Grand Isle Blessing of the Fleet Festival returns in April after seven year hiatus

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Festival-goers can add another festival to their list this spring. The Grand Isle Blessing of the Fleet Festival returns on April 13 to April 15 at the Tarpon Rodeo Pavilion, after a seven-year hiatus.

The Blessing of the Fleet Festival includes fair rides, carnival games, music, food booths, arts and crafts booths and sportsman booths. The fair opens on Friday, April 13 at 5 p.m. and closes Sunday, April 15 at 6 p.m. The Blessing of the Fleet will take place on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Attendees can also dig into some local food including jambalaya, stuffed pistolettes, crawfish kickers, shrimp beignets, gumbo and much more. The music lineup includes Ryan Foret & Foret Tradition, The Gordon Bradberry Band, Junior & Sumtin’ Sneaky and Waylon Thibodeaux.

Grand Isle Mayor David Camardelle invites people to visit the town to celebrate at the festival, as well as, the ceremony which takes place at the A-Port Dock near the Sand Dollar Marina.

“This event brings together our island community and friends from across the state and parish to celebrate our shrimping and fishing heritage,” Camardelle said.

The Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo Pavilion is located at the end of Tarpon Rodeo Drive next to the Sand Dollar Marina, 158 Sandollar Court.

See the full schedule of events at

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