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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.

2024 Calendar of Events


January 27 – Live Oak Tree Planting Event, 4 locations (Cheniere Playground, 90 West Park, Community Center and Port Commission Office) 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM


February 11 – Independent Mardi Gras Parade, Starts corner of Blackberry & Highway 1 and ends at the end of Oak Lane, 1:00 PM


March 1-20 – Hurricane Hole Spring Challenge
March 30 – Easter Egg Hunt, Grand Isle Community Center, 10:30 AM 
March 31 – Easter Sunrise Service, 7:00 AM, Hurricane Hole Club House
March 30 – Grand Isle Iris Tour, Lafitte Woods Nature Preserve, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM


April 5-7 – Grand Isle Firemans’s Fair, Tarpon Pavilion

April 6 – Grand Isle Iris Tour, Lafitte Woods Nature Preserve, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

April 19-20 – Grand Isle Migratory Bird Celebration & Cultural Weekend, Grand Isle High School
April 26-27 – Paddle Palozzo, Brideside Marina


May 1-4 – Louisiana Gulf Coast Billfish Classic, Hurricane Hole

May 2-4 – Serenity by the Sea, Grand Isle High School

May 24 – Hurricane Hole Snapper Series

May 24-25 – 2nd Annual United Rentals Fishing Rodeo, Hurricane Hole

May 24-26 – Bloody Decks Rodeo, Wakeside Marina

May 25 – Grand Isle Islandwide Garage Sale at the Grand Isle Port, 8:00 am to 3:00 pm (Sponsored by the GI Community Development Team)


June 5-8 – Swollfest, Grand Isle Marina

June 14-15 – Grand Isle Speckled Trout Rodeo, Bridge Side Marina

June 21-22 – Creole Classic Fishing Rodeo, Bridge Side Marina

June 28-29 – Wounded Warrior Rodeo, Bridge Side Marina

June 28-30 – Southern Angler Fishing Rodeo, Grand Isle Marina


July 6 – 4th of July celebration, Bridge Side, Chase Taylor Band, 10:00 pm to midnight

July 11-13 – Blue Boot Rodeo, Tarpon Pavilion,

July 18-20 – Island Strong Music Fest, Tarpon Rodeo Pavilion, Visit Island Strong Music Fest

July 20 – FCA Youth Saltwater Series Rodeo, Bridge Side Maria

July 24-27 – Hurricane Hole Invitational

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July 25-27 – Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo, Tarpon Rodeo Pavilion, Grand Isle Marina


August 2-3 – Dufrene’s Rodeo, Bridge Side Marina

August 9-10 – Cut Off Rodeo, Bridge Side Marina

August 23-24 – Ride the Bull Kayak Fishing Rodeo, Bridge Side Marina

August 31 – Hurricane Hole Snapper Series

August 31 – 61th Original Grand Isle Redfish Rodeo, Labor Day Weekend,
Bridge Side Marina


TBA – Hargrove Foundation Reel ‘Em In Fishing Rodeo, Grand Isle Marina

September 20-26 – Hurricane Hole Tuna and Swordfish Challenge

September 27-29 – Caminada Redfish Rodeo, Grand Isle Marina


October 11-12 – GI Ladies Rodeo, 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