Blessing of the Fleet

Posted By Cathy Hunnicutt @ Apr 26th 2017 3:44pm In: Mount Pleasant Events

Spring is in full swing, Summer is just around the corner, and one of our favorite Lowcountry events is finally here! Sunday is the 30th anniversary of the Blessing of the Fleet, and the day is packed with entertainment for the whole family! 

Pay tribute to our local fisherman as you enjoy the breeze off the Cooper River and the gorgeous views of Memorial Waterfront Park in Mount Pleasant. There is an awesome line up bands, a shrimp eating contest, shag contest, and even magic shows for the kids! 

It kicks off at 11am, and the full event schedule is below. And be sure to stop by our tent under the flag pole for candy, bubbles and a fun photo booth! Follow us on Instagram @hunnicuttteam to see your photos and for more Blessing of the Fleet updates.  We hope to see you there! 

Blessing of the Fleet Schedule:

11:00a – Saluda Shoals

12:30p – National Anthem sung on main stage with Honor Guard

12:35p – Mayor welcome speech, Presenting Sponsors and Procession announcement

12:45p – Procession begins at Pier Entrance Gate with Honor Guard, ministers, Mayor, dignitaries

  1:00p – Blessing at end of Pier and Boat Parade in Charleston Harbor.  Blessing to be broadcast live into the Park and out to the public via 94.3 WSC

  2:00p – East Coast Party Band

  2:30p – Magic Show on the Playground near the Children’s Area (Cupcake the Clown)

  3:30p – Shrimp-Eating Contest presented by Gilligan’s

  4:00p – Shag Contest with East Coast Party Band presented by Harris Teeter

  4:30p – Magic Show on the Playground near the Children’s Area (Cupcake the Clown)

 

*photo courtesy of Blessing of the Fleet 

 



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