Grand Isle Events

Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo
July 25th, 26th, and 27th 2019

The oldest fishing tournament in the United States.

“They jump, they crash, they break tackle and bones. Tarpon possess the muscle and mass to defeat you in several different ways. Of course, that is precisely why we love them.” – Jerry Gibbs, Outdoor Life

The Grand Isle International Tarpon Rodeo is a time when this quiet Louisiana coastal community is bursting with people having a grand time at the beach and out on the water. The annual Tarpon Rodeo is the oldest fishing tournament in the U.S. The tournament takes place the last weekend of July. A host of activities are also part of the fun…live music, activities for the entire family, crab racing for the kids, contests, arts, crafts, food vendors, and artisans from the island and around region help make this rodeo a festival for all to enjoy.

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2019 Calendar of Events

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

March

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

April 12–14 – Blessing of the Fleet, Tarpon Rodeo Pavilion
April 12–14 – Grand Isle Migratory Bird Celebration & Cultural Weekend, GI Community Center
April 13 – Historical Home Tours, GI Community Center
April 13 – Grand Isle Rotary Club Wild Game Cookoff, GI Multiplex Center

May

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

June 1 – Casa of Lafourche, Bridge Side Marina
June 5–8 – Swollfest Rodeo, Sand Dollar Marina
June 7–8 – Inaugural Sky-High Fishing Rodeo, Bridge Side Marina
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

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

August

August 2–3 – Salty Kids Rodeo, Sand Dollar marina
August 3 – Mike Bourgeois (Big Daddy) Memorial Rodeo, Bridge Side Marina
August 3 – CCA Legislature Rodeo, weigh in Bridge Side Marina
August 10 – 4th Annual Bow Fishing Rodeo, Bridge Side Marina
August 17 – Dufrene Building Rodeo, Bridge Side Marina
August 23 – Calmwater’s GOPRO Film Festival, Bridge Side Marina
August 24 – Ride the Bull Kayak Fishing Rodeo, Bridge Side Marina
August 29–Sept 1 – Bloody Decks Rodeo, Wake Side Marina
August 30–Sept 1 – 59thOriginal Grand Isle Original Redfish Rodeo, Bridge Side Marina

September

September 12–14 – IFA Champion Kayak, Bridge Side Marina
September 27–29 –  Caminada Redfish Rodeo, Sand Dollar Marina

October

October 11–12 – Ladies Fishing Rodeo, Bridge Side Marina grandisleevents.org

December

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