Events > 2014 Blessing of the Fleet & Seafood Festival
Blessing of the Fleet & Seafood Festival
Sunday, April 27, 2014 11:30-6:00PM
Why not give our local shrimp and
fisherman a bit extra this year?! Join others in local tradition for
this year's Blessing of the Fleet and Seafood Festival. This
Charleston area event will be held at Memorial Waterfront Park under the
bridge, on the Mt. Pleasant side.
The line-up for the festival this
year has been beefed up with more maritime themed events including the main
event, a boat parade and the official Blessing Of The Fleet. It's all
held in an almost panoramic setting on the park's pier, which jets out into
the Charleston Harbor.
Also, at this
year's Blessing Of The Fleet and Seafood Festival, there is a shrimp eating
and shag contest, seafood "tastes" from local Mt. Pleasant
restaurants, live music and children's activities. Bring the kiddies!
With the main blessing held at 1PM, each individual shrimp and fishing
vessel, that passes Mt Pleasant's Waterfront Park, will get a kind
reinforcement that the upcoming season will be a prosperous and safe one!
The clergymen give the local shrimp vessels and
crew prayers of safety and prosperity in the 2014 shrimp season ahead.
Its not all business though. There will be plenty of South Carolina's
freshest juiciest shrimp and seafood!! Make sure to bring your
appetite with you!
You will get your fair share of shrimp and seafood at this year's festival!
That's for sure! But, there is more fine restaurants and bars to
sample on that side of the bridge! Make sure to visit some of
restaurants and bars, while you are in the area!