This event is canceled.
City Park guests are invited to get the most up-to-date information on the City Park website. The Covid-19 Updates page will have all current information on changes to attractions and events including smaller events in the Park.
On Saturday, March 28, 2020, New Orleans City Park hosts its 73rd annual Big Bass Rodeo, the oldest freshwater rodeo in the country. Be sure and visit the free Fishtival with exhibitors, vendors, raffles, fishing tackle for sale, and more!
The traditional Big Bass Rodeo is a bank-fishing only event but in 2014, we added a new division called “Boats on the Bayou” for kayakers and other non-motorized vessels to fish for various species in Bayou St. John. In 2016, Battle for the Bass was presented by Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries as a school competition for 7th through 12th grade students.
Future Dates: March 27, 2021