishing Rodeo, Grand Isle Marina

September 22-24 – Caminada Redfish Rodeo, Grand Isle Marina


October 1 – A Day of Remembrance
October 1, 2023, The 130-year Anniversary of The 1893 Cheniere Caminada Hurricane

Schedule of events:
12:30 pm – 12:55 pm – Prayer service and blessing of the tombs, Chenerie Cemetery
1:15 pm – 1:40 pm – Prayer service and blessing of the tombs, Grand Isle Cemetery on Cemetery Lane
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Memorial Service, Our Lady of the Isle Catholic Church, 195 Ludwig Ln, Grand Isle, LA
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm – Reception, food, drinks, and music on the grounds of Our Lady of the Isle Catholic Church
Music by the Hurricane Levee Band.
A special historical walking tour brochure will be given out after the ceremony.

October 6-7 – Ladies Fishing Rodeo Sponsored by the GI Community Development
Team, Bridge Side Marina



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. If you have any questions or doubts its always wise to check with event stations for more information.

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