Sports Things To Do

2017 Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

5pm – USCG Cutter Station Grand Isle Leaves Port to Examine Island Waters

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Daylight – Fishing Begins
11am – Pavilion Opens to Public (Registration, Food, Merchandise, Educational Booths)
11am – 3pm – Children’s Scale Opens at Sand Dollar Marina
11am – 2pm – Registration for Children’s Crab Races
2pm – Children’s Crab Races at Pavilion
7pm – President’s Welcome Party at Pavilion (Open to Public – Boiled Shrimp, Cash Bar)
7pm – Drawing for Ride in Orpheus Parade for 1 with throws
6pm – 10pm – Rockin’ Dopsie at Pavilion – Join President Barry Kern, Mardi Gras World & Admiral Lt. Gov. Billy Nugesser
8pm – Scales Close at Weigh Station (Sand Dollar)

Friday, July 28, 2017

11am – Pavilion Opens to Public (Registration, Food, Merchandise, Educational Booths)
11am – 3pm – Children’s Scale Opens at Sand Dollar Marina
11am – 2pm – Registration for Children’s Crab Races
12pm – 4pm – DJ Captain P
2pm – Children’s Crab Races at Pavilion
3pm – 5pm – RJ and Jay Paul Molinere (TV show SWAMP PEOPLE) Autographs and Photos
7pm – 11pm – Entertainment by Top Cats
8:30pm – Drawing for Ride in Orpheus Parade for 1 with throws
8pm – Scales Close at Weigh Station (Sand Dollar)

Saturday, July 29, 2017

10:30am – President’s Parade starting Mid-island traveling East to Pavilion
11am – Pavilion Opens to Public (Registration, Food, Merchandise, Educational Booths)
11am – 2pm – RJ and Jay Paul Molinere (TV show SWAMP PEOPLE) Autographs and Photos
11am – 3pm – Children’s Scale Opens at Sand Dollar Marina
11am – 2pm – Registration for Children’s Crab Races
11am – 3pm – DJ Captain P
2pm – Children’s Crab Races at Pavilion
2:50pm – Rodeo Stage will be dedicated “The Tommy Ory Memorial Stage”
3pm – Children’s Awards under Pavilion
6pm – Scales Close at Weigh Station
6pm – 8pm – Entertainment by Wiseguys
8:30pm – Drawing for Ride in Orpheus Parade for 2 with Throws & Hotel
8:30pm – 9:30pm – Rodeo Awards for Top Fishermen and Women. MC Jim Henderson & Bob Breck (Grand Prize Drawing for Blazer Bay Boat/Motor/Trailer)
9:30pm – 11pm – Entertainment by Wiseguys

The President’s Parade will begin at 10:30am on Saturday, July 29, 2017 starting Mid-Island traveling East to Pavilion

Food Provided by Cashio’s Catering, Thibodaux.

Registration Tickets and Merchandise on Sale Daily at the Pavilion. Tickets and Merchandise also available at Sureway, Blue Water Sports, Bridgeside and Sandollar. For more information, go to tarponrodeo.org.

Manuel Ponce, Artist

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