Blessing of the Fleet in Darien, Georgia

Blessing of the Fleet in Darien, Georgia

This annual tradition in Darien, Georgia, is the largest Blessing of the Fleet on the U.S.
East Coast. Join the fun April 14-15 as this community blesses the shrimp boat captains
with a safe and prosperous season. The Blessing becomes a weekend-long festival
with a marine parade, live music, juried art show, 5K run, children’s events, and some
of the best seafood in the Southeast.

With more than 30,000 attendees expected throughout the weekend, the celebration has become one of Georgia’s largest and most anticipated coastal events. For seasonal cruisers heading north in April, Darien is only seven miles off the ICW with free municipal dockage that includes electric.

By Bob Arrington, Southern Boating April 2018

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