April 5-7, 2019
    • Event Dates
    • April 5-7, 2019
  • Event name
    in DARIEN
  • http://www.blessingofthefleet.com

  • The tradition dates back to the Mediterranean hundreds of years ago, but is now celebrated annually in Darien in honor of Georgia's largest shrimping vessel fleet. Arts and crafts vendors, carnival rides, food stands and live entertainment abound. Also featured are a variety of fun children's activities, a marine parade, the Darian five-kilometer run and the Miss Blessing of the Fleet Scholarship Pageant.

    Photo credit: State Library and Archives of Florida